OECD pilot for managing authorities for citizen engagement in cohesion policy – kick-off event
15 July 2020, 10.00-10.30 CET – Broadcast live here
The European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) will kick off the first pilot project to stimulate genuine and meaningful citizen engagement in implementing cohesion projects on the ground. The EU's cohesion policy aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion by reducing disparities in the level of development between regions.
As part of this collaboration, authorities managing EU funds will receive top class expertise and tailored assistance in setting up new initiatives to involve citizens and promote transparency and accountability. The authorities were selected on the basis of a competitive call earlier this year.
At this event, we will hear from Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General for Regional and Urban Policy at the European Commission, and Janos Bertok, Acting Director of the OECD’s Public Governance Directorate, as well as a representative from each of the five managing authorities chosen.The pilot is part of a broader action to promote citizen participation in projects co-funded by the EU and was announced during the High-Level Conference on the issue of Engaging Citizens for Good Governance in Cohesion Policy on 6 February 2020 in Brussels, under the political leadership and with the participation of Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira.
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