European Regional Development and Cohesion Policy for the period 2021-2027

Thursday, 6 September 2018, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. | EESC, Rue Van Maerlant 2, 1040 Brussels, room VMA 3

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is pleased to invite you to the hearing on "European Regional Development and Cohesion Policy – Cohesion Policy for the period 2021-2027", to be held at the EESC on 6 September. The Committee is organising the hearing in preparation for several opinions on the cohesion policy proposals for the EU's 2021-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).

The hearing will bring together officials, experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the European Commissions' proposals. The conclusions of the hearing will feed into the Committee's opinions, which the EESC is due to vote on over the coming months and which will then influence the ongoing MFF negotiations.

Speakers and participants will be invited to give their input on the Common Provisions proposed for the post-2020 period in two panel debates. The first panel will focus on the institutional perspective and the second on the views of civil society.                                                                                                      

Speakers include, amongst others:

  • Ronny Lannoo, Chair of the Study Group on the "Common Provisions Regulation (2021-2027)", European Economic and Social Committee
  • Stefano Palmieri, Chair of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Social Cohesion, European Economic and Social Committee
  • Stefano Mallia, rapporteur for the opinion on the "Common Provisions Regulation (2021-2027) European Economic and Social Committee
  • Nicola De Michelis, Head of Cabinet of Commissioner Corina Crețu, European Commission
  • Catiuscia Marini, rapporteur for the Common Provisions Regulation, Committee of the Regions
  • Eleni Marianou, Secretary General, Conference for Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe
  • Panagiotis Tsakloglou, professor, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)

The EESC rapporteur on the Common Provisions Regulation 2021-2027, Stefano Mallia (Employers' Group, Malta), will present the key points of his opinion and conclude the hearing. His opinion is due to be presented and put to the vote at the EESC plenary session in October 2018.

Further information:

Please find a detailed programme of the hearing on our website.

Interpreting will be available from: ES/EN/EL/FR/IT into: ES/EN/FR

We look forward to welcoming you to the hearing and will be pleased to facilitate interviews. For security reasons, you are kindly requested to confirm your attendance: