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Cohesion Policy

This Dossier, carried out with the support of the institutions and associations representing local, territorial and regional authorities in the European Union, will seek to promote the strategies implemented with regard to the Union’s policies, the different areas of priority action.


Mrs Assumpta FARRAN, Catalan Energy Institute

From political transition to energy social and technological transition Interview of Assumpta Farran, degree in Physics & director of the Catalan Energy Institute “Generalitat de Catalunya”. The energy model, now over a hundred years old, is undergoing a transformation similar to the one we saw in the telecommunications sector just 15 years ago. In the […]


Mr Karl-Heinz LAMBERTZ

President of the European Committee of the Regions

 You will be celebrating your 25th birthday in 2019, could you come back to the creation of your institution, its evolutions and your positioning today vis-à-vis the other European institutions.   In Europe, as everywhere else, everything is changing. The Committee of the Regions was created in 1994 by the Maastricht Treaty to give […]


Mrs Corina CRETU

European Commissioner - Regional Policy

   How is the cohesion policy important for the regions and the European project? In the first place, I think it is important to emphasize that cohesion policy can benefit all regions. This project was created with the aim of levelling out the inequalities that exist between the different regions of Europe. This cohesion […]


Mr Vasco CORDEIRO

President of the Autonomous Government of the Azores & President of CPMR

What is the role of regions in the future of the European project?   The future of Europe depends on the involvement of regions because we connect the European project more closely to its citizens. It is important that regions have a greater role in building a better future for Europe, not only when it […]


Mr Christophe ROUILLON

Vice-president of the Association of Mayors of France in charge of Europe, member of the Committee of Regions and Cities of the European Union

This poll “Reflection Europe or give your opinion on Europe” is the result of an opinion formed by the Committee of the Regions, which I proposed three years ago, and which was intended to reconnect Europe with citizens. We start from the fact that the Europeans do not understand how Europe works and that they […]