The next meeting of the Committee on Regional Development will take place on Wednesday 17 June 2015 from 9:00 to 18:30.
Meeting room: PHS - P3C050
On 5th of May 2015 the REGI Members had an exchange of view with Mr Jose Manuel Fernandes, general rapporteur for 2016 Budget report; the exchange of views was followed by the consideration of the REGI draft opinion on 2016 Budget - Rapporteur for the opinion: Maria Spyraki (EPP).
Welcome to the website of the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), of which I am the Chair.
The REGI Committee is responsible within the European Parliament for the Union’s regional development and cohesion policy, as set out in the Treaties: it has 43 members. The Chair is responsible for the management of all aspects of the Committee's work: she is supported by four Vice-Chairs.
The Committee works closely with the Council, the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, inter-regional cooperation organisations, local and regional authorities, to shape the legislative framework for regional development and cohesion policy, including the urban dimension. Cohesion funding is a powerful investment vehicle contributing to employment and growth in Europe. It will be one of the principal instruments available to the Union and to Member States to re-invigorate the European economy in the period 2014-2020 and beyond. Parliamentary support for, and scrutiny of, the implementation of cohesion policy and its overall impact are therefore both important.
There is a clearly-identified role in cohesion policy for cities as vehicles for growth and jobs. This implies involvement at European-level in urban policy making: it makes sense because cohesion policy is one of the main tools for making European cities more competitive.
Finally, it is important to increase the synergy and complementarity of regional policy with other Union policies, in order to ensure the most effective and efficient investment of public money.
Our website is updated regularly and provides information that will help you to follow our work: meeting agendas, live webstreaming of our meetings, all draft reports, opinions, amendments to these, and much more. I hope that you find it useful.
Chair of the Committee on Regional Development