REGI meeting with the National Parliaments - 27 November 2013
The Members of the REGI Committee will hold on Wednesday, 27 November 2013, from 15:00 to 18:30 an Interparliamentary Committee meeting with the National Parliaments. The meeting will focus on The implementation challenges of the future Cohesion Policy: Towards productive investment for growth and cohesion through improved synergies between local, national and EU level to deliver the EU 2020 Strategy.
Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund - (2013/0156(COD))
Following the decision taken in the REGI extraordinary meeting of 7 November 2013, the next steps of the Interinstitutional negotiations on this file will include a trilogue under written procedure on the basis of the Coreper's decision expected to be taken during their meeting of Wednesday, 13 November 2013, where this file will again be on the agenda. The final text agreed will be put to the vote in an extraordinary REGI meeting to take place in Strasbourg on 18 November 2013, with a view to being immediately tabled for vote in Plenary on that same week (18-21 November 2013).
Study on How can Regional and Cohesion policies tackle demographic challenges
This study provides an overview of regional demographic structures and trends in the EU with the focus on their likely effects on socio-economic and territorial
cohesion and the role of Cohesion Policy in addressing demographic change. In detail it analyses how and to what extent the 2007-13 European Cohesion Policy and Structural Funds have been tackling demographic change at the regional level in order to derive useful indications on how Cohesion Policy actions could be more
effective in the future programming period (2014-2020).
Article 3 of the Treaty on European Union states that "The Union shall promote economic, social and territorial cohesion, and solidarity among Member States". To do this the resources of the structural funds are used to support a well developed Regional development policy which interacts with other policies, notably research, energy and transport, to achieve its aims.
The Committee on Regional Development, which I have the honour to chair, is responsible for ensuring that the Union and its Member States conduct economic policy in a way which is conducive to achieving this objective. To do this we work closely with the Union Presidency, the Council, the European Commission, as well as with EU's advisory bodies such as the Committee of the Regions the Economic and Social Committee and many other regional and local organisations.
The 50 Committee Members and 50 substitutes represent all the EP's political groups which through their coordinators work with the committee's Bureau to organise our activities.
In this website you will be able to find detailed information of our legislative and political activities and may follow our meeting on the web, through EP Live.