New country-specific factsheets are now available on the DG REGIO website. They provide key information on each Member State's plans for the 2014-2020 funding period, including breakdowns of the allocated amounts of Cohesion Policy funding and the main investment priorities. These sheets are also an up-to-date snapshot of results that have been achieved so far and refer to selected successful projects from the 2007-2013 period.
On the occasion of the European Day for People with Disabilities, the European Commission announced the winners of the competition for the most disabled-friendly city. Poznan was awarded third place, while Swedish Göteborg was first and the French City of Grenoble - second . The Access City Award 2014 was received in Brussels by the Mayor of Poznan, Ryszard Grobelny.
Jean-Claude JUNCKER – EPP candidate for the President of the European Commission to debate future of EU policies with local and regional political leaders in Poznan
On 25 April 2014, just a month before the European Parliamentary Elections, EPP politicians will gather in the Polish city of Poznan for a Summit of EPP regional and local political leaders. Together with their candidate for the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude JUNCKER, participants will debate how to bring growth and jobs back to Europe’s regions and cities.
Prime Minister of Poland, Donald TUSK will deliver the keynote address.
The summit of EPP regional and local political leaders aims to provide a platform for EU politicians, including EPP candidates for the new European Parliament mandate, to explore the challenges and successes of implementing EU regional policies together with representatives from the regional and local level. It will also showcase EU success stories and recipes for managing European funds in a smart way.
The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel kindly invites you for a Policy Forum on "The EU Budget for 2014-2020: Major Reform or Status Quo?". The format will be a lunch seminar with three speakers representing the three budgetary authorities of the European Union: