The event will address the added value of Cohesion Policy across diverse regions, the strategic challenges facing the policy and an analysis on the future of different aspects of the policy from the different regions. The ‘big picture’ will be set out by Mr. Jan Dzięciołowski, a member of Cabinet for Commissioner Corina Crețu and Mr. Jan Olbrycht MEP.
These speeches will be followed by interventions from a limited number of regions who will each seek to address three big questions:
• Why is the regional level important for Cohesion Policy?
• What has been the real added value of Cohesion Policy?
• How can the policy and the programmes be improved in the future?