“30 years of EU cohesion policy: governance and future”

On 19 February 2020, a day of reflection was held on the European Union’s cohesion policy: “30 years of EU cohesion policy: governance and future”, organised by the UPV/EHU, EuroBasque and Europe Direct Bizkaia. 30 years after its creation, this cohesion policy represents a concrete expression of European solidarity policy and is also an essential element in achieving a more sustainable, innovative and cooperative future.
The Director of European Affairs of the Basque Government, Mikel Antón Zarragoitia, took part in the meeting and highlighted the challenges of multilevel governance in the EU and the participation of the regions in cohesion policy. Other issues discussed included the participation of citizens, European migration policies and research and transfer to ensure that no one is left behind.
In addition, the holder of the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair, Laura Gómez Urquijo, presented the new features of the Green Pact in the EU’s strategy and its connection with cohesion policy for the challenges of the Just Transition. Representatives from different citizens’ organisations, academics and politicians engaged in a dialogue on the European Union following the presentations made.

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