Consultations (Regional Policy) – Regional Policy

Open consultations: give us your opinion by participating in an open consultation.

Consultations closed: take note of the results of the closed consultations.

Open consultations

Brain drain – mitigating challenges associated with population decline

Political activity

Education and training, Migration and asylum, Regional policy, Research and innovation

Target group

Brain drain is the emigration of skilled people whose skills are scarce in their place of origin. Its negative effects can occur at the national or regional level and can exacerbate problems in regions suffering from population decline.

This initiative will examine the different drivers of brain drain, its long-term consequences for the EU and potential global solutions to stop or even reverse it.

Date March 29, 2022 – June 21, 2022

Consultations closed

Ex post evaluation of major projects supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cohesion Fund between 2000 and 2013

Political activity

Regional Policy, Transport

Target group

The consultation aims to target and welcome contributions from the following stakeholders who have experience in the design, implementation and/or evaluation of major transport projects: regional/national authorities and transport management authorities ERDF/CF operational programmes, project promoters/beneficiaries of major transport projects supported by ERDF/CF, economic operators in the transport sector, NGOs or interest groups, experts and academics specializing in transport. Citizens who wish to participate in the consultation are invited to do so.

Date 04/11/2018 – 05/23/2018

Public consultation on EU funds in the field of cohesion

Political activity

Regional policy, Employment and social affairs, Social inclusion, Vocational education and training

Target group

This consultation is open to all citizens and stakeholders interested in cohesion policy, including beneficiaries of EU programs and funds such as national, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, academic institutions , civil society and businesses.

Date 10/01/2018 – 09/03/2018

Consultation on the ex post evaluation of the ERDF and the Cohesion Fund 2007-2013

Political activity

Regional policy

Target group

All citizens and organizations are invited to contribute to this consultation.

Contributions are particularly sought from actors directly involved during the 2007-2013 programming period.

Date 03/02/2016 – 27/04/2016

Consultation on overcoming obstacles in border regions

Political activity In addition to regional policy and territorial cohesion, the consultation covers all major policy areas (trade, employment, education, transport, research, energy, etc.)
Target group Contributions are particularly sought from citizens of border regions (of EU Member States and border areas with EFTA/EEA countries); national, regional and local authorities; intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies; academic institutions; civil society and businesses involved in cross-border activities.
Date 21/09/2015 – 21/12/2015

Public consultation on the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

Political activity all major policy areas are concerned (transport, energy, environment, trade, employment, research, etc.)
Target group Member States, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, public organisations, businesses, civil society and the general public
Date From July 16 to October 15, 2014

Consultation on the EU strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian region

Political activity Regional policy
Target group Member States, third countries, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, public organisations, businesses, civil society and the general public.
Closing Date From October 25 to January 17, 2014

Consultation on the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

Political activity All major policy areas are concerned: transport, energy, environment, trade, employment, research, etc.
Target group Member States, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental and non-governmental bodies, public organisations, businesses, civil society and the general public
Closing Date 12.04.2010

Consultation on the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region

Political activity Cohesion policy
Target group Stakeholders from the Baltic Sea Region: Member States, regional and local authorities, intergovernmental bodies and non-governmental organizations, non-Member States, private sector and general public.
Closing Date 31.12.2008

Practical guide to communication on the Structural Funds 2000-2006

Political activity Information and publicity on the Structural Funds
Target group Those responsible for information activities within the managing authorities and all other bodies involved in the implementation of information and publicity actions.
Closing Date December 15, 2003

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