The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy is organizing four events on good governance of EU regional policy in February and March 2022.
The Commission is launching a series of virtual events for Member States in cooperation with several international partners under the common title “Good Governance for EU Regional Policy”:
- On February 8 and 9, 2022 (3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.), curator Elisa Ferreira will open the series with the first event ‘Building transparency with integrity pacts in Europe’
- February 16, 2022 (full day)“Forum of managing authorities: administrative capacity building 2021-2027” will take place
- March 1, 2022 (11:00 – 12:30) administrative capacity building toolsfor authorities managing the ERDF, the Cohesion Fund and the Just Transition Fund will be presented
- On 10 March 2022 (10:00 – 12:00) there will be a political debate with the Commissioner on reinforcementcitizen engagement in cohesion policy.
At the first event “Building transparency with integrity pacts in Europe” the results of the pilot project carried out with Transparency International and other civil society organizations in 11 Member States since 2016 will be presented. The agenda covers lessons learned and the future of clean contracts and investments in Europe.
The second event “Forum of managing authorities: administrative capacity building 2021-2027” organized in co-operation with the OECD will bring together managing authorities to gather expert advice on administrative capacity building; explore new ideas for building capacity to overcome administrative challenges that may limit the effective management and use of EU funds under cohesion policy, including for the development of sheets route for administrative capacity building; and share the results and lessons learned from the DG REGIO pilot project Accelerating administrative capacity building for post-2020 intensify efforts to strengthen administrative capacities.
Interpretation will be provided from/to French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Polish.
The third event will feature tools supporting administrative capacity building (CBA), such as the practical toolkit for developing CBA roadmaps, Peer2Peer+, the competency framework, a self-assessment tool for managing authorities, the strategic training program and the online ‘EU Funds Anti-Fraud Knowledge and Resource Centre’.
The fourth event will present the results of a pilot project carried out with the OECD to develop good practices on how to strengthen civic engagement in the implementation of the program and the results of a program of grants to civil society organizations. This will be preceded by a high-level panel discussing the importance of citizen engagement in the design and implementation of cohesion policy and in a broader and strategic European political context. At the end, a new joint initiative of the OECD and DG REGIO will be launched, involving program authorities and beneficiaries of the European Regional Development Fund and civil society organisations.
How to register for events
DG REGIO aims to promote good governance of cohesion policy. These series of events followed similar events organized last year on the same subject. In February 2020, the Commission organized a “High Level Conference “Engaging Citizens for Good Governance in Cohesion Policy”. The first conference in March 2018 was devoted more generally to “good governance for cohesion policy”
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