19 March 2011 | Bled (Slovenia)

This conference is organised at a key point in the Cohesion policy calendar, close to the time when the EU is expected to publish its proposals for the post-2013 financial perspective (mid-2011). The Conference provides a forum for the first international academic debate on the Fifth Cohesion Report between regional studies researchers and senior officials from the European institutions. It also provides an opportunity to take stock of recent research on Structural and Cohesion Funds and for discussion on key themes for the future of the policy including:

  • Policy goals, including the contribution to EU2020
  • The interpretation of territorial cohesion
  • The spatial coverage of the policy
  • Policy performance and effectiveness
  • The efficiency of governance structures and implementation arrangements
  • The relationship between Cohesion policy and other EU structural policies such as Rural Development.

The conference will also engage with debates on EU sectoral policies with relevance for regional development. The conference is organised by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Regional Policy, the Government Office for Local Self-Government and Regional Policy in Slovenia and the Regional Studies Association. Registration is possible by invitation only. For further information, please contact the conference secretariat at bledconference@teamwork.fr

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