The European Commission is launching a second series of events (online and hybrid) for Member States under the joint heading ‘Good Governance for EU Regional Policy’. Registration is open until 21.03.2023.

Planned events are as follows:

Tools and services supporting administrative capacity building (24 March, 10:00 – 12:30 online)

The Competence Centre for Administrative Capacity Building in DG Regional and Urban Policy will present tools and services supporting administrative capacity building  that are made available for authorities managing the ERDF, the Cohesion Fund and the Just Transition Fund. Programme authorities will discover tools and services that they can use to further enhance their capacity to manage cohesion policy programmes but also ongoing research activity. These include:

  • a practical toolkit for developing roadmaps for administrative capacity building
  • tools for self-assessment
  • REGIO Peer2Peer +
  • the strategic training programme
  • the ‘EU Funds Anti-Fraud Knowledge and Resource Centre’
  • the guide for setting up Integrity Pacts
  • the new handbook on selection of operations
  • an on-going study on the organisational models of managing authorities for the years 2000-2020

Programme authorities will have the opportunity to get to know the available tools and services, listen to testimonies by past users, and discover how to use them to complement their own administrative capacity building strategies.

Involving citizens, and in particular young people, in EU cohesion policy (Tuesday 28 March 09:30 – 12:30 online)

This second event will allow participants to listen to presentations of diverse case studies currently being implemented, and to broadly discuss the challenges and opportunities that citizen participation and involvement of young people represent for EU cohesion policy. In particular, the event will focus on the inclusion of citizens to ensure more strategic and systemic participation in planning, implementation and promotion of EU Funds. Regions and cities from different Member States are currently working with experts from the OECD to design and implement innovative participatory mechanisms – meaning involving the public beyond provision of information and/or consultation – in decision making on territorial and urban strategies.

In addition, more than 160 young people from Just Transition Fund territories applied to EUTeens4Green. A consortium of regions and youth associations (i.e. SERN, YEE, CEE-Bankwatch and with the support of Generation Climate Europe) helps young people (15-24 years old) to implement actions to help residents in Just Transition territories that are at risk of exclusion from the green transition.

2nd Forum for Managing Authorities: Building Administrative Capacity 2021-2027
(Tuesday 18 April 09:30-17:00 hybrid)

This hybrid event will bring together Managing Authorities to gain insights from each other and from external experts on issues related to good governance and administrative capacity building. It will explore new ideas for building capacity to overcome administrative challenges that can limit effective management and use of EU funds under Cohesion Policy. It will bring up to 300 participants in Brussels and additional participants online. Topics to be covered include:

  • how to deal with the need for new competences to tackle new challenges under cohesion policy (Just Transition Fund, twin transition, coordination with the Recovery and Resilience Facility)
  • strategies for building administrative capacity
  • capacity building of beneficiaries
  • ‘selection of operations’

Interpretation to/from EN, ES, FR, IT, and PL will be provided.

For more information

For further information and registration, please visit the event website.

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