Building blocks for a post-2020 EU Cohesion Policy

This May, the European Parliament published a Report outlining its vision about the future of EU cohesion policy. Their Report is, to a degree, a response to the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe from March 2017, which presented 5 possible scenarios for a post-Brexit Europe 2025. Here are the main takeaways from the EP’s outlook for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion Policy.
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Learning from Pioneering EU’s Cities and Regions

In 2016 the European Committee of the Regions published a guide “Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Learning from the EU’s Cities and Regions”. From Sintra in Portugal to Mazovia Region in Poland, from Espoo in Finland to Attica in Greece, this publication collects stories about pioneering regions and cities that serve as good practices for bench-learning and understanding regional innovation ecosystems in practice. The book aims to encourage regional decision-makers to increase their collaboration and partnering. 
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New ETCP Programme 2017 #seminars #expertise #onlinedegrees

The new programme for 2017 is now available! If you are preparing your training plan for the next year, contact us to receive information on key topics, seminar agendas, dates and experts. Available for 2017:  key expertises, seminars, online solutions… From Exchanges trainings, In-house Seminars and Expertise to Online Degree, a large range of opportunities will be offered to clients to improve their management of EU Funds at programme and projet level. Get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about our services. Subscribe to our newsletter or contact us to receive the new programme today.
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Tackle all aspects of Programmes and Project management #5-Day #Paris #December

ETCP invites you to its 5-Day Essential Management seminar from 12 to 19 December. With key experts Ms  Volz and Mr Sottou participants got step-by-step essential knowledge about the key points of EU funds management at programme and project levels with introduction to some simplification and more efficient procedures This seminar focuses on EU 2020 strategies / New Logframe of indicators / Key alerts about errors, irregularities and fraud / Essential knowledge about the Theory of Change / Examples of Smart Specialisation and Sustainable Development schemes Please contact if interested to save seats or register online 
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SOTEU: Easier synergies between funds #financial instruments

On 14 September Commission President Mr Juncker gave a speech on the State of Union 2016. It focused on budget on priorities, ensures more flexibility, simplification of the rules and less red tape. What about cohesion policy? EC proposes to make it easier to combine European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) with European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI). The benefit would be for start-ups, job seekers and the youth ‘Tech Adjustment’ of additional €4.6bn for youth employment, refugee integration and investment (via financial instruments EFSI) Interested in Financial instruments ? ETCP 2-Day seminar |  Financial Instruments: Setting up financial instruments
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Special E-cohesion seminar December 2016 : #IPA #ENI #MIS #Podgorica

On 5 and 6 December 2016 in Podgorica (Montenegro), ETCP invites all EU Neighbourhood and pre-accession countries, managers of IPA & ENI to a special event: 2-Day| E-cohesion for IPA ENI : 2016 Success of Management & Information System 10% discount for registration by 4 October* How the use of Management and Information System (MIS) reduces administrative burdens and improves monitoring of EU Funds? Mr Arturas Patapas, ETCP key expert on SFMIS project management and Ms Ivana Vargas, Head of Financial Control Service, National Fund, Ministry of Finance, Croatia will focus on the key following:  Focus on good practices of IPA/EU funds monitoring
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SOTEU: Flexibility & results focus to Cohesion Policy #Simplification

On 14 September Commission President Mr Juncker gave a speech on the State of Union 2016. It focused on budget on priorities, ensures more flexibility, simplification of the rules and less red tape. What about cohesion policy? EC promises greater flexibility, simplification and results focus to Cohesion Policy. Rules under which Member States and other beneficiaries receive EU money will be simply: some of the expected results include, for example, simplifying administrative burden for researcher to benefit from funds to dedicate more time to research. Interested in Simplification of Cohesion Policy? ETCP Special event  |   Simplification: Making EU initiatives
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