ESPON at the public hearing of the EESC on the future of cohesion policy post-2020

A place-based approach would give cities and regions the opportunity to address development challenges on the basis of development strategies designed by themselves and could contribute to more efficiency. However, the increasing interconnection between places would require design and implementation based on function rather than an administrative area.

That was the main message of the director of ESPON EGTC, Mrs Ilona Raugze, during her intervention at the public hearing on the future of cohesion policy post-2020 organized on 22 February by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), which is drawing up an exploratory opinion requested by the Romanian presidency on the subject. 

We need to start thinking beyond administrative boundaries in spheres other than Interreg, said Mrs Raugze.

You can read the Press Release of the EESC for more information