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Cohesion beyond 2020: new initiative to improve the management of EU funds

May 24, 2018 | News

(24 May 2018) – The European Commission has selected five national and regional authorities in Greece, Poland, Spain, Croatia and Bulgaria to participate in a new pilot action on good governance and administrative capacity-building.

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The 5 following cohesion policy programmes are concerned: the ‘Transport Infrastructure, environment and sustainable development’ programme in Greece, the Lubelskie regional programme in Poland, the Extremadura regional programme in Spain, the ‘Competitiveness and cohesion’ programme in Croatia and the ‘Regions in Growth’ programme in Bulgaria.

To improve the management of EU funded programmes in the post-2020 period, experts from the Commission and the OECD will provide tailored support. They will focus on building the right organisational structures and developing the right skills for staff.

The experts will also help the authorities coordinate more smoothly with the other players involved in the roll-out of Cohesion Policy programmes, such as business and social partners, development agencies and civil society organisations.

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