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Fifth Progress Report on Economic and Social Cohesion Danuta Hübner.

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1 Fifth Progress Report on Economic and Social Cohesion Danuta Hübner

2 22 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy CONTENT OF THIS REPORT Main conclusions of the public consultation Update of data on cohesion Analysis of how EU growth and regional convergence are driven by the sectors of the future

3 33 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy THE MAIN MESSAGE OF THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION Strong support for an ambitious European cohesion policy

4 44 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy PARTICIPANTS IN THE PUBLIC CONSULTATION More than one hundred contributions were received: –17 Member States (more than 80% of the EU population) –37 from regional and local authorities; many of them are joint statements –All the others: economic and social partners, territorial organisations, civil society, academia and citizens. Website:

5 55 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy EU COHESION POLICY AFTER 2013 Re-nationalisation of this policy is rejected Support for a European cohesion policy for all the EU regions Priority to lagging behind regions

6 66 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy CONVERGENCE AND COMPETITIVENESS No convergence without competitiveness Priority to investments in innovation, skills and education, sustainable development and European wide infrastructures

7 77 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy NEW CHALLENGES Integrated approaches – EU cohesion policy cannot be the only policy instrument Stronger coordination with other Community policies

8 88 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy COOPERATION BETWEEN EUROPEAN REGIONS Clear demand for its strengthening in the future One of the best examples of the added value of European cohesion policy

9 99 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy GOVERNANCE OF THE COHESION POLICY Demand to continue simplifying European cohesion policy

10 10 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy UPDATE ON COHESION: ECONOMIC CONVERGENCE

11 11 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy UPDATE ON COHESION: SOCIAL CONVERGENCE

12 12 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy WHAT DRIVES CONVERGENCE: HIGHEST EMPLOYMENT SHIFTS IN CONVERGENCE AND TRANSITION REGIONS

13 13 EUROPEAN COMMISSION Regional Policy WHAT DRIVES CONVERGENCE: HIGH AND MEDIUM-HIGH TECH MANUFACTURING


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