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Whithin the framework of the current debate on the future of the European Cohesion policy it is important to look at the goals that cohesion policy should pursue to meet the challenges of the 21st century. One of the difficult policy issues is whether relatively richer regions should be eligible for expenditure from the Structural Funds, especially if these richer regions also happen to be in relatively prosperous Member States. That is the contentious question raised by the latest working paper on regional research and indicators produced by the European Commission’s DG REGIO. Much of the debate turns on whether Cohesion Policy is understood as being predominantly about distributive transfers or as a policy that is intended to promote economic change and development. What is the primary role of Cohesion Policy, distributive, allocative? The question remains open…
Laura Caldironi, URBACT Communication Officer
We sometimes hear that the young generations are selfish, passive and resigned, more interested in the last TV shows than in the world’s changes. And that they fear for their own future, not for the one of society.
The 45 young Europeans – associated to URBACT project MY Generation – who met in Rotterdam in April convey a completely different picture. They appear as involved, determined, and creative.
Coming from 11 European cities, mostly from deprived areas, they display a maturity and an energy which are precious for our cities.
But better than a long description, watch this video of their meeting…
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