Dear members and colleagues,
We are pleased to announce that registrations are open for the upcoming training on “Unboxing the multiannual financial framework – cohesion & rural development funds”.
Background and focus:
On 17 December 2020, after months of painstaking inter-institutional negotiations against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the European Union adopted the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), its long-term budget for 2021-2027.
Together with the NextGenerationEU recovery instrument, the MFF represents an unprecedented €1.8 trillion of funding to support Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the EU’s long-term priorities across different policy areas. It is therefore essential that Europe’s regions get training with these instruments to ensure a robust and sustainable recovery. Regions are welcome to invite local stakeholders (SMEs, NGOs, Academia, etc) who would benefit from insights on these new instruments.
That is why we are delighted to announce a series of 3 information sessions organized in collaboration with the Assembly of European Regions to help regions make the most of MFF and NextGenerationEU Package. Featuring insights from experts at the European Commission, these webinars will give regions guidance on how to plan initiatives and projects that can benefit from the different funds.
The first session in our ‘Unboxing the MFF’ series will cover Cohesion Policy and Rural Development funds. Participants can expect an overview of:
- The overall structure and features of the MFF 2021-2027;
- Updates on the ERDF, Cohesion Fund, the new generation of interregional and cross-border cooperation (“Interreg”) programmes, ESF+ and EAFRD;
- Insights on funding streams within the NextGenerationEU recovery package.
We will be announcing our speakers shortly.
As places are limited we encourage you to register early to ensure you can join.