(September 24th, 2021, 10:30/12:30 CET)
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.
That is why as part of the Skillnet Project, the AER has put together 3 information sessions to help regions make the most of the 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 benefits from the different funds.
What’s in it for regions?
The first session set out how regions can make the most of different streams within Cohesion & Rural Development Funds, with 150+ attendees from all across Europe getting the low-down on all the opportunities available to them at EU level. The second session of the ‘Unboxing the Multiannual Financial Framework’ series will cover some of the main direct grant funding programmes, notably Digital Europe, Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Horizon Europe (Pillar 2) and Life. Participants got insights on:
- The overall structure and features of the MFF 2021-2027;
- Highlights and updates on the new EU programmes Digital Europe, Creative Europe, Erasmus+, Horizon Europe (Pillar 2) and Life;
- Insights on funding streams within the NextGenerationEU recovery package.
Participants also had a chance to put their questions to the European Commission directly in our extended Q & A session.