Occasioned by Romania’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union, on May 22-23, 2019, the Annual Meeting of the INTERREG Programmes will be held at the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, an event organised by the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy within the European Commission (DG REGIO) and the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration (MDRAP).
The meeting is an opportunity to evaluate the implementation stage of the 2014-2020 INTERREG Programmes and to discuss important thematic aspects related to the future of the Cohesion Policy and post-2020 territorial cooperation with the Managing Authorities and the Common Secretariats.
The meeting will set off on May 22, when the European Commission representatives present the future of the Cohesion Policy and of the INTERREG Programmes, and will continue with three workshops on topics such as cross-border cooperation at both the internal and the external borders of the European Union, as well as the territorial approach in the future INTERREG Programmes. During these workshops, the participants will have the chance to debate aspects related to the implementation of programmes and the future post-2020 legislative framework.
In the afternoon of May 22, the participants will visit three successful projects in Romania, funded with European funds, in Giurgiu and Bucharest (Project “Jerome” – the Romanian-Bulgarian Cross Border Cooperation Programme, Project “Danube Stream” – the Danube Transnational Programme, the “NMP-REG” Project – the INTEREG Europe Programme).
On May 23, the European Commission representatives will present the implementation status of the 2014-2020 INTEREG Programmes, the challenges for the future programming period, as well as good practices in communicating and capitalising on achievements of projects funded by European funds.