Cohesion policy is and remains one of the cornerstones of European integration. At the same time, the objectives for the use of cohesion funds have become more complex, because in addition to social and spatial cohesion, they are now also intended to support urgently needed transformation processes.
The European Metropolitan Regions in Germany are pioneers and strong drivers of this transformation at regional, national and European level. As urban-rural partnerships, they are tackling the cohesion policy and transformational challenges, e.g. in industry, energy supply, the food industry or green infrastructure, with innovative ideas.
On 1 March 2023, the Association of European Metropolitan Regions in Germany presented exemplary projects and discussed future issues and the safeguarding of the metropolitan regions‘ capacity for action within the framework of cohesion policy with representatives of other European metropolitan areas and European institutions.
You can watch the recording of the event in the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels here:
Download the program (pdf).