Scenario > Cohesion policy and training

This is a future scenario* to show how the charter can create a shift in how Multi-level governance (MLG) is applied in Europe. It has been developed during the “Engagement Interviews”,  (Brussels – 03-04/2012).

* The following story is a fiction imagined during the co-creation process and does not engage the public authorities or stakeholders eventually mentioned.


Kate Summers, Senior Policy Advisor, EU Regional Think Tank (Brussels)

“In my opinion the MLG Charter assists with the implementation of the Cohesion Policy in the EU. The main objective of Cohesion Policy is to diminish the gap between different regions, more precisely between less-favoured regions and affluent ones. It is an instrument of financial solidarity and a catalyst for economic integration. This cohesion policy requires communication and dialogue between all of the different regions. The Cohesion Policy is being translated into tangible actions thanks to the MLG training. The training curriculum has been informed by the MLG Charter which has provided guidelines on the priority areas to provide training in. For instance in negotiation, communication between different levels, creating a culture of trust, saving resources and avoiding duplication. The MLG Charter assists the Cohesion Policy to be implemented effectively because of the training programs, tools, communications and education to achieve the integration and cooperation between cities, regions, Nations and the EU.”

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