On 10 October 10 2017, the Prague House organized a workshop entitled “The EU strategic objectives: Will the cities and regions have a chance to deliver after 2020?”. The event took place under the European Week of Regions and Cities Program 2017 and was organized by the network of capitals and regions, of which Prague is an active member. The participants of the workshop discussed the future of cohesion policy after 2020. As prominent representatives of capital cities and regions demonstrated on concrete examples, preserving the existing form of cohesion policy is also necessary in the future in order to fulfill the strategic objectives of the European Union.
The participants in the discussion were Bernardo RODRIGUES, Senior EU Policy Officer, London’s European Office; Florentine HOPMEIER, Membre of Jyrki Katainen team, Regional and Cohesion policy; Reiner KNEIFEL-HAVERKAMP, Head of Unit Foreign Relations, Internationalization, Brandenburg Ministry of Justice , European Affairs and Consumer Protection; Vadims BARANNIKS, Chairman of Transport Committee, Riga City Council; Jonas ÖRTQUIST, Head of Secretariat, Partnership for the Structural Funds of Stockholm County; and Ida BJÖRKBACKA, Senior Advisor, City of Helsinki.