Atlantic Cities and the future of ESIF funds

On November 19th, the Secretary General of the Atlantic Cities, Tamara Espiñeira, participated at  the meeting of the Structured Dialogue with ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) partners organized by the European Commission in Brussels

The mission of the Structured Dialogue group of experts is to establish an open, frank and informal dialogue with partners working in the field of the ESI Funds. The Structured Dialogue is a mutual trust building mechanism in order to bring the ESI Funds closer to civil society, assist the Commission in the development of this policy in the different areas of expertise and to discuss the implementation of the ESI Funds.

The Atlantic Cities network is a member inside the first group (Associations representing regional, local, urban and other public authorities), as a European association of local authorities.

Three main topics were presented in the 11th meeting of the Dialogue: an update on the current negotiations for the future of the structural funds, the progress made in simplification for these funds and the complementarity between them.

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