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In an Open Letter to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, 42 organisations from all over the EU call for strengthening, not weakening, the partnership principle in the future EU Cohesion Policy (2014-2020)

06/11/2012
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In an Open Letter to the Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission, 42 organisations from all over the European Union (EU) call for improving, rather than weakening, the partnership principle in the future EU Cohesion Policy (2014-2020).

This initiative emerged from the Working Group for Structured Civil Dialogue with the European Commission, of which the FSG is a part. The draft Structural Funds Regulations proposed by the European Commission in 2011, now in their final stage of negotiations with the Member States, emphasised the role of civil society stakeholders in the development of the Cohesion Policy and underlined the importance of public and private partnership for an efficient use of EU funds. Yet the FSG, among numerous other civil society organisations, have witnessed a manifest trend towards a dilution of this partnership principle.

In light of this situation, the FSG joined 41 other civil society stakeholders in demanding that the EU's new Multiannual Financial Framework (2014-2020) assign greater weight to the partnership principle, in order not to limited it to consultations, but to ensure their active involvement in the development and implementation of the future EU Cohesion Policy.

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