Wednesday, 29 November 2023 12:30 pm – Wednesday, 29 November 2023 02:00 pm
This event is in the past.
Cohesion policy is the EU’s designated tool to reduce economic inequalities across member states and their citizens and has been a fundamental aspect of European integration. While it constitutes a significant part of the EU’s budget, the implementation process and results of the policy instruments are not beyond doubts and criticism.
The preparations of the next Multiannual Financial Framework, starting in 2028, will take place in a context marked by increasing budgetary needs arising among others from inflation, the climate crisis, Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the potential enlargement of the EU. Additionally, the implementation of the "Next Generation EU” instrument raises the question as to whether common borrowing by EU institutions could become a more frequent way to raise funds.
This lunch debate brings together experts from science and practice to discuss the design of cohesion policy within the next MFF.
Date and time
Wednesday, 29 November 2023
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Online on Zoom (Link upon Registration)
Kim Jørgensen, DG and Permanent Representative of EIB to the EU Institutions, Brussels
Céline Gauer, Director General of the Recovery and Resilience Task Force (RECOVER), European Commission, Brussels
Prof Dr Friedrich Heinemann, Head of Research Unit “Corporate Taxation and Public Finance”, ZEW, Mannheim & Adjunct Professor of Economics, University of Heidelberg
Dr Thu Nguyen, Deputy Director, Jacques Delors Centre, Berlin
Johanna Hase, Research Advisor, Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin
The IEP organizes this event in cooperation with the European Investment Bank (EIB) as part of the IEP-EIB event series.