Paris, 6 June 2018 – What territorial cohesion to build in Europe?


14:30 > 17:00

The Jacques Delors Institute organises, in collaboration with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, a conference on the European cohesion policy, currently discussed at the European level as the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) is negotiated.

The results of the recent elections in Europe, particularly in France, have clearly drawn cleavage lines, where criticism or rejection of the European project is anchored in territories relegated or perceived as such. Conversely, the pro-European electorate is most often found in privileged, urban and connected areas. At a time when the Commission is proposing a new cohesion policy in the framework of the future post-2020 European budget, this conference-debate aims to deepen the understanding of these territorial divides and the best ways to remedy them.


Stéphanie Von Euw, Vice-President of Ile-de-France Regional Council, in charge of European affairs.

Sophie Barbier, Head of “Europe” unit, Caisse des dépôts et consignations (CDC)
Peter Berkowitz, Head of Unit “Sustainable development” at the Directorate-General REGIO, European Commission
Hugo Bevort, Director in charge of territorial strategies, Commissioner General for Territorial Equality (Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires)

Moderator : Marjorie Jouen, Adviser. Employment policy, Rural development and Structural and Cohesion Policies, Rural Development Policy

Concluding Remarks
Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute

For more information on this conference, you can consult the programme, enclosed to this announcement. Please note that the registration is compuslory : to register, please fill the form.

We also invite you to read the last policy paper published by the Jacques Delors Institut on the European Cohesion policy : “For a regional solidaruty policy after 2020” (30/03/2018), written by Marjorie Jouen.

Cohesion policy | EU budget | Solidarity