Knowing the cohesion policy,
factor of consolidating the European identity
The project Knowing the cohesion policy, factor of consolidating the European identity is developed between March 2018 – February 2019 in Romania by EuroDEMOS Association and aims to enhance public awareness on the EU cohesion policy through complementary applicative means of promotion as a way of increasing the citizens sense of belonging to the European community.
The political agenda of the European Union for the next years includes decisions of major importance for the future of the EU: a wide-
The White Paper presented by the European Commission President Jean-
The Cohesion policy provides investments in all regions in the EU in order to support job creation, business competitiveness, economic growth, sustainable development, and improve citizens' quality of life across the EU's 276 regions. These investments – which represent a third of the total EU budget -
However, citizens are still insufficiently aware of the results of cohesion policy and their impacts on their lives. The Eurobarometer survey, published in June 2017, showed that only 35% of citizens are aware about projects funded by the EU Cohesion policy in their regions.
To enable an informed debate about future priorities for the EU and ensure more transparency on how the EU's funds are being used and with what results, citizens should have a better knowledge and awareness of the investment in their countries, regions and cities.
The main project activities are focused on increasing the visibility of the EU Cohesion policy through:
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