November 05, 2012

The European Commission has commissioned a study on Decentralized Cooperation, which is due to be finalized by October 2012. The study aims to give an overview of the policy trends of European Member States and the European Commission regarding decentralized cooperation, their main strategies, with recommendations on how to improve the added value of the EC programmes and instruments supporting decentralized cooperation in the next EU multi-annual framework period (2014-2020), and how to ensure complementarity with strategies of Member States. The study is carried out by Mr. Agustí Fernandez de Losada, who CIB members may know from his former position as director of the international department of the Provincial Council of Barcelona.