|Author (Corporate)||European Commission|
|Series Details||COM (2014) 284|
Report published by the European Commission in May 2014 concerning the governance of macro-regional strategies.
Since the start of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region in 2009, Europe has seen a growing interest in cooperation in greater European regions. Macro-regional strategies represent a new opportunity for comprehensive development of a larger region, addressing common challenges and potential. They represent a clear EU value added, and existing EU horizontal policies are reinforced.
They respond to matters such as:
Their integrated approach also allows important overall policy objectives, such as mainstreaming of climate action, as well as support for a low-carbon economy and climate resilient society, to be incorporated in regional development work.
This Report responds to the Council invitation to facilitate discussions to improve governance of macro-regional strategies, and to report by end-2014. Better governance must clarify what is required for the success of the approach, including responsibility being more effectively taken by the countries that initiated the strategies.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Regional Dimension|
|Keywords||Macro-Regional Strategies [MRS]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|