The Assembly of European Regions (AER) organises a series of ‘Unboxing the MFF’ information sessions to help regions make the most of MFF and NextGenerationEU Package.

The first session takes place on 26 May (10:30-12:30 CEST). It focuses on Cohesion Policy and Rural Development funds.

During the session, experts at the European Commission give guidance and insights on how to plan initiatives and projects that can benefits from the different funds of the 20201-2027 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). 

Participate in the session to get an overview of: 

  • The overall structure and features of the MFF 2021-2027;
  • Updates on the  ERDF, Cohesion Fund, the new generation of interregional and cross-border cooperation (“Interreg”) programmes, ESF+ and EAFRD;
  • Insights on funding streams within the NextGenerationEU recovery package.

Speakers include: 

  • Christian Spahr, AER Secretary General;
  • Tereza Krausova, Policy Analyst – Senior Specialist for matrix interaction at the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission;
  • Louise Reid, Policy Assistant at the Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission;
  • Stefan Jensen, Economic and Policy Analyst at Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission