30 Sep 2013


EU Priorities 2020
Regional Policy

Press release

Rome, October, 4th 2013 9.00 AM

Scuderie di Palazzo Altieri - Via di Santo Stefano del Cacco, 1

ROME - Determining whether Italy, and especially the south, can escape the financial crisis will depend largely on efficient use of European program funds for 2014-2020, which represent an unmissable opportunity. Fabrizio Barca, Gianni Pittella and Antonio Tajani will discuss this topic in a public debate.

The event, promoted by and EurActiv Italia, one of the leading news networks on financial planning and European policies, will take place 4 October in Rome.

The correct use, coordination and governance of such resources benefit the whole economy, creating new skills and jobs, particularly for youth. It is unacceptable to repeat the mistakes too often made in the past, damaging industries and citizens.

In this context, a key role will be played by the new Agency for Territorial Cohesion, in charge of programme monitoring, offering administrative  assistance and support, and also fighting waste.


Fabrizio Barca, former italian Minister for territorial cohesion

Giovanni Chiodi, Assembly of european regions

Silvia Costa, Mpe

Paolo De Castro, Mpe

Vincenzo Lenucci, Confagricoltura

Antonello Pezzini, European Economic and social Committee

Roberto Gualtieri, Mpe

Alberto Marchiori, R.ETE. Imprese Italia

Gianni Pittella, Vice president of European parliament

Niccolò Rinaldi, Mpe

Giovanni Sabatini, General manager Associazione Bancaria Italiana (ABI)

Antonio Tajani, Vice president of european commission

People invited:

Enzo Moavero Milanesi, European affairs italian Minister
Franco Bassanini, President Cassa Depositi e Prestiti


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