The future of EU regional policy 2006-2012: issues and responses

12th September 2008.

This pamphlet examines the issues that need to be considered for the future of EU Cohesion policy after 2006. This may seem a long time away but the debate about the future of EU Regional Policy for the 2006–2012 period really starts now. It will continue throughout 2003 and 2004. Brussels can seem remote to many people but the decisions made in terms of the regional aid budget and the principles that will underpin the new European regional policy and programmes will impact on many localities in the UK.