Policy Event "The role of European metropolitan areas and cities in the 2021-2027 EU cohesion policy and presentation of the new EU programming period to local territorial actors"


Turin (Zoom)

28 April 2021

On the occasion of the delivery of the Interim Report of the research project ESPON METRO, the Metropolitan City of Torino and Politecnico di Torino organise a policy seminar that combines the pan-European reflections developed in the context of the project with the need to inform local actors on the opportunities that the new 2021-27 programming period will offer.

See the message of Chiara Appendino, Mayor of the Metropolitan City Turin

The morning session is dedicated to the role of metropolitan areas and cities in the 2021-27 cohesion policy and aims to attract the participation of policymakers and national and international experts interested in metropolitan governance. The event will be of particular relevance for those actors at the forefront of the preparation of development strategies and policies for metropolitan areas and cities in our country as well as in other European contexts. The session will host a number of reflections on the possible role that metropolitan areas and cities can play within the new cohesion policy from a European perspective, also in relation to the resources made available by the Next-Generation Europe programme. In addition to an overview of the preliminary results of the ESPON METRO project, a representative of the European Commission will present the objectives and the governance of the new programming period, with particular attention to the role that Metropolitan Cities in Italy and in Europe can play. These aspects will then be discussed in depth at a round table involving representatives of the metropolitan areas involved in the METRO project.

The afternoon session (in Italian) aims at raising the interest of the local territorial actors of the Metropolitan City of Turin and, more generally, of the general public interested in the future boundaries of the cohesion policy 2021-27. On this occasion, the framework of the European programmes with direct access will also be presented. The 2021-27 programming will be framed at the European, national and regional level, through the interventions of representatives of the European Commission, of the Italian Agency for Cohesion and of the Piedmont Region. Within this framework, the Metropolitan City of Turin will present its expectations and priorities for the future programming period, also in the light of the recently approved Metropolitan Strategic Plan.

Further information

  • Date: Wednesday 28 April 2021| 9.00 – 17.30
  • Venue: Zoom Virtual Platform
  • Language: morning session in EN (with simultaneous translation into Italian) ; afternoon session in IT
  • Registration: https://bit.ly/3x4Lf3J
  • Additional information and contact: [email protected]


ESPON_METRO_Policy Seminar_Agenda_Final_EN.pdf

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ESPON_METRO_Policy Seminar_Agenda_Final_IT.pdf

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EC DG REGIO_Pia Laurila.pdf

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ESPON_Wiktor Szydarowski.pdf

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Mayor-Metropolitan-City-Turin_Chiara Appendino_Speech.pdf

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Politecnico Torino_Giancarlo Cotella.pdf

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EMA_POSITION PAPER_The role of metropolitan areas in the RRF.pdf

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Agenzia Coesione_Germana Di Falco.pdf

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EC Representation IT_Vittorio Calaprice.pdf

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Politecnico Torino_Giancarlo Cotella IT.pdf

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Regione Piemonte_Paola Casagrande.pdf

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Metropolitan-City-Turin_Mario Lupo.pdf

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Torino Metropoli_Piano Strategico Metropolitano 2021-2023.pdf

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