Ireland’s Public Consultation on the future of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy

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The Minister for Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, today 22nd of January  launched Ireland’s public consultation on the future of the European Union’s Cohesion Policy. 

This forms part of a wider process which is being facilitated by the Department of Public Expenditure, NDP Delivery and Reform in advance of negotiations on the post 2027 Cohesion Policy Legislative Package expected to be presented in mid-2025. This public consultation will be followed by a National Forum meeting later in the year. The combined results will contribute directly to Ireland’s position on this key EU policy post 2027.

Cohesion Policy constitutes the main investment policy of the EU, and is due to account for around a third of its budget, or EUR 392 billion over the period of 2021-2027. Cohesion Policy is designed to contribute to strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion in the European Union. It aims to correct imbalances between countries and regions. It delivers on the Union’s political priorities, especially the green and digital transition.

We  invite you to participate in this important consultation,  details of which can be found here and we would also ask that you share details of the consultation through your own channels.

The closing date for submissions is 17.00 on Sunday 18th of February 2024.

Should you have any queries in relation to the consultation please contact: cohesionpolicydialogue@per.gov.ie

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