Cohesion policy – ​​yesterday, today and tomorrow

Cohesion policy – ​​yesterday, today and tomorrow

The 9th European Congress of Local Governments will be held on March 4-5, 2024 in Mikołajki. The Congress will be attended by over 2,000 participants from over 30 countries. The Congress will include a panel discussion titled: “Cohesion Policy – yesterday, today and tomorrow.”

European funds are a powerful tool for strengthening the coherence of social, economic and territorial development of the regions of the European Union. The aim of cohesion policy is to reduce disparities between regions and promote balanced and sustainable development. We will talk about the stage of Poland's preparation to accept EU support, opportunities, expectations and conclusions resulting from the implementation of cohesion policy programs in the previous perspective during the panel discussion “Cohesion Policy – yesterday, today and tomorrow”.

The panel will be moderated by Jakub MielczarekDirector of the Office, Association of Voivodeships of the Republic of Poland, Poland


  • Marek OpiołaMember of the Court, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg
  • Francesco TufarelliDirector General, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Department for European Policies, Italy
  • Miron SyczDeputy Marshal, Marshal's Office of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, Poland
  • Małgorzata Jarosińska-JedynakVice President, Rzeszów-Jasionka Airport, Poland
  • Magdalena Sobkowiak-CzarneckaUndersecretary of State, European Union Affairs Division, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Poland
  • Bernadette PetriManaging Director, Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, Hungary

The European Congress of Local Governments, whose program includes nearly 200 events (program blocks, discussion panels, workshops, lectures, presentations), cordially invites you to register for the event via the website:

The European Congress of Local Governments is a platform for exchanging views and a place where local government leaders, representatives of regional elites, members of state administration, non-governmental organizations and business meet.

The Main Partner of the 9th EKS is the Local Government of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

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The panel's partner is the Marshal's Office of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.

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