The REGI sector of the Policy Department provides research for the Committee on Regional Development.


The REGI Committee is responsible for:

1. the operation and development of the Union’s regional development and cohesion policy, as established in the Treaties;

2. the European Regional Development Fund, the Cohesion Fund and the other instruments of the Union’s regional policy;

3. assessment of the impact of other Union policies on economic and social cohesion;

4. coordination of the Union’s structural instruments;

5. the urban dimension of the cohesion policy;

6. outermost regions and islands as well as trans-frontier and interregional cooperation;

7. relations with the Committee of the Regions, interregional cooperation organisations and local and regional authorities.