A presence-only edition at the FORUM PA, on 16-18 May 2023 at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Rome, to take stock of how prepared Public Administrations (PAs) are in order to face the new challenges linked to the National Recovery and Recovery Plan (Italy’s PNRR) and European programming implementation.

The three-day event will be focussed on PAs’ HR enhancement to ensure the implementation of investments and reforms and the ability of our institutions to orient initiatives to the Country’s emerging needs.

Once again, this year the “Governance e Capacità Istituzionale” and “Città Metropolitane” Operational Programmes will take part in the event, involving direct communication activities with the public at the dedicated stand and in-depth debates, including on the new 2021-2027 “Capacità per la Coesione” (CapCoe) National Programme (NP) scheduled for 18 May, 9:45-10.45 a.m. – Hall 3.

The launch event titled “The 2021-2027 CapCoe NP: spending EU Funds more and better in the territories addressed” will be the first opportunity to present the new NP strategy and opportunities to the general public and the community of administrators that traditionally meets at FORUM PA.

Consistently with the institutional capacity-building strategy set out in the 2021-2027 Partnership Agreement, the NP relies on a strongly place-based approach with key focus on the territories involved (primarily Southern Italy), and a clear focus on Cohesion Policy to support territorial authorities in implementing projects co-financed with EU resources.

Integrating the NP strategy in the framework of Italy’s PNRR new governance and EU Funds management, the talk will aim to illustrate the NP’s main domains of action focussing on PA’s capacity-building to improve Cohesion Policy effectiveness from a broad perspective, stimulating possible reflections on the approach adopted in other EU Countries.

The meeting will be attended by the NP Managing Authority (Carla Cosentino), the Head of the Cohesion Policy Department (Michele Palma), and the acting DG of the Territorial Cohesion Agency (Riccardo Monaco). Nicola De Michelis from the European Commission – DG Regio is also expected to join the event.

To take part in the event, please register on the dedicated page on the FORUM PA website

Event: 9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

 The 2021-2027 CapCoe NP: what is it and how does it work?


From dialogue with Regions to first operational actions: support, recruitment and training

Michele PALMA – Head of the Cohesion Policy Department – Presidency of the Council of Ministers

Riccardo MONACO – Acting Director General of the Territorial Cohesion Agency

Administrative capacity-building to improve EU investments impact on territories

Nicola DE MICHELIS – Director, DG Regio IV, European Commission

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The three-day event will include a number of key initiatives organised within the projects funded by the 2014-2020 Governance e Capacità IstituzionaleNOP.

16 May, 12:30-1:30 p.m. – Hall 5

Lazio Region: Financial instruments for micro enterprises, evolutions for 2021-2027

16 May, 2-3 p.m. – Hall 6

Department for Institutional Reforms – Financial instruments for micro-enterprises: 2021-2027 evolutions

16 May, 2:30-4:30 p.m. – MASE Stand:

“CReIAMO PA” – Participation, funding, project-designing and monitoring of  “River Contracts”: presentation of the ONCdF toolkit by MASE

17 May. 3:30-5:30 p.m. – MASE Stand

CReIAMO PA” – Technical Meeting: “setting and measuring the Circular Economy: measuring phenomena as a guiding principle for integrating environmental sustainability principles within the PA action”

18 May,11a.m.-12(noon) – Hall 2 – Department for Institutional Reforms – Regulatory Simplification

18 May, 11a.m. – 1p.m. – MASE Stand – “CReIAMO PA” – Technical Table “Communicating the Circular Economy: communication as a tool for promoting and disseminating projects, initiatives and good practices implemented by PAs in different territorial contexts

18 May,12:30-1p.m. – Hall 5 – MIMIT: Incentivi.gov.it: showcase for access to public subsidies

18 May, 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Hall 6 – AgID – E-Leadership: looking to the future. Debate on new skills to foster digital transition

18 May, 3:30-4:30p.m. – Hall 4

Lazio Region: Administrative Capacity Practices: the Simplified Costs challenge in the 2021 ERDF-funded Lazio OP

10 May 2023