As part of the campaign “EU Funds for Our Rights”, ENIL’s Campaign Coordinator continued meeting MEPs to raise their awareness about the need for a better monitoring and complaints system for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
We have recently met with Ms Miriam Dalli and the assistant of Ms Biljana Borzan, both members of Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety. They showed big interest in supporting our Campaign.
MEPs Ms Tanja Fajon and Mr Adam Kosa made a video to support the Campaign:
In parallel with meeting MEPs, whose support is key to the success of the campaign, our two regional events took place (Brussels and Vilnius).
NGO representatives from 10 member states, EU level NGOs, representatives of the EC (DG EMPL, DG REGIO), European Ombudsman and MEP (Jana Zitnanska) attended the event in Brussels on 2nd and 3rd March.
NGO representatives from 3 member states attended the event in Vilnius on 14th and 15th March.
A very interesting discussion took place during both events. It was a great opportunity to exchange the experience on the use of EISF. Very similar challenges were detected in all member states. These events were a starting point for the development of network of NGOs in member states who would follow the use of ESIF.
Next event will take place in Bucharest on 27th and 28th April.
Photo: MEP Jana Zitnanska