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_ Prepare for the future Cohesion policy may set up a strategic dialogue with all economic, social and territorial stakeholders. This dialogue will create high added value in terms of funds and programs adjustments. The rural, local development, innovation, research, training and employment should stay the priorities of the future cohesion policy. _ More funding to the Cohesion policy Cohesion policy is essential for European citizens. From the side of Chambers of Trades and Crafts, cohesion policy brings essential support to training, entrepreneurs, employment and globally to the local development. _ Smart and flexible The new cohesion policy should lead to increased coherence and simplified access to funds including to the rural development. EU funds and programs need to be crosswise and flexible when they are related to common goals such as support to SME which includes COSME, Cohesion policy, FEIS… _ EU support for all regions EU should continue to act in transparency and coherence. Each citizen needs to feel that the EU budget is redistributed in a fair way. Member states ought to participate to the cohesion policy with an attribution based on programs and results.