When talking about the effects and purposes of the Cohesion Policy, we are referring to the relationships between the people of the EU. Therefore, the factor that we should focus on, in order to successfully spend the EU money, is the people. Providing the European citizens with proper, extended education, not only we prepare them for the future and the technological advances that it includes, but also, they turn out more open minded and affable towards everything different. An educated mind is a mind free of prejudices and pride, a mind ready to survive and thrive within the brand new era Europe is walking towards.
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The cohesion policy should remain at the centre of the European agenda. We progressives must defend the policy both on grounds of solidarity and rationale: only a more equal European Union can enhance labour standards in the single market and avoid a race to the bottom in terms of social rights. All funds must be used in a transparent and just way, so that they serve their purpose of increasing sustainable development, social inclusion, and employment, especially of the youth.