EU Budget 2014 – 2020 : From Priorities to Financing


05 Dec 2013 16:00

Event Type

L - Conference, forum


EU Priorities 2020

Event Location


Event Description

With the 2014 – 2020 EU budget agreed, the EU will pass a number of legal documents, including an interinstitutional agreement over how the budget will be spent. This will also include more in-depth analysis on EU’s own resources.
  • Will the main EU 2020 strategic goals be properly funded? What about energy, infrastructure and social challenges?
  • How will the breakdown of funds within broader sectors be decided? Will this process be transparent?
  • What are the most innovative ways of financing projects? 
  • How can the financing process be optimised? What mechanisms are in place to ensure there is no misuse of funds or wastage?
  • Are the lines of accountability for the EU’s spending clear? Will we see a ‘blame-game’ if funds are misused? Is there a need to boost scrutiny of legislative performance?

Invited contributors include:

  • Ivailo KALFIN, MEP
  • Danuta Maria HÜBNER, MEP
  • Silvano PRESA, Director, Expenditure, DG BUDG
  • Chris BLADES, Head of EPEC, EIB (tbc)
  • European Court of Auditors Representative
  • Mercedes SANCHEZ VARELA, Partner, KPMG EU Office
Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-chief,
More details about this event can be found in the attached event programme.


OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights
Associate Officer
European Transport Workers' Federation
Political Assistant
European Transport Workers' Federation
Financial Manager
European Transport Workers' Federation
European Energy Forum
Events & Communications Intern
Victim Support Europe
Finance Officer
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Policy and Advocacy Internship (Gender team)
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Policy & Advocacy Intern
Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict
Content Editor Intern