CIP General Council received the European Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, Elisa Ferreira, to discuss the opportunities created by the new EU instruments in the response to the pandemic, as well as the structural funds which will be available for the period 2021-2027.

CIP raised its concern about the lack of involvement of social partners in the negotiations between the Government and the European Commission regarding the Portuguese Partnership Agreement. The participation of companies in the preparation of the next cycle, through their representative structures, will be essential to ensure an adequate design of instruments and programs, ensuring these respond to the needs of companies. This is fundamental to ensure a strong execution of EU funds in projects of great value-added and which can strengthen the Portuguese economy.