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From the financial crisis to the pandemic and from there to the war in Ukraine, Europe is learning to live with overlapping crises. Resilience has become the new Holy Grail, as policies and tools at the European, national, regional and local level are adjusting or repurposing to address the new needs.
The director of ANCT, Yves Le Breton, explains how territorial issues were placed in the heart of the European debates.
EESC president, Christa Schweng, warns that the European social model needs to hold.
Professor Mariana Mazzucato explains why we need capacities and knowledge in the public sector and well-defined partnerships with the private.
Professor Carlos Moreno believes that the COVID pandemic is an opportunity to make better use of time and space.
DG Regio director, Peter Berkowitz, summarises the successes and the challenges of Cohesion Policy.
Nathalie Sarabezolles, chair of COTER, focuses on the need to safeguard cohesion.
Fransesco Molica, director of CPMR, opens the debate for the post-2027 programming period.
The war in Ukraine reminded us that peace and freedom are not for granted. MEP Urmas Paet analyses the next steps the EU has to take.
Even if the end of the war is not yet close, preparations for the reconstruction of Ukraine have started. The head of the EIB representation in Ukraine, Jean-Erik de Zagon, explains mechanisms that will be used to support the reconstruction of Ukraine. Oleksandr Slobozhan, executive director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities, and Eugenia Maruniak, director of the NAS Institute of Geography of Ukraine, provide insights of how Ukrainians think this reconstruction plan can maximise its results and rebuild a resilient urban environment adapted to the local needs.
More from issue 6: An eye-opening presentation on the impacts of COVID-19 on the European regions, the impact of COVID on the accessibility of services of general interest. Read for even more

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