Event


Sharing Experience

Our Nations and Regions in Cohesion Policy


CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION

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EFA Principles for the future of Cohesion Policy (pdf)

PROGRAMME

9h00 - 9h30
Registration
Welcome speech - Ian Hudghton


9h30 - 11h00
I. The future of the European Cohesion Policy

Chair: Jill Evans and Alyn Smith

Speakers:

  • Overview and perspectives of EU cohesion policy (Carlos Mendez, University of Strathclyde)
  • The importance of a strong regional and local dimension to the future Cohesion Policy: a view from Wales (Lowri Gwilym, Welsh Local Government Association)
  • Sparsely populated, insular and sea regions (Jean-Didier Hache, Executive Secretary Islands Commission CPMR))

11h15 - 13h00
II. Innovative Economic Initiatives: sharing innovative best practices

Chair: Oriol Junqueras and François Alfonsi

Speakers:

  • Social economy (Cooperativa Mondragon, Basque Country) (Mikel Lezamiz, Director of co-operative dissemination)
  • Femu Qui (financial instrument for Corsican economy) (Jean-François Stefani)
  • Tourism based on culture and identity (Cesc Iglesias, Project Manager Catalan Tourist Board)

15h00 - 17h00
III. Innovative Economic Initiatives: A decentralized approach better linked to the needs of the territory

Chair: Frieda Brepoels and Tatjana Zdanoka

Speakers:

  • Vigo, the case of an industrial-peripheric atlantic city (Santiago Dominguez, Vice-Mayor)
  • Model for nature financing: the Hoge Kempen National Park (Ignace Schops, Director)
  • The Latvian experience (Miroslav Mitrofanov)

PRACTICAL INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Interpretation will be provided in Catalan, Welsh, Galician, French, English, Dutch, Spanish
Contact: antonia.luciani-garcia@europarl.europa.eu - phone: +32-2-2847130 - fax: +32-2-2849130