100th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR): 12/04/2013

Type: Report   Reference: I-077491   Duration: 10:03:03  Lieu:
End production: 12/04/2013   First transmission: 12/04/2013
On 12 April 2013, the 100th plenary session of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) took place in Brussels. On this occasion, the EU budget and the economic crisis were addressed. In addition with the 2014 European elections, ways to boost citizens' participation also topped the agenda.

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10:00:00 Title 00:00:05
10:00:05 Cutaways - exteriors (3 shots) 00:00:13
10:00:18 Cutaways - interiors (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:18 Cutaways of the audience (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:00:30 SOUNDBITE Franz Schausberger (Delegate of the Region of Salzburg for the Committee of the Regions, Austria) in German, I think that what is really important to establish in this context is that the identification of the European citizen is very much with the regions and their towns and that is particularly important as a kind of counter weight, a balancing process to the increasing globalization and internationalization and to a certain process of becoming more anonymous, particularly in terms of the labour market and economic relations. 00:00:28
10:00:30 Soundbite by Franz Schausberger, Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), (in GERMAN) saying that what is really important to establish in this context is the identification of the European citizen which is very much with the regions and their towns and that is particularly important as a kind of counter weight, a balancing process to the increasing globalisation and internationalisation and to a certain process of becoming more anonymous, particularly in terms of labour market and economic relations. 00:00:27
10:00:57 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:04
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10:01:02 SOUNDBITE Fiona O'Loughlin (Kildare County Council and :id-East Regional Authority, Ireland) In English, At times of adversity and crisis, exactly what Europe faces now, the power and potential of education has been evoked as an agent of renewal. It is appropriate and timely therefore that we re-think education collectively so that the knowledge and skills that Europe needs to compete in the world economy are developed. 00:00:21
10:01:23 Cutaway of the audience 00:00:03
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10:01:27 Soundbite by Fiona O'Loughlin (in ENGLISH): The draft opinion adds a word of caution by suggesting the European Commission and to the Member States that account needs to be taken of the broader role of education. So that it is not just focussed on growth and competitiveness and developing economic broader units. But that it also has a clear emphasis on personal development, citizenship and wellbeing. 00:00:24
10:01:28 SOUNDBITE Fiona O'Loughlin (Kildare County Council and :id-East Regional Authority, Ireland) In English, The draft opinion adds a word of caution by suggesting the the European Commission and to the member states that account needs to be taken of a broader role of education. So that it is not just focussed on growth and competitiveness and developing economic broader units. But that it also has a clear emphasis on personal development, citizenship and wellbeing. 00:00:24
10:01:52 Cutaway 00:00:03
10:01:52 General view of the plenary session 00:00:03
10:01:55 SOUNDBITE Markku Markkula (Member of the Espoo city council, Finland) in Finnish, We highlight in this opinion entrepreneurship, the position of SME's, we also refer to something called entrepreneurial discovery and we seek to foster entrepreneurial thinking among researchers, students and ordinary citizens so that what ever the field and what ever the specialization they can be involved. 00:00:51
10:01:55 Soundbite by Markku Markkula, Member of the Committee of the Regions (CoR), (in FINNISH) saying that they highlight entrepreneurship, the position of SME's. They also refer to something called entrepreneurial discovery and they seek to foster entrepreneurial thinking among researchers, students and ordinary citizens so that what ever the field and what ever the specialisation, they can be involved. 00:00:51
10:02:46 Cutaway 00:00:17
10:02:46 Cutaway of a screen 00:00:04
10:02:50 Cutaways of the audience (3 shots) 00:00:12
10:03:03 END 00:00:00
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