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Fifth Cohesion Forum

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Room De Gasperi Sicco Mansholt Lord Jenkins Jean Durieux
31/01/2011 11:00 to 18:00   14:30 to 16:30 14:30 to 16:30
01/02/2011 09:00 to 13:00 11:15 to 11:45    

 

Monday 31 January 2011

10:00 – 11:00

Registration

11:00 – 12:00

Opening Session:
EUROPE 2020 - NEW CHALLENGES FOR ECONOMIC, SOCIAL AND TERRITORIAL COHESION

  • José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission ENPDF
  • Viktor ORBÁN, Prime Minister of Hungary HUDOC
  • Donald TUSK, Prime Minister of Poland

12:00 – 12:20

Award ceremony "Regions of excellence"
with President José Manuel BARROSO

Award for outstanding regions in implementing projects related to the seven Flagship Initiatives of Europe 2020

12:20 – 12:30

European cohesion policy and the Europe 2020 Strategy

Andrius KUBILIUS, Prime Minister of Lithuania ENDOC

12:30 – 14:30

Lunch-Buffet offered by the European Commission

14:30 – 17:00

Thematic panels:

HOW TO ALIGN EU COHESION POLICY WITH EUROPE 2020?

PANEL 1 – SMART GROWTH
Jean Durieux Room

Chair:  Androulla VASSILIOU, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

Discussants:
Alain ROUSSET, President of Aquitaine, President of the Association of French Regions FRPDF

Angelica SCHWALL-DÜREN, Minister of Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia DEDOC

Ahmed ABOUTALEB, Mayor of Rotterdam NLDOC

Juan Tomás HERNANI, Secretary General for Innovation, Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation

PANEL 2 – SUSTAINABLE GROWTH
Sicco Mansholt Room

Chair: Janez POTOCNIK, Commissioner for Environment

Discussants:
Carwyn JONES, First Minister of Wales

Ralf CHRISTOFFERS, Minister of Economy and European Affairs of the Land Brandenburg

Evelyne HUYTEBROECK, Minister of Environment of the Brussels capital region FRDOC

Patxi LAZCOZ, Mayor of Vitoria-Gasteiz, European Green Capital 2012 ESDOC

Iain BEGG, Professor London School of Economics ENPPT

PANEL 3 – INCLUSIVE GROWTH
Lord Jenkins Room

Chair: László ANDOR, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

Discussants:
Staffan NILSSON, President of the European Economic and Social Committee ENDOC

Ivan SVETLIK, Minister of Labour, Slovenia ENDOC

Elisabeth MORIN-CHARTIER, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and rapporteur of the European Social Fund

Fintan FARRELL, Director European Anti-Poverty Network ENDOC

PANEL 4 – TERRITORIAL DIMENSION OF EUROPE 2020
De Gasperi Room

Chair: Johannes HAHN, Commissioner for Regional Policy

Discussants:
Jan FIGEL, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Transport, Construction and Regional Development, Slovak Republic ENDOC

Jean Yves LE DRIAN, President of the Region Bretagne and President of the Conference of Peripheral and Maritime Regions FRPDF

Hanna GRONKIEWICZ-WALTZ, Mayor of Warsaw and Vice-President of Eurocities ENPPT

Philippe LE HOUEROU, World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia

Markus PIEPER, Member of the Committee on Regional Development of European Parliament and rapporteur on the 5th cohesion report DEDOC

18:00

Reception (Berlaymont Plaza)

 

Tuesday 1 February 2011

09:00 – 09:15

Conclusions of the four panels of the first day

Dirk AHNER, Director General of Regional Policy

09:15 – 11:15

Plenary session:
THE NEW EU COHESION POLICY POST-2013

Chair:   Jacki DAVIS, European Policy Centre, Brussels

Round Table discussion with:

  • Mercedes BRESSO, President of the Committee of the Regions
  • Anna-Karin HATT, Minister of Information Technology and Regional Affairs, Sweden ENPDF
  • Peter HINTZE, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics, Germany DE ENDOC
  • Danuta HÜBNER, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development ENPDF
  • Pervenche BERES, Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee
  • Luis ESPADAS, Secretary General of Budget, Spain ENDOC

Floor debate

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 13:00

Closing session

Chair:   Koos RICHELLE, Director General of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion

  • Keynote speech: STABILITY AND GROWTH: WHICH ROLE FOR COHESION POLICY
    Ángel GURRÍA
    , Secretary General of the OECD ENPDF
  • Hungarian Presidency:THE PRIORITIES FOR COHESION POLICY
    Tamás FELLEGI, Minister of National Development, Hungary HUDOC ENPDF
  • Conclusions of the Forum
    László ANDOR, Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
    Johannes HAHN, Commissioner for Regional Policy

13:00 – 14:30

Lunch-Buffet offered by the European Commission

 

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