Territorial cohesion: improving policy coherence on the ground

3rd Territorial Cohesion and Urban Matters seminar - Brussels 2 July 2010

Programme

Videos of the seminar : part I ; part II ; part III ; part IV

08.30 - 09.00

Registration

09.00 - 09.30

Why does the territorial dimension and impact of public policies matter for effective European policies and for Europe 2020?

  • Welcome and introductory remarks by Dirk Ahner, Director-General, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission doc
  •  Territorial aspects of the Commission's strategic priorities: Stefano Grassi, Head of Unit D2, Secretariat General, European Commission doc
  • Concluding remarks by Dirk Ahner, Director-General, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, European Commission doc

09.30 - 10.15

Discussion

10.15 - 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 - 11.30

Territorial coordination of policies

  • A general view of stakeholder contributions about policy coherence: Gábor Novotny, REGIO.C2 ppt

Coordination of territorial aspects of European policies – the EU level

  • Synergies in EU policies supporting Research and Innovation: Pierre Godin, REGIO D2 ppt
  • Macro-regions – a new test of the integrated approach: David Sweet, Advisor to the Director-General, DG REGIO ppt
  • Measuring territorial impacts of European policies: Lewis Dijkstra, Deputy Head of Unit REGIO.C3 ppt

11.30 - 12.30

General discussion doc

12.30 - 14.00

Lunch

14.00 - 15.00

Territorial coordination of European and national policies

  • Systems of territorial coordination of sectoral policies in Member States
    • The case of Poland –  Anna Maria Gmyrek  – Ministry of Regional Development – Counsellor to the Minister Department of Structural Policy Coordination ppt
    • Measuring territorial impacts of European policies: the Dutch quick scan – Renske van Tol, Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment ppt
  • Regional systems of territorial coordination
    • The case of Scotland – Dr John Rigg, Head of European Structural Funds Division, Scottish Government ppt
    • The case of the Île-de-France Programme – Integrated approach at local and regional level, Vasilije Kujacic, Préfecture de Région Île-de-France ppt
15.00 - 15.15

Coffee break

15.15 - 16.30

General discussion doc

16.30 - 17.00

Concluding remarks and closing of event: Rudolf Niessler, Director, DG Regional Policy doc