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Closing Session

8 October 2009, 14:30-15:45
Charlemagne building, room GASP

The OPEN DAYS Closing Session will take place on Thursday, 8 October 2009, 14:30-15:45, in the Charlemagne building before an audience of 500 participants. Its main purpose is to draw conclusions on the four themes of the OPEN DAYS 2009. Following a short welcome by Commissioner Samecki and President Van den Brande, there will be four speeches on the four themes of the OPEN DAYS: Mr Bore will speak on restoring growth and innovation; Ms Twitchen will elaborate regional responses to climate change, Mr Kozlowski on co-operation among regions and Mr Schneider on the future of cohesion policy. Thereafter, President Van den Brande is and Commissioner Samecki will conclude.

The session will be interpreted from/into these languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Bulgarian, Romanian.

It will can be followed live on the internet, check section: Live, videos and photos.

Indicative Schedule

14:30-15:30 OPEN DAYS 2009 Conclusions

  • Restoring growth and strengthening innovation:
    Sir Albert Bore, Member of Birmingham City Council, United Kingdom
  • Regional responses to climate change
    Kay Twitchen, Member of Essex County, United Kingdom - Speech
  • Territorial cooperation
    Jan Kozłowski, Marshal of the Pomorskie voivodship, Poland
  • Evaluation and the future of Cohesion Policy post-2013
    Michael Schneider, Secretary of State of Saxony-Anhalt, Germany

15:30 - 15:45 Closing remarks

  • Luc Van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions - Speech
  • Paweł Samecki, Commissioner for Regional Policy - Speech

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