09.30 Opening remarks from Frans Timmermans, the First Vice President of the European Commission, & Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions.
09.45 Session 1: The participation of local and regional authorities in policymaking and implementation, and the application of subsidiarity in the work of the institutions. Interactive discussion with members of the Task Force. This discussion will focus on Tasks (a) and (c) as identified by President Juncker.
10.30 Session 2: "Doing less, more efficiently" - Interactive discussion with members of the Task Force. This discussion will focus on Task (b) of the Task Force mandate - the identification of areas where decision-making and/or implementation could be re-delegated in whole or in part or definitively returned to the Member States.
11.15 Closing remarks.
11.30 Hearing closes.