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Sustainable Urban Rural Partnership European Conference 2012

Metz, 15 and 16 November 2012

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Recorded debate in original language: 15-11-2012 / 16-11-2012 AM / 16-11-2012 PM

15 November - Lorraine Region pre-seminar welcome and presentation
(Interpretation will be provided in English and French)

14:30 - 15:00

Welcome and Opening Remarks: Jean-Pierre Masseret, President of the Lorraine Region

15:00 - 16:00

Integrated Territorial Development in the Regional Council's Policies

Thibaut Villemin, vice-président du Conseil régional délégué aux Actions régionales relevant du Sport, de la Culture et de la Vie Associative; André Parthenay PPTX, Président de la Communauté de Communes Pays Haut Val d'Alzette (Moselle et Meurthe-et-Moselle); Yves Lecrique PPTX, 1er vice-président de la Communauté de Communes du Pays de Montmédy (Meuse); Jean-Marie Rougey PPTX, Adjoint au Maire de la Commune de Les Forges (Vosges)

16:00 - 17:00

Shared Governance: A Way to Build the Future in Lorraine

Paola Zanetti, vice-présidente du Conseil régional déléguée aux Actions régionales relevant de l'Equipement des Territoires; Patrick Abate, vice-président du Conseil régional délégué aux Actions régionales relevant des Aménagements, Projets et Equipements Structurants

16 November - European seminar on Sustainable Urban Rural Partnerships
Moderator: Richard Wakeford, OECD Chair of the Rural Working Party
(Interpretation will be provided English, French and German)

08:30 - 9:30

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30 - 10:15

Welcome and opening

Jean-Pierre Masseret, President of the Lorraine Region

Cécile Duflot, Minister of Territorial Equality and Housing, France

Charlina Vitcheva, Director, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Czesław Siekierski, Member of the European Parliament, vice-chair of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

10:15 - 11:15

First thematic panel: "Urban-Rural partnership: a new governance innovation tool?"

Joaquim Oliveira Martins PPTX, OECD - Assessing Urban Rural Partnerships in OECD countries

Roundtable discussion with Andrew Copus PPT, University of the Highlands and Islands; and Jörg Knieling PPT, HafenCity University

11:15 - 11:35

Coffee break

11:35 - 13:15

Second thematic panel: Partnerships for Sustainable rural-urban development: existing evidences

Rupert Kawka PPT, BBR Partnership for Sustainable rural-urban development

Roundtable discussion with Philip Atkins PPT, Leader of Staffordshire County Council; Thierry Baert PPT, Directeur d'études, Metropolitan Lille urban development & planning agency; Théau Dumond PPT, Local Action Group, Pays du Mans; and Gérard Peltre PPT, Rurality-Environment-Development

13:15 - 14:45

Buffet lunch

14:45 - 15:00

Video Clip - Sustainable Urban Rural Partnerships

15:00 - 16:45

Third thematic panel: "Improving rural-urban coordination: policy implications"

Jan Olbrycht, Member of the European Parliament, chair of the URBAN Intergroup

Panel discussion with: Caroline Larmagnac PPT, Conseillère en charge de l’équipe Dynamique des territoires, DATAR, France; Sabrina Lucatelli PPT, Department for Development and Cohesion Policy, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy; Duarte Rodrigues PPSX, Deputy Coordinator of Portuguese NSRF Observatory Portuga; and Piotr Żuber, Director, Ministry for Regional Development, Poland

European Commission respondents: Wladyslaw Piskorz, Head of Unit 'Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development', DG Regional and Urban Policy; Karolina Jasińska-Muehleck, Policy Officer, Consistency of rural development, DG Agriculture and Rural Development

16:45 - 17:00

Closing address

Michael Ralph, Adviser to the Deputy Director-General, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission


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