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Meeting of the INFORM and INIO networks of EU cohesion policy communicators

15-17 May 2019 - Palermo, Italy
Venue: Venue: Hotel La Torre, Via Piano di Gallo, 11

Meeting Report

The conclusions of the sessions and the reporting of the discussions are published in the Minutes of the meeting PDF


Wednesday, 15 May 2019

11.00 – 13.00

INIO meeting – restricted to ESF communicators

  • State of play of CPR negotiations Presentation PDF
  • Strengthen communication on European Social Fund in every region : Human stories/People first Presentation PDF
  • Social media support for ESF managing authorities Presentation PDF

14.00 – 14.30

Welcome and introduction by Nello Musumeci, President of Sicily Region, Dario Tornabene and Marco Tornambè, Sicily Region, Giulia Amato, Agenzia Coesione Territoriale, Agnès Monfret and Loris Di Pierantonio, European Commission

14.30 – 15.00

Communication Rules: learning from the past and stepping into the future Presentation PDF

  • State-of-play on the negotiations on the post-2020 programming period (communication provisions and beyond)
  • How to programme communication in the 2021-2027 period

15.00 – 16.00

Updates on the ongoing campaigns #EUinmyregion, EU Delivers in the Regions, Road Trip Project, Media call, European Week of Regions and Cities, RegioStars Award Presentation PDF

16.00 – 18.00

Country team discussions

Thursday, 16 May 2019

9.15 – 9.45

Key note speech: Social Media, Euroscepticism, and the European Public by Michael Bossetta, Political Scientist, University of Copenhagen
Presentation PDF

9.45 – 10.45

Assessing the impact of the communication measures

  • Communicating cohesion policy: what is the impact on local audiences? by Barberio Vitaliano and Ines Kuric, Wien University, Perceive Project
    Presentation PDF
  • Evaluation of synergies between Commission and Managing Authorities’ campaigns by Bea Mahieu, Technopolis
    Presentation PDF
  • A concrete example: the Portuguese case, by Paula Vicente
    Presentation PDF

11.00 - 13.00

Working together as an EU-wide network: objectives, resources, working methods

14.00 - 15.15
15.30 - 16.45

3 parallel workshops

1. Build your social media strategy

  • Alexandra Ekkelenkamp, Council of the European Union
    Presentation PDF
  • Dino Amenduni, Proforma
    Presentation PDF
  • Moderator: Daniela Teixeira, European Commission

2. Fighting fake news, tackling disinformation, myth

3. Cohesion policy in the media: journalists vs communication officers

  • Barbara Zrimšek, RTV Slovenija
  • Raquel Morão Lopes, RTP Portugal
  • Giuseppe Chiellino, Sole24Ore
  • Martina Ottaviano, Europhonica
  • Domenico Rositano, LaC
  • Moderator: Patricia Gouveia, European Commission

17.00 – 18.00

Communication awards

European super heros save French cider!

The South #InNetwork with Europe…through your eyes

Where the EU Funds Help = Czech ESIF Projects OPEN DAYS
Presentation PDF

Sardinian Europe Day Presentation PDF

RENT the NATURE! Presentation PDF

EC NOP Project: Transparency and Open Data
Presentation PDF

ESF inspires! Ambassador contest 2018 Presentation PDF

#EUinmyRegion San Giovanni InnovAction hub

Programme Opérationnel FSE La Réunion 2014-2020 Presentation PDF

Storytelling and Promotion Effects of Cohesion Policy Presentation PDF


A best practice: Blue Sea Land 2018 Presentation PDF

I am your neighbour. DO NOT SORT me out Presentation PDF

Spot Video Contest. And the Winner is… Europe Presentation PDF

Friday, 17 May 2019

9.30 – 13.30

ESF Project: “From technologies for astrophysics to the creation of a business for the development of the territory” National Institute of Astrophysics (INAF) - Astronomical Observatory “Giuseppe S. Vaiana” – Norman Palace, Piazza del Parlamento 1, Palermo

ERDF Project: Tecnozinco company, Via Don Lorenzo Milani 72, Carini