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

18 – 19 June 2020 - Virtual

Meeting Report

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

Programme PDF
Privacy statement PDF
Practical information for the meeting PDF

Agenda

Moderators
Alexander FERSTL & Maja PAVLOVIĆ
European Commission, DG Regional & Urban Policy

Thursday, 18 June 2020



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From 08:45

Registration & Technical preparation

9:15 – 9:30

Welcome and introduction

  • Agnès Monfret & Loris di PIETRANTONIO, European Commission


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9:30 – 10:15

Communication of programmes 2021-2027

 

Update on the legislative package

Changes to the communication provisions of the CPR during the negotiations

Programming: Where do we stand?

Update on the programming process for ERDF, CF and ESF+ programmes

  • Monika TCHAVDAROVA, European Commission (on ERDF & CF programmes)
    Presentation PDF
  • Loris di PIETRANTONIO, European Commission (on ESF+ programmes)
    Presentation PDF
  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO, European Commission (on checklist for programmes)
    Presentation PDF

Communication support package: Visibility

Focus on support for visibility & publicity: What will change for programmes? What will be provided centrally – and how? What about visual elements?

  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO & Hanna SÖDERSTRÖM, European Commission
    Presentation PDF


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10:15 – 10:45

Interactive Q&A on programming & regulations

Possibility for participants to discuss open questions with Commission experts

  • Monika TCHAVDAROVA
  • Loris di PIETRANTONIO
  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO
  • Hanna SÖDERSTRÖM

10:45 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 12:30

INFORM EU 2021-2027

 

Structure and functions of the new network – and tasks of the national communication coordinators
Proposal for the new cooperation structure

  • Alexander FERSTL & Vera FAIRBROTHER, European Commission
    Presentation PDF

Communicating EU home affairs funds

Communicating the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund

  • Emil ANDERSEN, European Commission
    Presentation PDF
  • Luce DEMANGEON, EMFF Managing Authority, Brittany, France
    Presentation PDF

Interactive Q&A on networks

  • Alexander FERSTL
  • Csilla VÖLGYI
  • Noora VAHERVAARA
  • Emil ANDERSEN
  • Luce DEMANGEON


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12:30 – 14:00

Break

14:00 – 15:30

Communication Activities & COVID-19

 

How did the current crisis change the Commission’s activities?

How were regional policy campaigns & activities affected?
Presentation PDF

  • Agnès MONFRET, European Commission
  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO, European Commission
  • Sarah DYRDA, European Commission

How were employment and social inclusion campaigns & activities affected?

Interactive Q&A

  • Agnès MONFRET
  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO
  • Sarah DYRDA
  • Loris di PIETRANTONIO
  • Dietrich ROMETSCH

Inspiration from the networks: What can be done?

Updates and examples from the regions

  • Sandra CHAIGNON, National communication officer, France (Joli mois de l’Europe - projects from France )

  • Kim de PAEPE & Philippe ROUSSEAU, Regional government of Flanders, Belgium (Europa in de buurt 2020)

Interactive Q&A

  • Sandra CHAIGNON
  • Kim DE PAEPE
  • Philippe ROUSSEAU


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15:30 – 15:45

Forward planning and closing

  • Maja PAVLOVIC, European Commission
  • Alexander FERSTL, European Commission (Next meetings & activities)
  • Vera FAIRBROTHER, European Commission (Instructions for the country team meetings)

15:45 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 17:00

Country Team Meetings 

  • Communication activities: What happened in 2020 so far – and how did you react to the crisis? How does the forward planning for the 2nd half of 2020 look like?
  • Preparing the communication chapter for the 2021-2027 programmes: What is the state of play in your region/Member State?

Friday 19 June 2020



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From 9:30

Registration & Technical preparation

10:00-16:00

Hands-on trainings

10:00-11:00

Digital cooperation & digital advertising tools

  • Hüseyin OĞRAK, Digital Advertising Specialist
    Presentation PDF


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11:00-12:00

Greening your communication activities

  • Nele FASSNACHT, European Commission (Make your conference greener in 7 steps – a walk in the woods)
    Presentation PDF

Panel discussion

  • Elena PASCUAL JIMENEZ, European Commission
  • Hanna SÖDERSTRÖM, European Commission (The example of the JPO-Green Ambassadors)
  • Nele FASSNACHT, European Commission


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12:00-12:30

Open Data Platform: Telling data stories

  • Alain VANDEN BORRE, European Commission
  • John WALSH, European Commission
12:30-13:00

InfoRegio Project Database: Managing the new workflow
(for INFORM members)
Presentation PDF

  • Anne VERBIST, European Commission
  • Alain VANDEN BORRE, European Commission
  • Slaven KLICEK, European Commission

13:00 – 14:00

Break

14:00-15:00

At the School of Open Cohesion Partners Meeting
(for ASOC members)
Presentation PDF

  • Gianluca COMUNIELLO, European Commission
  • Amaury BISIAUX, European Commission
  • ASOC Partners
15:00-16:00

INIO meeting
(for INIO members)

Moderator: Alessandra FLORA, DG Employment and Social Inclusion, European Commission

  • Loris DI PIETRANTONIO, DG Employment and Social Inclusion, European Commission
    Presentation PDF
  • Ana SALVADO, Portugal
    Presentation PDF
  • Elia GRASSILLI, Italy
    Presentation PDF
  • Elena PASCUAL JIMENEZ, DG Employment and Social Inclusion, European Commission
    Presentation PDF

Interactive Q&A with INIO members