Invitation to ERB Members EU Offices and Representatives in Brussels 28.01.2020
The meeting will take place in:
Skåne European Office
Rue du Luxembourg 3
Planned agenda of the meeting:
January 2020Meeting with ERB Members EU
9.00 Welcome and introductions
ERB in a nutshell – presentation by Magda
Leszczyna-Rzucidło, Head of the International Permanent Secretariat
EU Office’s engagement in South Baltic related tasks & initiatives; discussion on common goals for the future cooperation between the ERB and ERB Member regions EU Offices
10.30 Coffee break
Interreg South Baltic
Programme “state-of-the-art” – outcomes of the informal Monitoring Committee
Meeting on 19th Nov 2019, ERB position papers, Joint Programming
Committee, future South Baltic CBC priorities etc.
Interreg South Baltic
Programme discussion on possible joint initiatives, actions and lobbying in
12.00 End of the meeting, joint lunch (ordered to the Office)
Dear Partners and Friends,
On behalf of the Interreg South Baltic Programme Joint Secretariat Team, we are forwarding an invitation to their Workshop Session on The European Week of Regions and Cities 2019!
JS are organizing this workshop together with the Interreg Italy-France (Maritime) Programme, which will give all of us the opportunity to exchange across our regions.
What we offer you in our workshop
Smaller regions and cities with the support of Cooperation Programmes have co-developed joint solutions together with strong innovation-oriented actors such as universities, incubators or science and technology parks in cross-border cooperation.
After achieving many valuable results we are not at the end of this journey. In group work, all participants of the workshop will identify future challenges in their home regions. All participants will be invited to join the discussions and contribute their own experiences, future challenges and possible ideas.
The results from the discussions will be presented to the Programming Committee creating the next Programme Period 2021-2027 of the Interreg South Baltic Programme.
Please find more information and the workshop’s program here on our website.
Please find the program as well attached to this email.
Important! Create your EU Login before registering! (Click on EU Login in the upper right corner of the EURegionsWeek’s website.) As there are limited seats on the Workshop Session, we recommend registering as soon as possible! We recommend making travel arrangements as soon as possible, as prices are rising.
We recommend registering as well for other sessions, as this year’s program of the EURegionsWeek is very interesting!
For more information contact the JS Team!
Joint Secretariat | Interreg South Baltic Programme 2014 – 2020
The communication is the result of two years long research and dialogue with local authorities across borders and various stakeholders. The aim of the communication is to reduce administrative and legal obstacles of cross-border interaction smoothing cooperation and cohesion among EU internal border-regions. These regions cover the 40% of EU territory accounting for 150 million people.
Since 1990 Interreg program has been supporting cross-border cooperation financing projects and initiatives to improve connectivity and cohesion, boost economic growth and undertake a path of trust through people to people projects. Despite positive results difficulties still persist: lack of information; complicated administrative procedures; lack of coordination; different tax regimes; different living standards.
In order to tackle them, the Commission has developed a “Border Focal Point” aiming at providing key actors with support to address cross-border issues, sharing experiences and good practices, ensuring that the Commission will take into due account the cross-border regional dimension in its future key actions. Within this framework, the Commission intends to address 10 key actions: deepening cooperation and exchanges; improving the legislative process; enabling cross-border public administration; providing reliable and understandable information and assistance; supporting cross-border employment; promoting border multi-lingualism; facilitating cross-border accessibility; promoting greater pooling of health-care facilities; considering the legal and financial framework for cross-border cooperation; building evidence of cross-border interaction to inform decision-making.
As EU internal border regions contribute significantly to the wealth of Europe, evidence shows that by reducing administrative and legal discontinuities much can be gained. This is the reason why EU Commission will continue to contribute to the progress of border regions funding programmes to boost their development.
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