The registration to the fully digital European Week of Regions and Cities has opened and bundles more than 500 online working sessions covering topics along the three thematic priorities: Empowering Citizens (5-9 October 2020); Cohesion and Cooperation (12-16 October 2020); and Green Europe (19-22 October 2020).
We would especially like to invite you to visit the following workshops concentrating on current priorities of the EUSAIR, organised by Unit D1 in DG REGIO:
EUSAIR strives for more - Wed, 14 October 2020, 14:30 - 16:00 o’clock
Mobilizing ESI and IPA funds in the EUSAIR and EUSDR in post-2020 – Wed, 14 October 2020, 16:30 - 18:00 o’clock.
A more horizontal EU accession process – Thu, 15 October 2020, 11:30 - 13:00 o’clock
In addition, a focus on Interreg and IPA cross-border cooperation, and what role it can play in responding to global challenges, might also be of interest for you:
A safer and more secure Europe - Wed, 14 October 2020, 09:30 - 11:00 o’clock
Health: Interreg NEXT and IPA CBC in action - Thu, 15 October 2020, 09:30 - 11:00 o’clock
The workshops include Q&A sessions to exchange ideas and find possible solutions.
Form more information regarding the European Week of Region and Cities visit the official website: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/
The first AII Committee of Senior Officials under Slovenian Chairmanship will take place in Izola (via videoconference) on September 15th, at 10.00 a.m. (CEST).
The AII Permanent Secretariat Programme of the Activities will be presented together with the Priorities and indicative calendar of events of the Slovenian Chairmanship for the period 1 June 2020 – 31 May 2021.
The webinar is organized by Marche Region, as Italian Project Partner of the EUSAIR Facility Point, in cooperation with the Permanent Secretariat of the Adriatic Ionian Initiative, within the framework of the initiatives related to the celebrations of the twenty anniversary of the Ancona Charter and of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative.
The meeting will take place on August 25th, at 17 p.m. online (https://zoom.us/j/94673688640) and will focus on: “Fundamental Rights and EU Enlargement: prospects in the Adriatic Ionian Area”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global health and socio-economic crisis, risking compromising the protection of fundamental rights. As governments gradually lift some of the measures put in place to contain the spread of COVID-19, new fundamental rights concerns arise.
Confronted with an unprecedented health crisis, the European Union is now faced with the dilemma on how to tackle its economic impact in a joint fashion. In the meantime, after almost two years of postponement, it has given green light to the start of the accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. The webinar will explore ways on how to advance the protection of fundamental rights while at the same time move forward with the enlargement process in the Western Balkans, especially during a period in which some setbacks have been noticed.
Please find here the agenda of the meeting.
Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2020 will take place from 14 to 25 September 2020 in the coastal town of Izola and remotely via the EUSAIR Stakeholders Platform.
A series of events will address the current challenges and future potentials of the Adriatic Ionian Sea and Coast.
The official opening ceremony will happen on 15 September 2020. Interested stakeholders working in the field of EU cohesion policy, EU funds and macro-regional cooperation are especially welcomed to attend the event online.
Registrations are open until 17 September 2020, but participants are advised to submit application as soon as possible. The registration form can be found here.
The Programme of the Mediterranean Coast and Macro-regional Strategies Week 2020 can be downloaded here.