Euroregion Alentejo-Centro-Extremadura

Badajoz, 27 October 2017: Conference of European Border Regions 2017, Day 2:

Presentations, Videos, etc.

 

Report about day 2 of the Conference of European  Border Regions 2017. To read the report related to day 1, please click here. 

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

The third working session on Friday morning adressed a special topic selected by the host: Circular Economy in Border Regions. The session was moderated by Jorge Pulido Valente, Vice-President of CCDR Alentejo. The session was opened with a video message of the Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation, Mr. Carlos Moedas. 

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director of Natural Capital at DG Environment, European Commission, gave a keynote speech on Natural Capital and Circular Economy in Border Regions.   

Presentations were given by Santos Jorna Escobero, Coordinator of Local Actions of Junta de Extremadura; Carlos Javier Rodríguez Jiménez, Director of the Cabinet of the President of Junta de Extremadura; Alexandra Rodrigues, Regional Development Director CCDR Centro; Astrid Vliebergh, ‎Head of Unit Economy, European and International Cooperation at Province of East Flanders/Euregio Scheldemond; and Eira Varis, Director of Development at Regional Council of North Karelia.

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

The following presentations and/or videos of that debate are available online:

> Carlos Moedas, Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iB9FIWOUoZA&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5&index=13

> Humberto Delgado Rosa, Director of Natural Capital, DG Environment
    Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SakfF6Wlhfk&index=17&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5 

> Santos Jorna Escobero, Coordinator of Local Actions, Junta de Extremadura
   Presentation:  http://www.aebr.eu/files/publications/RT3_Santos_Jorna_Econom_a_Circular_en_regiones_fronterizas.pdf
   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTUxyosTdGw&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5&index=14

> Carlos Javier Rodríguez Jiménez, Director of the Cabinet of the President of Junta de Extremadura
   Presentation: (will follow)
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible.

> Alexandra Rodrigues, Regional Development Director, CCDR Centro
   Presentation: Circular Economy in Centro Region of Portugal the case of H2020 SCREEN project
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible.

> Astrid Vliebergh, ‎Head of Unit Economy, European and International Cooperation at Province of East Flanders, Euregio Scheldemond (BE/NL)
   Presentation:  Cleantech Cluster Regio Gent
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible.

> Eira Varis, Director of Development, Regional Council of North Karelia
   Presentation: North Karelia, Finland: Towards a fossil-free bioeconomy border region
   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2p6evhivbk&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5&index=16

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

The fourth session tackled “The Generation of CB Societies”.  Mr. Zbigniew Kulik, Vice-President of AEBR, Euroregion Neisse-Nisa-Nysa (PL/CZ/DE), moderated the session. The keynote speech was hold by Pavel Branda, CoR Rapporteur on People-to-people and small scale projects in cross-border cooperation programmes, Vice-President of AEBR.

The speakers did not only come from Europe, one expert even took the long way from Africa to present cross-border activities in African border regions: Nacho Sánchez Amor, Member of the Spanish Parliament, Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and Humanitarian Questions, Special Representative on OSCE Border Issues; Wilhelm Patri, Managing Director of EUREGIO Bayerischer Wald / Böhmerwald / Mühlviertel (AT/CZ/DE); Pamela Arthurs, Chief Executive Officer of East Border Region; Fulga Turcu, Director of the Joint Technical Secretariat - Joint Operational Programme Romania – Republic of Moldova ENI 2014-2020, Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Iasi for the Romania-Republic of Moldova Border (BRCT Iasi); Harald Altekrüger, Landrat of Landkreis Spree-Neiße, President of Euroregion Spree-Neiße-Bober (DE/PL) (who was supported by Ms. Tatyana Gromova, Kursk Region); and Ambassador Aguibou Diarrah, Expert in African CBC. 

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

The following presentations and/or videos of that debate are available online:

> Pavel Branda, CoR Rapporteur on People-to-people and small scale projects in cross-border cooperation programmes, Vice-President of AEBR 
   Presentation: http://www.aebr.eu/files/publications/RT4_Presentace_P2P_Branda.pdf
   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2x3GV3nWK4&index=20&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5

> Nacho Sánchez Amor, Member of the Spanish Parliament, Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Democracy, Human Rights and  Humanitarian Questions, Special Representative on OSCE Border Issues
   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jbEF8uNbB8&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5&index=21

> Wilhelm Patri, Managing Director of EUREGIO Bayerischer Wald / Böhmerwald / Mühlviertel (AT/CZ/DE) 
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible.

> Pamela Arthurs, Chief Executive Officer of East Border Region (IE/UK)
   Presentation: Brexit and the Ireland/N Ireland Border Corridor
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible. 

> Fulga Turcu, Director of the Joint Technical Secretariat - Joint Operational Programme Romania – Republic of Moldova ENI 2014-2020, Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Iasi for the Romania-Republic of Moldova Border (BRCT Iasi)
   Presentation: People-to-People Projects RO/UA/MD
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible.

> Harald Altekrüger, Landrat of Landkreis Spree-Neiße, President of Euroregion Spree-Neiße-Bober (DE/PL)
   Presentation: COOPERATION between Kursk region (the Russian Federation) and Spree-Neisse district (German part of Spree-Neisse-Bober Euroregion)
   Video: Please note that the video will follow as soon as possible. 

> Aguibou Diarrah, Expert in African CBC
   Speech: REMARQUES  DE L’AMBASSADEUR AGUIBOU DIARRAH A LA CONFERENCE ANNUELLE DE L’OUVERTURE DE L’ARFE
   Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIUxiOs7NBY&list=PL6NBJqyhcfrNtpLM6YwQIucD9eVK9sGw5&index=26

Source of the photo: Jero Morales

The Conference of European Conference closed with a presentation of the AEBR Annual Conference 2018, which will take place from 20 to 22 September 2018 in Oulu/Finland, and conclusion statements of Nathalie Verschelde, Rosa Balas Torres and Martín Guillermo, who thanked the interpreters and all staff of the organising team for their great support.

Video of the closing session

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