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AEBR Annual Events 2022 – Register now!

Please register by 31 August following this link.

The general outline of events will be as follows:

WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2022

VI Cross-Border School in Szeged, Hungary, Euroregion DKMT

THURSDAY, 29 September 2022

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

GENERAL ASSEMBLY

AEBR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022, Day 1

FRIDAY, 30 September 2022

AEBR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022, Day 2

Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October 2022

Cultural and study visits in Novi Sad, Fruška gora Mountain, Timiș / Timișoara (Romania)

 

ARRIVAL IN HUNGARY, SERBIA AND NOVI SAD

For those participants arriving in Budapest to attend the VI CB School in Szeged (28/9), a transfer will be available on 27 September. Those only attending the CBS might return through Budapest on 29/9.

For those participating in the AEBR Annual Events 2022, a transfer will also be available to continue their travel from Szeged to Novi Sad in the evening of Wednesday 28 September. Other participants might arrive directly at Belgrade international airport, with many connections to European destinations. Another transfer will be organised from Belgrade airport to Novi Sad. Additional transfers will be arranged to return, including the option of Timișoara, where a study visit is planned during the weekend. Some participants might also want to stay and/or return from Timisoara international airport, which also enjoys many European destinations.

 

A FOCUS ON YOUTH

The European Year of Youth is a core element of AEBR Annual Events 2022, where we would like to welcome many young representatives of European border regions. We will discuss various aspects of cross-border cooperation, cross-border public services, smart solutions for mobility in border regions and other challenges, the role of multiculturalism, etc.

Youth participation: young politicians from border regions are encouraged to take part.

Working languages: English, German and Serbian.

 

Please register by 31 August following this link.

Draft programme as of 9 August 2022

WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2022

SCHOOL OF CROSS-BORDER COOPERATION

The AEBR Cross-Border School (CBS) will be organised for the 6th time in Szeged, DKMT Euroregion, Hungary, in close collaboration with the Radboud University of Nijmegen and the Province of Gelderland (NL). From 2022 on, the CBS is also part of the 21st Century Borders project, led by the University of Victoria (Canada), with many partners in various continents. This year’s general emphasis is on youth and CBC.

A Call for Papers was published on the most relevant scientific platforms, including travel grants for selected authors (provided by the XXI Century Borders project).

A series of panels will deal with the following topics:

  • Growing a New Generation of CBC Enthusiasts
  • Education Across Borders
  • Youth Mobility and Opportunities
  • Strategies to retain young people/talent; “empty” regions
  • University cooperation for CBC education
WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2022, Pre-Conference Event
09.00-16.00

 

09.30-10.45 (I)

11:00-12:00 (II)

 

14:30-16:00 (III)

Szeged, Hungary 6th CROSS-BORDER SCHOOL

(working titles)

Session 1: Education Across Borders

Session 2: Retaining talent in “empty regions”

Session 3: Host’s Panel

The programme is currently under preparation.

emphasis on youth and current AEBR priorities.
17.00- Transfer from Szeged to Novi Sad
afternoon Transfer from Belgrade to Novi Sad
20:00 Novi Sad, Sheraton Hotel Welcome get-together

 

AEBR 2022 Executive Committee, General Assembly and Annual Conference

New solutions for the future of cross-border regions

29-30 September 2022, Novi Sad, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Republic of Serbia

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English, German and Serbian.

 

Panoramic view of Novi Sad from Petrovaradin fortress.

Photo by Ivan Aleksic (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

 

Below you can find a draft programme which is currently fine-tuned with the proposed speakers:

THURSDAY, 29 September 2022

08.30- 09.00

09.00-09.45

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina REGISTRATION for ExCom & GenAss

AEBR EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING:

(only for ExCom members)

Preparation of the Gen Ass and regular decisions.

09.45-10.00 COFFEE BREAK
10.00-11.45

 

Registration for GenAss remains open & Registration for Annual Conference starts

AEBR GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING 2022:

(only for AEBR members in good standing)

Election of President, Vice-presidents and Board. Financial documents, Annual Report 2021 and new working programme.

12.00-13.30 LUNCH BREAK
13.30-14.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina AEBR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022, Day 1

AEBR

Welcoming speeches of host region officials (AP Vojvodina) and other DKMT political representatives (Hungary + Romania)

National authorities

Address of Olivér Várhelyi, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement (tbc)

Other European authorities (tbc)

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities (tbc)

14.30-14.40 Great Hall Presentation of AP Vojvodina
CB EFFECTS OF EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE
+ video on Youth Capital 22
14.40-15.35

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina I Panel: “The New EU Financial Perspective and Cross-Border Cooperation”

  • Moderator (tbc)
  • DG REGIO (tbc)
  • Ministry of EU Integration
  • AP Vojvodina CBC project
  • West Balkan CBC project
  • DKMT
15.35-16.30

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina II Panel: Cross Border Public Services

  • Moderator: (tbc)
  • ZOAST, Sarah Bentz, Project Officer at the Grand Est Region, for Strasbourg European Capital and European Networks, Région Grand Est, (FR) (tbc)
  • Grenzinfopunkte, Linda Blom, Arbeitsmarkt / GrenzInfoPunkt, EUREGIO (DE/NL) (tbc)
  • Kvarken Ferry, Fredrik Lundberg, Wasaline Board Member (tbc)
  • Balkan case
  • MOT/CESCI (tbc)
16.30-17.00 Networking coffee
17.00-19.00 SIGHTSEEING OF THE PETROVARADIN FORTRESS
20.00

 

RECEPTION

SAIL OF PAPENBURG 2022 AWARD CEREMONY

DINNER

Petrovaradin Fortress

 

FRIDAY, 30 September 2022
08.30- 09.00

 

AEBR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022, Day 2

Registration

09.00-10.15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina III Panel: Smart solutions for cross-border cooperation. Presentation of innovative practices (under exploration):

Moderator – Martin Guillermo-Ramírez, AEBR Secretary General

Sustainable small regional aviation:

  • Electric aviation approaches in Scandinavia, Mathias Lindström, Kvarken Council (tbc)
  • Regional aviation initiative in the Carpathian Euroregion, Natalie Nosa (tbc)

Hydrogen ports, Euregio Rijn-Waal (tbc)

A just transition from coal mines to e-cars, Carsten Jacob

CESCI/MOT (tbc)

 

 

10.15-11.30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall of The Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina IV Panel: The Youth Manifesto: how to make CBC-policies more open to young people’s participation

Moderator: DR Regio (tbc)

Milan Savic, State Secretary in charge of youth

Veronica Capenti, representative of Interreg ALCOTRA’s Managing Authority and its Youth Council

Yasmine Calosso, IVY volunteer currently at Interreg ALCOTRA

A member of ALCOTRA’s Youth Council

Bektha Djilidjel, activist from the Youth Manifesto Group

Nicole Menghetti, IVY volunteer at Interreg Italy-Slovenia

Sofía Areal, member of Tomiño’s Youth Council

Dane Basta, Provincial Secretary for Sports and Youth, Vojvodina

Discussion

11.30-11.50 Coffee break
11.50-12.50

 

Great Hall at the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina V Panel: Multiculturalism and Youth

Moderator (tbc)

Model for the Protection of the Rights of Persons belonging to National Minorities in AP Vojvodina, Adrian Borka

Promotion of  Multiculturalism and Tolerance in Vojvodina, Bojan Greguric

Multiculturalism in CB contexts, Province of Gelderland (tbc)

The youth and heritage – tradition and future in CB region – IPA Project, Stanislav Radulović

Maria Griva, IVY volunteer at Regional Development Fund of Central Macedonia

Tetiana Stanieva, Founder and Managing Director, International Ethnographic Film Festival, Bolhrad (Odesa Oblast, Ukraine)

12.50-13.00 Presentation of Annual Events 2023

CLOSING OF THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE

13.00-14.30 LUNCH AND COCKTAIL
15.00 – 17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall and other rooms at the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Workshop I Youth Engagement in Cross Border Cooperation

This working session intends to bring together members of AEBR who are interested in exchanging with young people and young people involved in updating the AEBR’s CBC Youth Charter. With the aim of improving youth’s participation in border regions and cooperation programmes, participants will discuss solutions and share best practices.

Moderators: Bektha Djilidjel and Milena Pallotta

Milena Pallotta, project officer at AEBR

Roxana Balan, participant of “Updating CBC Youth Charter” workshop and IVY volunteer

Milan Krilovic, European Youth Centre of Vojvodina

Vukasin Grozdanovic, OPENS

15.00 – 17.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great Hall and other rooms at the Assembly of the Autonomous Province of Vojvodina

 

 

 

 

Workshop II How to apply to b-solutions’ call

AEBR’s team will present the call for proposals launched in the framework of the b-solutions 2.0: Solving Cross-Border Obstacles initiative, an action by the European Commission and AEBR. Representatives of public bodies and cross-border structures are invited to exchange with AEBR’s team and bring forward possible legal and administrative obstacles they face when cooperating with their neighbouring regions.

During this dedicated workshop, b-solutions’ team will illustrate the application procedure and provide concrete help to apply and receive technical support to solve such obstacles.

17.00 – 18.00

 

 

 

Workshop III – TFEB

The Task Force External Borders will discuss its priorities for the coming years, paying special attention to the transformation of some (cross-)border areas at the Eastern External Border region.

17.00 – 18.00 Workshop IV – future project(s) partnership, eg. sustainable mobility 
20.00 DINNER

Social, cultural programme during the weekend. Novi Sad is the European Capital of Culture 2022, together with Esch in Luxembourg and Kaunas in Lithuania.

SATURDAY, 1 October 
 Proposed study visit:

–        Fruška gora Mountain (Tarcal/Almus-hegy/Frankenwald/Alma Mons/Frangochoria) monasteries and wineries

 

SUNDAY, 2 October 2022

–        Timiș County / City of Timișoara (Romania)

 

There are many interesting things to do in Novi Sad, including the programme of the European Cultural Capital 2022

Please register by 31 August following this link

 

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