21.10. - 23.10.2010

AGEG Jahreskonferenz 2010 in Dundalk-Newry, East Border Region, Irland/Nordirland

Veranstaltungsort: Newry-Dundalk

Cordula Pandary (
Marie-Lou Perou (
Nadja Ait-Laouad (

Alle Mitglieder und Freunde der AGEG sind herzlich zur AGEG-Jahreskonferenz am 21. und 22. Oktober 2010 in Dundalk (Republik Irland) eingeladen.

Hauptthema der Veranstaltung ist: “Territorial Cohesion in a Post-Crisis Scenario.
Contribution of Cross-Border Cooperation”.

The current debate on the future European cohesion policy will achieve its critical moment with the publication of the Fifth Cohesion Report, the revision of the Financial Perspectives and the debates on the EU2020 Strategy, while there is a need to keep a territorial approach towards the cohesion of all European territories.

There are profound global challenges affecting most of European regions too, as climate change, demographic change or energy supply. Moreover, a strong economic and financial crisis has challenged us even more leading to enormous difficulties regarding the continuation of infrastructure projects, affecting labour markets and having, in any case, a strong impact in the development perspectives for most of European regions. All of this is particularly worrying for those territories carrying specific handicaps, as it is the case of border areas, peripheral or mountainous, rural or urban.

The AEBR has already elaborated concrete proposals for the future European Cohesion and has discussed these proposals intensively with the European Commission, the Committee of the Regions, the European Parliament, and other European regional associations. We have also addressed many private and public partners affected and or interested in a set of challenges that somehow involve all European citizens. In this context, we would like to discuss this scenario during our Annual Conference in Ireland with representatives from all over Europe.

In this year’s General Assembly, AEBR members will not only decide on technical and financial items, but also elect a new Executive Committee. Current AEBR President Karl-Heinz Lambertz, Minister President of the German-Speaking Community of Belgium, confirmed his will to run again for Presidency. He is convinced “that, also 40 years after the foundation of AEBR, further milestones can be reached for cross-border cooperation in Europe by joining our efforts.”

All in all, 46 nominations have been received so far, most of them for members of the current team, but also new candidates have been nominated from the Russian/Ukrainian border.

Furthermore, the AEBR Cross-Border Award Sail of Papenburg will be handed over on that occasion as well.

If you have not yet registered, you are kindly invited to you so as soon as possible (information and registration forms:!

Wir freuen uns darauf, Sie in Dundalk begrüßen zu können!
Rede von Kommissar Hahn