Events

04.09. - 06.09.2013
 
 

Seminar on the Future of Cross-Border Cooperation between Ukraine and Poland/Slovakia/Hungary

organized by Volyn Oblast, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Association of European Border Regions
Location: Lutsk, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine

DRAFT PROGRAMME

4th September

17.00 - 17.30 Arrival of the participants and registration

17.30 – 19.00 Welcome and opening speeches
Mr Borys Klimchuk, Head of Volyn Oblast State Administration
Ms Gabriele Baumann, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Mr Elmar Brok, Introduction to the main topics of the seminar: “EU policy at its external borders and the role of cross-border cooperation”
Mr Jens Gabbe, Chair of AEBR Advisory Council

20.00 – 22.00 Dinner

5th September

9.30 – 11.00 The upcoming EU-Regulation on cross-border cooperation along the external borders (ENI)
Introduction by Ms Bodil Persson, Deputy Head of Unit, DG DEVCO, European Commission
Mr Joachim Zeller, Member of the European Parliament (tbc)

Statements by
NN, Government of Ukraine
NN, Hungary
Ms Zuzana Hofericová, Government Office of the Slovak Republic
Ms Ewa Termena-Chyży, Head of Department, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
Mr Paweł Słowikowski, Center of European Projects, Joint Technical Secretariat Poland-Belarus-Ukraine
Discussion

11.00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 - 13.00 EGTC - the legal instrument for cross-border cooperation
How to use and implement it at the external borders

Introduction by NN, EU-Commission, DG Regional Policy (to be nominated shortly)

Statements:
NN, Government of Ukraine
NN, Hungary
NN, Slovak Republic
Ms Ewa Termena-Chyży, Head of Department, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
Practical experiences of AEBR
Discussion

13.00 - 14.30 Lunch

14.30 – 16.00 A decentralized cross-border development strategy
The added value and how it can be realized

Presentation by Mr Jens Gabbe, Chair of the AEBR Advisory Council
Discussion

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

17.00 – 18.30 Strengthening cross-border cooperation along the western border of Ukraine with Poland, Slovakia and Hungary
Round Table
NN, Government of Ukraine
NN, Hungary
Ms Zuzana Hofericová, Government Office of the Slovak Republic
Ms Ewa Termena-Chyży, Head of Department, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
Mr Jens Gabbe, Chair of the AEBR Advisory Council

20.00 – 22.00 Dinner

6th September
9.30 – 11.00 Summary of the seminar and outlook
Mr Jens Gabbe, Chair of the AEBR Advisory Council
Ms Gabriele Baumann, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation