AEBR, in cooperation with TESIM (Technical Support to the Implementation and Management of ENI CBC programmes), hosted the online event “Recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories” on 15 December 2021, from 9:30 to 12:30 CET.
The aim of the event was to explore challenges and opportunities for border regions in the Eastern Partnership territories, within the framework of the “European recovery”.
This has been possible thanks to the contributions of several institutional actors, such as representatives of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament but also through the direct experiences of three different Interreg Managing Authorities and various AEBR members.
9:30 – 9.35 Welcome and instructions
9:35 – 9:45 Introduction, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of AEBR
9:45 – 10:50 First Session: Institutional strategy for the recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories. Moderation: Martin Guillermo Ramirez, Secretary General of AEBR
Radek Darski, Deputy Head of Division – EURCA.1: Regional Eastern Partnership, regional Cooperation & OSCE, European External Action Service
Elina Hakonen-Meddings, Deputy Head of Unit (DG REGIO D1) European Commission
Pavel Branda, CORLEAP Commission, European Committee of the Regions
Christian Spahr, Secretary General AER
Video message by Nacho Sanchez Amor (MEP) – European Parliament
10:50 – 11:00 Q&A
11:00 – 11:10 Virtual coffee break
11:10 – 12:15 Second Session: Recovery on the ground: current and future challenges. Moderation: Carlos Bolaños and Daniela Cavini, TESIM
Simona Pohlova, CBC Team Leader, DG REGIO (D1)
Iulia Herzog, Managing Authority for the Black Sea Basin, Romania-R. Moldova, Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC programmes
Tamas Molnar, Managing Authority for Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC programme
Rafal Balinski, Managing Authority Poland-Belarus-Ukraine ENI CBC programme
Cezar Grozavu, Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Romania Ukraine – AEBR member
Gyula Ocskay, Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI) – AEBR member
12:15 – 12:25 Q&A
12:25 – 12: 30 Interreg Volunteer Youth: an opportunity for Interreg programmes and projects in
the Eastern Partnership territories – Milena Pallotta, IVY Project officer at AEBR