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The new free massive open online course (MOOC) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) focuses on 'EU budget and funding for regions and cities'. The course has been co-created with the European Investment Bank and the European Commission – DG REGIO and DG BUDG.
The course starts on Monday 31st October 2016. The content of the course will be released on a weekly basis – in this way, the content of Module 1 will be available from Week 1, and remain available from then on. The content of Module 2 will be available from Week 2 onwards, and so on. By the last week (5th-9th December), all material will be available, and will all remain online until July 2017.
The course is available on an online learning platform and consists of videos, factsheets, infographics and web-streamed live debates. Moreover, course followers can interact and contribute via social media and thematic groups. During the first six weeks of the course (31st October-9th December), followers will focus on one specific theme per week and will have the opportunity to evaluate their learning progress via a weekly quiz. Studying time is about 1 hour/week. Each week, a live expert debate on the topics of the week will take place at the CoR, and will be web-streamed live on the course platform. Participants will be able to ask their questions directly to the speakers during the sessions:
• Live Debate 1: Friday 4th November 2016, 13:00-14:15 - Live Debate registration
Title: Urban Agenda for the EU
- Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities
- Dr. Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs, CEMR
- Sebastian Marx, CEO, Gothenburg European Office
Moderator: Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director for Communication, European Committee of the Regions
Watch the streaming from Live Debate 1
• Live Debate 2: Thursday 10th November 2016, 13:00-14:15 - Live Debate registration
Title: The EU budget 2014-2020 and its programmes
Speakers:- Juan Jose Lopez Lledo, Head of Unit CAP and structural policies, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget- Thilo Maurer, Budget Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget- Victoria Gil Casado, Head of Unit Programme management and implementing contracts, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget
Moderator: Katie Owens, European Committee of the RegionsWatch the streaming from Live Debate 2
• Live Debate 3: Friday 18th November 2016, 13:00-14:15 - Live Debate registration
Title: Implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds Speakers: - Eric von Breska, European Commission, director for Policy, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy- Hugh Goldsmith, Head of Unit, European Investment Bank, JASPERS Moderator: Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director for Communication, European Committee of the Regions
Watch the streaming from Live Debate 3
• Live Debate 4: Friday 25th November 2016, 13:00-14:15 - Live Debate registration
Title: EIB Financing Instruments and the Investment Plan for Europe Speakers: - Sebastian Hyzyk, Regional Development, EIB- Matthieu Bertrand, Operations - EFSI, EIB- Emily Smith, Advisory Services, EIB Moderator: Shirin Wheeler, Principal Advisor International Media, EIB
Watch the streaming from Live Debate 4
• Live Debate 5: Friday 2nd December 2016, 13:00-14:15 - Live Debate registration
Title: Smart Cities Speakers: - Bror Salmelin, Adviser for Innovation Systems, European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology - Anja Katalin De Cunto, Funding and Financing Coordinator, Eurocities
Moderator: Martin Gosset, Communication directorate, European Committee of the Regions
Watch the streaming from Live Debate 5
• Live Debate 6: Thursday 8th December 2016, 12:15-13:30 - Live Debate registration
Title: The future of the EU budget and the post-2020 prospects
- Luc Van den Brande, former President and current member of the European Committee of the Regions
- Jorge Nunez Ferrer, CEPS, Expert to the High-level Group on own resources
Moderator: Michele Cercone, Head of Unit Events, European Committee of the Regions
Watch the streaming from Live Debate 6
The course is open to anyone who is interested in EU and regional and local affairs, free of charge and online.
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