What is the role of regions and local authorities in the European Union? Cork, Ireland

19/11/2016 19/11/2016 14.00| UCC Gateway Building, Western Rd, Cork
"What is the role of regions and local authorities in the European Union?"

At a time of concerns regarding citizen confidence in the EU, this event will aim to engage local citizens, members of local and regional assemblies, and other representatives in an open discussion on the ways in which they can engage with the EU and how it impacts on their regions and cities.
Led by the President of the European Committee of the Regions, Markku Markkula, and the Irish Minister for European Affairs, Dara Murphy TD, it is intended that the event should result in an open and lively debate. The town hall debate debate will be held alongside the Startup Nations Summit, which gathers a network of startup community leaders and policymakers from around the world to help better enable high impact entrepreneurship.
The town hall debate  taking place in Cork  is the first "local event"  in the form of a "Citizens dialogue" supported by the  European Committee of the Regions (CoR) in Ireland.
This is part of a series of "high level town hall debates" which will be co -organised  by the European Committee of the regions between 2016 and 2017 in view of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, upon the initiaitve of its members.
The main objective is to going local and  listen to citizens' concerns and ideas on the future of Europe to report them to Brussels and contribute to the ongoing "Reflection of the EU" process.

Contact Person: Sarah Holden
Organizer: Cork City Council
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Email: info@emra.ie