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23/04/2015 | Regional Policy 15:00 - 17:30| Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99-101, JDE 51, Brussels, 1040, Belgium

Strong local and regional authorities form one of the pillars of an effective and well-governed democratic state. But not only: local authorities can be a driving force behind participative approaches and the spread of ideas and knowledge. Therefore the EU is extending the support of municipal development of the partner countries.

The seminar will present tangible schemes focused on economic development and energy savings in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine and reveal the planned initiatives of the European Commission in this field for 2015-2016 years. The seminar will also present the practical examples of Entrepreneurial Communities from Moldova and Belarus.

Organised by Conference of the Regional and Local Authorities for Eastern Partnership (CORLEAP), this conference is connected to the fifth annual meeting of CORLEAP.

Speakers include:

Jiří BURIÁNEK, Secretary General, European Committee of the Regions
Nils JANSONS, Deputy Head of Division for the Eastern Partnership, Regional Cooperation, and OSCE, European External Action Service
Emin YERITSYAN, Co-Chair of CORLEAP, President of the Union of Communities of Armenia
Rob de LOBEL, DG NEAR Regional Programmes Neighbourhood East, European Commission
Christophe FRÉRING, Energy Cities, COMO East Project Director
Pirita VUORINEN , Specialist - Systems Policy Unit, European Training Foundation

Please register your attendance to by 16h00 on April 22nd. The attendance is free of charge.



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