Making the Investment Plan Work for Cities and Regions

29/06/2017   | Cohesion, jobs, growth, and investment; European Fund for Strategic Investment (EFSI); Europe 2020 Strategy; European semester / Economic governance; Long-term strategy for investment, growth and jobs (renewed Europe 2020); Investment and EFSI; Single market: digital, energy and capital; Economic and Monetary Union (EMU); European semester / Economic governance; Sub-national finance | 14:30-18:00 | Room: JDE 52 |  Rue Belliard 99-101 |  European Committee of the Regions

The Investment Plan for Europe was launched in November 2014 in order to address the investment gap affecting much of Europe, and threatening its current and future competitiveness, prosperity, and the well-being of its citizens. The Investment Plan's centrepiece is the well-known European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), which aims to boost investment levels, but other initiatives such as advisory and support services are also at its heart, and aim to help finance reach the real economy.

Early results of the Investment Plan have been encouraging but some questions remain surrounding its impact on the ground, its geographical balance, or its additionality. Furthermore, although local and regional authorities are widely recognised as crucial partners to make the Investment Plan a success, many challenges to a broader involvement of cities and regions remain.

Drawing on the expertise of practitioners, researchers and policy makers, and featuring the presentation of a new study in this field, the conference at the European Committee of the Regions will explore how the investment Plan is working for cities and regions, and look ahead towards its future.

 

 
REGISTRATIONS ARE CLOSED.
 
 
Programme
 

Conference chair: Christian BUCHMANN, Chair of the CoR's Commission for Economic Policy (ECON)
 
14:15-14:30
Registration
14:30-14:35
Welcome and introduction :
Christian BUCHMANN, Chair of the CoR's ECON Commission
14:35-16:00
 
 
EFSI: What challenges and opportunities for local and
regional authorities?
Michele ALESSANDRINI, T33 expert, Author of the CoR study on
LRA involvement in EFSI
Iliyana TSANOVA, Deputy Managing Director of EFSI,
European Investment Bank
Adam STRUZIK, Marshal of Mazovia Region, Member of the CoR
Dainis TURLAIS, Member of Riga City Council, Member of the CoR
Amadeu ALTAFAJ, Representative of Catalonia  to the EU, 
Alternate member of the CoR
Q&A with the audience
16:00-16:15
Coffee break
16:15:17:00
 
 
The role of advisory and support services
Frank LEE, Head of Division for Financial Instruments Advisory,
European Investment Bank
Laurent ZYLBERBERG, Chairman of the European Long-Term
Investors Association (ELTI) & Director of Institutional, International
and European Relations, Caisse des Dépôts
Q&A with the audience
17:00-17:30
Looking ahead: Can EFSI be a tool for cohesion and
development in all regions?
Jorge NUNEZ FERRER and David RINALDI, CEPS Research Fellows
Q&A
17:30-17:40
Closing remarks
Dominique RIQUET, MEP, Chair of the Long-term Investment
Intergroup
 
 
Interpretation: EN/FR/DE (active) + LV/PL (passive)
 

Contact:
Contact Person: Nils Brunelet / Brigitte Gendebien
Organizer: ECON Secretariat
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