European Entrepreneurial Region Info Day 2014
European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) Award 2016
Brussels, 23 October 2014, 10:00-13:00
Committee of the Regions of the European Union
Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels – Map:
Room JDE 51
10:00-10:15 Welcome and opening
  • Thomas Wobben, Director for Horizontal Policies and Networks, Committee of the Regions
10:15-10:35 The EER's objective: Implementing the Small Business Act at regional and local level
  • Christian Weinberger, Senior Advisor Entrepreneurship & SME Policy, European Commission, Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry
10:35-10:45 Questions and answers
10:45-11:30 How to design and implement a successful EER strategy?
  • Fernando Díaz, Autonomous Secretary for Economy and Employment, Ministry of Economy, Industry, Tourism and Employment, Valencian Region (EER 2015)
  • Ana Margarida Figueiredo, Head of the Department of Employment, Entrepreneurship and Enterprises, Lisbon (EER 2015)
  • Lieke Van Alphen, Advisor EU Public Affairs, North Brabant (EER 2014)
11:30-11:45 Questions and answers
11:45-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-12:15 How to build regional EER partnerships?
  • Laure-Anne Copel, Head of Department "European Affairs", Assemblée Permanente des Chambres des Métiers et de l'Artisanat, UEAPME Representative.
12:15-12:30 What is new in the new EER scheme?
  • Marc Kiwitt, EER Secretariat, Committee of the Regions
12:30-12:45 Questions and answers
12:45-13:00 Wrap-up and closing
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