147th CoR Plenary Session  

01/12/2021 - 02/12/2021 Hybrid meeting Charlemagne Building  & online Future of Europe; Fundamental rights and rule of law; Youth policy
The Members of the European Committee of the Regions are holding a hybrid meeting for the 147th Plenary Session on 01-02 December 2021.
 

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  • ​Strengthening European democracy in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe with Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR High Level Group on European Democracy, Renaud Muselier, President of the South Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Representatives of European Citizens' Panels on best practices
  • Statement by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic
  • ​Eradicating homelessness in the European Union with Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights and Kjell Larsson, President of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA)
  • European Year of Youth 2022 with Statements by Silja Markkula, President of the European Youth Forum, Vytautas Grubliauskas, Mayor of Klaipėda, Lídia Pereira (PT/EPP), Member of the European Parliament, President of the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP) (tbc), Alicia Homs Ginel (ES/S&D), Member of the European Parliament and President of the Young European Socialists (YES), Ines Holzegger, Bureau Member of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC), Fabio Roscani, Vice-Chair of the European Young Conservatives (EYC), Valentina Servera Clavell, President of the European Free Alliance Youth, Eleanor Morrissey, Co-Spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens and Sandra Sch​neeloch (DE/Greens), Young Elected Politicians (YEP), City councillor of Cologne, Germany
  • Fight against disinformation to ensure a functioning and resilient democracy at all levels with Leendert Verbeek, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

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Agenda

Wednesday 01/12/2021

  • 14:00
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION
    1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2021-04683-00-03-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 146th plenary session, held on 11, 12, 13 and 14 October 2021 COR-2021-03355-00-01-PV-TRA – COR-2021-03355-00-00-PV-REF COR-2021-03355-01-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-03355-02-00-PV-REF COR-2021-03355-03-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-03355-04-00-PV-REF COR-2021-03355-05-00-PV-REF – COR-2021-03355-06-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the president
  • 14:30
    DEBATE ON STRENGTHENING EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
    4. Statements by: COR-2021-04683-01-00-PSP-TRA • Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR High Level Group on European Democracy • Renaud Muselier, President of the South Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and Deputy President of the Regions of France • Representatives of European Citizens’ Panels on best practices Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    STATEMENT BY EMMANUEL MACRON, PRESIDENT OF THE FRENCH REPUBLIC AND DEBATE WITH MEMBERS
    5. Statement by: • Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:45
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    6. Better Regulation Own-initiative COR-2021-04071-00-00-PAC-TRA – CIVEX-VII/007 Rapporteur: Piero Mauro Zanin (IT/EPP) 7. Europe's Beating Cancer Plan Own-initiative COR-2021-02072-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/018 Rapporteur: Birgitta Sacrédeus (SV/EPP)
  • 17:15
    PRESENTATION OF A RESOLUTION
    8. Draft resolution on the 2022 work programme of the European Commission and the CoR political priorities for 2022 COR-2021-05507-00-01-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII16
  • 17:25
    PRESENTATION OF AN OPINION
    9. Draft resolution on the 2022 work programme of the European Commission and the CoR political priorities for 2022 COR-2021-05507-00-01-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII16
  • 17:40
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 3 OPINIONS AND 1 RESOLUTION
  • 19:00
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 02/12/2021

  • 09:00
    PRESENTATION OF AN OPINION
    10. European Approach to Artificial Intelligence - Artificial Intelligence Act COR-2021-02682-00-01-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/022 Rapporteur: Guido Rink (NL/PES) Statement by Dragoş Tudorache (RO/RENEW E.), Member of the European Parliament
  • 09:20
    DEBATE ON ERADICATING HOMELESSNESS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION
    11. Statements by: COR-2021-04683-03-00-PSP-TRA • Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights • Kjell Larsson, President of the European Federation of National Organisations Working with the Homeless (FEANTSA) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:20
    PRESENTATION AN OPINION
    12. Eradicating homelessness in the European Union: The local and regional perspective Own-initiative COR-2021-03911-00-02-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/023 Rapporteur: Mikko Aaltonen (FI/PES)
  • 10:30
    DEBATE ON THE 2022 EUROPEAN YEAR OF YOUTH
    13. Statements by: • Silja Markkula, President of the European Youth Forum • Vytautas Grubliauskas, Mayor of Klaipėda • Lídia Pereira (PT/EPP), Member of the European Parliament, President of the Youth of the European People's Party (YEPP) (tbc) • Alicia Homs Ginel (ES/S&D), Member of the European Parliament, President of the Young European Socialists (YES) • Ines Holzegger, Bureau Member of the European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) • Fabio Roscani, Vice-Chair of the European Young Conservatives (EYC) • Valentina Servera Clavell, President of the European Free Alliance Youth • Eleanor Morrissey, Co-Spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens • Sandra Schneeloch (DE/Greens), Young Elected Politicians (YEP), City councillor of Cologne, Germany Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions 14. Draft resolution on the proposal for a European Year of Youth COR-2021-05388-00-00-PRES- TRA – RESOL-VII18
  • 12:20
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 2 OPINIONS AND 1 RESOLUTION
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    15. EU action plan for organic farming Own-initiative COR-2021-01968-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/019 Rapporteur: Uroš Brežan (SI/GREENS) Statement by Simone Schmiedtbauer (AT/EPP), Member of the European Parliament 16. Sustainable blue economy and aquaculture Own-initiative COR-2021-03054-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/020 Rapporteur: Bronius Markauskas (LT/EA) 17. Updating the new Industrial Strategy for Europe Own-initiative COR-2021-02688-00-01-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/017 Rapporteur: Jeannette Baljeu (NL/RENEW E.) Statement by Tom Berendsen (NL/EPP), Member of the European Parliament
  • 15:30
    EU MATTERS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES
    18. Statements by: COR-2021-04683-04-00-PSP-TRA • Local and regional authorities and the refugees' emergency by Mindaugas Sinkevičius (LT/PES) and Bernd Lange (DE/EPP) • The implementation of the cohesion policy: structural challenges for the Bratislava Region by Juraj Droba (SK/ECR) • The role of nuclear power in the clean energy transition by József Kóbor (HU/EA) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    DEBATE ON THE FIGHT AGAINST DISINFORMATION TO ENSURE A FUNCTIONING AND RESILIENT DEMOCRACY AT ALL LEVELS
    19. Statement by: COR-2021-04683-05-01-PSP-TRA • Leendert Verbeek, President of the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:00
    PRESENTATION OF OPINIONS
    20. European Commission Report on Competition Policy in 2020 Own-initiative COR-2021-04309-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/015 Rapporteur: Tadeusz Truskolaski (PL/EA) 21. The gender dimension of structural and cohesion funds 2021-2027, with a focus on the preparation of the operational programmes Own-initiative COR-2021-02503-00-00-PAC-TRA – COTER-VII/14 Rapporteur: Donatella Porzi (IT/PES) Statement by Monika Vana (AT/GREEN), Member of the European Parliament
  • 17:30
    VOTING SLOT: ADOPTION OF 5 OPINIONS
  • 19:00
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    22. Election of Bureau members (COR-2021-04683-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 23. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-04683-00-01-PSP-TRA) (for information) 24. Any other business 25. Date of the next meeting
  • 19:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

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