144th Plenary session  

05/05/2021 - 07/05/2021 Remote meeting Equal opportunities; Green Deal; Future of Europe
​The Members of the European Committee of the Regions will meet remotely for the 144th plenary session on 5, 6 and 7 May 2021. The session will include statements from António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal, David Sassoli, President of The European Parliament and more…
 

Contact

greffe@cor.europa.eu
 

​​​Furthermore, there will be debates on:​​

#UnionOfEquality, with Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Internal Equality
Urban Greening and Zero-Pollution
Recovery in the Hotel and Catering Sector, with Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of the HOTREC Association (tbc), Karima Delli, Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament (tbc), Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism of Austria (tbc) and Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal (tbc)
The Conference On The Future Of Europe, with Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR high Level Group on European Democracy (tbc)
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Agenda

Wednesday 05/05/2021
  • 14:30
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2021-01470-00-02-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 143rd plenary session, held on 17, 18 and 19 March 2021 COR-2021-00250-00-00-PV-TRA - COR-2021-00250-00-00-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-01-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-02-00-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-03-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-04-00-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-05-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-06-00-PV-REF COR-2021-00250-07-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-00250-08-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the president
  • 14:30
    STATEMENT BY ANTÓNIO COSTA, PRIME MINISTER OF PORTUGAL, PORTUGUESE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION4. COR-2021-01470-01-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 15:45
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINIONPresentation of an opinion to be adopted: 5. The implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights from a local and regional perspective Council presidency referral COR-2021-01127-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/019 Rapporteur-General: Anne Karjalainen (FI/PES)
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:30
    STATEMENT BY DAVID SASSOLI, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 6. COR-2021-01470-02-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions  
  • 18:00
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTIONPresentation of a resolution to be adopted: 7. Draft resolution on the Conference on the Future of Europe COR-2021-01674-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/011
  • 18:15
    ADOPTION OF AN OPINIONPresentation of an opinion to be adopted: 8. Enlargement Package 2020 Own-initiative COR-2020-05059-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/004 Rapporteur: Nikola Dobroslavić (HR/EPP) Statement by Tonino Picula (HR/S&D), member of the European Parliament
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT
Thursday 06/05/2021
  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON #UNIONOFEQUALITY9. Statement by: COR-2021-01470-03-01-PSP-TRA • Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Internal Equality Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    DEBATE ON URBAN GREENING AND ZERO-POLLUTION10. Statement by: COR-2021-01470-04-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 11. A Union of equality: EU anti-racism action plan 2020-2025 Own-initiative COR-2020-04617-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/009 Rapporteur: Yoomi Renström (SE/PES) Statement by Juan Fernando López Aguilar (ES/ S&D), Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs of the European Parliament (tbc)   12. A Union of Equality: Strategy on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities 2021-2030 Own-initiative COR-2021-01679-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/020 Rapporteur-General: Daniela Ballico (IT/ECR) Statement by Lucia Ďuriš Nicholsonová, Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament (tbc) 13. Safe and sustainable chemicals for a toxic-free environment in Europe's cities and regions Own-initiative COR-2020-05137-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/014 Rapporteur: Adam Struzik (PL/EPP) 14. Local and regional authorities protecting the marine environment Council presidency referral COR-2021-00292-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/015 Rapporteur: Emma Nohrèn (SE/GREENS) Statement by Catherine Chabaud (FR/RENEW E.), member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 12:45
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTIONPresentation of a resolution to be adopted: 15. Draft resolution on the free movement during the COVID-19 pandemic (Digital Green Certificate) and the scaling up of vaccine production COR-2021-01992-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/012
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 16. Experiences and lessons learned by regions and cities during the COVID-19 crisis Outlook opinion COR-2020-04155-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/011 Rapporteur: Joke Schauvliege (BE/EPP) 17. European Health Union: Reinforcing the EU’s resilience Own-initiative COR-2020-05487-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/013 Rapporteur: Roberto Ciambetti (IT/ECR) Statement by Cristian-Silviu Buşoi (RO/EPP), member of the European Parliament (tbc) 18. Regulation for tackling cross-border health threats and legislative proposal for changing the mandate of the European Center for Disease Control (ECDC) COR-2020-05624-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/014 Rapporteur: Olgierd Geblewicz (PL/EPP) Statement by Véronique Trillet-Lenoir (FR/RENEW E.), member of the European Parliament (tbc) 19. Europe's pharmaceutical strategy and legislative proposal for changing the mandate of the European Medical Agency (EMA) COR-2020-05525-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/015 Rapporteur: Birgitta Sacrédeus (SE/EPP) Statement by Nicolás González Casares (ES/S&D), member of the European Parliament (tbc)
  • 16:00
    BREAK
  • 16:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONSPresentation of opinions to be adopted: 20. Powering a climate-neutral economy: An EU Strategy for Energy System Integration Own-initiative COR-2020-04014-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/011 Rapporteur: Gunārs Ansiņš (LV/RENEW E.) Statement by Christophe Grudler (FR/RENEW E.), member of the European Parliament (tbc)   21. Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 Own-initiative COR-2020-04769-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/011 Rapporteur-General: Gillian Coughlan (IE/RENEW E.) Statement by Victor Negrescu (RO/S&D), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament 22. Media in the Digital Decade: An Action Plan Own-initiative COR-2021-00051-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/018 Rapporteur: Jan Trei (EE/EPP) Statement by Dace Melbārde (LV/ECR), Vice-Chair of the Committee on Culture and Education of the European Parliament
  • 17:30
    EU MATTERS FOR LOCAL AND REGIONAL AUTHORITIES 23. Statements by CoR members COR-2021-01470-05-00-PSP-TRA Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 18:30
    ADJOURNMENT
Friday 07/05/2021
  • 09:30
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:30
    DEBATE ON THE RECOVERY IN THE HOTEL AND CATERING SECTOR24. Statements by: COR-2021-01470-06-01-PSP-TRA • Jens Zimmer Christensen, President of the HOTREC Association (tbc) • Karima Delli, Chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism of the European Parliament (tbc) • Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Portugal (tbc) • Elisabeth Köstinger, Federal Minister of Agriculture, Regions and Tourism of Austria (tbc) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    DEBATE ON THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE25. Statement by: • Herman Van Rompuy, Chair of the CoR high Level Group on European Democracy (tbc) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 12:45
    OTHER DOCUMENTS26. Election of Bureau members (COR-2021-01470-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 27. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-01470-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 28. Any other business 29. Date of the next meeting
  • 13:00
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION