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EU digital policy discussion: Digital Europe for All  
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On behalf of the European Committee of the Regions SEDEC Commission Chair, Mrs Tanya Hristova, we are pleased to invite you to attend the EU digital policy discussion from 11 to 13.15 on Thursday, 28 November.

Its aim is to provide follow-up to the CoR Opinion on Digital Europe for All​ (rapporteur Mrs Anne Karjalainen), adopted on 9 October and discuss with the representatives of the DG CNECT, EIB and major stakeholder organisations how to strengthen the local and regional dimension in an inclusive digital single market and how to stimulate local investment in infrastructure.

You will find the draft agenda below.

Chair: Mrs Tanya Hristova, the CoR SEDEC Commission Chair​


Agenda

11h00-11h30: How to aggregate rural infrastructure investment and attract finance?

  • Presentation by Mr Harald Gruber, Head of Digital Infrastructure Division, European Investment Bank
  • Discussion with members

11h30-12h00: EU policy of very high capacity and 5G networks – focus on local and regional infrastructure investment

  • Presentation by Mr Franco Accordino, Head of Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Discussion with members

12h00-13h15: The European Commission's political priorities and the potential of an ambitious new Digital Europe programme to serve the citizen and address local societal challenges

  • Chair and keynote address: Mrs Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Presentation by Mrs Anne Karjalainen, CoR rapporteur on Digital Europe for All
  • Discussion with members
  • Outlook and conclusion by Mrs Claire Bury, Deputy Director-General, DG CNECT, European Commission

End of the meeting 13h15


Interpreting: It is possible to speak and listen in English, Finnish, Bulgarian and Polish.

Please register via the dynamics link by end of business on 26 November 2019.

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Contact:
Contact Person: SEDEC Secretariat
Organizer: European Committee of the Regions, SEDEC Commission