CoR MOOC 2016: EU budget and funding for regions and cities 

EU budget and funding for regions and cities - a free open online course (MOOC) 

​​The 2016-2017 free massive open online course (MOOC) of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) focused on 'EU budget and funding for regions and cities'. The course was co-created with the European Investment Bank and the European Commission – DG REGIO and DG BUDG.

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The course started on Monday 31st October 2016, and all material remained available online until July 2017. Studying time was about 1 hour/week. Each week, a live expert debate took place at the CoR, and was web-streamed live on the course platform:

Live Debate 1: Friday 4th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

Title: Urban Agenda for the EU

  • Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities
  • Dr. Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs, CEMR
  • Sebastian Marx, CEO, Gothenburg European Office

Moderator: Wolfgang Petzold, Dep uty Director for Communication, European Committee of the Regions

Live Debate 2: Thursday 10th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

Title: The EU budget 2014-2020 and its programmes

  • Juan Jose Lopez Lledo, Head of Unit CAP and structural policies, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget
  • Thilo Maurer, Budget Officer, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget
  • Victoria Gil Casado, Head of Unit Programme management and implementing contracts, European Commission, Directorate-General for the Budget

Moderator: Katie Owens, European Committee of the Regions

Live Debate 3: Friday 18th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

Title: Implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds

  • Eric von Breska, European Commission, director for Policy, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy
  • Hugh Goldsmith, Head of Unit, European Investment Bank, JASPERS
     
    Moderator: Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director for Communication, European Committee of the Regions

Live Debate 4: Friday 25th November 2016, 13:00-14:15 

Title: EIB Financing Instruments and the Investment Plan for Europe

  • Sebastian Hyzyk, Regional Development, EIB
  • Matthieu Bertrand, Operations - EFSI, EIB
  • Emily Smith, Advisory Services, EIB

    Moderator: Shirin Wheeler, Principal Advisor International Media, EIB

Live Debate 5: Friday 2nd December 2016, 13:00-14:15

Title: Smart Cities

  • Bror Salmelin, Adviser for Innovation Systems, European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology
  • Anja Katalin De Cunto, Funding and Financing Coordinator, Eurocities

Moderator: Martin Gosset, Communication directorate, European Committee of the Regions

Live Debate 6: Thursday 8th December 2016, 12:15-13:30

Title: The future of the EU budget and the post-2020 prospects

  • Luc Van den Brande, former President and current member of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Jorge Nunez Ferrer, CEPS, Expert to the High-level Group on own resources

Moderator: Michele Cercone, Head of Unit Events, European Committee of the Regions

The course is open to anyone who is interested in EU and regional and local affairs, free of charge and online.

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