153rd CoR Plenary Session  

08/02/2023 : 15:00 (CET) - 09/02/2023 : 13:15 (CET) European Parliament József Antall building - meeting room JAN 4Q2 (4th floor) Sustainable development; Digital agenda; EU energy policy; Digital policy and connectivity; Energy efficiency
The Members of the European Committee of the Regions held a meeting for the 153rd Plenary Session on 8 February - 9 February 2023.
 

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greffe@cor.europa.eu

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The main highlights of ​the Ple​nary session were:​​

  • Debate on Local and Regional Authorities fit for the digital age with
    • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age
  • ​​​​​​Debate on the im​plementation of the Sustainable Developement Goals with
    • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group
    • Barry Andrews (IE/RENEW E.), Member of the European Parliament
    • Ricardo Rio (PT/EPP), CoR rapporteur on Progress in the implementation of SDGs
    • Rafał Trzaskowski (PL/EPP), Chair of the ENVE commission of the CoR

  • ​​Mayor Pawel Adamowicz Award Ceremony​ with
    • Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs
    • Magdalena Adamowicz (PL/EPP), Member of European Parliament
    • Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (PL/EPP), Mayor of Gdańsk
    • Marek Nazarko (PL), Mayor of Michałowo in Poland
    • Henriette Reker (DE), Mayor of Cologne in Germany
    • Oleksandr Slobozhan, Executive Director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), on behalf of Oleksandr Babych (UA), Mayor of Hola Prystan
    • Christopher Gribble, Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN)
    • ​​Vincenzo Bianco (IT/PES), Chair of the CIVEX commission of the CoR (tbc)​

  • Debate on the European Year of Skills 2023, as proposed by the European Commission with
    • Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights
    • Dragoş Pîslaru (RO/RENEW E.), Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament
    • Jürgen Siebel, Executive Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
    • Noelia Cantero, Director of the European Association of Regional & Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL)​
    • Tanya Hristova (BG/EPP), Chair of the SEDEC commission of the CoR

  • Debate on the European Commission 2023 priorities, focusing on the EU energy platform, critical raw materials and EU-UK relations with
    • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight​

Agenda

Wednesday 08/02/2023

  • 15:00
    Opening session
    1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2022-05327-00-02-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 152nd plenary session, held on 30 November and 1 December 2022 COR-2022-04574-00-00-PV-TRA – COR-2022-04574-00-00-PV-REF COR-2022-04574-01-00-PV-REF – COR-2022-04574-02-00-PV-REF COR-2022-04574-03-00-PV-REF – COR-2022-04574-04-00-PV-REF 3. Statement by the President
  • 15:05
    DEBATE ON LRAS FIT FOR THE DIGITAL AGE
    4. Statements by: COR-2022-05327-02-02-PSP-TRA • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission for a Europe fit for the Digital Age Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:05
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    5. Regional adaptation strategies for low carbon agriculture Own-initiative COR-2022-03978-00-02-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/027 Rapporteur: Loïg CHESNAIS-GIRARD (FR/PES) 6. Regulation on the European Health Data Space Optional COR-2022-03754-00-00-PAC-TRA – NAT-VII/028 Rapporteur: Daniela CÎMPEAN (RO/EPP) Statement by Tomislav Sokol (HR/EPP), Member of the European Parliament
  • 17:00
    DEBATE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
    7. Statement by: COR-2022-05327-03-01-PSP-TRA • Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group • Barry Andrews (IE/RENEW E.), Member of the European Parliament • Ricardo Rio (PT/EPP), CoR rapporteur on Progress in the implementation of SDGs • Rafał Trzaskowski (PL/EPP), Chair of the ENVE commission of the CoR Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions 8. Progress in the implementation of SDGs Own-initiative COR-2022-04274-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/028 Rapporteur: Ricardo RIO (PT/EPP)
  • 18:00
    MAYOR PAWEL ADAMOWICZ AWARD CEREMONY
    9. Statements by: COR-2022-05327-04-00-PSP-TRA • Ylva Johansson, Commissioner for Home Affairs • Magdalena Adamowicz (PL/EPP), Member of the European Parliament • Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (PL/EPP), Mayor of Gdańsk • Marek Nazarko (PL), Mayor of Michałowo in Poland • Henriette Reker (DE), Mayor of Cologne in Germany • Oleksandr Slobozhan, Executive Director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities (AUC), on behalf of Oleksandr Babych (UA), Mayor of Hola Prystan • Christopher Gribble, Chair of the Board of Directors of the International Cities of Refuge Network (ICORN) • Vincenzo Bianco (IT/PES), Chair of the CIVEX commission of the CoR (tbc)
  • 19:00
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    10. Review Report on the Implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Facility Own-initiative COR-2022-04212-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/026 Rapporteur: Rob JONKMAN (NL/EPP) 11. Single Market Emergency Instrument Optional COR-2022-04234-00-00-PAC-TRA – ECON-VII/027 Rapporteur: Muhterem ARAS (DE/GREENS) Statement by Andreas Schwab (DE/EPP), Member of the European Parliament 12. Putting people first, securing sustainable and inclusive growth, unlocking the potential of the EU's outermost region Own-initiative COR-2022-04073-00-00-PAC-TRA – COTER-VII/023 Rapporteur: Pedro DE FARIA E CASTRO (PT/EPP) Statement by Álvaro Amaro (PT/EPP), Member of the European Parliament
  • 20:05
    DEBATE ON EU LOCAL MATTERS
    13. Statement by CoR members: COR-2022-05327-05-01-PSP-TRA • Increase of attacks by big carnivores on livestock in EU territories by Paula FERNÁNDEZ VIAÑA (ES/Renew E.) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 20:25
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF AN OPINION
    14. Creating an enabling environment for the social economy Optional (outlook) COR-2022-05492-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/033 Rapporteur: Ricardo RIO (PT/EPP)
  • 20:45
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 09/02/2023

  • 09:00
    DEBATE ON THE EUROPEAN YEAR OF SKILLS 2023, AS PROPOSED BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION
    15. Statements by: COR-2022-05327-06-04-PSP-TRA • Nicolas Schmit, Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights • Dragoş Pîslaru (RO/RENEW E.), Chair of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs of the European Parliament • Jürgen Siebel, Executive Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) • Noelia Cantero, Director of the European Association of Regional & Local Authorities for Lifelong Learning (EARLALL) • Tanya Hristova (BG/EPP), Chair of the SEDEC commission of the CoR Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:00
    DEBATE ON THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2023 PRIORITIES, FOCUSING ON THE EU ENERGY PLATFORM, CRITICAL RAW MATERIALS AND EU-UK RELATIONS
    16. Statement by: COR-2022-05327-07-01-PSP-TRA • Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 10:55
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION
    17. Draft resolution on the Cities and Regions responding to the energy crisis: towards a real European Energy Union COR-2022-06156-00-00-PRES-TRA – RESOL-VII/027
  • 11:20
    PROPOSAL TO ESTABLISH AN AD HOC COMMISSION ON THE REVISION OF THE RULES OF PROCEDURE
    18. COR-2022-05327-01-02-PSP-TRA (for decision)
  • 11:30
    DISCUSSION AND ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    19. European care strategy Own-initiative COR-2022-05488-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/035 Rapporteur: Heinrich DORNER (AT/PES) Statement by Milan Brglez (SL/S&D), Member of the European Parliament 20. Adequate minimum income for social inclusion: the local and regional perspective Own-initiative COR-2022-05495-00-00-PAC-TRA – SEDEC-VII/036 Rapporteur: Anne KARJALAINEN (FI/PES) Statement by Estrella Durá Ferrandis (ES/S&D), Member of the European Parliament 21. EU Nature Restoration Law Mandatory COR-2022-04206-00-01-PAC-TRA – ENVE-VII/030 Rapporteur: Roby BIWER (LU/PES) Statement by César Luena (ES/S&D), Member of the European Parliament
  • 13:00
    Y FACTOR PROJECT: GENERATIONCRISES – GENERATIONCONFIDENCE
    22. Presentation by CoR trainees
  • 13:10
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    23. Election of Bureau members (COR-2022-05327-00-00-PSP-REF) (for decision) 24. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2022-05327-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 25. Any other business 26. Date of the next meeting.
  • 13:15
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

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