145th CoR Plenary Session  

30/06/2021 - 01/07/2021 Hybrid meeting Jacques Delors Building & online Education; Culture; Future of Europe
​The Members of the European Committee of the Regions held a hybrid meeting for the 145th plenary session on 30 June and 1 July 2021.
 

Contact

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The session included debates on:

  • ​​​Better Regulation, Foresight and the European Commission's Work Programme for 2022 with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional relations and Foresight​​​​
  • Promoting the European values through education and culture with Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life
  • Conference on the Future of Europe with Statements by the representatives of the European Parliament within the Executive Board of CoFoE, Guy Verhofstadt (BE/RENEW E.), Manfred Weber (DE/EPP) and Iratxe García Pérez (ES/S&D)
  • European Democracy Action Plan with Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency

Agenda

Wednesday 30/06/2021

  • 13:00
    FORMAL OPENING OF THE SESSION
    1. Adoption of the agenda (COR-2021-02294-00-03-CONVPOJ-TRA) 2. Approval of the minutes of the 144th plenary session, held on 5, 6 and 7 May 2021 COR-2021-01470-00-01-PV-TRA - COR-2021-01470-00-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-01-01-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-02-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-03-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-04-00-PV-REF COR-2021-01470-05-00-PV-REF - COR-2021-01470-06-00-PV-REF
  • 13:10
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 3. Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy Own-initiative COR-2021-00497-00-00-PAC-TRA - COTER-VII/011 Rapporteur: Robert Van Asten (NL/RENEW E.) Statement by Ismail Ertug (DE/S&D), Member of the European Parliament 4. Renewed partnership with the Southern Neighbourhood A new Agenda for the Mediterranean Own-initiative COR-2021-01952-00-01-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/010 Rapporteur: Vincenzo Bianco, (IT/PES) 5. The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act Optional COR-2020-05356-00-00-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/012 Rapporteur: Rodi Kratsa (EL/EPP) 6. Stepping up Europe’s 2030 climate ambition towards COP26 Own-initiative COR-2020-05068-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/013 Rapporteur: Vincent Chauvet (FR/RENEW E.)
  • 14:10
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION
    Presentation of a resolution to be adopted: 7. Resolution on the European Committee of the Regions' proposals regarding the European Commission Work Programme for 20221 COR-2021-02507-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/013
  • 14:30
    BREAK
  • 15:00
    DEBATE ON BETTER REGULATION, FORESIGHT AND THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION'S WORK PROGRAMME FOR 2022
    8. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-01-02-PSP-TRA - Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 16:00
    DEBATE ON PROMOTING THE EUROPEAN VALUES THROUGH EDUCATION AND CULTURE
    9. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-03-03-PSP-TRA - Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission for Promoting our European Way of Life Debate with the members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 17:00
    BREAK
  • 17:30
    DEBATE ON THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
    10. Statements by the representatives of the European Parliament within the Executive Board of CoFoE COR-2021-02294-02-03-PSP-TRA - Guy Verhofstadt (BE/RENEW E.) - Manfred Weber (DE/EPP) - Iratxe García Pérez (ES/S&D) Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 18:20
    DEBATE ON THE EUROPEAN DEMOCRACY ACTION PLAN
    11. Statement by: COR-2021-02294-04-03-PSP-TRA - Věra Jourová, Vice-President of the European Commission for Values and Transparency Debate with members of the European Committee of the Regions
  • 19:20
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 12. European Democracy Action Plan Own-initiative COR-2021-01278-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/008 Rapporteur: Aleksandra Dulkiewicz (PL/EPP) Statement by Raphaël Glucksmann (FR/S&D), Chair of the EP Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union, including Disinformation (tbc)
  • 19:40
    VOTING TIME ON FIVE OPINIONS AND ONE RESOLUTION
  • 20:30
    ADJOURNMENT

Thursday 01/07/2021

  • 09:00
    RESUMPTION OF THE PLENARY SESSION
  • 09:00
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 13. Resilience of critical entities Optional COR-2021-00570-00-00-PAC-TRA - NAT-VII/017 Rapporteur: Mario Guarente (IT/ECR) 14. Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030 Own-initiative COR-2021-00103-00-01-PAC-TRA - ECON-VII/014 Rapporteur: Ricardo Rio (PT/EPP) 15. Forging a climate-resilient Europe – the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change Own-initiative COR-2021-01903-00-00-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/017 Rapporteur: Markku Markkula (FI/EPP) Statement by Maria Spyraki (EL/EPP), member of the European Parliament
  • 09:40
    ADOPTION OF A RESOLUTION
    Presentation of a resolution to be adopted: 16. Draft Resolution on a vision for Europe: future of cross-border cooperation COR-2021-02499-00-00-PRES-TRA - RESOL-VII/014
  • 09:50
    VOTING TIME ON 3 OPINIONS AND 1 RESOLUTION
  • 11:00
    BREAK
  • 11:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 17. Revised Trans-European Energy Infrastructure Regulation fit for the Green and Digital Transition Mandatory COR-2021-00722-00-01-PAC-TRA - ENVE-VII/016 Rapporteur: Robert Sorin Negoiță (RO/PES) Statement by Zdzisław Krasnodębski (PL/ECR), Vice-chair of Committee on Industry, Research and Energy of the European Parliament 18. Strategy to strengthen the application of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights in the EU Own-initiative COR-2021-00433-00-00-PAC-TRA - CIVEX-VII/006 Rapporteur: Jean-Luc Vanraes (BE/RENEW E.)
  • 12:00
    VOTING TIME ON TWO OPINIONS
  • 13:00
    BREAK
  • 14:30
    ADOPTION OF OPINIONS
    Presentation of opinions to be adopted: 19. The future of regional airports –challenges and opportunities Own-initiative COR-2021-00471-00-01-PAC-TRA - COTER-VII/010 Rapporteur: Władysław Ortyl (PL/ECR) Statement by Marian-Jean Marinescu (RO/EPP), Member of the European Parliament 20. Future plan for care workers and care services – local and regional opportunities in the context of a European challenge Own-initiative COR-2020-05862-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/017 Rapporteur: Heinrich Dorner (AT/PES) 21. An Action Plan for the Social Economy Optional (outlook) COR-2020-05860-00-00-PAC-TRA - SEDEC-VII/016 Rapporteur: Mikel Irujo Amezaga (ES/EA)
  • 15:10
    VOTING TIME ON THREE OPINIONS
  • 16:10
    OTHER DOCUMENTS
    22. Report on the impact of CoR opinions (COR-2021-02293-10-01-NB-TRA, COR-2021-02293-10-00-NB-REF) (for debate) 23. New CoR members and alternates (COR-2021-02294-00-00-PSP-TRA) (for information) 24. Any other business 25. Date of the next meeting
  • 16:30
    END OF THE PLENARY SESSION

 145th Plenary session  

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