13/05/2013 at 09:30
Where: Jacques Delors Building, Belliardstraat 101, 1040
Topic: Economy, finance, tax and competition | Regions and local development
Both public authorities and private partners face the major challenge to guarantee targeted and long-term investment for qualitative growth and jobs in Europe's regions and cities. Developing greater synergies and an innovative approach of public finance is of paramount importance.
The Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, with the support of the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, invite stakeholders from the EU member states to discuss today's financial situation and future perspectives for long term investments in Europe's regions and cities.
Among the confirmed speakers are CoR President Valcárcel, EIB President Hoyer, Luxembourg Prime Minister Juncker and the Irish Minister Howlin.
The conference will provide a platform for regional and local authorities to present their views on trends in subnational public finances; discuss the impact of European economic governance on regional and local governments' capacity to deliver on the Europe 2020 growth strategy; build on experience and prospects of EIB financial instruments and EU structural funds 2014-2020 for 'quality investments' on the ground.