#EURegionsWeek

Laboratory for a new Europe: Macro-regional strategies pushing European Integration

Thu 15, October 2020
12:30 - 13:30 CET

EU MRS: The Laboratory for a New Europe? Moderation: Stefan Lütgenau, Danube Civil Society Forum/Foster Europe; Panel: Claudia Singer, EU Strategy for the Danube Region, Priority Area 10 Institutional Capacity and Cooperation, Vienna; Andreja Jerina, National Coordinator EUSDR, EUSAIR, EUSALP, Slovenia; Stefan Gänzle, Head of Department of Political Science, University of Agder, Norway; Sandra Sodini, Drirector Int. Relations and Europ. Programs, Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region.

Today the four MRS (EUSBSR, EUSDR, EUSALP, EUSAIR) reach out to 19 MS and 9 non-MS including all applicant states with a population of app. 236m inside and 33.5m outside of the Union. New challenges have emerged (migration, climate, Euroscepticism) and new policy priorities (Green Deal, New Push for Democracy) need to be fully integrated into the MRS concept. The COVID-19 crisis triggered nation-oriented approaches and impacted all EU MRS countries. The Q&A will debate EU MRS, how they can be embedded in the forthcoming priod and the new programmes and how the Union can benefit from the MRS concept to live up to its priorities.

Stefan August Lütgenau, Director, Foster Europe, Austria.
Stefan Gänzle, Head of Department of Poltical Science, University Agder, Norway.
Andreja Jerina, EUSAIR National Coordinator, REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS, Slovenia.
Claudia Singer, Priority Area Coordinator, PA 10, EUSDR, City of Vienna, Austria.
Sandra Sodini, Director, EGTC Euregio Senza Confini, Italy.
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Q&A on presented theme
Cohesion and Cooperation
Assembly of European Regions (AER), Foster Europe
English (EN)


Andreja Jenrina: Embedding MRS in the programmes is today's task.

 

Stefan Lütgenau: MRS are a key tool for promoting European integration and active citizenship in the regions.