Demographic change is a major policy challenge in Europe. Sparsely populated areas are confronted with a number of obstacles in terms of economic development and access to services. The aim of this session is to foster an exchange between different Member States in order to identify the challenges and opportunities in sparsely populated areas. The seminar will bring together national and regional representatives as well as project beneficiaries, in order to discuss how to build sustainable and integrated strategies for post-2020 cohesion policy.
Valentina Corsetti, Programme manager- DG REGIO, European Commission, Belgium.
Ana Sanchez-Cambón, Desk officer, European Commission DG REGIO, Belgium.
Elena Cebrián Calvo, Secretary General for the Demographic challenge, Minsitry of Ecological transition and demography, Spain.
Erik Gloersen, Researcher, Spatial Forseight Europe, France.
Cristina Maestre Martín de Almagro, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, Belgium.
Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, Executive Member of the Corsican regional authority, Corsica Region, France.
Diego Ruiz del Árbol, Project manager, Volvemos.org, Spain.
Franziska Sielker, Assistant Professor Researcher, University of Camdridge, United Kingdom.
John Wallon, Head of Regional Growth North Sweden, The Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Sweden.
Cohesion and Cooperation
European Commission - DG REGIO
English (EN), Español (ES)