This session is the introduction to a group of sessions organised within the framework of the Urban Development Network (UDN). The objective is to gather urban practitioners and Managing Authorities to present and exchange on the elements of Sustainable Urban Development in 2021-2027 Cohesion Policy, such as Policy Objective 5 ‘Europe Closer to Citizens’ and the European Urban Initiative. The session will include a speech by a high-level representative of Directorate General for Regional and Urban Policy, followed by panel discussions with high-level representatives from the European Committee of the Regions, the Joint Research Center, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, EUROCITIES, the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, URBACT and Urban Innovative Actions. The audience will also have a chance to participate to the discussions.
Sally Kneeshaw, Gender Equality Expert, Kneeshawconsulting, United Kingdom.
Aziza Akhmouch, Head of Division Cities, Urban Policies and Sustainable Development, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities, OECD, France.
Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities, Belgium.
Eric Briat, Chef de service, Adjoint au directeur de la ville et de la cohésion urbaine, Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires, France.
Kieran McCarthy, Cork City Concellor, member of the European Committee of the Regions, Cork City, Ireland.
Normunds Popens, Deputy Director General, European Commission, DG REGIO, Belgium.
Frédéric Vallier, Secretary General, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Belgium.
Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director General, European Commission - JRC, Belgium.
Anne Wetzel, Directrice Europe Conseil Régional des Hauts-de-France, Conseil Régional des Hauts-de-France, France.
A Europe Closer to Citizen
European Commission - DG REGIO, Laura Hagemann Arellano
deutsch (de), english (en), français (fr)
Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room Silver hall.
Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels