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1 Launching the event Committee of the Regions 23 February 2006

2 Agenda of the meeting Welcome addresses by G. Stahl and G. Meadows Results of the selection procedure Overview of workshop proposals made by the conglomerates Call for speakers for DG REGIO workshops Timetable and further planning Joint exhibition at the CoR Questions and answers

3 Selected conglomerates 1/3 Baltic Sea Group Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Copenhagen (DK), Hamburg (DE), Malmö (SE), Oslo Region (NO), Tallinn (EE), Vilnius (LT), West Pomerania (PL), West Sweden (SE) Capital Cities/Regions & Cities for Cohesion London (UK), Province of Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Brussels-Capital Region (BE), Budapest (HU), G-4: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht (NL), Ile de France (FR), Lodz City (PL), Madrid (ES), Merseyside (UK), Prague (CZ) Competitiveness and Innovation in Northen Europe Turku-Southwest Finland (FI), Aarhus (DK), Liguria (IT), North Lapland-Oulu (FI), North Norway (NO), South Finland (FI), Tampere Central Region (FI), City of Tartu (EE), West Finland (FI), West Norway (NO) Dynamic regions for Sustainable Development Auvergne-Centre-Limousin (FR), Andalucia (ES), Irish Regions (IE), Pardubicky Region (CZ), Banska Bystrica Region (SK), Trencin Region (SK), Saarland (DE), South West UK (UK) Green Motors for Growth Rhône-Alpes (FR), Baden-Württemberg (DE), Catalonia (ES), Lombardia (IT), Malopolska (PL), Piemonte (IT), Swiss Cantons (CH), Vallée dAoste (IT)

4 Selected conglomerates 2/3 Innovative Solutions for Regional Competitiveness Galicia (ES), Bretagne - Pays de la Loire - Poitou-Charentes (FR), Cantabria (ES), Extremadura (ES), Kujawsko- Pomorskie (PL), Lodz Region (PL), North East of England (UK), Steiermark (AT), West Pannonia (HU) Interregional Network Summit Saxony-Anhalt (DE), Kosice Region (SK), Thuringia (DE), Saxony (DE), Basque Country (ES), Murcia (ES), Cheshire (UK), North Great Plain (HU), Donegal (IE), Presov Region (SK) Investments in Regional Partnerships Rhineland-Palatinate (DE), Central Bohemia (CZ), Grand Est-Bourgogne (FR), Grand Est-Franche-Comte (FR), Liberec Region (CZ), Opolskie (PL), Mid-Transdanubian Region (HU), North Hungary (HU), South Great Plain (HU), South Transdanubian Region (HU) Lisbon Regions Valencia (ES), Emilia-Romagna (IT), Regio Randstadt (NL), Stuttgart Region (DE), Stockholm Region (SE), Helsinki & Uusimaa Region (FI), Riga City & Region (LV), West Midlands (UK) METREX Glasgow & Clyde Valley (UK), Athens (GR), Region Frankfurt Rhein-Main (DE), Nürnberg (DE), Oradea(RO), Rhein-Neckar (DE), Thessaloniki (GR)

5 Selected conglomerates 3/3 Regional Innovation for a Better Europe ALPEUREGIO South Tyrol (IT), Trentino (IT), Tyrol (AT), Carinthia (AT), Central Moravia (CZ), Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT), Istria (HR), Navarra (ES), Timis County (RO), Veneto (IT) Regions of Rond Point Schuman Scotland (UK), Central Italy Regions: Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche, Tuscany, Umbria (IT), Pomorskie (PL), Wales (UK) Sustainable Energy Regions Mid Sweden (SE), East Finland (FI), East of England (UK), Estonian Cities (EE), Mid-Norway (NO), North Sweden (SE), Northern Ireland Executive (UK), Northwest England (UK), Ilfov (RO), Neamat (RO), Vrencea (RO), Western Greece (GR) Ten for Competitiveness and Sustainability Niedersachsen (DE), Bremen (DE), East-Netherlands Provinces (NL), Flevoland (NL), Lower Silesia (PL), Lubelskie Region (PL), North-Netherlands Provinces (NL), North-Netherlands Provinces (NL), Haute Normandie (FR), Wielkopolska (PL), Yorkshire & Humberside (UK)

6 Statistics of selected conglomerates 14 conglomerates 134 partner offices 24 different countries 20 Member States (missing: CY, LU, MT, PT, SI) 2 Candidate Countries (HR, RO) 2 non-EU countries (CH, NO) Most represented countries: - Germany (17 partners) - Italy (14 partners) - United Kingdom (13) - Spain (12) - The Netherlands, Poland (10 partners) - Finland, France, Hungary (7 partners) - Czech Republic (6 partners) - Romania, Sweden (5 partners)

7 Overview of the proposals made by the conglomerates (by heading) Cutting red tape: Managing the Structural Funds between 2007 and 2013 (3) Support public-private partnerships for larger infrastructure projects (13) Investing in sustainable use of resources and environmental technologies (8) Fostering regional innovation (12) Investing in competitive enterprises and high quality jobs (12) total of 48 exceeds suggested 35 workshops because classification still needs to be done

8 Call for speakers for DG REGIO workshops open between 16 February and 6 March Objectives Select 100 speakers for 35 workshops under REGIO's responsibility; Complete the programme together with the conglomerates' workshops; Focus will be on theme "E) Cutting red tape: Management of Structural Funds 2007-2013" Selection will be done by end of March. More details *

9 Planning March April May June JulyAugust SeptemberOctober Official Reception 16/02 – 6/03 REGIO call for papers 4/08 Menu for the reception to be finalised Exhibition to be planned 16/06 Programme brochure to be printed 28/07 Facts and Figures to be printed Decoration to be drafted 28/05 Programme to be finalised Programme 18/05 Programme published via Internet, Registration starts Targeted promotion Decoration Exhibition PRESS 3/04 First brochure to be printed Exhibition

10 Joint exhibition CoR building, 5 th /6 th floor official opening on Monday 9 October 2006 Exhibitors - all partners regions - by conglomerates Public - representatives of banking sector - entrepreneurs - lobbyists Attractivity- title: Investing in Europe´s Regions and Cities - best practices of investment in my region/city - capacity for investment in my region/city

11 Structure of the organisation Committee of the Regions Laurent Thieule Jan Blaha Ulrika Lagergren Dorota Panczyk DG REGIO Thierry Daman Wolfgang Petzold Charles White Conglomerates contact persons & deputy contact persons OPEN DAYS Managing Team …… 1 2314 Leading office Partner office Conglomerate

12 Contacts Comments/questions Committee of the Regions tel. 02/282.20.27 (Jan Blaha) tel. 02/282.21.40 (Ulrika Lagergren) tel. 02/282.20.39 (Dorota Panczyk) fax. 02/282.20.75 DG REGIO tel. 02/299.88.32 (Wolfgang Petzold) tel. 02/299.53.69 (Charles White)

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