High-hevel Conference Dedicated to EU Cohesion Policy: post-2020 Perspectives for Convergence and Sustainable Regions

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08.06.2018

08:15

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08.06.2018

17:00

National Palace of Culture

A high-level conference dedicated to “EU cohesion policy: post-2020 perspectives for convergence and sustainable regions” will be held on 08 June 2018 in Sofia. The event is scheduled within the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU and it is related to the cohesion policy sector. It will be the first public debate on the proposal for the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027, which was announced in May.

The purpose of the conference is to enable the relevant stakeholders to convey their key messages regarding the future cohesion policy, taking into account the European Commission's legislative proposals for cohesion policy and the MFF for the period 2021-2027. The discussions will be based on three panels: "The European added value of cohesion policy", "The new EU budget – challenges and opportunities for cohesion policy after 2020", and "Risk and cost of non-cohesion of the EU regions.

Commissioners and high-level officials of the European Commission, members of the European Parliament and the European Committee of the Regions, and ministers from the Member States will participate in the forum. The conference will be streamed live online.

 

Videos

Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, doorstep

 

Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, doorstep

 

Boyko Borissov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria, opening speech

 

Arrival, doorstep, handshake, roundtable

 

Panel 1

 

Family photo

 

Press conference

 

Panel 2

 

Panel 3

 

Highlights

 

Photos

Arrival and handshake

High-level conference, dedicated EU cohesion policy: Arrival and Handshake

 

Атмосфера преди заседанието, семейна снимка и пресконференция

High-level conference, dedicated EU cohesion policy: Roundtable, Press conference and Family photo

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Agenda

08 June 2018 | Friday

08:30 - 09:15

Arrival of delegates and handshake with the Heads of delegations

09:15 - 09:30

Opening speech:

Mr. Boyko Borisov, Prime Minister of the Republic of Bulgaria

09:30 - 11:30

Panel 1 “The European added value of Cohesion Policy”

Moderator: Mr. Tomislav Donchev, Deputy Prime Minister, Bulgaria Panelists: • Ms. Iskra Mihaylova, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development, EP • Mr. Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions • Mr. Richard Rasi, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization, Slovakia • Mr. Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament, Netherlands • Mr. Aaron Farrugia, Parliamentary Secretary for EU Funds and Social Dialogue, Malta

11:30 - 11:40

Family photo

11:40 - 12:00

Joint briefing

12:00 - 14:00

Panel 2 “The new EU budget – challenges and opportunities for Cohesion Policy post-2020”

Moderator: Ms. Lilyana Pavlova, Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 2018 Panelists: • Mr. Günther Oettinger, Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, EC • Mr. Vladislav Goranov, Minister of Finance, Bulgaria • Mr. Jerzy Kwieciński, Minister of Investment and Economic Development, Poland • Ms. Kerstin Westphal, Member of the European Parliament, Germany • Mr. Marc Lemaître, Director-General, DG "Regional and Urban Policy", EC • Ms. Andriana Sukova, Deputy Director-General, DG "Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion", EC • Ms. Ilyana Tsanova, Deputy Managing Director EFSI, European Investment Bank Duration: 2 h., including 5 min. per panellist for individual speeches and a discussion.

15:15 - 16:45

Panel 3 “Risk and price of “non-cohesion” of the EU regions”

Moderator: Ms. Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo Municipality, Bulgaria Panelists: • Mr. Nikolay Nankov, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, Bulgaria • Ms. Alenka Smerkolj, Minister responsible for Development, Strategic Projects and Cohesion, Slovenia • Ms. Gabrijela Žalac, Minister of Regional Development and EU Funds, Croatia • Mr. Michiel Rijsberman, Regional Minister of Flevoland, the Netherlands • Mr. Petr Osvald, Member of the European Committee of Regions, Councillor of the City of Plzeň, Czech Republic • Mr. Andrey Novakov, Member of the European Parliament, Bulgaria • Ms. Charlina Vitcheva, Deputy Director-General, DG “Joint Research Centre”, EC • Prof. John Bachtler, Director, European Policy Research Centre, University of Strathclyde

16:45 - 17:00

Closure of the Conference

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