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Macro-regional strategies across Europe

Public Hearing - EESC, Brussels, Belgium

The year 2014 has been very significant for the European macro-regional strategies. Following the European Council's endorsement of the macro-regional strategy on the Baltic Region in 2009, and on the Danube Region in 2011, recently, in June 2014 the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region was adopted by the Commission, while the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region is currently in the process of being drawn up and its finalisation is expected for mid-2015.

Given its topicality, the EESC Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion has initiated an opinion on the Proposal for mapping macro-regional strategies across Europe to give an overview of the European macro-regional strategies, analysing the differences and commonalities between their approaches across the various regions.

Within this context the EESC is organising a public hearing on 26 November 2014, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., in order to collect and present the arguments and proposals of European institutions and policy makers, civil society representatives, territorial planners etc. on how to adjust such strategies to achieve uniform European development practice.

There is no charge for participation. However please note that due to the limited capacity of the meeting room, registration is on a first come, first served basis.