11:30 Welcome and introduction

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO) and rapporteur of the EESC opinion “Main challenges faced by EU islands, and mountainous and sparsely populated areas”, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)

Intervention and presentation of the views from INSULEUR

  • Joseph Borg, President, Gozo Business Chamber (Malta)

Statement

  • Eleftherios Kechagioglou, President of the Hellenic Small Islands Network

Panel discussion 

  • Maria Frontera, President of the Hotel Business Federation of Mallorca (FEHM)
  • Q & A with EESC members and external participants

Summary and conclusions

  • Ioannis Vardakastanis, President of the Section for Economic and Monetary Union and Economic and Social Cohesion (ECO), EESC

13:30 End of the debate 

Interpretation from

BG/ES/CS/DA/DE/ET/EL/EN/FR/HR/IT/LV/LT/HU/NL/PL/PT/RO/SK/SL/FI/SV

into

BG/ES/CS/DE/EL/EN/FR/HR/IT/LV/LT/HU/PL