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European Economic and Social Committee

Group III extraordinary meeting in Riga – 25 March 2015 

C O N F E R E N C E

 

8.30 – 9.00/ Registration

 

09.00 – 9.45 - OPENING SESSION

 

Luca Jahier - President of the Various Interests Group of the EESC

 

Edgars Putra -  Parliamentary Secretary at the Ministry of Economics

09.45 – 10.45 - KEYNOTE SPEECHES

 

Andris Piebalgs – Former EU Commissioner, Advisor to Mr Andris Bērziņš, President of Latvia – The Economic growth and social progress in Latvia – influence of the energy sector

 

Sergejs Kruks -  Professor of Riga Stradina University - Latvian crisis management: social and communication aspects

 

10.45 – 11.15 / Coffee Break

11.15 – 13.00 - SESSION I - Chair : Armands Krauze

BOOSTING RURAL AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

AND INCREASING THE QUALITY OF LIFE AT LOCAL LEVEL

 

Dr.oec. Andris Miglavs, Latvian State Institute of Agricultural Economics, Head of Agricultural Development and Economic Relations Department -  How to boost rural development and whether to do it at all

 

Liesma Ose -  Latvian Community Initiatives Foundation - Making democracy work at the local scale with rural and urban communities

 

Roman Haken – EESC Member, Community Led Local Development (CLLD) as a tool of Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 for local, rural, urban and peri-urban development

 

Rinalds Muciņš - Director of the State Regional Development Agency - Support measures for balanced regional development in LV

 

Edgars Treibergs - Cooperation Council of Agricultural Organisations  – The agricultural infrastructure in Latvia towards free market economy

 

13.00 – 14.30 / Lunch break

14.30 – 15.30 - SESSION II - Chair : Gunta Anča

TOOLS FOR CHANGE :

THE INVOLVEMENT  OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPERITY OF LATVIA

 

Ariane Rodert, Vice-President of EESC Group IIISocial economy as way out of the social and economic crisis

 

Viesturs  Kleinbergs - Samaritan Association of Latvia - Strengthening of volunteer work for the common good

 

Zane Bojāre  - Co-founder and Manager of the Latvian Social Enterprise LudeLess waste, more joy

 

15.30 – 15.45 / Coffee Break

15.45 – 17.00 - SESSION III - Chair : Andris Gobiņš

TOOLS FOR CHANGE - COMMUNICATING NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN ISSUES

 

Rasma Pīpiķe - Latvian Civic Alliance - Role of civil society in decision-making

 

Ask Løvbjerg Abildgaard EESC Member and Policy Officer at the Disabled Peoples Organisations Denmark (DPOD)Civil society conveying its message and agenda at European level

 

Emīls Anškens, President of the Latvian Youth Council - Youth organisations and policy making

 

Richard Adams EESC Member, Rapporteur on "Governance system / 2030 climate and energy framework" - Civil society engagement in EU energy policy and implementation

17.00 – 17.30 : CONCLUDING SESSION - Chair : Luca Jahier