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The three panels will be moderated by Tom Jones, member of the EESC's NAT Bureau
9.30 a.m. - From Cork 1.0 to Cork 2.0: the present state of rural territories in the EU
  •                    Tony Buchanan, Vice-Chair of the NAT Commission of the CoR
  •                    Brendan Burns, Chair of the NAT Section of the EESC
  •                    Jean-Paul Detaille, Delegate of the Walloon Government to the "Greater Region"
  •                    Laurent Frideres, Head of the ESPON unit for Evidence and Outreach
11.00 a.m. - "Rural preference" in Cork 1.0: 20 years' worth of regional and structural policies                              
  •                    Rossella Soldi, Progress Consulting, Presentation of a CoR study on the evolution of the budget dedicated
                       to rural area
  •                    Mercedes Bresso, Chair of the RUMRA intergroup of the European Parliament
  •                    Gérard Peltre, Chairman of RED (Rurality-Environment-Development)
  •                    Vanessa Halhead, Coordinator of the European Rural Parliament
12.30 p.m. - Buffet-lunch (Foyer 5 - in front of the meeting room JDE 51)
2.00 p.m. - The "review of other macro and sectorial policies through a rural lens" in Cork 2.0
  •                    Katarína Nevedalová, fMEP, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the EU
  •                    Czesław Siekierski, Chair of the AGRI Committee of the EP
  •                    Mihail Dumitru, Deputy Director-General AGRI
  •                    Normunds Popens, Deputy Director-General REGIO
3.30 p.m. - A message from civil society and local authorities: No Territory Left Behind
  •                    Georges Dassis, President of the European Economic and Social Committee
  •                    Karl-Heinz Lambertz, 1st Vice-President of the European Committee of the Regions


Final Programme

Programme final