Programme

9.30     Registration and coffee

10.00   Welcome Address and Introduction

  • Joost van Iersel, President of ECO Section, European Economic and Social Committee (EESC)
  • Anton Borg, President, Malta Chamber of Commerce
  • Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business, Malta

10.30   Identifying challenges and finding solutions

  • Nectarios Santorinios, Vice Minister of Maritime Affairs and Insular Policy, Greece
  • Tonino Picula, Member of the European Parliament (EP), Vice-President of Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas EP Intergroup
  • Judit Torokne Rozsa, Head of unit, DG Regio, European Commission

Moderator: Stefano Mallia, Rapporteur for the opinion on Inclusive Islands, EESC

Coffee break

  • John Vassallo, President, Malta Business Bureau
  • Gianfranco Fancello, Professor, University of Cagliari
  • Caroline Buts, Professor of Economics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Luc Gobin, Director, ISTO Europe

Moderator: Philip von Brockdorff, EESC member, Consultant and Member of the board directors, Voice of the Workers (UHM)

12.45   Conclusions

  • Stefano Mallia, Rapporteur for the opinion on Inclusive Islands, EESC

 

The language of the event will be English

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Programme hearing "What future for islands in the European Union" in Malta