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INVITATION: Competitiveness and Challenges of Digitalisation for European SMEs

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INVITATION

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The partner regions Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Hessen, and Wielkopolska,

and

The National Promotional Banks and Institutions of France (Bpifrance),
Germany (KfW), Poland (BGK), Spain (ICO), and the UK (British Business Bank)

invite you to the presentation of the

Joint Study on Competitiveness and Challenges of Digitalisation for European SMEs

On Wednesday, 06 November 2019, 12:30 to 14:00
at the Multiple Regions House
21, Rue Montoyer, 1000 Brussels

Simultaneous interpretation into English/German/French will be provided

RSVP until 1. November 2019

From 12:00 we invite you to a light networking lunch.

Programme

Welcome on behalf of the partner regions:

Marie-Pierre Mesplède, Director, Representation of the Region of Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Presentation of the Joint Study:

Pascal Lagarde, Director Strategy and Development, Bpifrance
Dr Vivien Lo, Vice President SME and Competitiveness, KfW

Roundtable moderated by:

Helmut von Glasenapp, Secretary General, ELTI

with the participation of:

Astrid Bartels, Dep. Head of Unit COSME Financial Instruments, DG GROW
Stefan Moritz, Managing Director of European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME
Mateusz Walewski, Chief Economist, BGK.
Carlos Gómez, Head of Research and Evaluation, ICO
Matt Adey, Chief Economist, British Business Bank

30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall - 15 Years of EU-Enlargement: A United Germany – A United Europe?

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INVITATION

Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The partner regions
Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Emilia-Romagna, Hessen and Wielkopolska

cordially invite you to the evening event:

30 Years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall - 15 Years of EU-Enlargement:
A United Germany – A United Europe?

Wednesday, 9 October 2019 at 7 pm
Multiple Regions House - Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels

Statements

Ewa Kopacz
ex. Prime Minister of Poland, Vice-president of the European Parliament


Mark Weinmeister
Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen

Panel Discussion

Paweł Stachowiak PhD
DSc from Adam Mickiewicz University

Anne-Marie Cocula
Historian, Former President of Bordeaux-Montaigne University

Jutta Fleck
Eyewitness and head of the focal point project
Political history review of the SED dictatorship in Hessen

Moderation
Ottmar Berbalk, Media Business Politics

Closing remarks
Prof Dr Patrizio Bianchi
Minister for Education, Vocational Training, Employment, Research and Universities
Emilia-Romagna Regional Government

The event will be followed by a reception

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into English/Polish/French/German
RSVP via the following link: https//:eu.hessen.de/30JahreMauerfall

 

30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall and 15 years of EU - Enlargement
In 1989, the victory of Solidarność in the elections in Poland on 4 June and the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November the same year were decisive for the "Autumn of Nations” of that year. The political and social changes had a crucial impact on the modern history of the entire continent beyond Central and Eastern Europe.

Fifteen years later, the fifth and largest EU enlargement took place. On 1 May 2004, Cyprus, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic joined the Union, with Bulgaria and Romania following in 2007. As was the case for the people of Eastern Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the EU enlargement was associated with a new perspective for peace and a future of democracy, freedom and economic prosperity.

What about people’s hopes today? How is the EU facing up to the current challenges? How is the EU reducing economic and social disparities, promoting refugee policy and protecting the future of the Eurozone? How can regions make a contribution to the future of the EU?

Invitation - 25th Anniversary of the European Committee of the Regions

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INVITATION


Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

The partner regions

Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Emilia-Romagna, Hessen and Wielkopolska

cordially invite you to a conference on the
occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Committee of the Regions

Which role do the regions play in shaping the future of Europe?

Wednesday, 10 July 2019, 7 pm
Multiple Regions House - Rue Montoyer 21, 1000 Brussels

Welcome
Marek Woźniak
President of the Wielkopolska region

Keynote
Karl-Heinz Lambertz
President of the Committee of the Regions

Prof Dr Patrizio Bianchi (video message)
Minister for Education, Vocational training, Employment, Research and Universities
Emilia-Romagna Regional Government

Panel Discussion
Karl-Heinz Lambertz
President of the Committee of the Regions

Marek Woźniak
President of the Wielkopolska region

Isabelle Boudineau
Vice-President of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region

Mark Weinmeister
Secretary of State for European Affairs of the State of Hessen

moderated by
Franziska Broich
Catholic News Agency, Brussels


The event will be followed by a reception.
Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into English/French/German/Italian/Polish.
Please register via the following link https://eu.hessen.de/25yearsCoR

Invitation “Cities and regions towards sustainable solutions for energy transition”

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The session will be moderated by Ms Dr Angelika Poth-Mögele, Executive Director European Affairs of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR).


The debate will showcase how local and regional authorities implement sustainable solutions to shift towards a carbon-neutral economy. Cities and regions put into practice driving projects to get on track to the 2050 goals and the localisation of the SDGs, show citizens carbon neutral’s advantages and engage them in the transition, as a shared multi-stakeholder responsibility.

Contributors will present their own strategies and projects related to different aspects of energy transition, such as mobility, energy efficiency in buildings and use of renewable, clean energy sources.

Audience members will get to exchange views with the panellists on the way the EU could consider local and regional suggestions for the future policy framework post-2020.

To register for this event, please go to the website of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2019 and select the code 09WS414.

Easter wishes

Życzenia wielkanocne po angielsku