North West Europe - Success By Cooperation North West Europe territorial cooperation conference
LILLE 5 - 6 March 2007




The INTERREG IVB North West Europe Programme Launch
 
Monday
Simultaneous interpretation throughout plenary sessions
 
9:30 Registration and Coffee
 
11:00

Welcoming address (main auditorium)
>> Martine Filleul, Vice-President for European affairs - Nord-Pas-de-Calais Region

 
North West Europe: OUR FUTURE CONTEXT
Moderated by Eithne Treanor, journalist for BBC, CNBC Europe, OPEC, Sky
 
11:10

The Committee of the Regions' perspective
>> Michel Delebarre, President of the EU Committee of the Regions

 
11:30

How does cooperation in North West Europe contribute to the realisation of the territorial agenda?
>> Manfred Sinz, Head of Spatial Planning Group, Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs, Germany

 
11:50

Launching the NWE INTERREG IVB Programme for 2007-2013
>> Cllr Rainsford Hendy,
Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly, Ireland

 
12:20

Strategic priorities of the NWE INTERREG IVB Programme
>> Harry Knottley, SUK representative International Working Party

 
12:40 Questions from the audience
 
13:00 - 14:30

(Net)working lunch

 

North West Europe: WHY COOPERATION MATTERS

 
14:30

Regional Policy for North West Europe
>> Colin Wolfe, Head of Unit, Territorial cooperation - Directorate General for Regional Policy - European Commission

 
14:50 The impact of the NWE Programme at local and regional level - a forum discussion
>> Jürgen Ludwig Verband Region Stuttgart, Germany
>> A.M.G. Toine GRESEL, Mayor of Heerlen, Minewater/HST, Nerthelands
>> Cllr. Peter Jones, Deputy Chairman South East England Development Agency, Leader of East Sussex County Council, United Kingdom
 
15:30 Question & Answer session with the audience
 
16:10

Taking stock of North West European Cooperation
>> Jan Olbrycht, MEP Vice chairman of the European Parliament’s Regional development committee, Poland
>> Flo Clucas, OBE, Executive Member Liverpool City Council and EU Committee of the Regions member (Commission for Territorial Cohesion Policy), United Kingdom

 
17:00 Coffee break and visit of the Project exhibition (first floor)
Guided tours by language groups will be organised
 
19:30

Cocktail Dinner Reception at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(Place du Théâtre)
Welcome address by the Chamber of Commerce

 
There will be simultaneous interpretation throughout the plenary sessions only (please don’t forget to return your headsets!)
 
Tuesday
 
8:30 Registrations for participants to Day 2 only
 
Project Ideas which are already on the NWE website are posted up in the main conference room (Québec)
 
Project promoters can consult the Programme Help Desk, throughout the day (opposite the stairs, first floor)
 
9:00

Introduction to the workshops: overview for project promoters (Québec)
>> Friedhelm Budde, Programme Manager, INTERREG IIIB North West Europe

 
9:30

Workshops
Parallel thematic workshops to explore each of the 4 priorities of the IVB NWE
Programme. Please try to respect your original choice as room capacity is limited.

>> Shaping new project ideas / session 1

  • Innovation : Rooms I & H
  • Natural Resources : Room G
  • Connectivity : Room F
  • Communities : Room Québec

 
10:45 Coffee break
 
11:15

>> Shaping new project ideas / session 2

  • Innovation : Rooms I & H
  • Natural Resources : Room G
  • Connectivity : Room F
  • Communities : Room Québec
 
12:30

Closing remarks : next steps (Québec)
>> Stephen Blair, Irish representative of the International Working Party and Chairman for 2007

 
13:00 - 14:30 (Net)working lunch
 
14:30 Project Idea Market place
Opportunity for project promoters to meet up, discuss ideas and visit stands. Project idea
presentations will be possible in the breakout rooms
 
17:00 Social event for those who registered online - Visit of Lille’s Fine Arts’ Museum
 
20:00 Dinner in town - Please confirm your attendance at the helpdesk
 
All presentations will be made available online after the event
3b.nweurope.eu/marchevent
 
There will be simultaneous interpretation throughout the plenary sessions only (please don’t forget to return your headsets!)