Datum objave: 04.05.2011

Kategorija: Aktualno na Univerzi

Dear Colleagues, 

I am pleased to invite you to the Open Seminar “Evidence and Knowledge Needs for the Territorial Agenda 2020 and EU Cohesion Policy” which takes place in Gödöllő, Hungary on 21 and 22 June 2011. 

The Seminar is organised in cooperation with the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union.

The seminar will focus on the debate around the EU Cohesion Policy post 2013, including the policy orientations stemming from the adoption of the Territorial Agenda on 19 May 2011 and the knowledge contribution that ESPON can provide to support EU, national and regional policies and strategies, including priorities from and the implementation of the Territorial Agenda 2020. 

Its purpose is two-fold:

-         Allow policy makers and practitioners to formulate and further precise the demand of knowledge and tools to the ESPON community;

-         Provide evidence on the contribution and usefulness of the ESPON knowledge base and as well concrete examples on practical use the given policy frameworks 

The seminar will be kicked off by an introductory political discussion with general interventions by high-level policy makers on the evidence and knowledge a renewed cohesion policy and revised Territorial Agenda would require. This introductory political discussion shall set the scene for the continuation of the seminar and the subsequent dialogues and discussions that will be carried out in the form of “policy oriented panels”. A “zooming in session” on the Territorial Agenda 2020 and its different application will link the general introduction and the following policy oriented panels.  

In a final Round Table discussion selected stakeholders, scientists and policy makers at different territorial levels will be asked to re-formulate and further precise their demand of knowledge and tools to the ESPON community. 

Attached you can find the Preliminary Programme of the Seminar and the Practical Information.  

The registration is open until 20 May 2010.  

You may register by filling in and submitting the Online Registration Form available here: http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Events/Menu_OpenSeminars/openseminar110621accreditation.html 

All Lead Partners of ESPON projects are kindly asked to reserve the 20 June 2011 in the late afternoon (probably starting around 15h30) for an important  briefing on the ESPON 2013 Database. The briefing will take place in the centre of Budapest. You will receive more information as soon as the venue is confirmed. 

The Final Programme and additional practical information will be distributed to all registered participants by 30 May 2010. For more information please consult:  http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_Events/Menu_OpenSeminars/openseminar110621.html

Please don’t hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit () should you need further information. 

I am looking forward to welcoming you in the Royal Castle of Gödöllő. 

Best regards,

Peter Mehlbye