The flow of knowledge and practices, which happens through interregional cooperation, encourages innovation and fosters the resilience of territories. Based on this observation, AER is offering a training seminar from 26-30 August in Cluny (FR) “Cities and Regions: New Actors of Change in Europe” to boost the capacity of regions to engage in impactful interregional cooperation.
It’s all about impact
Historically very diverse territories have flourished thanks to strong international networks. Nowadays the question, however, is how to best
The results of interregional cooperation can be difficult to identify from the outside. Both because it is difficult to trace the origin of
In this context, it is crucial to base cooperation efforts on the needs of a territory, to identify allies, and generate engagement.
The AER training seminar in Cluny aims to facilitate the flow of knowledge and practices, encourage innovation, and foster the resilience of territories through integrated interregional cooperation.
Stakeholder engagement at the centre
The training will start with a historical perspective on the collaboration between cities or regions and the context of
Frameworks & programmes for collaboration
The different frameworks and tools for cooperation and influence will then be presented by Malin Stegmann-McCallion, a Swedish expert from the AER Observatory on Regionalisation. This will help participants to get involved in institutional cooperation for the benefit of their territory. The presentation will be completed by a quick overview of EU
Exchanging with professionals: it’s concrete!
Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with different stakeholders involved in interregional cooperation and identify transferable practices or ideas to be adapted to a different context. Franziska Stadelmann, Deputy Head of Office of the Lower Austria office in Brussels will, for instance, share the experience of her region and explain how they organise and collaborate with stakeholders both in Brussels and in the region.
A workshop will help to consolidate the content and to ensure that participants will be able to use the knowledge acquired in the most effective way for their territories.
Thinking the future to organise the present
The final seminar will feature a forward-looking presentation on “Networks, innovation, and territories” by Josef Mantl, Deputy director of the Go-Governance Institute in Vienna. The Go-Governance Institute is a long term partner of AER, also through the cooperation with Mélanie Sully, who is also an Expert of the AER Observatory on Regionalisation.
Capacity building for civil servants
The AER Training Seminar in Cluny will take place each year and is fully integrated with the Civil Servants Exchange programme led by the President of the AER Committee on Culture, Education and Youth Radimir Čačić, Varaždin (HR).
The Civil Servants Exchange
In 2020, a full-fledged
Registrations are open until 15 July 2019. For more information, please contact Norina Haubold under [email protected].