Recent policy strategies, news, and debates at European level have been dominated by three key phrases: cohesion funds, multi-level governance and regions. However, dominant does not necessarily imply intuitive. These leitmotifs soon became the sources of numerous questions varying from inquiries as to what are cohesion funds to delineations regarding what exactly is a cohesive region and how EU funds can foster equality and socio-economic development – being this dimension at the core of the ongoing DG REGIO funded project “Together for Cohesion”.
Indeed, after the successful events organised in Alba (RO): the agricultural fair and the career management fair, AER is delighted to announce now the Forum for Mayors, an event organised on the 11th of December, in Szeged, Hungary, by the General Assembly of Csongrand County.
The Forum brings together the mayors of 58 towns and villages within the Csongrad County aiming at strengthening the relationship between the municipalities as well as offering up-to-date information for represented leaders. Moreover, panelists will offer a comprehensive overview of the results achieved at country level within the framework of the Territorial and Settlement Development Program. This is envisioned to establish a know-how basis and encourage a best-practices exchange between participants.
The event will be an opportunity to learn more about why cohesion policy and funds is crucial for the social and economic development of the cities and towns led by the Mayors taking part in the Csongrand Forum. Interviews, promotional materials and other project insights will take place.
Venue: Csongrad County Government Office, Rakoczi square no. 1, Szeged
10:00-10:15: Introductory speech, Mr. Laszlo Gemes, President of Csongrad County
10:15-10:35:Implementation of Territorial and Settlement Development Operational Program, Mr. Csaba Szabo, Head of Department of the Program Implementation Department of the Ministry of Finance
10:35-10:55:Information of the issues affecting the municipalities in Csongrad County, Ms. Tunde Juhasz, Government Commissioner
10:55-11:15: Economic development of border areas, Ms. Nikoletta Horvath, Head of Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Deputy State Secretariat for Regional and Cross-Border Economic Cooperation
11:35-11:55: Cross-border Cooperation, Mr. Matyas Jaschitz, Director of Spatial Planning, Central European Service for Cross-border Initatives (CESCI)
11:55-12:15: Investment Incentives in Hungary, Mr. Marton Szabo, Vice-President of Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency (HIPA)
12:15-12:35: Territorial potential-triple border-country planning, Mr. Lajos Koszoru, Expert, Managing Director of Varos-Teampannon Kft.
12:35-12:55: IT System-Data security, Mr. Laszlo Zoltan Kerekes, IT expert, major of Bugacpusztahaza
12:55-13:55: Business lunch
For more details regarding the event please contact:
Eduardo Nadal, EU Project Manager