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AER Spring Committee Plenaries
26 March - 28 March
The spring plenaries of the three AER committees took place in Örebro (Sweden) from 26 till 28 March 2019.
During the statutory plenary meetings of the Committee on Economy & Regional Development, the Committee on Social Policy and Public Health and the Committee on Culture, Education and Youth, AER members developped jointly the Committees’ 2019-2020 work programmes. Only one rules apply for this exercise: everything is possible!
The seminar and on site thematic activities revolved around food, innovation and health.
The seminar ‘Food for
thought Action!’ A regional approach to innovating food systems, was an opportunity for regions to share how they innovate food systems to achieve:
-nutrition for healthy and sustainable diets
-climate and environmental sustainability
-circularity and resource efficiency
-innovation and empowering communities.
A Breakfast Debate on youth entrepreneurship was organised
The following workshops took place:
- Energy and Climate Change: the SDGs as a policy framework
- Transports & Mobility: Open Data & Blockchain
- The AMID workshop on multilevel cooperation for migration policies
- Available opportunities for AER members in current projects
Joint plenary 26 March
-Presentation video of Örebro
–The SDGs at regional level, Ida Texell Member of the Swedish delegation Agenda 2030
–Update on the AER strategy on projects: Luca Magri, AER Coordinator for Finance of EU projects
–Update on AER Bureau & advocacy: Vania Freitas, AER Coordinator for Institutional Relations
Seminar ‘Food for
thought Action!’ A regional approach to innovating food systems
–Nutrition & mental health Robert Jan Brummer, Örebro (SE)
–Olimpia Neagoe, County Councillor of Dolj (RO), Chair of the AER Working Group on Rural Development
–Peter Medved, Eastern Slovenia (SI), Secretary of the Development Council of Cohesion
–Circularity in household waste and biogas production, Erik Lagethon, Oppland (NO), Adviser Regional Development production
–Thomas Norrby, European Network for Rural Development (ENRD), Sustainable and circular food value chains, value in rural regions & inclusive territorial development
Workshop of the Working group on Energy and climate
–The SDGs – involvement in all political areas, Helena Lindemark, Founder and Vice President of 2022 Initiative Foundation
–The SDGs – the political vision at regional level, Mats Gunnarsson, Regional Opposition Councillor
–Ambitious Climate Goals & the implementation of the SDGs, Therese Hjelseth, Area manager Energy & Climate, Örebro (SE)
Workshop of the Working group Mobility & transports
–Open data in public transport: Carin Carelind, Head of IT, Östgötatrafiken, Sweden
–Blockchain in logistics: Robert Högberg, Project Manager SmartLog, Region Örebro County, Sweden
–Challenges ahead for regional airports: Roger Estefors, AER expert on regional airports
–2018 Report on regional airports, Roger Estefors, AER expert on regional airports
AMID workshop on multilevel cooperation for migration policies
Workshop on available opportunities for AER members in current projects
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