Joining forces for the first time in a joint plenary session, the members of AER Committees for Economy and Regional development (1) and for Social and Health policy (2), discussed in Edirne (TR) about the state of play of their political priorities and activities.
During the first half of the session the Committee 1 Working Groups invited members to join them for their core activities in the coming months: a Press Conference on RUR@CT and Rural Development (29/04) a working morning on TENT-T and Connecting Europe Facility (30/04), the European Business Summit (14-15/05) and the Funding Session on Energy (03/06).
The second half was dedicated to Committee 2 past and upcoming activities: earlier this year, Committee 2 members were actively involved in the 2014 Arctic Light e-Health Conference, the “Have your Say” event on social entrepreneurship and the EASPD Conference on Disabilities. In the coming weeks, members interested in active and healthy ageing are encouraged to participate to the SmartCare and ENGAGED mutual learning workshops taking place in Athens during the E-Health Forum (13-16/05).
Finally all members contributed to the elaboration of a joint AER Position on Entrepreneurship, bringing forward concrete recommendations on how to set up the necessary business infrastructure to create a culture for entrepreneurship in the region.
AER members are invited to submit their amendments to this position until 1 May in order to develop a truly transversal document celebrating the European entrepreneurial spirit.