Are you the regional expert we need?
AER has been invited to name one or two experts for the work currently being carried out at European level on long term investments. Does your region want to be involved?
A High-Level Task Force on financing social infrastructure and maximising public value is being set up by the European Association of Long Term Investors and the Think Tank Integrate. This High-Level Task Force is supported by EC Vice President Jirki Katainen and the European Investment Bank. The Chair of the High-Level Task Force will be Romano Prodi and Deputy Chair Christian Sautter.
Direct impact on future funding for regions
The Task Force will look at long-term investments for health, education and housing in particular in order to complete current instruments. The conclusions of the Task Force will be the basis for a Juncker Plan 2 in these areas. Your involvement in this Task force will, therefore, have a substantial impact.
AER has been invited to contribute to this initiative to provide the regional perspective. An AER regional expert (civil servant) can be nominated to one of the below mentioned technical working groups. Political engagement will also be needed for the formal meetings and the lobbying actions.
Two working groups of 10 people will work on long-term investments in social infrastructure:
-The first group will meet 6 times in the 6 first months to look at investment patterns in the public sector by sector and by geography.
-The second group will meet 5 times in the following 6 months and should estimate what the future patterns will be, as a function of how public authorities and sector/geography-specific public services seek to adapt to macro trends e.g. changing demography, epidemiology, technology etc. – again, by sector and by geography.
If you are interested in participating in this initiative, please contact AER Coordinator for Policy & Knowledge transfer Johanna Pacevicius
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