INTERREG IVC's Interregional Good Practice Fair

Park Inn Krakow, Poland – 24 November 2011

Agenda - Park Inn Krakow, Poland

Welcome coffee and registration
Introduction and political speeches
  • Dirk Ahner, Director General, Regional Policy DG, European Commission 
  • Stanisław Sorys, Member of the Board, Małopolska Region
  • Magdalena Jasińska, Deputy Director of the Territorial Cooperation Department, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland
Plenary session: What’s so good about good practices?
  • Michel Lamblin, Programme Director
  • Erwin Siweris, Deputy Programme Director
Workshop 1a: Making innovation work in your region
There is no doubt: in order to stay competitive, we in Europe have to be much better at turning ideas into new and better services, products and processes. Read more...

Workshop 1b: Smart use of waste land
At a time when economic and environmental reasons are forcing public bodies to examine all possible land use, this workshop provides an arena for discussing policies and techniques that are already in place. Read more...
Good Practice Fair: networking

Open coffee bar
Workshop 2a: Boosting entrepreneurship
Even before the current economic crisis, promoting entrepreneurship was seen as a primary route for boosting jobs and growth in Europe. Read more...
Workshop 2b: Maximising regional energy efficiency
We are all aware of the pressing need to improve Europe’s energy performance through alternative energy means and increasing energy efficiency. Read more...
Good Practice Fair: networking

Workshop 3a: Facing demographic change - deactivating the ticking bomb
Ageing population, negative attitude towards older workers - these are just some of the challenging issues connected with the demographic changes that are gradually affecting all regions of the European Union. Read more...
Workshop 3b: Tackling climate change
The increase of greenhouse gas emissions is widely known to be one of the main factors responsible for soaring average temperatures and for the related natural hazards. Read more...
Good Practice Fair: networking

Summary and conclusions
Closing words: Thomas Spriet, Managing Authority, Nord-Pas de Calais Region
Evening reception
I will not be attending the evening reception
I will not be attending the evening reception