13 May 2013: Conference “Investing in Europe’s regions and cities”, Brussels, Belgium
About 150 policy makers and senior stakeholders from the EU member states will join the conference and debate the current financial situation and the perspectives for qualitative long term investment in Europe’s regions and cities.
Organised by the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank (EIB) the conference will:
– provide a platform for regional and local authorities to present their views on trends in subnational public finances;
– discuss the impact of European economic governance on regional and local governments’ capacity to deliver on the Europe 2020 growth strategy;
– build on experience and prospects of EIB financial instruments and EU structural funds 2014-2020 for ‘quality investments’ on the ground;
– look into recent developments and good practice of public-private partnerships, synergies between budgets at all levels of governance, and financial engineering at regional and local level.
The conference will be webcast live [ http://webcast.cor.europa.eu/cor/portal/index.html ]here, from 9.30 to 15.30 CET