04.01.2011 – The Committee of the Regions will organise the European Conference on European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation next 27th and the 28th January 2011. This conference will represent the kick-off of the Platform of EGTC launched by the Committee of the Regions. The 27th January the events will take place in Lille, celebrating the third anniversary of the creation of the EGTC Eurométropole Lille-Kortijk-Tournai. During the plenary session, speakers from the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Committee of the Regions as well as from different EGTCs will discuss on the new prospects for EGTC. In the afternoon session, two working groups will tackle issues regarding practical aspects of setting up and managing an EGTC.
On the 28th the conference will be held in Brussels at the Committee of the Regions and will be focused on the launch of the EGTC Platform, which will incorporate both existing EGTCs as well as those in preparation, along with members of the Committee of the Regions' Expert Group, public organisations and associations active in field of Territorial Cooperation and other experts and stakeholders interested in getting involved in this common area of action.
The plenary session of the Committee of the Regions will adopt its own-initiative opinion on New perspectives for the revision of the EGTC regulation, drafted by Mr Alberto Núñez Feijóo (ES/EPP) President of the Region of Galicia.
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