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Presentations Day 1

Please find here an overview on the agenda and the presentations held during the Partner Search Forum in Poznan on Day 1.

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, 16 December 2008

9:30 Registration of participants

10:30 Opening and welcoming
Leszek WOJTASIAK, Vice-Marshal, Marshal Office of the Wielkopolska Region, Poland
Teresa MARCINÓW, Ministry for Regional Development, Poland

Moderation: Barbara CHIDGEY

11:00 Introductory Speech
José PALMA ANDRES, Director, European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy (Directorate E), Belgium

11:15 The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme: its potential and contribution to the development of the Central Europe area
Alexandra DEIMEL, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Federal Chancellery, Austria

11:30 The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme: Short overview of its implications after the first call for project proposals
Christiane BREZNIK, CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Managing Authority

11:45 Coffee break

12:15 Four panels on Programme priorities

Panel 1 (Innovation):
Joanna KSIĄŻEK, Innovating Regions in Europe, Luxembourg
Jacek WALENDOWSKI, Technopolis group, Belgium
Nadja KOBE, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Slovenia
Teresa MARCINÓW, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Ministry of Regional Development, Poland

Moderation: Piotr NOWAK

Panel 2 (Accessibility):
Kurt BAUER, Railistics, Germany
Marcin HAJDUL, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Poland
Jens KURNOL, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning, Germany

Moderation: Andrzej SZOSZKIEWICZ

Panel 3 (Environment):
Igor JELINSKI, European Commission, DG Environment, Belgium
Antonis ZORPAS, Envitech, Cyprus
Flavia ZUCCON, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring, DG Community Programmes, Veneto Region, Italy

Moderation: Barbara CHIDGEY

Panel 4 (Competitiveness):
Grzegorz WĘCŁAWOWICZ, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland
Annegret HAASE, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Germany
Alexandra DEIMEL, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Federal Chancellery, Austria
Kamila MATOUŠKOVÁ, Member of CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Monitoring Committee, Ministry for Regional Development, Czech Republic

Moderation: Maciej TUMASZ

Questions and answers

13:45 Lunch buffet

15:00 Opening of the Partner Search Forum
Walther STÖCKL, CENTRAL EUROPE Programme Managing Authority 

15:15 Partner Search Forum

19:00 Networking buffet - reception