Preliminary agenda

Tuesday, 18 June 2024
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre - Brussels, Belgium

Wednesday, 19 June 2024
Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre - Brussels, Belgium

12:00-13:00

Lunch and registration (Oslo I/II room)

13:00-13:20 (20m)

Opening remarks day 1

Opening words by:

  • Olivier Baudelet, Senior Expert Cross-border Co-operation, Interreg. DG REGIO, European Commission
  • Dorothée Allain-Dupré, Head Regional Development and Multi-level Governance Division, CFE, OECD
13:20-14:00 (40m)

Presentation of the analytical tool to build more resilient cross-border regions

Short presentation of the project, followed by a detailed presentation of the analytical tool for building more resilient cross-border regions. This is followed by a short question and answer session.

14:00-15:15 (75m)

Panel discussion: cross-border strategies and spatial planning

  • Brief presentation of the analytical tool recommendations related to strategies and spatial planning for cross-border development, to be delivered by the OECD
  • Presentations by:
    • EGTC Rio Minho (Portugal and Spain)
    • EGTC Alzette-Belval (France and Luxembourg)
    • Central European Support Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI)
    The presentations will highlight different approaches to strategic and spatial planning for cross-border development, including key challenges faced.
  • Following the brief presentations, there will be a moderated discussion, before opening the floor to questions and answers.
15:15-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-16:45 (75m)

Panel discussion: cross-border public service delivery

  • Brief introduction of the analytical tool recommendations related to public service delivery, to be delivered by the OECD.
  • Presentations by:
    • EGTC Cerdanya Hospital (France and Spain)
    • Spatial Foresight
    The presentations will highlight the regions’ cross-border public service delivery models and experiences, including key challenges faced.
  • Following the brief presentations, there will be a moderated discussion, before opening the floor to questions and answers.
16:45-18:00 (75m)

Panel discussion: cross-border funding of bodies and actions

  • Brief introduction of the analytical tool recommendations related to funding and financing cross-border co-operation, by the OECD.
  • Presentations by:
    • EGTC Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai (Belgium and France)
    • EGTC Niemen-Nemunas (Lithuania and Poland)
    • EGTC Gorizia-Nova Gorica (Italy and Slovenia)
    The presentations will highlight different funding and financing models for cross-border development, including challenges to ensuring sustainable funding and financing for cross-border co-operation.
  • Following the brief presentations, there will be a moderated discussion, before opening the floor to questions and answers.
18:00-20:00

Dinner

08:30-09:00

Registration and welcome coffee (Oslo I/II room)

09:00-09:15 (15m)

Opening remarks day 2

Opening words by the OECD. Recap of day 1 and presentation of the agenda of day 2

09:15-10:30 (75m)

Panel discussion: ensuring political support for cross-border co-operation

  • Brief introduction of the analytical tool recommendations related to ensuring sustainable political support for cross-border co-operation, by the OECD.
  • Presentations by
    • Pôle Métropolitain Frontalier (PMF) (France and Luxembourg)
    • EGTC Eurometropole Lille-Kortrijk-Tournai (Belgium and France)
    • Mission Operationnelle Transfrontalière (MOT)
    The presentations will highlight the strategies pursued by the regions to generate and sustain political support for cross-border co-operation, including key challenges faced.
  • Following the brief presentations, there will be a moderated discussion, before opening the floor to questions and answers.
10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-12:00 (75m)

Workshop: reviewing and refining the pillars and recommendations from the analytical tool

Structured workshop exercise in which all participants have the chance to review, comment on and help refine the pillars and key recommendations of the analytical tool, followed by a short plenary discussion.

12:00-12:15 (15m)

Recap of discussions and next steps

Closing words by the European Commission’s DG REGIO and the OECD.

12:15-13:15

Lunch