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					                               OPEN DAYS 2011 – LOCAL EVENTS

                                            COUNTRY LEAFLET




  Berlin-Brandenburg           Bremen                  Hamburg      Land Baden-
                                                                    Württemberg             Lower Saxony




Mecklenburg-           North-Rhine Westphalia             Hanover    Rheinland-Palatinate             Saarland
Vorpommern




                                  Schleswig-Holstein                                               Europe Direct
                                                                                                  Wolpertshausen
Saxony         Saxony-Anhalt



                                                 GERMANY
                                                     INDEX


I. Regional Partnerships – Official Partners of the OPEN DAYS
2011
Berlin-Brandenburg .............................................................................................. 3
Bremen................................................................................................................. 5
Hamburg............................................................................................................... 6
Land Baden-Württemberg / Karlsruhe................................................................... 7
Land Baden-Württemberg / Baden-Baden............................................................. 8
Lower Saxony ....................................................................................................... 9
Mecklenburg-Vorpommern..................................................................................10
North Rhine-Westphalia ......................................................................................11
Region of Hanover ...............................................................................................12
Rhineland-Palatinate ...........................................................................................13
Saarland ..............................................................................................................14
Saxony.................................................................................................................15
Saxony-Anhalt .....................................................................................................16
Schleswig-Holstein...............................................................................................18



II. Independent partner - other organisation/association
organising a local event

Europe Direct Hellweg / Ruhr Lippe......................................................................20
Europe Direct Wolpertshausen.............................................................................21




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I. Regional Partnerships – Official Partners of the OPEN DAYS 2011

Berlin-Brandenburg (Capital Cities and Regions Network (CCRN))


"4th Innovation Summit of the Länder Berlin and Brandenburg"                                        22 August 2011
                                                                                                             Berlin
Europe 2020

Type:          Conference

Organisers:    Capital Region Berlin – Brandenburg
               Technology Innovation Agency Berlin
               Brandenburg Economic Development Board

Chair :        Technology Innovation Agency Berlin

Speakers:      Politicians from Berlin and Brandenburg:
               Minister / Senators for Economics and for Research
               Guest speaker: Thomas Ilka, Head of the Office of the Association of German Chambers of
               Industry and Commerce in Brussels

Description:

The joint innovation strategy
Germany’s capital region - Berlin and Brandenburg - is considered as being strong in research and innovation.
With its seven universities, 21 high and technical schools, approximately 70 research institutes and 40
technology parks the region possesses the highest density of science in Germany.
A joint innovation strategy (innoBB) has been elaborated with the objective to strengthen these capabilities
as well as to take advantage of technology and innovation as a driving force of the economy. Consistently,
this strategy also promotes the internationalisation of the regional economy.
innoBB aims in the sense of a „smart specialisation strategy“- at the development of existing cross regional
future fields into clusters with high development potential.
First cluster have been developed in the fields of Health economy / Energy technology / Transport Mobility
and Logistics.
The Clusters Information and Communication Technology, Media, Creative Economy / Optical Technologies,
Microsystem Technologies are under preparation.
In addition, four regional cross-cutting issues (green technologies, safety, new materials, production
equipment and machinery) have been identified for all clusters, which possess as cross-sectional and key
technologies particularly high relevance for the capital region. They shall promote and accelerate innovation
processes in the clusters defined. Furthermore, framework conditions such as financing, project funding and
technology transfer are agreed on a mutual basis.

Innovation summit 2011 of Berlin and Brandenburg
The innovation summit of the two Länder of Berlin and Brandenburg takes place annually under the
guidance of the Senators and Ministers of the four departments involved - Senate Department for economy,
technology and women’s affairs, Senate Department for education, science and research as well as Ministry
for Economic and European Affairs and Ministry for Science, Research and Culture -.


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In 2011 the contents of the cross-regional summit are:
• Adjustment of the common innovation strategy
• Conditions and development of the five clusters
• Exchange on the cross section topics
• Presentations of the flagship projects and further projects

EU – Dimension of the event:
Part of the joint innovation strategy of Berlin and Brandenburg is the internationalisation of the economy.
Within this, the actors in the region are assisted – partly financed by ERDF - to evolve from local and regional
players to act European-wide or even globally f. e. through joint presentations on exhibitions, seminars and
events.
The innovation summit on 22nd of August 2011 will focus particularly on the Europeanisation
/internationalisation of the innovation strategy.

Target groups of participants:

About 400-500 representatives from the economy, science, research, and politics of the capital region are
expected to participate.

More information:

http://www.innovatives-brandenburg.de/de/3346.aspx




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Bremen (Advanced Cooperation in the North Sea - English Channel Area)


"EU 2020 – The National Reform Programme (NRP) of Germany"                                         2 November 2011
                                                                                                            Bremen

Europe 2020

Type:          Workshop discussion

Organisers:    Senator for Environment, Construction, Transport and European Affairs of the Free
               Hanseatic City of Bremen, EuropaPunktBremen (Europe Direct Relais), Bremen

Chair :        Christian Bruns, Head of Department for European Affairs, Head of the Representation of
               the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen to the European Union

Speakers:      Dr. Hermann Kuhn, member of Bremen Regional Parliament (MdBB), CoR-member
               N.N., European Commission
               N.N., Federal Ministry of Econonomics and Technology

Description

The ‘EU2020’ strategy of the European Union for the coming years is focusing on smart growth, sustainable
growth and inclusive growth. The implementation of the 7 flagship initiatives is the responsibility of the
Member States, which lay down measure to achieve the set targets in a so-called National Reform
Programme to the EU Commission. In Germany the ‘Länder’ contribute, on the basis of their domestic
responsibilities, to the reform programme. The EU2020 strategy and the measures and projects of the Free
Hanseatic City of Bremen have substantial intersections in many areas.

In the workshop discussion the EU2020 strategy will be presented and the National Reform Programme of
the Federal Republic of Germany will be analyzed. Finally it shall be discussed in what way the politics of the
Senate can contribute to the implementation of EU2020 and what kind of impact the strategy can develop
regarding operations and projects in Bremen and Bremerhaven.

Target groups of participants:

Invited are employees of the public administration, representatives of the relevant agencies of the
Structural Funds and members of the Bremen regional parliament.


More information:

www.europa.bremen.de




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Hamburg (Baltic Sea Group)



“Naked on the Internet? Data protection and data freedom in Europe”                            24 November 2011
                                                                                                       Hamburg
Europe 2020

Type:         Panel discussion

Organiser:    Europe direct Info-Point Europa, Europa-Union Hamburg

Chair:        Hans-Jörg Schmidt; Member of the Parliament of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg

Speakers:     Julia Schramm, Political Scientist
              Matthias Groote, Member of the European Parliament,
              Prof. Johannes Caspar; Data Protection Commissioner of the Free and Hanseatic City of
              Hamburg

Description

The Digital Agenda as part of the European Union’s strategy „Europe 2020“ aims at creating a digital single
market. High-speed broadband and a better linkage of products and services shall stimulate economic
growth and create more jobs and prosperity. At the same time, however, trust in and security of the web
have to be raised. What will the digital future of the web be like? Will our use of personal data in the web
change? And how can data protection further be guaranteed?

Target groups of participants:

Representatives from politics, NGOs, general public.

More information

http://www.infopoint-europa.de/




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Land Baden-Württemberg (Greater Region and Upper Rhine Metropolitan
                                                Region and Partners) – 1st event



"Electomobility in the Upper Rhine"                                                                 20 September 2011
                                                                                                             Karlsruhe

Geography Matters

Type:         Presentation

Organiser:    Automotive Engineering Network Südwest, Regierungspräsidium Baden-Württemberg,
              Karlsruhe

Chair:        M. Sold (ORK) - tbc

Speakers:     Dr. Rudolf Kühner, Regierungspräsident Regierungspräsidium Karlsruhe
              Margret Mergen, 1. Bürgermeisterin Stadt Karlsruhe
              Eric Gross, Automotive Engineering Network, Karlsruhe
              N.N Pôle Véhicule du Futur, Mulhouse
              N.N. e-Mobil Baden-Württemberg
              N.N. E-Modal (Interreg IV A)
              N.N. Karlsruher Institut für Tecnologie KIT

Description

The event will provide an overview of the current state of development of electric vehicles in Alsace and
Baden-Wuerttemberg using examples of current cross-border and transnational projects. Initiatives
designed and developed through cross-border cooperation in the Metropolitan Tri-national Upper Rhine
region will be presented and discussed.

Target groups of participants:

The event is designed for business developers, technology transfer institutions, representatives of regional
management authorities, research institutions and business and opinion leaders in the field of electric
vehicles.

More information




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Land Baden-Württemberg (Greater Region and Upper Rhine Metropolitan
Region and Partners) – 2nd event



"PAMINA Mayors Congress"                                                                                20 October 2011
                                                                                                           Baden-Baden

Geography Matters

Type:         Congress, field trips, lectures and panel discussion

Organiser:    EURODISTRICT REGIO PAMINA in cooperation with the city of Baden-Baden

Chair:        Josef OFFELE, Chairman of the EURODISTRICT REGIO PAMINA

Speakers :

Description

Mayors PAMINA day is organized by the Eurodistrict REGIO PAMINA since 2008. It is dedicated to the 477
mayors and presidents of the community Eurodistrict. In this way, the essential role of municipalities and
intermunicipal as partners of the regional cross-border action can be highlighted and the importance of the
meeting between local elected French and German, with the aim of a exchange of expertise and experience
of local authorities.

Eurodistrict organizing this event in turn in the three territories that makes up the Eurodistrict (South
Palatinate, Mittlerer Oberrhein, Northern Alsace) in partnership with the city hosting the event and with the
support of the Association of Mayors of Lower Rhine and communal associations of Baden-Württemberg
and Rheinland-Pfalz. Mayors and deputy mayors of all municipalities in the Eurodistrict are invited primarily
as legislators (senators, MPs and MEPs) and regional advisers and generals and representatives
correspondents in Germany. The various administrations are also invited to the event and the public based
on capacity.

The fourth day of Mayors PAMINA be held October 20, 2011 in Baden-Baden to focus on diverse sustainable
development. To this end, three site visits to exemplary projects in relation to their sustainability will be
offered in the morning. In the afternoon participants will gather at Kongresshaus Baden-Baden for a series
of intervention and above all to a round table discussion with the audience. It is planned to broadcast the
event on internet livestream so that it can be followed by a general public.

Target groups of participants:

Mayors and other elected municipal officers from the Eurodistrict Regio Pamina.

More information

www.eurodistrict–regio-pamina.eu



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Lower Saxony (Advanced Co-Operation in the North Sea - English Channel)
                         (joint event with Hanover)

"The impact of the monetary union on European Cohesion Policy"                              10 November 2011
                                                                                                    Hanover

Europe 2020

Type:           Debate

Organiser:      Region Lower Saxony
                Hanover Region

Speakers:        Burkhard Balz, MEP, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
                 Bernhard Lange, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the
                 European Parliament
                 Gesine Meissner, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (tbc)
                 Sven Giegold, MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance (tbc)
                 Jürgen Klute, MEP, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left,
                 (tbc)
                 Representative ECB
                 Representative DG Regio

Description:

Greece, Portugal and Ireland have slipped under the euro rescue umbrella to escape the national
bankruptcy. All 3 countries are receivers of the EU structural funds support. Which effects did the EU
cohesion policy have? How can the monetary union support the aims of the EU cohesion policy? These are
only some questions which will discuss our experts from European Parliament, European Central Bank an
EU-Commission during this evening.

Target groups of participants:

Specialists from regional administration, banks, politicians, researcher and interested inhabitants of
Hannover Region.

More information:

www.europaregion-hannover.de




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 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Baltic Sea Group)


"5th week of sustainable regional development and the historical                                     4-7 October 2011
path"                                                                                                         Wietow



Europe 2020

Type:         Information Stand

Organiser:    Solarcentre Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Chair:        Dr.-Ing.Brigitte Schmidt, Solarcentre Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Description

The Solar Center Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will organize this international conference on renewable
energies regions in Europe. Politicians and practitioners from Germany, France, Austria, Bulgaria and
Denmark will present showcases on projects regarding renewable energies (bio fuels, wind, biomass, biogas,
solar and geothermic sources) and their relevance to meet the challenges of the climate change. Regional
approaches on energy clusters, decentralized energy networks in rural areas and the role of the regional
governments will be discussed also with a view to the EU climate policy. The newly created network
”Regional Energy” in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the winner regions in the German campaign
“renewable energy regions” will be presented, accompanied by a poster exhibition. Participants are invited
to elaborate on potential European project co-operations in the field of renewable energies. The major aim
of this Conference is to underline the importance of innovation in the renewable energies sector and the
respective responsibility of regional authorities. In the context of the event the Management Authority for
the Structural Funds in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern will organise an information stand in order to inform the
participants of the assistance provided through these funds for innovation and energy in the region.

Target groups of participants:

Representatives from the region’s universities, voluntary and community sector, local authorities, local
government.

More information:

http://www.solarzentrum-mv.de/preview/termine/aktu_term.html




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North Rhine - Westphalia (European Capitals of Culture)



"contemporary art ruhr 2011 (C.A.R.), the innovative art fair"                                        28-30 October 2011
                                                                                                                   Essen


Europe 2020

Type:         Art Fair

Organiser:    galerie/agentur 162

Chair:        Silvia Sonnenschmidt & Thomas Volkmann

Description

The art fair contemporary art ruhr (C.A.R.) wants to establish a strong regional art market for the Ruhr and
its more than 5.3 million residents. Ever since its’ founding, C.A.R. has consistently re-invented itself, with
new partners and participants joining every year, e. g. including the Los Angeles Art Association or the
Folkwang University of the Arts, as well as new participants from other European countries to make the fair
more international. The participants come from Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria,
Hungary, the USA. Anyone abroad now can establish themselves, attract new customers and become a part
of a new region for contemporary art. The concept is designed to bring high-quality artists and movers and
shakers of the art scene together in one place in order to highlight and enhance the attractiveness and
uniqueness of this new art location. International and local galleries as well as select artists will showcase
their works on the exhibition space in the breathtaking spaces offered by the World Cultural Heritage Site
Zollverein.

After the successful organization of the biggest art fair in the area as official part of the programme of the
European Capital of Culture ”Essen for the Ruhr”, one of the main objectives of C.A.R. 2011 is to offer their
participants a pulsating platform and more chances for networking beyond the fast moving art fair sector
and to push the internationalisation.

Target groups of participants:

High-quality international and local artists and galleries, movers and shakers of the art scene:, movers and
shakers of the art scene, art schools, art associations, international and local visitors interested in art.

More information:

The project is supported by the European Capital of Culture “Essen for the Ruhr”.
www.contemporaryartruhr.de




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Region of Hanover (Advanced Co-Operation in the North Sea - English Channel)
                                 (joint event with Lower Saxony)


"The impact of the monetary union on European Cohesion Policy"                                     10 November 2011
                                                                                                           Hanover
Europe 2020

Type:           Debate

Organiser:      Hanover Region
                Region Lower Saxony

Speakers:        Burkhard Balz, MEP, Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)
                 Bernhard Lange, MEP, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the
                 European Parliament
                 Gesine Meissner, MEP, Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (tbc)
                 Sven Giegold, MEP, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance (tbc)
                 Jürgen Klute, MEP, Confederal Group of the European United Left - Nordic Green Left,
                 (tbc)
                 Representative ECB
                 Representative DG Regio

Description:

Greece, Portugal and Ireland have slipped under the euro rescue umbrella to escape the national
bankruptcy. All 3 countries are receivers of the EU structural funds support. Which effects did the EU
cohesion policy have? How can the monetary union support the aims of the EU cohesion policy? These are
only some questions which will discuss our experts from European Parliament, European Central Bank an
EU-Commission during this evening.

Target groups of participants:

Specialists from regional administration, banks, politicians, researcher and interested inhabitants of
Hannover Region.

More information:

www.europaregion-hannover.de




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Rhineland-Palatinate (Greater Region and Upper Rhine Metropolitan
                                         Region and Partners)


"University and Business in Dialogue - Fostering Innovation                                        25 October 2011
                                                                                                            Mainz
through Cooperation"


Europe 2020

Type:          Presentation

Organiser:     State Agency for Civic Education Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz

Chair:         Ms Elisabeth Bittner, Policy Officer, State Agency for Civic Education Rhineland-Palatinate

Speakers:      Peter Baur, Deputy Head of Unit, European Institute of Technology, University-Business
               Cooperation, Directorate General Education and Culture, European Commission

Description:

Europe’s future depends on its innovation capacity, on its capability to create an environment that
stimulates new ideas and the ability to implement them.
The Europe 2020 strategy sets the direction; flagship initiatives will drive its implementation.
Innovation is about people as is education and training. Education and training systems have to provide
learning environments that stimulate creativity and innovation, entrepreneurial thinking and acting. Higher
Education, being at the heart of the knowledge triangle, plays a crucial role for the development of
innovation. Two important aspects to stimulate innovation are dialogue and close cooperation between the
different actors, in particular between Higher Education Institutions and businesses. Enhanced and
increased cooperation will stimulate the flow of knowledge and increase the innovation capacity on both
sides.

The European Commission has launched a platform for a structured dialogue between the stakeholders,
supporting exchange of good practice and mutual learning: The University-Business Forum.
Knowledge alliances and other operational activities will complement the Forum’s activities to drive
implementation on local, regional, national and European level.

The event “University and Business in Dialogue - Fostering Innovation through Cooperation” will present
successful University-Business cooperation to implement the EU-2020 strategy.


Target groups of participants:

Local politicians, officers and practitioners from local authorities, social partners, voluntary and community
sectors, universities, non-governmental organisations and representatives from business and industry and
students.

More information:

http://www.politische-bildung-rlp.de/startseite.html



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Saarland (Greater Region and Upper Rhine Metropolitan Region and Partners)


"Is there a chance for our planet? Steps to sustainable development"                              6 September 2011
                                                                                                       Otzenhausen


Geography Matters

Type:         Closing session for the Summer University

Organiser:    Foundation – „ASKO Europa-Stiftung“ /Venue: European Academy of Otzenhausen,
              Otzenhausen/Saarland

Chair:        Stefan Mörsdorf, ASKO Europa-Stiftung

Speakers:     Dr. Hannes Petrischak, Stiftung “Forum für Verantwortung”
              Stefan Mörsdorf, ASKO Europa-Stiftung
              Prof. Dr. Dr. Olaf Kühne, Universität Saarbrücken

Description

Closing session and discussion open to the public: “Europe – model for a continent of sustainability?
Solutions for the crisis – a chance for our planet?”

The different issues discussed during the Summer-University “Is there a chance for our planet?” such as
demographic development, the scarcity of raw-materials and resources, global food situation, water supply
and biodiversity will be summarized and discussed with the participants.

Target groups of participants:

Students from the region’s universities, interested public from the Greater Region SaarLorLux.

More information:

http://asko-europa-stiftung.de/index.php




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Saxony (Convergence Regions on the Way to Cohesion)


"Annual Conference for ERDF and ESF in Saxony"                                                    5 October 2011
                                                                                                        Chemnitz


Better Delivery

Type:         Presentations and showcases of funded projects

Organiser:    Managing Authority for ESF in Saxony, Managing Authority for ERDF in Saxony

Chair:

Speakers:

Description

The event will focus on ERDF and ESF funding in the educational sector in Saxony, in order to showcase
successful concepts and projects for multipliers and the media, and offer a networking platform for
stakeholders in the educational sector. The goal is to make the engagement of both, the European Union
and the Free State of Saxony visible, to share best practices and to raise the awareness of funding
opportunities. The event will display the results of ERDF-funded school infrastructure (modernized school
buildings, learning environments esp. for technical occupations) as well as present concepts and display
projects of different ESF-funded learning opportunities (e.g. summer school, occupational orientation).

Target groups of participants:

Stakeholders in the educational sector : teachers, headmasters, school administration, student and parent
representatives ; furthermore social partners, local politicians, local administration, other multipliers,
European Commission, regional media.

More information:

www.strukturfonds.sachsen.de
www.bsz-handwerkerschule.de




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Saxony-Anhalt (Innovative Regions Partnership)


                                                                                                      22 November 2011
"EU 2020"                                                                                                   Magdeburg


Europe 2020

Type:         Conference

Organiser:    Saxony-Anhalt (EU-VB), managing authority

Chair:        n.n., Head of managing authority of Saxony-Anhalt

Speakers:     Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Prime Minister of Saxony-Anhalt
              Jens Bullerjahn, Minister of Finance of Saxony-Anhalt
              Members of the European Commission, Ministry of Sciences and Economics of Saxony-Anhalt,
              Ministry of Employment and Social Affairs of Saxony-Anhalt, Ministry of Rural Development
              and Traffic of Saxony-Anhalt
              Several experts and representatives of supported projects who will talk about their
              experiences

Description

According to its responsibility of organising one annual big information event the managing authority will
conduct the conference “EU 2020” in Magdeburg (Saxony-Anhalt). On the one hand this one-day conference
aims at appreciating the regional policy and its influence on the region during the past 20 years by
summarising results and findings. On the other hand main topics and political key aspects of the Agenda
2020 of the European Union as well as their influence on Saxony-Anhalt will be highlighted. Moreover, it will
be discussed if and how the lead initiatives of the European Union can or even have to act as a kind of
orientation for future key aspects of the European Regional Policy. Besides, the question will be raised which
concrete goals and indicators the region of Saxony-Anhalt will strive for in the future.

In the course of the event some successful examples of best practice regional projects that already profited
from the European funds will be introduced in order to show the audience what positive impact the EU and
its funds have in their region. Thereby, the “Partnership Principle” will be strengthened as well.

Target groups of participants:

DG REGIO and DG EMPL
Federal State Government / Ministries / Departments
Members of the Parliament and Parliamentary Groups
Members of the German Parliament




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Economic and Social Partners
Organisations
Local Authorities

It is assumed that about 300 people will participate in the conference

More information:

http://www.europa.sachsen-anhalt.de




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Schleswig-Holstein (Baltic Sea Group)


"Exchange of experience from INTERREG IV period with a view                                    9 November 2011
to next funding period"                                                                                    Kiel


Europe 2020

Type:         Workshop

Organiser:    State Chancellery of Schleswig-Holstein Land Government (Dept. For European, Baltic and
              North Sea Affairs)

Chair:        Ms Kaarina Williams (Chair of German Sub-Committee of INTERREG IV Baltic Sea Region
              Programme)
              Mr Thomas Pfannkuch (Senior Adviser for European Politics, State Chancellery Schleswig-
              Holstein)

Speakers:     Ms Kaarina Williams (Chair of German Sub-Committee of INTERREG IV Baltic Sea Region
              Programme)
              Mr Thomas Pfannkuch (Senior Adviser for European Politics, State Chancellery Schleswig-
              Holstein)
              – further speakers from selected INTERREG-funded projects to be asked in the course of further
              detailed preparation –

Description

Schleswig-Holstein is the northernmost German “Land” and by far not the biggest one among all German
“Länder”. Due to own traditions and due to its geographic location – both land- and sea-based borders with
Denmark and closely connected to both the Baltic and the North Sea – cross-border as well transnational co-
operation is a highly relevant matter of self-interest to Schleswig-Holstein.

From the earliest life cycle of INTERREG programmes in the early 90ies, numerous actors from Schleswig-
Holstein were and are engaged in project co-operation funded by both strand-A programmes (Germany,
Denmark) and strand-B programmes (Baltic Sea Region, North Sea Region), whereas active participation in
strand-C programme still is of rather young nature. Hence, all accessible INTERREG programmes are of
highest interest to those actors striving for best benefits from INTERREG funded projects.

With a view to early preparation needs for succeeding programmes (after 2013) the workshop is aiming at
generating new possible project ideas based on exchange of best practice experience among Schleswig-
Holstein INTERREG actors in some selected thematic fields. Generating best-practice ideas shall also
encompass transfer from one INTERREG strand to the other. Enhanced mutual knowledge among actors
engaged in project work, but mostly within one strand only shall be an additional outcome of this workshop.




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Target groups of participants:

Institutions and organisations from Schleswig-Holstein engaged in thematic INTERREG project work (all
strands) from selected sectors (like e.g. energy, transport, environment, health care, creative and maritime
industries ...)
– precise thematic subjects to be singled out in the course of further detailed preparation.

More information:

http://www.europa.sachsen-anhalt.de




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II. Independent partner - other organisation/association organising a
local event
Europe Direct Hellweg / Ruhr Lippe


"Realignment of ERDF funding – What's the use of EU structural funds                                  18 October 2011
for local authorities after 2013?"                                                                              Unna

Better delivery

Type:         Conference and panel discussion

Organiser:    Europe Direct Informationszentrum Hellweg / Ruhr Lippe c/o Kreis Unna

Chair:        District Administrator Michael Makiolla, District Unna

Speakers :

Description

Cohesion policy is still an important theme on the agenda. It is one of the central political subjects. The
EUROPE DIRECT-information centre Hellweg / Ruhr Lippe (Unna district) arranges a conference called
“Realignment of ERDF funding – What’s the use of EU structural funds for local authorities after 2013?” in
Unna.
The conference will inform about the actual development of European regional policy. Local aided projects
will be presented as concrete examples for successful funding. Experts will evaluate the old programming
period for EU structural funds (2007-2013) ex post.
In terms of the forthcoming programming period (2014-2020) the following issues shall be discussed: What
challenges of prospective local structural policy are expected and how to align local structural policy to
modified conditions?
A panel discussion will underline the locally-based dimension: What are the interests of local authorities?
Which claims should be made in the negotiations for the new programming period on the part of local
authorities?

Target groups of participants:

Regional/local government + politicians, representatives of private companies, communal business
development, associations, members of the European Parliament, citizens, journalists

More information




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  Europe Direct Wolpertshausen


"Energy supply in the 21st century – the changeover to renewable                                            24 September 2011
energy in practice"                                                                                                 Crailsheim



Europe 2020

Type:         Exhibition, lectures and visits of renewable energy plants

Organiser:    Europe Direct Information centre Wolpertshausen and Stadtwerke Crailsheim

Chair:        Gerhard Bauer, county commissioner of the district of Schwäbisch Hall
              Josef Wagner, executive director Stadtwerke Crailsheim (TBC)

Speakers :    Representatives of energy centre, Stadtwerke Crailsheim, European Comission Directorate
              General for energy et al., still to be confirmed

Description

In the district of Schwäbisch Hall there is a lot of renewable energy production. In the year 2009 the district
of Schwäbisch Hall had already produced 29,14 % of its electric energy with renewable energy. The
European aims 2020 have been excelled therefore. Nevertheless the Energy Centre of the district and the
Europe Direct Information Center Wolpertshausen want to increase the renewable energy production and
to decrease the consumption of energy in general. To mark the energy days in Baden-Württemberg the
Energy Centre and the Europe Direct Information Center Wolpertshausen are organizing an information day.
This year this event is taking place in cooperation with public utilities Crailsheim. The general public can visit
an exhibition; view the solar thermic plant which is the biggest one in Germany. There will be also some
lectures about the climate change and the challenge of producing more energy with renewables. In the
evening will be a guest lecture about the European aims and measures. The European Commissioner
Günther H. Oettinger is asked for that.

Target groups of participants:

General public and public administration that want to be informed about renewable energy.

More information

www.europabuero.info




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