Programme

Monday 25 November

 

 

  • Transfer from Porto airport
  • Optional field visits (tbc)
  • ELARD Members Workshop
  • Welcoming dinner for foreign guests

 

 

Tuesday 26 November

 

Morning

LEADER/CLLD 2019 Conference

08:30

Registration 

09:00 

Opening session

Moderation: Pedro Brosei, Advisor to the Portuguese ELARD Presidency

  • Maria Joao Botelho, President of ELARD and Minha Terra
  • Cristina Vieira, President of LAG DOLMEN and Mayor of Marco de Canaveses
  • José Luís Gaspar, Mayor of Amarante
  • Representative of European Commission
  • Representative of the Portuguese Government
10:00

Keynote presentation

  • Loris Servillo (Researcher and Associate Professor, Politecnico of Torino) & Stefan Kah (Researcher, University of Strathclyde, European Policy Center): Implementing CLLD in EU: Experiences so far  stocktaking, analysis and recommendations
10:45

Institutional opinions on the future of LEADER/CLLD

  • Radim Srsen - Representative of the Committee of the Regions
  • Roman Haken - Representative of the European Economic and Social Committee
11:15 Coffee-break

11:45

Looking forward with the feet on the ground – proposals and expectations from local level

  • The added value of ERDF and ESF projects under CLLD – Marion Eckardt – Vice-President of ELARD and Manager of LAG Halland, Sweden
  • Inputs from ELARD survey on simplification – Kristiina Tammets – Vice-President of ELARD and Manager of LAG Tartu, Estonia
  • Insights from ELARD members workshop: challenges and opportunities regarding LEADER/CLLD in post-2020 – Robert Lukesch 

12:15

Panel discussion reacting on the keynote presentation and previous panels and debate with participants

  • Christine Falter, European Commission DG AGRI
  • Eleftherios Stavropoulos, European Commission DG REGIO
  • Representative of DG EMPL, European Commission, DG EMPL (tbc)
  • Representative of the Portuguese Cohesion Agency (tbc)

13:00 

Closing remarks

13:30 

Light lunch

Afternoon

ELARD General Assembly Meeting

   

Wednesday 27 November

 

 

  • Transfer to Porto airport

Venue

This conference will be held from 25 - 26 November 2019 in Amarante, at the Cultural Centre of Amarante [Portuguese: Centro Cultural de Amarante]

Venue

This conference will be held from 25 - 26 November in Amarante.

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