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Bologna - Italy

29-30 November 2012

AGENDA: WATER CoRe Final Conference

European Conference, Political Platform, Steering Committee - Presidium Meeting

AGENDA: WATER CoRe Final Conference

AGENDA ________________________________________________________________________ 28 November Afternoon / Evening Arrival of participants 29 November PUBLIC EVENT Morning Session: EUROPEAN CONFERENCE on WATER SCARCITY and DROUGHT Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno 1, Bologna Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into English/Italian Chairman: Giuseppe Bortone 09:00 – 09:30 Registration of the participants 09:30 – 09:45 Welcome Giuseppe Bortone - General Directorate for Environment and for Soil and Coast Protection of Emilia-Romagna Region 09:45 – 10:00 Introduction of the Lead partner Wenzel Mayer - Ministry of Environment, Energy, Agriculture and Consumer Protection of Hessen 10:00 – 10:20 Water Scarcity and Droughts EU Policies: an overview Dagmar Behrendt Kaljarikova - Policy Officer DG Environment / D1 Protection of Water – European Commission 10:20 – 10:40 INTERREG IVC Programme: helping Regions sharing solutions Johanna Bähn - INTERREG IVC Joint Technical Secretariat 10:40 – 11:00 Climate change and drought Carlo Cacciamani - Head of the HydroMeteorological Service of the Emilia-Romagna Regional Agency for Environmental Protection (ARPA-SIMC) 11:00 – 11:20 Coffee Break 11:20 – 11:40 Water crisis Sylvie Coyaud – Science reporter, Il Sole-24 Ore/D-La Repubblica 11:40 – 12:00 Water and communication Alessandro Rovinetti – General Secretary of the Italian Association of the Institutional and Public Communication and of European Federation of the Associations of Public Communication 12:00 – 12:15 Water scarcity under Emilia-Romagna Region policies Rosanna Bissoli - Head of the Water Protection and Restoration Unit of the Emilia-Romagna Region 12:15 – 12:45 Film première: “WATER CORE – IL COMPORTAMENTO ANOMALO DELL’ACQUA” (Film Director: Antonio Martino) 12:45 – 14:00 Lunch break (Palazzo Re Enzo) Afternoon Session: WATER CoRe ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno 1, Bologna Chairman: Barbara Ehrle-Manthey 14:00 – 14:15 An overview (Barbara Ehrle-Manthey- Hessen) 14:15 – 15:15 E-learning training session (Chiara Spotorno – Emilia-Romagna) 15:15 – 15:30 Dissemination and communication activities (Natalia Vera & Susana Escobar - Aragon) 15:30 – 15:45 Focal Point at REC (Jovanka Ignjatovic – REC Hungary) 15:45 – 16:00 Exchange of experiences (Emanuele Cimatti - Emilia-Romagna) 16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break 16:15 – 16:30 Action Plans and policy recommendations (Lisa Contarini - Emilia-Romagna) 16:30 – 17:45 Regional transfer strategies (10’ per Action Plan - one representative per Region) 17:45 – 18:00 Any other business and end 20:00 Official Dinner (for partners/speakers only) Palazzo Gnudi Via Riva di Reno, 75/3° - 77 40121 Bologna ______________________________________________________________________________________ 30 November FOR PARTNERS ONLY Morning session: POLITICAL PLATFORM Venue: Palazzo Re Enzo, Piazza del Nettuno 1, Bologna Simultaneous interpretation will be provided into English/Italian 10:00 – 10:15 Welcome Coffee 10:15 – 13:00 Ministers’ Meeting Madam Chairman: Sabrina Freda – Minister of the Environment and Urban Regeneration of the Emilia-Romagna Region. - Minister’s speeches - Minister’s signature of the Memorandum of Understanding (including Action Plans and Policy Recommendations) 13:00 – 14:30 Lunch Ristorante Hotel Roma Via D' Azeglio, 9 Bologna Afternoon Session: WATER CoRe STEERING COMMITTEE & PRESIDIUM MEETING Venue: Hotel Roma - Via D' Azeglio, 9 - Bologna 14:30 – 16:30 Steering Committee and Presidium Meeting - State of the budget - Follow-up of the project (e-learning training sessions, final report, etc.) - Bruxelles event - Further cooperation

 

This project is cofinanced by the ERDF and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme

 

The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.

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