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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
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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

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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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