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EPP Local Dialogues

Cities and regions standing with Ukraine

  • 31.05.2022 11:00 am / 1:00 pm
  • Rotterdam / Netherlands
  • Ahoyweg 10

The EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions together with CDA will be holding a hybrid #EPPLocalDialogue as a side event of the EPP Congress on Tuesday, 31 May 2022 between 10:20 and 13:00. The aim is to discuss the crucial role of local and regional authorities and their leaders in supporting counterparts in Ukraine.

10:30 – 11:00 Accreditation

Moderator: Wytske Postma, former MP of the CDA

11:00 – 11:15 Opening
Olgierd Geblewicz, President of the EPP-CoR Group and President of West Pomerania Region (Poland)
Ellen Nauta-van Moorsel, Head of the Dutch delegation at the CoR, Mayor of Hof van Twente (Netherlands)

11:15 – 11:50 Building a European future for Ukraine
Vadym Boychenko, Mayor of Mariupol (Ukraine)
Tetiana Yehorova-Lutsenko, Head of the Kharkiv Regional Council (Ukraine)
Manfred Weber, Candidate for the EPP Presidency

11:50 – 12:25 Solidarity in practice: actions on the ground by local and regional leaders
Rafal Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw (Poland)
Emil Boc, Mayor of Cluj Napoca (Romania), former Prime Minister of Romania
Rastislav Trnka, Chairman of Košice Self – Governing Region (Slovakia)

Q&A session

12:25 – 12:50 Building resilient, sustainable and energy independent cities and regions
Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Metropoles (France), Vice-President of the European People’s Party
Lídia Pereira, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Youth of the European People’s Party
Meindert Stolk, Provincial executive of Utrecht/Zuid-Holland (The Netherlands)

Q&A session

12:50 – 13:00 Conclusions
Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the CoR and Governor of Central Macedonia Region (Greece)

Social media hashtags: #EPPLocalDialogue #CitiesWithUkraine #EPPRotterdam

Interpretation: EN, FR, UK

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