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EPP Local Dialogues

EPP Local Dialogue with young local and regional elected representatives

  • 02.03.2022 3:15 pm / 4:30 pm
  • Marseille / France
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Programme

 

3:15 Opening remarks
  • Olgierd Geblewicz, President of the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions (EPP-CoR)
  • Apostolos Tzitzikostas, President of the European Committee of the Regions

 

3:30 Strengthening European Democracy through youth engagement

Reflections of young elected local and regional politicians on democracy at local/regional and European level 

Moderator: Jelena Drenjanin, EPP-CoR 1st Vice-President

  • Miroslav Behúl, Municipal Councillor of Bratislava-Petržalka (Slovakia)
  • Francine Farrugia, Local Councillor of Siggiewi (Malta)
  • Sophia Kircher, Vice-President of the Tyrolean Parliament (Austria)
  • Antonio López-Istúriz White, EPP Secretary General, MEP (video message)

Q&A session with YEPs and EPP-CoR members

 

3:50 Young local and regional politicians leading green and digital transformation on the ground

RReflections of young elected local and regional politicians on digital and green projects in their communities 

Moderator: Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

  • Martin Heinen, Chairman of the Garzweiler Landfolge (Germany)
  • Micael Lamego dos Santos, Municipal Councillor of Tabuaço (Portugal)
  • Nektarios Kalantzis, Municipal Councillor of Pallini Municipality (Greece), President of the European Local Leaders
  • Lídia Pereira, President YEPP, MEP

Q&A session with YEPs and EPP-CoR members

 

4:15 Concluding remarks
  • Franck Proust, President of Nîmes Métropole
  • Maria Walsh, Member of the European Parliament

 

The event will be presented by Chris Burns.

Interpretation: DE, EN, FR; ES, PL, RO

 

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