Workshop for improved horizontal exchange between Priority Areas of the EUSDR

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Date
  • From 03/05/2017 12:30 to 04/05/2017 13:30
Venue Venue TBC - Vienna, AT - Vienna, Austria

The workshop aims to foster the horizontal exchange among Priority Areas of the EUSDR. The need for such exchange has been revealed over the past years of PAs implementation, specifically when concrete activities or projects have been developed by a PA. Some PAs already work closely together in order to strengthen synergies and to join forces for their work. Other PAs are cooperating in order to detect potential areas of conflict and to find ways to overcome them. It would be beneficial for the entire EUSDR implementation process to find working routines among the PAs and the PACs to strengthen the horizontal exchange and cross-PA cooperation.

Attendance on invitation only.

Final Draft Agenda

Day 1 - 3 May 2017
12:30 – 13:30 Networking lunch and registration of participants
13:30 – 13:50

Session I - Introduction

Welcoming of participants and introduction to the workshop by:

  • Florian Ballnus – PAC (Bavaria) of PA6
  • Gert-Jan Muilerman – PAC (Austria) of PA1a
  • Matija Vilfan - Head of DSP
  • Marco Onida - DG REGIO (tbc)
13:50 – 15:30 Session II: PAs thematic (strategic) topics, activities and projects - part 1

Tour de Table on key topics/questions & additional contributions by participants

Key topics/questions for discussion in part 1 (not exhaustive list):

  1. identifying overlapping thematic issues or even conflicts between PAs, out of those already identified and pursued by the PAs;
  2. identifying possible synergies between 2 (or more) PAs with regards to activities/ projects implemented/ supported by them;
  3. avoiding double work between PAs;
  4. developing (proposals for) joint ways to overcome conflicts, arising from PA’s thematic (strategic) topics, activities, projects.
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:15 Session II: PAs thematic (strategic) topics, activities and projects - part 2

Tour de Table on key topics/questions & additional contributions by participants

Key topics/questions for discussion in part 2 (not exhaustive list):

  1. Identifying projects with overlapping thematic issues and ways/opportunities to better exploit synergies (current projects and future projects);
  2. Sharing experiences/best practices on using different funding schemes (EIB, ETC, others…)
17:15 – 17:45 Session II: PAs thematic (strategic) topics, activities and projects - part 3
Experience/lessons learnt from EUSDR Strategic Projects initiative:
  • DSP presentation
  • Discussion on initiatives, joint projects and further steps
17:45 – 18:00 Conclusions & next steps and closing remarks
after 18:00 Networking dinner

Day 2 - 4 May 2017
08:30 - 09:00 Registration & coffee
09:00 – 09:20 Opening of the session by:
  • Matija Vilfan - Head of DSP
  • Florian Ballnus – PAC (Bavaria) of PA6
  • Gert-Jan Muilerman – PAC (Austria) of PA1a
  • Marco Onida - DG REGIO (tbc)
09:20 – 10:45 Session III: EUSDR/PAs implementation process - part 1

Tour de Table on key topics/questions & additional contributions by participants

Key topics/questions for discussion in part 1 (not exhaustive list):

  1. Coordination between PACs in a given PA - how the implementation process of a given PA functions (interaction between PACs and between PACs and SGs) – tendencies observed, good approaches/ practices applied, but also not so good ones (i.e. pros and cons);
  2. Some PAs (but not all) have established Working Groups or Task Forces – what is the advantage/disadvantage of having them in the overall PA’s implementation, what is their role (and what is not their role),what is their scope of work, how much they influence the process, what support they provide to PACs and to SGs, how do they function (are they supported (incl. financially?) and by whom), etc.;
  3. Policy/political level involvement in PAs work- what are the good approaches/ practices, but also not so good ones (pros and cons of approaches/practices applied).
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 12:30 Session III: EUSDR/PAs implementation process - part 2

Tour de Table on key topics/questions & additional contributions by participants

Key topics/questions for discussion in part 1 (not exhaustive list):

  1. Cooperation with other PAs – what are the good approaches/ practice applied, but also not so good ones (i.e. pros and cons);
  2. Cooperation with stakeholders – what are the good approaches/ practice applied, but also not so good ones (i.e. pros and cons);
  3. Coordination with other actors (e.g. sectoral Commission services) – what are the good approaches/ practice applied, but also not so good ones (i.e. pros and cons);
12:30 – 12:45 Session IV: Summary of results & next steps
12:45 – 13:30 Light lunch for further networking