INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT

 

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Monday, December 16th, 2013

9:00 - 10:00 Registration / Coffee
10:00 - 10:30 Opening Session
10:30 - 11:00 Challenges for European Regions: from Lisbon Strategy to Europe 2020 Strategy
 

Introducer: Antonio Valverde. General Director, Agency of Development and Innovation of Andalusia IDEA. Regional Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Andalusian Government.

• Pilar Saénz de Ormijana. Counselor for Financial Perspectives and Own Resources. Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU in Brussels.

CLOSING A FRAMEWORK: MAIN OUTCOMES FROM COHESION POLICY 2007-2013

11:00 - 12:30 Assessment onRegional Policy. Three approaches: Regions, National Authorities and European Commission.
 

Introducer: Gaspar Llanes. Secretary General of Economy. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.

• Andrea Mairate. Head of the "Spain" Unit. DG REGIO. European Commission.

• Guadalupe Melgosa. Assistant to the Deputy Director General for ERDF Management. Ministry of Finance and Public Administration. Government of Spain.

• Patricia Eguilior. General Director of European Funds. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.

• Rosa Vihavainen. Expert for†Education and†Innovation. Helsinki Regional Council (Finland).

12:30 - 13:30 Implementation of European Funds in Andalusia: Singular Projects
 

Presentation of projects and examples

Introducer: Antonio Galán. Deputy Director General. Agency of Development and Innovation of Andalusia IDEA. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.

• Experience of Territorial Cooperation: RETSE Project. Roberto RodrÌguez. Division for Strategy and Programmes IDEA Agency IDEA. Government of Andalusia.

• Business Experience: Abengoa "Solar New Technology" R&D Centre. Fernando Zelaya. Director General of PV at Abengoa.

• Infrastructures Experience. Fostering entrepreneurial location in spaces for innovation

• Ramón González. Head of Promotion and Cluster Unit. IDEA Agency. Government of Andalusia.

• Entrepreneurial Experience: ICINETIC (EBT CAMPUS Programme).

• Lucas Gozálvez Ciria, ICINETIC CEO.

13:30 - 15:00 Lunch Pause
15:00 - 17:00 Role of RDAs in the Regional Development
 

Moderator: Christian Saublens. Executive Director. EURADA.

• Mohamed Rahmaoui. Director for Ressources and Audit. Regional Development Agency of La Oriental (Morocco).

• Bernard De Potter. Director General of Enterprise Flanders. Region of Flanders (Belgium).

• Rafael Ataz. Head of Programmes for European Office. Institute of Development of Murcia Region, Infomurcia (Spain).

• Rafael Escamilla. Head of Division for European Programmes and Competitiveness . IVACE- Institute for Business Competitiveness of Valencia Region (Spain).

• Beatriz Casado. Deputy Director General. ADE - Business Innovation, Funding and Internationalisation Agency of Castilla y León Region (Spain).

• Francisco Jiménez. Director Director of Financing and Entrepreneurial Development. IDEA Agency. Government of Andalusia (Spain).

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

9:00 - 9:30 Reaching the Future. New Cohesion Framework 2014-2020
 

Introducer: Francisca Pleguezuelos. Representative of Andalusian Government in Brussels. Government of Andalusia.

María Irigoyen. Member of the Regional Development Committee. European Parliament.

9:30 - 11:00 Panel: Regional efforts concentration towards Jobs and Growth
 

Moderator: Vicente Fernández. Secretary General for Innovation, Industry and Energy. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.

RESEARCH. How will European regions contribute to an European Knowledge environment able to face global society changes?

• Carlos Gómez Ascaso. National expert. "Regional Dimension of Innovation". DG Research & Innovation. European Commission.

INFORMATION SOCIETY: Regional Digital Agendas

• Miguel González-Sancho. Assistant to the Head of the "Growth and Employment" Unit. DG CONNECT. European Commission.

COMPETITIVENESS & SMEs: How can we establish favourable conditions for industry, job creation and growth?

• Eliana Garcés Tolón. Assistant to the Head of the "Industrial Policy on Competitiveness for Growth" Unit. DG Enterprise and Industry. European Commission.

EFFICIENT ENERGY AND THE LOW-CARBON ECONOMY Sustainable growth, security energy and innovation grwoth

• Samuele Furfari. Adviser to the Deputy General Director. DG Energy, European Commission.

 

Bárbara López de Quintana Palacios. Deputy General Director for Institutional Relations. Ministry of Economy and Innovation. Government of Spain.

 

Eva María Vázquez. Director General of Research, Technology and Enterprise. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:15 Smart Regional Specialization Straegies for Research and Development
 

Moderator: Antonio García Gómez. Head of Unit "Spain" DG REGIO. European Commission.

Round Table:

• Bernard De Potter. Director General of Enterprise Flanders. Region of Flanders (Belgium).

• David Mascarelhas. President of CCDR ALGARVE. Algarve Region (Portugal).

• Stefano Casini Benvenuti. Director of Institute for Economic Planning (IRPET). Region of Tuscany (Italy).

• Manuel Varela Rey. Director General, Galician Innovation Agency. Region of Galicia (Spain).

• Carmen Sillero Illanes. Head of Division for Strategy and Programmes. Agency IDEA. Government of Andalusia (Spain).

• Manuel Palazuelos Martínez. S3 Platform. IPTS Sevilla. European Commission.

• Markkula Markku. Member of Monitoring Committee for Europe 2020 Platform. Committee of the Regions.

13:15 - 13:30 Conclusions and Closing Session
 

Antonio Valverde. General Director. Agency of Development and Innovation of Andalusia IDEA. Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Science and Employment. Government of Andalusia.