Opening session of the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities - 11EU21768

Special session


Under the theme "Together for recovery", the opening session will be the first high-level debate of the week, focusing on the transition from emergency to sustainable recovery. The opening session will run as a TV show with several VIP panelists, including European Committee of the Regions President Apostolos Tzitzikostas, European Commissioner Elisa Ferreira and European Parliament President David Sassoli. Other contributions will be given by:

- CoR members:

  • Vasco Alves Cordeiro , First Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions, member of CoR delegation at the Conference on the Future of Europe
  • Nathalie Sarrabezolles, Councillor in the Finistère Department Council
  • Olgierd Geblewicz, President of West Pomerania Region
  • Kieran McCarthy, Councillor Cork City Council
  • Juraj DROBA, President of Bratislava Region
  • Jeannette Baljeu, Member of the Council of the Province of Zuid-Holland responsible for the Port of Rotterdam, Industry and EU affairs
  • Una Power, County Councillor for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council

- MEP: Younous Omarjee, Chair of the Committee on Regional Development

- Youth Organisation representatives:

  • Niamh Mc Govern, Editor in chief, European Youth Event (EYE)
  • Silja Markkula, President, European Youth Forum
  • Daniele Terzariol, Deputy mayor of San Donà di Piave, Young Elected Politician (YEP)
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