Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020’s edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will be completely digital. As a result, all the sessions of the EURegionsWeek will take the form of virtual sessions and they will be spread over three consecutive weeks in October, each week being dedicated to a specific topic:
- Empowering Citizens, 5-9 October;
- Cohesion and cooperation, 12-16 October;
- Green Europe, 19-22 October.
Under the 2020’s edition of the EURegionsWeek Sardinia Region's EU Liaison Office leads the interregional partnership "Med Insulae" - composed by Balearic Islands, Corsica, Gozo and Sardinia - and organizes a high-level political conference entitled "EU policies in Mediterranean islands: challenges and solutions”, which will take place online on Monday 5 October 2020, 11.30 - 13.00 (CEST).
The event intends to address challenges and difficulties Mediterranean islands' people and businesses face, thus aiming to complement the island dimension into EU policies. The event also aims to share experiences and common solutions, as well as foster cooperation among EU islands and regions.
The panel discussion will see the participation of some of the highest political figures of the regional governments of Sardinia, Corsica, the Balearic Islands and Gozo:
- Christian Solinas, President of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia and CoR member;
- Clint Camilleri, Minister for Gozo within the Government of Malta;
- Marie-Antoinette Maupertuis, Executive councillor of Corsica in charge of European and International Affairs, Public Innovation Policy and Smart Specialisation Strategy, President of the Corsica Tourism Agency and CoR member;
- Antoni Vicens Vicens, Director General of External Relations of the Balearic Islands Government and CoR member.
The second part of the event will be dedicated to an open debate with participants, including: representatives of the European Commission, MEPs, members of the Committee of the Regions and the Economic and Social Committee, political and technical representatives of island local and regional authorities, and civil societies representatives.
Interpretation will be provided in English, Italian, French and Spanish. Furthermore, interpretation will be provided from Catalan to the other languages.
To attend the event remotely, please register directly via the following link:
Registrations will be accepted up to the limits of virtual room capacity.
The event can also be followed by live-webstreaming at the following link.