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Wednesday 19 February 2014

(European Parliament, Brussels)

13:00 – 13:30 Opening

Questions & Answers

13:30 – 15:00 Demonstrating the power of local

  • Tot Raval promoting social cohesion in a district of Barcelona (Spain)

Elisa Covelo O’Neill

  • Együtt Egymásért: “Together for Each Other” (Hungary)

Imre “Zorro” Mata

  • REALIS - Social innovation ecosystem in Languedoc-Roussillon (France)

Michel Dupoirieux

  • The Valley of the Carp (Poland)

Marta Kamińska

  • ECOLISE - The European Network for Community-Led initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Eamon O'Hara

Questions & Answers

15:15 – 16:00 Debating the road ahead

  • Local development - A force for global transformation?

Chris Brooks - Expert in international economic cooperation

  • Local development and prospects for Europe

Marjorie Jouen - Special Advisor, Notre Europe-Jacques Delors Institute

Questions & Answers

16:00 - 16:30 Political perspectives for local development and Europe

  • Kinga Göncz - Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats
  • Eric Andrieu - Member of the European Parliament, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats
  • Hannes Lorenzen - The Greens / European Free Alliance

16:30 – 17:00 Building a shared vision
Débat

17:30 Group photo in front of the European Parliament

18:00 – 21.30 Inauguration of AEIDL’s newly renovated building, networking, cocktail & dinner

Thursday 20 February 2014

(Le Bouche-à-Oreille, Rue Félix Hap 11, 1040 Brussels)

09:30 – 10:00 “The Europe beneath Europe”
François Saint-Ouen - Senior Lecturer at the Global Studies Institute of the University of Geneva and Secretary General of the European Cultural Centre

10:00 – 11:00 Parallel workshops (Part 1)

Workshop 1: Social Cohesion / Social Inclusion< /p>

  • Sustainable citizen neighbourhoods (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Tot Raval promoting social cohesion in a district of Barcelona (Spain)
  • OCM broadens ‘museum’ concept for South Tyrol citizens (Alto Adige, Italy)
  • "Horta à Porta": Community gardening in Porto (Portugal)

Workshop 2: Territorial development / Renewable energy / Climate change / Quality of life

  • Sustainable Island Samsø (Denmark)
  • ECOLISE, The European Network for Community-Led initiatives on Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Supernatural transforms a landfill into a park (Belgrade, Serbia)
  • "Transition Town Totnes" - A world first (United Kingdom)
  • Locality, a network of development trusts, community enterprises, settlements and social action centres (England, United Kingdom)

Workshop 3: Social enterprise / Social inclusion / Gender issues

  • Együtt Egymásért - “Together for Each Other” (Cserehát, Hungary)
  • “Spazio Ragazzi”: Social agriculture for young people (Italy)
  • SEWA: Serving the needs of self-employed women (India)
  • Rural development in the Kavar basin (Turkey)

11:15 – 12:15 Parallel workshops (Part 2)

Workshop 4: Social inclusion / Social economy / Local circuits

  • “Union Gewerbehof” - A cooperative business centre (Dortmund, Germany)
  • Le Zeybu Solidaire (Grenoble, France)
  • REALIS - Social innovation ecosystem in Languedoc-Roussillon (France)
  • Torino Social Innovation (Turin, Italy)

Workshop 5: Social enterprise / Social inclusion / Territorial development

  • Cooperation, key to Limerick’s Southill regeneration (Ireland)
  • Job opportunities for all (Karditsa, Greece)
  • The Valley of the Carp (Lower Silesia, Poland)
  • Solidarity with evicted Roma families leads to local development initiatives (Cluj-Napoca Romania)

Workshop 6: Territorial development

  • Local Development in Lapland (Finland)
  • RUAB: A local community owned social enterprise (Sweden)
  • Regional brand boosts rural development (Nitra, Slovakia)
  • Latvia’s 1st Rural Communities Parliament gets underway (Latvia)

12:20 – 13:00 Visioning, local action and the way ahead

Michael Dower - University of Gloucestershire (England)

Márta Márczis - President of AEIDL

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