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Media Partnership - Regional Revitalization: Transformative Power of Investment in Rural and Post-Industrial Areas Across Europe

14-05-2024

Media Partnership - Regional Revitalization: Transformative Power of Investment in Rural and Post-Industrial Areas Across Europe

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Regional revitalization – driven by green policies and technological advancements – is a key priority across Europe, and it is clear that this transformation is most urgent in rural, post- industrial, and suburban areas adjacent to major cities.

The role of large companies that operate in these areas cannot be overstated. Their contributions, spanning job creation, upskilling of local workforces, and community investments, play an important role in transforming these areas. Moreover, private sector initiatives can serve as a model for a pan-EU strategy that would breathe new life into these areas.

“Regional Revitalization: The Transformative Power of Investment in Rural and Post-Industrial
Areas Across Europe” will highlight the experiences of these companies and serve as a platform to discuss effective models that EU leaders can look to when navigating regional revitalization. The event will feature insights from experts through roundtable discussions on a variety of topics, such as the current status of post-industrial regions in Europe, the EU's perspective on job creation and economic impact that results from re-industrialization, and shared experiences of revitalizing rural and post-industrial regions.

Panels will include representatives and experts from various sectors, including distinguished figures from various European institutions. Professionals from key industries such as automotive, food, and logistics will also share their perspectives and experiences on how private sector companies can play a crucial role in boosting local economies across European regions.


Organised by: Amazon
Media Partner: Euractiv

Location

Euractiv Network Office
Boulevard Charlemagne 1, 1041 Brussels

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Panellists

Opening Remarks:

Adam Mouchtar
Special Advisor at the European Parliament – Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas & Smart Villages


Panellists:

Patricia Franco Jiménez
Regional Minister of Economy, Businesses and Employment of Castilla-La Mancha

Mirko Jularic
Head of Department - Economic Affairs at the Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union

Fred Pattje
Regional Director of Customer Fulfillment for SEU at Amazon

Philipp Lausberg
Policy Analyst, European Policy Centre (EPC)


Closing Remarks:

Matteo Miglietta
Cohesion Aliance manager at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

Moderator

Jennifer Baker
Euractiv

Schedule

10:00 - 10:15 Welcome remarks by Adam Mouchtar, Special Advisor at the European Parliament – Intergroup on Rural, Mountainous and Remote Areas & Smart Villages.

10:15 - 11:15 Panel Debate - Transformative Power of Investment in Rural and Post-industrial Areas

11:15 - 11:30 Closing remarks by Matteo Miglietta, Cohesion Aliance manager at the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)

This event will be followed by a light networking lunch.

Contact

Sébastien de Decker
sebastien.dedecker@euractiv.com