At the European Committee of the Regions Plenary, our members discussed promoting equality, diversity and inclusion at the local and regional level with Magali Altounian, preparing for and dealing with crisis with Nicola Caputo and a mid-term review of the Multiannual Financial Framework, with Michiel Rijsberman also presenting his report on “Do no harm cohesion”.
— This overview/blog covered the European Committee of the Regions plenary of Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 May 2023 —
Michiel Rijsberman presented his report, “Do no harm to cohesion – A cross-cutting principle contributing towards cohesion as an overall objective and value of the EU”
DEBATE ON PROMOTING EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION AT LOCAL AND REGIONAL LEVEL, IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EU DIVERSITY MONTH – Statement by Helena Dalli, Commissioner for Equality. EBS recording of the debate: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-241334.
Magali Altounian said: « L’Education doit être un pilier essentiel de notre quête d’égalité et d’inclusion et donc de nos stratégies. Cela nécessite des programmes éducatifs inclusifs qui favorisent l’ouverture des esprits, la diversité culturelle et l’accessibilité pour tous ».
DEBATE ON PREPARING FOR AND DEALING WITH CRISES: STRENGTHENING THE RESILIENCE OF THE UNION, ITS REGIONS AND CITIES – Statements by: Janez Lenarčič, Commissioner for Crisis Management. EBS recording of the debate: https://audiovisual.ec.europa.eu/en/video/I-241335.
Renew Europe CoR Group Meeting
At our group meeting we bid farewell to our Vice President Michiel Rijsberman, who is leaving regional politics as outgoing regional Minister for the Dutch Province of Flevoland. Rijsberman was the author of several reports on EU funds and cohesion policy.
The group debated With Susan Solis MEP (Renew Europe) on the future of the automotive industry with Robert Van Asten (D66- Den Haag) participating from the Netherlands, as well as reconstruction of Ukraine and the upcoming ALDE Party Congress.