NO REGION LEFT BEHIND – Challenges for Europe┬┤s regions in transition

Wednesday, 18th March 2020, 17:30

Keynote speaker: Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European Commission)














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17:30 – 17:35


  • Winfried Kretschmann MdL (Minister-President of Baden-W├╝rttemberg)
  • Dennis Radtke MEP (EPP Group Coordinator in the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs)
  • Dr. Hans-Gert P├Âttering (Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung)

17:35 – 18:00

Keynote speech

  • Ursula von der Leyen (President of the European commission)

18:00 – 19:15

Panel discussion

  • Pierre Baussand (Head of Office, Eurofound Brussels) – Moderator
  • Anna Lisa Boni (Secretary General, EUROCITIES), confirmed
  • Josianne Gauthier (Secretary General, Catholic Social justice organisations, CIDSE), confirmed
  • J├Ârg Hofmann (Chair of IG Metall, Germany), confirmed
  • Prof. Dr. Stefan Berger (Institute of Social Movements, Director), confirmed

Questions & Answers

Closing Statement

  • Anne Liekenbrock (Head of office to Dennis Radtke MEP)

Until 21:00

Cocktails and Fingerfood

Until 22:00


Special Guests:

  • Susanne Metzler, Deputy Director, Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU
  • Reinhard B├╝tikofer, Member of European Parliament, Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Lucia ─Äuri┼í Nicholsonov├í, Member of European Parliament, European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • James Watson, Secretary General, Eurogas
  • Gunnar Jungk, Head of Brussels office, Thyssen Krupp
  • Raquel Lucas, Head of Unit, DG EMPL, European Commission
  • Marc Lema├«tre, Director General, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission