CPMR ISLANDS COMMISSION – CORFU, 21/22 MARCH 2019

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CPMR ISLANDS COMMISSION – CORFU, 21/22 MARCH 20192019-04-02T15:42:00+00:00

21 MARCH 2019 : Annual General Meeting of the CPMR Islands Commission


Final Declaration adopted (click)


I – EU ISLANDS: WHAT FUTURE FOR THEIR ADVOCACY MISSION

  • Allocution of the President of the Islands Commission
  • Jean-Didier HACHE, former Executive Secretary of the CPMR Islands Commission

Presentations Delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


II – TRANSPORT & ACCESSIBILITY IN EU ISLANDS

Moderation by Eleni MARIANOU, Secretary general of the CPMR

  • Nektarios SANTORINIOS, Deputy Minister of Maritime and Insular Affairs, Greece
  • Xavier RAMIS OTAZUA, Director General of Ports & Airports, Balearic Islands
  • Helmut MORSI, Adviser, DG MOVE, European Commission

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


III – SUSTAINABLE TOURISM

Moderation by Giuseppe SCIACCA, Executive Secretary of the Islands Commission

  • Giovanni RUGGIERI, President of the Observatory on Tourism for Islands Economy (OTIE): The Alter-Eco Economies and new policies for Islands over-tourism
  • Nina SÖDERLUND, Åbo Akademi university, Coordinator of the St Olav’s Waterway project
  • Panos COROYANNAKIS, CPMR Expert, Civitas DESTINATIONS project
  • Yorgos STEPHANEDES, Professor, University of Patras, Member of UniAdrion, BLUEMED project: “Sustainable Underwater Tourism
  • George DRAKOPOULOS, Founder & CEO, Tourism Generis:Sustainability and Tourism in the Ionian Islands
  • Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding with OTIE

Presentations Delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


IV – INSULARITY & CIRCULAR ECONOMY: MAIN CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

Moderation by Giuseppe SCIACCA, Executive Secretary of the Islands Commission

  • George ALEXAKIS, Regional Councillor, CPMR Vice-President for Maritime Affairs, Crete Region
  • Anne THOMAS, Vice-Mayor, Bornholm Region: “Insularity and Circular Economy, the example from Bornholm”
  • Drosos KOUTSOUBAS, Professor, University of the Aegean, President of the Management Agency of the National Marine Park of Zakynthos, PlasticBusters MPAs project: “Rethinking waste in circular economy”
  • Luca MARANGONI, Team leader for Sea Basin Strategies and Maritime Regional Cooperation, DG MARE, European Commission

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


V – INSULARITY & ENERGY

Moderation by Giuseppe SCIACCA, Executive Secretary of the Islands Commission

  • Jesper SKALBERG KARLSSON, Deputy Mayor of Gotland: “Energy Transition in Gotland”
  • Gianni CHIANETTA, CEO of GreeningTheIslands
  • Hans BJERREGAARD, EU-consultant for Aalborg University: “Aalborg University’s zero CO2-emission scenario for the island of Samsoe as an example of a sustainable energy island strategy”
  • Denis BREDIN, Director, Ponant Islands Association: “The energy transition in the Ponant Islands: From political decision to CO² emission reductions”
  • Signature of the Memorandum of Understanding with GreeningTheIslands

Presentations Delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


VI – ISLAND BIODIVERSITY PROTECTION

Moderation by Giuseppe SCIACCA, Executive Secretary of the Islands Commission

Video Address by Karmenu VELLA, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

  • Heremoana MAAMAATUAIAHUTAPU, Minister of culture and Environnement of French Polynesia: “Preserving biodiversity in French Polynesia
  • Dania ABDUL MALAK, ETC-UMA Director, PANACeA Project & Declaration on Biodiversity protection: “Critical issues in Island marine spatial planning”
  • Fabrizio ATZORI, Director, Protected Natural Marine Area of Capo Carbonara, Sardinia Region, MEDSEALITTER Project: “Monitoring as key for a good management and governance at local and basin scale. The case of MEDSEALITTER”
  • João MONTEIRO, Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation of Madeira, CleanAtlantic Project (see)
  • Pavlos BUHAGIAR, Ionian University, President of AgroFood Collaboration of the Region Ionian Islands: “the Role of scientific coordination in farm management as a prerequisite in biodiversity protection”

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


VII- FUTURE OF COHESION POLICY AND OF THE EU TERRITORIAL AGENDA

Moderation by Eleni MARIANOU, Secretary general of the CPMR

  • Theodoros GALIATSATOS, Regional Governor, Ionia Nisia
  • Eleftherios STAVROPOULOS, Seconded National Expert, Unit ‘Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development’, DG REGIO, EC
  • Gaetano ARMAO, Vice-President, Regional Minister for Economy, Sicily Region represented by Rino PISCITELLO
  • Nicolas BROOKES, CPMR Director

Islands Commission Technical note: Islands and Territorial Cohesion in the context of the renewal of the Territorial Agenda 2020

Islands Commission Technical note: An Island perspective on the EU Cohesion Policy and Budget negotiations for the post-2020 period

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


2020 AGM of the Islands Commission

Next Annual General Meeting of the Islands Commission in the Azores (Spring 2020)See short video


22 MARCH 2019: Thematic Seminar Post-2020 Cohesion Policy

Keynote speech by Isabelle THOMAS, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the SEARICA Intergroup (Web-streaming of the sessions)

SESSION I: PROMOTING INTEGRATED TERRITORIAL STRATEGIES IN EU ISLANDS

Session moderated by Giuseppe SCIACCA, Executive Secretary of the Islands Commission

  • Eleftherios STAVROPOULOS, Seconded National Expert, Unit ‘Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development’, DG REGIO, European Commission: presentation of DG REGIO study on geographical specificities
  • Erik GLØERSEN, Spatial Foresight, presentation of the ESPON BRIDGES final report
  • Konstantinos ASPIOTIS, Representative of the Managing Authority of the OP of Ionian Islands, Head of Unit B2
  • Marco NASEDDU and Manuela MURRU, Representatives of the Managing Authority of the OP ERDF 2014-2020, Sardinia Region

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


SESSION II: WHAT FUTURE FOR MARITIME COOPERATION IN THE NEW EUROPEAN TERRITORIAL COOPERATION (ETC) PROGAMME ?

Moderation by Nicolas BROOKES, CPMR Director

  • Nanette MAUPERTUIS, CoR Rapporteur on the future of European Territorial Cooperation: Presentation of opinion adopted at the Committee of the Regions
  • Rui BETTENCOURT, Deputy Regional Secretary to the Presidency, Government of the Azores, partner Region of the MAC Programme
  • Merike NIITEPÕLD, Head of Managing Authority of Central Baltic Programme

Presentations delivered and Web-streaming of the sessions


Summary of Conclusions (see)

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