To reduce the spread of the Coronavirus, many EU member states closed their borders in 2020, triggering controversial discussions. This is especially true for the border regions, which have become strongly economically and culturally interconnected in recent decades especially due to the free movement of people. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with its nearly 200.000 daily commuters, is a prime example of this cross-border development. Cross-border commuters play a major role in the economies of the surrounding regions in France, Belgium and Germany.
What lessons should the border regions learn from last year and the border closures? How can cooperation in the border regions be further developed and possibly expanded despite the Corona pandemic?
The Brussels Office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation cordially invites you to join this conversation:
Distinguished speakers include:
Pascal ARIMONT, MEP from the German-speaking community in Belgium, Member of the EPP Group, Member of the Committee on Regional Development, European Parliament
Stéphanie WEYDERT, Vice-President of the CSV, Deputy Mayor of Rosport-Mompach, Luxembourg
Ulli MEYER, Mayor of the City of St. Ingbert, Saarland, Germany
Moderation: Dr. Markus EHM, Director, Brussels Office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation
The event will take place ONLINE on Tuesday, 16 February 2021, from 03.00 pm to 04.00 pm.
Conference languages are English and German (simultaneous interpretation is provided).
The Brussels Office of the Hanns Seidel Foundation kindly asks you to register until Monday, 15 February 2021, by using this link.
Please enter your full name, your function and organisation as well as your email address. On the conference day you will receive a confirmation with the access link.