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Recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories


The Association of European Border Regions (AEBR), in cooperation with TESIM (Technical Support to the Implementation and Management of ENI CBC programmes), will host the event “Recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories” on 15 December 2021, from 9:30 to 12:30 CET.

Aim of the event is to explore challenges and opportunities for border regions in the Eastern Partnership territories, within the framework of the “European recovery”.

We will do so thanks to the contributions of several institutional actors, such as representatives of the European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament but also through the direct experiences of three different Interreg Managing Authorities and some our AEBR members.

The event will take place online upon registration to the following link: The Zoom link to attend will be shared in due time.

Below, the agenda of the event:


Recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories

9:30 – 9.35 Welcoming
9:35 – 9:45 Introduction Karl-Heinz Lambertz, president of AEBR
9:45 - 10:50 Institutional strategy for the recovery in border regions of the Eastern Partnership territories (moderation Martin Guillermo Ramirez, Secretary General of AEBR)

Radek Darski, Deputy Head of Division - EURCA.1: Regional Eastern Partnership, regional Cooperation & OSCE, European External Action Service
Elina Hakonen-Meddings, Deputy Head of Unit (DG REGIO D1) European Commission
Pavel Branda, CORLEAP Commission, European Committee of the Regions
Christian Spahr, Secretary General AER
Video message Nacho Sanchez Amor (MEP) – European Parliament

10:50 – 11:00 Q&A

11:00 – 11:10 Virtual coffee break

11:10 – 12:15 Recovery on the ground: current and future challenges (moderation Carlos Bolanos and Daniela Cavini, TESIM)

Simona Pohlova, CBC Team Leader, DG REGIO (D1)
Iulia Herzog, Managing Authority for the Black Sea Basin, Romania-R. Moldova, Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC programmes
Tamas Molnar, Managing Authority for Hungary-Slovakia-Romania-Ukraine ENI CBC programme
Rafal Balinski, Managing Authority Poland-Belarus-Ukraine ENI CBC programme
Cezar Grozavu, Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Romania Ukraine – AEBR member
Gyula Ocskay, Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI) – AEBR member

12:15 – 12:25 Q&A

12:25 – 12: 30 Interreg Volunteer Youth: an opportunity for Interreg programmes and projects in
the Eastern Partnership territories – Milena Pallotta, IVY Project officer at AEBR