OCTOBER 22nd 2019 - High-level political Forum

 Venue: KOZANI (GR), New building of Koventarios Library of Kozani – Amphitheater - Davaki 9, Kozani 501 32, Greece

 “Interregional Learning towards Sustainable Mobility in Europe: the REGIO-MOB Experience”


09:00-09:30 participant Registration (free of charge and open to the public)

09:30-09:45 Greetings by Representative from the Region of Western Macedonia

George Kasapidis, Governor of Region of Western Macedonia (GR)

09:45-10:00 "REGIO-MOB" A Project's overview by ANCI LAZIO

        Andrea Vignoli, project manager of ANCI LAZIO (IT)

10:00-10:15 Inputs and remarks from JTS representatives (Interreg IVC - Joint Technical Secretariat).

 Verena Priem, Policy Officer, Interreg Europe (FR)

10:15-11:30 Policy change and impact on partner countries:

  • 10:15 –10:30 Region of Western Macedonia (GR)

Apostolos Bizakis, representative of the Association of Companies - DOTSOFT SA/TREDIT SA.

10:30-10:45 - Central Slovenia (SL) explained by PROMETNI

Mr. Gregor Cunder, Ljubljana Passenger Public Company - LPP (SL) 

10:45-11:00 - Lazio Region (IT) explained by ANCI LAZIO

 Carlo Cecconi, Director of the "Territory, Urban Planning and Mobility" – Lazio Region (IT)

11:00-11:15 - Malopolska (PL) explained by NIEPOLOMICE

 Adam Twardowski, Deputy mayor of the city and municipality of Niepołomice (PL)

 Paweł Chałupczak , Metropolitan Policies Implementation Manager in the Krakow Metropolis Association (PL)

11:15-11:30 - South West Oltenia Region (RO)

 Costel Pistritu, Mayor of Bailesti Municipality (RO)

11:30-11:45 - South East of Scotland (UK) explained by SESTran

Gordon Edgar, Councillor, Chair for the SEStran Partnership Board Independent councillor for the Scottish Borders Council (UK)

Colin Davidson, Councillor, Deputy Chair for the SEStran Partnership Board Labour councillor for Fife Council (UK)

11:45-12:00 Coffee break

12:00-12:15 Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan of Kozani and REGIO-MOB impact (Representative from Municipality of Kozani or RWM)

12:15-13:00 Interactive session on: “key-factors to develop and implement sustainable mobility at regional level” Moderator, Mr Dimitris Tsiamitros, University of Western Macedonia.

Participants could answer questions such as: What are the key factors for sustainable mobility from a political and management point of view? What is still useful to develop in your region for develop and implement sustainable mobility? What obstacles/weaknesses should be tackled and what vision for the future of sustainable mobility? The questions could be submitted using the project’s interactive tool.

13:15-13:45 Outcome and results of the Round Tables

Moderator, Mr Dimitris Tsiamitros, University of Western Macedonia.