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Berlin 4-6.11.07: URBACT Conference [EN]


The URBACT I Programme will hold its final conference in Berlin on November 4th, 5th and 6th 2007.

From the URBACT website (look there for the complete text) :

It will be the final conference of both the URBACT I Programme and the URBAN Programme.
The conference will also be the URBACT II launching conference.
It will deal with the evolutions of the urban issues in the European agenda:
* The shift of the URBAN Programme to the mainstream,
* the impact of Regions for Economic Change on the local implementation of the European policy
* the results of both the URBACT and URBAN programmes,
* the new call for projects for URBACT II.

Click here  for more information and inscripton at URBACT 

EnergieForum Berlin, Stralauer Platz 34, D-10243 Berlin

Target (300 to 400 people) :

• Political representatives and project managers of the 70 URBAN projects.
• Civil servants from cities across Europe
• Representatives in charge of urban affairs from national authorities
• Representatives from the managing authorities of the Operational Programmes

VIPs expected to attend the conference:

• Christine Boutin, French Ministry for Housing and Urban Development, managing authority of the URBACT Programme
• Lütke Daldrup, State Secretary, Federal Minstry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs from Germany
• Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy
• Ingeborg Junge-Reyer,  Senator- Mayor of the city of Berlin (to be confirmed)

An exhibit will display a wealth of information on the 70 URBAN projects and the URBACT outputs.
Interpreting will be provided in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.

This third European public conference organised by the Paris URBACT Secretariat, represents an unique possibility for local actors of different levels, to participate in the evaluation of URBAN and of the URBACT I City-network programmes.

The dramatically changed  conditions under which local authorities will have to apply for European support under the 2007-2014 REGIO regulations, can only be met, when European cities, regions and governments as well as local actors on the ground, are well informed about the existing possibilities and opportunities during the years to come.

Besides, this Conference will be, like its predecessor in November 2005 (Liverpool, see its picture-gallery on e-urban), an unique opportunity to meet possible partners in URBACT II Networks.

Berlin will be something of a marketplace for buying and selling synergy between projects over the whole European Union.

There is no participation fee. I hope to meet you on 5/6 November (you can skip the 4th) in Berlin! 

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