Shelf - Administration of Southeast Europe

 Shelf - Administration of Southeast Europe

"Networking for Self-Administration in the countries of South-eastern Europe"

Purpose

The European Organisation for Strategic Planning and the Prefecture of Magnesia, acknowledging the huge importance and the special role of government agencies in the achievement of the European Integration, organises the International forum "Networking of the Self-Administration Organisations in the countries of South-eastern Europe" aiming at supporting and promoting networking and the best possible cooperation of the Self-Administration Organisations.

Through this cooperation, the Self-Administration Organisations of the countries of the South-eastern Europe and at the same time both the countries and the regions where they belong, are coming closer to the development framework set by the European Union and also achieve the joint study and the implementation of a common development and business planning, with better rate and effectiveness.

This Planning could concern matters of Central development, public works, national and international infrastructures, institutional interstate cooperation of Self-Administration Organisations and even the claiming and implementation of European Programmes.

These actions could be financed by important European programmes like the Operational Program of the European Union 2007-2013, opening the way to essential institutional changes through the networking of Self-Administration Organisations, as well as the elevation of the knowledge and innovation as basic development tools in the framework of the natural-cultural environment and the sustainability.

At the same time the above mentioned procedures favour and promote faster business cooperation, aiming at the best possible networking between the companies, the improvement of the quality through the enhanced treatment of knowledge and the total upgrading of the financial and commercial conditions of the wider region.

As normal, this wide cooperation will reinforce the existing convergences in matters of Culture and Education between the participating countries, developing at the same time the international touristic attendance between the districts and the patch regions.

 

Subjects

  • Southeast European Cooperation Process (SEECP)
  • Business Program of the European Union 2007 - 2013
  • Stability & Regional Cooperation Council
  • Greek Plan for Economic Reconstruction of the Balcans {ESOAV}
 
 
 

Forum action plan - Dialog and negotiation framework

Central Planning:

- Actions and financing in the framework of the E.U. Operational program 2007-2013 on the South-eastern Europe

- Capabilities and perspectives of institutional arrangements between the states through Self-Administration Organization networking.

- Investment in innovating actions, on the sustainable development with the support of European programs.

Action structure:

1. Realization of common studies and maximization of the European fund organization and absorption through common and international actions.

2. Creation of united action groups from regions with common attributes and development objectives

3. Transboundary actions of Shelf-Administration Organizations aiming at the institutional modernization for their best possible collaboration and their financial interconnection

4. Modern investments of the Shelf-Administration Organizations, in the domains of research and innovation for the improvement of competitiveness of the local enterprises and of the overall regional product

5. Reinforcement of the sustainability on development and collaboration on the protection and the support of the natural and cultural environment through common actions as well as alternative usage of the experience and the know-how, through networking

6. Thorough study and analysis of the local particularities, for the reinforcement of employment and the improvement of the conditions of entrepreneurship practice. Actions for the increase of jobs through networking opportunities.

 

 

Outline of the countries (notes by country):

Albania:
- Transboundary actions
- Environment protection
- Spatial planning

Austria
- Networking tuning
- Transfer of institutional and operational experiences
- Touristic - Cultural actions.

Bosnia - Herzegovina
- cities elevation
- support of the role of Local Government Organisations

Greece
- Local Government in a different governance model
- Institutional support of the networking
- Touristic - Cultural actions

Italia
- Institutional and operational experiences
- Interconnection of the international networking

Croatia
- Promotion of European Actions for the Regional Development

North Macedonia
- Reinforcement of the role of the Local Government
- Elevation of cities and agglomerations
- Spatial Planning

Turkey
- Cultural cooperation and networking of Regional Governance
- Common actions for the protection of the environment (Evros, Aegean Sea)
- Cooperation in financial activities of common interest (tourism)

Montenegro
- Usage of European programmes and financing
- Elevation of Local Government Organisations and cities.

Moldova
- European Actions for the development and networking of the cities

Hungary
- Investment for the development and the sustainability
- Spatial Planning
- Cultural Actions

Ukraine
- Actions for the political restructuring of the cities

Russia
- Local development programmes

Bulgaria
- Transboundary - European Actions

Romania
- Local Development Programmes
- Transboundary actions

Serbia
- Integrated programmes of development unprivileged areas

Slovakia
- Cities Elevation
- Reinforcement of the role of Local Governance

Slovenia
- Organising mechanisms for research and absorption of European programmes
- Regional development programs

Cyprus
- Local Governance and cities' networking
- Spatial Planning and touristic Development

 

Participating Countries: (based in EU's definition)

Countries will the whole territory:

1. Albania
2. Austria (E.U.)
3. Bosnia and Herzegovina
4. Bulgaria (E.U.)
5. Romania (E.U.)
6. Croatia
7. Cyprus (E.U.)
8. North Macedonia
9. Greece (E.U.)
10. Hungary (E.U.)
11. Serbia
12. Montenegro
13. Slovakia (E.U.)
14. Slovenia (E.U.)
15. Moldova

Countries with certain regions:

1. Italy (E.U.)
2. Ukraine

Other countries participating at the forum from the scientific planning of EOSP:

1. Russia
2. Turkey

 

Round Tables

1st Round Table

Self-Administrative Programming in the framework of the European Union.

· Introduction in the institutional framework of the Self-Administration in the E.U.
· Long-term planning: European Regional Development Programmes.
· Financial Frameworks
· Operational plan: Integrated programmes 4-year targeting.
· Interregional cooperation.

2nd Round Table

E-Government - Contemporary forms of Self-Administration networking.

· Technological innovations in communication - administration
· The information society for Self-Administration
· Inter-Municipal, inter-regional, inter-state forms of communication and networking.
· Contemporary instruments of civil service.

3rd Round Table

Welfare State - Migration - Employment

· Social politics in times of demographic shrinkage and economic crisis.
· Models of employment protection.
· The migration flow and the problems of employment. Politics for the assurance of employment in Southeast Europe.
· Social Programmes of Self-Administration (vulnerable social groups)
· Politics for the unemployed of 50 + and the youth.

4th Round Table

Enterpreneurship & Innovation

· Institutions and practices of promoting entrepreneurship
· Good Practices, exchange of experiences (simplification of the procedures and dealing with beaurocracy, promotion of trust)
· Business networking
· Contemporary business practices and economic crisis
· Business succession. The European Experience.
· Complementaritry of the human resources in the area of Southeast Europe in crisis period
· Local Employment. Recovery of the advantages of each area. Support of the old employment that survive in the countries of South-eastern Europe.
· Innovation institutions and financing
· Recovery of the innovation in local and regional level
· Networking for the promotion. Rating - Certification of the innovation

5th Round Table

Energy development politics in local and regional level

· The energy importance in the strategic of green development
· Energy Autonomy
· Renewable Energy Sources of energy
· Politics for energy saving in local level
· The new models for the creation of new jobs based in energy recovery

6th Round Table

Environment in local and regional level & Natural Disasters

· New strategies in the environment management
· Contemporary wastes management. Composting - Recycling
· New technologies for waste collection
· Systems of civil protection
· Networking of Self-Administration Organisations for the treatment of natural disasters
· The role of local Mass Media in the prevention and Suppression of Natural Disasters
· The mobilisation and the participation of people.

7th Round Table

Alternative Tourism-Cultural cooperation between towns and regions

· The role of Local Administration in the promotion of alternative tourism activities
· The cooperation of cities in the cultural sector
· The alternative tourism in the enlargement of the travel season

 

INTERNATIONAL FORUM ON SELF ADMINISTRATION

June 18-21, 2009, Volos

 

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

THURSDAY 18/06/09

18.30-19.00 REGISTRATIONS-WELCOME COCKTAIL

ROOM A'
19.00 GREETINGS

PRESIDENCY

Giorgos Anastopoulos, General Secretary, EOSP
Dimitris Kaloudiotis, Development Consultant, Chairman of the Scientific Committee
Dimitris Gatos, General Secretary, Local Association of Municipalities and Communities of Magnesia
Thanassis Deligiannis, EOSP Member

GREETINGS

Thomas Papaefthimioy, Mayor of Agria
Apostolos Arethas, President of the Local Association of Municipalities and Communities of Magnesia
Giorgos Anastopoulos, General Secretary , EOSP
Spyridon Tsirigotis, President of Regional Development, EOSP
Giorgos Papastamkos, Deputy Minister of the European Parliament
Yiannakis Skordis, 1st President of EOSP, f.Mayor of Ammohostos
Aziz Kocaoglu, Mayor of the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir
Fotios Goupas, General Secretary, Region of Thessalia
Thanassis Nakos, Deputy Minister of the Interior
Alexandros Voulgaris, Mayor of Volos
Vlahogiannis Ilias, Prefect of Trikala, Representator of the Greek union of Prefectures

FRIDAY 19/06/09

09.30 -10.00 Convenors Attendance

ROOM A'

10.00-13.00 PLENARY SESSION: «Self-Administration Programming in the framework of EU»

COORDINATION: Dimitris Kaloudiotis, Development Consultant, President of the Scientific Committee,
Greece

10.00-11.45 SPEECHES

· «The role of the programs of the goal 3»
Rozanna Semertzian, Executive of the Unit B2, Special Managing Authority of the Operational Plan of the Goal «European Territorial Cooperation», Greece

· «European Financial instruments in the social field
Irina Papancheva, Press & Communication Officer, European Disability Forum, Bulgaria

· «Financial Opportunities»
Giorgos Markatatos, Consultant in European Affairs, Greece

· «Interregional Programs in Hungary»
Nagy Victoria Zold Head of Division of public Administration Offices and Notaries, Ministry of Local Self Government in Hungary, Member of the Governing Board, Hungary

· «Interregional cooperation: Croatia-Slovenia: Examples of Good Practices»
Ines Gasparlin, Deputy Manager, Zagorje Development Agency, Croatia

11.45-12.00 COFFEE BREAK
12.00-13.00 INTERVENTIONS - CONVERSATION ON THE PLENARY SESSION

FRIDAY 19/06/09 ROOM A'

17.00-20.00: 1ST TOPIC UNIT
«E-Govenrment -Contemporary forms of Self-Administration networking»

COORDINATION: Tassos Vourliotakis, Development Consultant, Greece

17.00-18.45 SPEECHES

· «The information Society in the services of Self-Administration-Special services for towns and Municipalities» Jan Kirnag, Development Consultant, «Municipalia», Slovakia

· «Inter-Municipal, inter-regional, inter-state forms of communication and networking: The Croatian case» Sinisa Hadjas Doncic, Prefect of Krapina Zagorje, Croatia

· «Cities of Innovation and Quality in the services of the citizen: E-government»
Raptis Odysseas, Manager Consultant, «e-trikala»,Ελλάδα

· «Multimedia Education Network-New ways of capacity building in Municipality environment in the filed of e- government services»
Barbara Gindlova, Project Manager, "Εuropean Cultural Society", Slovakia

· «Good Practices of electronic government in Hungary»
Nagy Victoria Zold, Head of Division of public Administration Offices and Notaries, Ministry of Local Self
Government in Hungary, Member of the Governing Board, Hungary

18.45-19.00 COFFEE BREAK
19.00-20.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 1ST TOPIC UNIT

ROOM B'

17.00-20.00: 2ND TOPIC UNIT
«Welfare State-Migration-Employment»

COORDINATION: Nikos Krimnianiotis, General Director of «Efxini Poli», Greece

17.00-18.45 SPEECHES:

· «Economic Crisis & Social Policy during the term of Demographic dwindling»
Rifat Nalbantoglu, Board Member of TURMOB (=Turkey Financial Consultant to Independent Accountants  Association Room),Turkey

· «Employment Stimulating Measures for Persons with Disabilities in Belgian Flanders Region and in Bulgaria», Irina Papancheva, Press & Communication Officer at the European Disability Forum, Bulgaria

· «Social policy and economic crisis in Cyprus»
Yiannakis Skordis, 1st Vice-President of EOSP, f.Mayor of Ammohostos, Cyprus

· «Welfare State-Migration- Employment»:The case of the Municipality of Tetovo»
Flakran Pustina, Head of the Protocol Department, Municipality of Tetovo, FYROM

· «Urban planning against social exclusion in Hungary»
Zoltan Barna Lazar, Managing Director, "EXANTE" consulting, Hungary

18.45-19.00 COFFEE BREAK
19.00-20.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 2ND TOPIC UNIT

FRIDAY 19/06/09
ROOM C'
17.00-20.00 3rd TOPIC UNIT
«ENTREPRENEURSHIP & INNOVATION»

COORDINATION Athanassios Karamoschos, Development Consultant, Director, «ΤRANSCOOP» (company of education and development)

17.00-18.45 SPEECHES

· «Competitiveness and entrepreneurship in the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2007-2013»
Kalamaras Dimitris, Executive of Unit A1, Operational Program of Competitiveness & Entrepreneurship,
Greece

· «Institutions and practices of promoting entrepreneurship and business networking»
Horjan Goranka, Prof., GH General Director of the Museums of Hrvatsko Zagorje, Croatia

· «Contemporary business practices and economic crisis»
Katarina Bulatovic, Senior Manager, «KPMG», Montenegro

· «Entrepreneurship and Green Development»
Oleksandr Bonkovskyy, Bila Tserva Municipality, Ukraine

· «The perspectives of development & reinforcement of the Greek-Russian Economic-Commercial-Cultural relations in the nowadays»
Ioannis Tzen, f.Minister Plenipotentiary of Economic & Commercial Affairs, Greek Embassy in Italy, Greece

· «Innovation center Banja Luka: Replication of Norwegian innovation support infrastructure in Bosnia- Herzegovina»
Zoran Gajic, Manager, "EΧΙΤ CENTER", Bosnia-Herzegovina

· «Institutions and practices of promoting entrepreneurship and business networking:Τhe Romanian case»
Doinita Tudora Fulop, Senior Manager at «Megaflip», Romania

18.45-19.00 COFFEE BREAK
19.00-20.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 3RD TOPIC UNIT

SATURDAY 20/06/09
ROOM B'
10.00-13.00: 4TH TOPIC UNIT
«Energy Development Politics in Local & Regional Level»

COORDINATION: Antonios Kolliopoulos, President of EOSP,Greece
Nia Komborozou, President of the Association of Journalists of the local press, Greece

10.00-11.45 SPEECHES

· «The new models for the creation of new jobs based in energy recovery-The Renewable Energy as a lever of Green Development»
Markos Damasiotis, Head of the Department of development project studies, CRES, Greece

· "Safe and Cheap Energy: basic for our welfare"
Ole Norrback, f.Ambassador of Finland in Greece, Finland

· "Politics of energy development in local and regional level:Τhe Turkish example"
San Gurdamar, Member of the Board «Εnka Insaat ve Sanayi A.S.»,Turkey

· "Politics of energy saving in local level : Τhe Romanian case»
Ovidiu Cretu, Mayor of Bistrita, Rumania

· "Politics for energy saving in local level: The Albanian case"
Sokol Kokomani, Director in the Department of Development and Coordination, Municipality of Durras, Albania

· " Politics for energy saving in local level: The Albanian case"
Josef Borg, Director at the "Gozo Company C.LTD", EOSP Member, Malta

· "Carbon Management in Buildings"
Charalambos Panagiotoy, General Director, "Atlantis Consulting», Cyprus

11.45-12.00 COFFEE BREAK
12.00-13.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 4RTH TOPIC

ROOM C'
10.00-13.00 5TH TOPIC UNIT
«Environment in local and regional level & Natural Disasters»

COORDINATION: Konstantina Gouti, Msc. Environment & Development, Chemical Engineer,
Greek Association of Local Administration, Greece

10.00-11.45 SPEECHES

· "Contemporary waste management at communal level. Proven technologies and procedures.»
Gyorgy Batovszki, Mayor of Csomor & Miklos Marian Dr., Manager of EUROMUNICIPAL Partnership, Hungary

· "The use of new technologies in preventing, highlighting and promoting archaeological cultural monuments»
Nikos Papaggelis, President of the Local Association of Municipalities and Communities of Voiotia, Greece

· "Tivoli, Roma, Italia: City of art, history and monument culture"
Daniela Ventura, Municipality of Tivoli, Ιtaly

· "Commerce and vio-policy"
Ioannis Tzen, f. Minister Plenipotentiary of Economic & Commercial Affairs, Greek Embassy in Italy, Greece

· "The mobilization and the participation of the citizens (Volunteerism)"
Dr.Tetyana Dyman, Professor Tserva Agrarian University, Ukraine

· "Innovation and Sustainable Development: Corfu civil society Lounge"
Apostolis Petroulias, President and Director of «Dikeoma», Greece

11.45-12.00 COFFEE BREAK
12.00-13.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 5TH TOPIC UNIT

ROOM A'
10.00-13.00 6TH TOPIC UNIT
«Alternative Tourism-Cultural cooperation between towns and regions»

COORDINATION: Maria Theleriti, Development Consultant, Local Association of Municipalities and
Communities of Korinthia, Political Scientist, Greece

10.00-11.45 SPEECHEES

· " The role of local authorities to support alternative tourism activities"
Constantin Scripnic, President of the Community of Siorescu, Moldova

· "Alternative Tourism :Τhe international opportunities of cooperation in sphere of culture»
Elizaveta Barzykina, Head of the Department of International Relations, Municipality of Sochi, Russia

· "The crisis in the tourism sector: Regional Recovering Strategy"
Maksim Nikolov, Financial Analyst, "Cibola 2000", Bulgaria

· "The alternative tourism and the enlargement of the travel season"
Sandra Geretschlaeger, Senior Consultant, "ATC Consulting", Autsria

· "From coast to coast: from Adriatic to the Mediterranean Sea-New Models of Tourist Cooperation between Italy and the Balkan Regions"
Chiodi Gabriele, Consultant, CHIODI consulting, Italy

11.45-12.00 COFFEE BREAK
12.00-13.00 INTERVENTIONS-CONVERSATION ON THE 6TH TOPIC UNIT

SATURDAY 20/06/09

18.30-20.00 PLENARY SESSION:CONCLUSION

COORDINATION: Giorgos Anastopoulos, General Secretary of EOSP,Greece

Ole Norrback, f.Ambassador of Finland in Greece, Finland
Dimitris Kaloudiotis, Development Consultant, President of the Scientific Committee, Greece
Apostolos Arethas, President of the Local Association of Municipalities and Communities of Magnesia,
Greece

 


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