The forum aims to agree a joint political position for the NSPA-region concerning the 5th Cohesion Report. Attendees will be actors from the EU institutions and the NSPA region.
Welcome to the NSPA Forum - the 5th Cohesion Report
When: Tuesday 18th January 2011 15.00 - 17.30 (followed by dinner) and
Wednesday 19th January 2011 09.00 - 12.00 (followed by lunch)
Where: Tromsø, Norway
The forum aims to agree a joint political position for the NSPA-region concerning the 5th Cohesion Report.
Tuesday 18th January
15.00 Welcoming words by host Pia Svensgaard, chair of Troms County Government
15.10 The 5th Cohesion Report, Ann-Kerstin Myleus, Directorate General Regional Policy, European Commission
15.40 The NSPA respond to the 5th Cohesion Report, presentation of draft statements, representative from the NSPA Political steering group
16.10 Debate, NSPA and the 5th Cohesion Report
17.15 Conclusions of the debate, NSPA Political steering group
17.30 End of day one
The NSPA group of officials meets for writing adjustment to the draft NSPA statements to the 5th Cohesion Report.
Wednesday 19th January
09.00 High North Policy, the Regional level in International Arctic Policy, Eirik Sivertsen, member of the Norwegian parliament
09.30 The NSPA respond to the 5th Cohesion Report, presentation of changes in the statements, NSPA Political steering group
09.45 Debate, NSPA and the 5th Cohesion Report
10.15 Conclusions on the NSPA statements on the 5th Cohesion Report
10.30 Coffee break
10.50 Presentation of the work done by the NSPA steering group in Brussels
11.20 The NSPA network and the way forward, general discussion
11.50 Closing words by a representative from the NSPA political steering group.
All actors within the NSPA region (North Norway, North and Mid Sweden and North and East Finland) are welcome to join the discussion. Registration has closed. If you would like to attend and have not registered please contact Anne Graf.
Confirmation, the 5th Cohesion Report and the NSPA draft statement to the 5th Cohesion Report will be sent to registered participants.
Feel free to forward the invitations to your colleagues or other stakeholders.
With hope of seeing you in Tromsø!!
Contact us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have reserved rooms, from the 18th to the 19th, at the Rica Ishavshotel. Individual bookings have to be made by contacting the hotel by phone, +47 77 66 64 00, with the reference 7913422. Registration has to be made by 19th November.
The forum will take place at the same time as the Tromsø International Film Festival. The city will be full of life and visitors. That also means that the hotel capacity is limited. We therefore strongly urge all participants to as early as possible register and book their hotel room.