The Political Bureau of the Assembly of European Regions (AER) will hold its next meeting on the 6th October in Poznan (Wielkopolska-PL). Two European issues under the current debate are on the top of this meeting's agenda:
- financial perspectives 2007-2013 and the future of the EU cohesion policy in a new Europe, in view of the Informal Meeting of Heads of State/Government on 27th and 28th October in Surrey (UK) devoted, among others, to the debate on how to maintain and strengthen social justice and competitiveness in the context of globalization,
- the European Social Model and the implications for the regions, in view of the EU Social Summit in London, on 24th October.
Two years after the General Meeting of the European Regions in Poznan (November 2003), the AER Bureau chose to meet in this city to discuss the preparation of the General Meeting 2005 which will take place on 24th and 25th November in Strasbourg (Alsace-F) on the theme 'Innovation and the role of the regions in the European project'.
Riccardo Illy, the AER President and President of the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia (I), and Stefan Mikolajczak, President of the Wielkopolska Region will give the press conference on 6th October at 10.30 in "PAN" conference centre at the Polish Academy of Science, Osrodek Nauki PAN, ul.Wieniawskiego 17/19 61-704 Poznan, (PL).
AER contacts :
Barbara Skoczylas-Thauront, Press & Communication Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
or Francine Huhardeaux, Assistant, email@example.com, Tel : +33 3 88 22 74 46/49
Wielkopolska Region Contact:
Krystyna Czajka, Rzecznik Prasowy Marszalka Województwa Wielkopolskiego, Tel: +48 61 852 26 29, Tel/Fax: +48 61 854 12 19, Mobile: +48 609 686 987, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org