20 - 21 September 2012 - Pescara, Abruzzo (IT)

AER Crisis Summit

Faced with the crisis: The Regions at Europe's bedside

About the AER Crisis Summit

The regions are facing many challenges: creating employment, boosting economic growth, developing sustainably their territory struggling against climate changes. Yet, they show amazing innovating abilities to adapt themselves to a quick-moving social, economical and environmental reality.

Nevertheless, they cannot solve the economical problems that Europe is facing on their own. Companies, institutions, non-governmental organizations have to be involved in the elaboration of sectorial policies in order to make the transition out of the crisis.

This summit aimed to be a meeting place for all stakeholders, to create dynamic exchange of expertise, solutions and forward-thinking converted into political recommendations.

Presentation Leaflet
Press announcement
Press release (download version)
Annonce presse
Outcome of the conference
Final Declaration (Long Version)
Final Declaration (Short Version)
Letter from Commissioner Johannes Hahn
Letter from Commissioner Laszlo Andor
Final Panels Reports
Final Panels Reports
Detailed panel outcome
Presentation outline of FREREF
Presentation outline of Ms Perotto
Cllr Perry speech
Answers of Mr Toricco Herruzo to questions at the heart of the debate
Contribution by Mr Berger
Presentation of Mr Jensen
Detailed panel outcome
Outline- Mr Reuter
Outline- Mr Blomberg
Outline Mrs F. Chotard (FR only)
Outilne Mr Donato
Outline- Mrs Segersten-Larsson
Presentation on MAD Brussels
CVs of the panelists
Panel 1: Education and training – a motor for regional development? (Speakers)
Panel 2: Eco-innovation – a pool for employment in the territories? (Speakers)
Panel 3: Small businesses, what if being small wasn’t a liability? Speakers
Panel 4: Demographic change and culture: what is the link with economic recovery?
CV Keynote Speakers
CV round table speakers 22/9
Further Links and Information

The last European Council meeting took place on 28-29 June 2012. You can find more information about the event here.

You can download theEuropean Council conclusions, the Euro Area Summit statement and the report by President Van Rompuy here :

European Council conclusions - June 2012
Euro Area Summit Statement
Towards a genuine economic and monetary Union - Report by President Van Rompuy

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