19 - 24 August 2013 - Nyköping, Södermanland (S)

AER Summer School 2013

Green Growth - Regions towards a resource-efficient Europe

Green Growth - Regions towards a resource-efficient Europe

AER invites young adults and regional politicians and officers to participate in the Summer School of 2013 taking place in Sörmland County, Sweden. On the theme ”Green Growth – Regions towards a resource-efficient Europe” energy and sustainable transport will be strongly in focus. The base is the EU 2020 strategy and good practices from the INTERREG IV C  "EU2020 Going Local" project will be highlighted. A mix of interesting site visits and workshops make this week unforgettable!

Summary of "EU2020 Going Local" Local action plans.

Click here to read the AER Summer School 2013 Press Release.

Practical information
Practical information
Invitation and programme
Invitation Summer School 2013
Programme - AER Summer School - Nyköping, Sörmland (S) 19‐24 August 2013

Overview on workshops 

20 August
A Green and Local Economy - is it posslible in town?
Investments in Green growth - Flevoland Green future of Almere
Global Challenges - Local Activities
Ambitious regions in the global race

21 August
Regional Empowerment Sustainable Economy
Green Actions

22 August
Interregional Action for Green Growth
Success stories

Details of Workshops
The speakers

Study and site visits

Öknaskolan Sörmlands Naturbruk - an Agricultural School
Eskilstuna Energy and Environment
Mariefred - Gripsholm Castle and Grafikens Hus
Still more information

Read more about:

- Sörmland Regional Council and the Summer School: Here
- the Regional Council's activities: members of the Organising Committee

Background information

In order to familiarise yourself with the context of the topic of this year's Summer School, we encourage you to consult the following background document, as well as the European source documents on the flagship initiative "A resource-efficient Europe" within the Europe 2020 strategy:

Briefing note: A resource-efficient Europe
Workshop presentations and contributions from the speakers

The presentations and contributions are being uploaded (in progress).


Tuesday 20/08

Official opening and the AER Summer School introduction

By Hande ÖZSAN BOZATLI, President of the Assembly of European Regions (AER)
By Sonja STEEN, President of the AER Committee 3 Culture, Education, Youth and International Cooperation
By Beat ROHNER, President of the Youth Regional Network (YRN)

Green Growth: Regions lead the way

Workshop 1:
A green and local economy: is it possible in town?
Investments in Green Growth - Flevoland Green future of Almere

By Philippe MERTENS (Brussels Capital-B) - part 1
By Philippe MERTENS (Brussels Capital-B) - part 2
By Remco BOSMA (Flevoland-NL)
By Boj VAN DEN BERG (Flevoland-NL)

Workshop 2:
Global Challenges - Local Activities

By Marta NOVOTNÁ (Olomouc-CZ)

Workshop 3:
Ambitious regions in the global green race

By Bernard MATHIEU (Wallonia-B)
By Martin AHRNE (Biogas Öst-S)
Wednesday 21/08

New skills and opportunities for green jobs

European employment strategy and pathways to green jobs

By Dr. Krzysztof NOWACZEK (European Commission)

Regional and local dimension

Cooperation towards common green results

By Sabine STÖLB (Luxembourg)
Results Based Accountability test by Sabine Stölb
By Peter ÖJDAHL (Sörmlands Sparbank-S)

Make your dreams come true

Workshop 1:
Regional Empowerment Sustainable Economy

By Ana Filipa BARBOSA (Azores-P) - part 1
By Ana Filipa BARBOSA (Azores-P) - part 2
By José Gabriel ÀLAMO DE MENESES (Azores-P)
By Eduard PLATE (Flevoland - NL)

Workshop 2:
Green actions

By Beat ROHNER (Youth Regional Network)
By Beat ROHNER and Olov OSKARSSON (Youth Regional Network)
Thursday 22/08

Investment in green growth

Workshop 1:
Interregional actions for Green Growth

By Diny WEENER (Flevoland-NL)

Workshop 2:
Succes stories

By Dr. Andreas PSCHICK (Wien-A)
By Roger STONE (Yorkshire and Humber-GB)

Study visit: Eskilstuna Energy and Environment

Study visit: Eskilstuna Energy and Environment
Friday 23/08

How is cooperation between national, regional and local levels organised in the different countries, concerning the challenges related to the Green Growth

By Lotta Finstorp (Swedish Parliament)
Final statement
Final Statement, AER Summer School 2013 in Sörmland (S) "Green Growth – Regions towards a resource-efficient Europe"
Recent Summer Schools

If you wish to have a glimpse on to date AER Summer School activity, please consult the following links:

Summer School 2012 - Azores, Portugal "Culture: be smart during the crisis!" The role of cultural and creative industries in promoting job creation and growth in European regions
Summer School 2011 - Flevoland, Netherlands "Youth in a changing society"

  • Sörmland

  - concerning registration, payments and invoicing:

Mickan Flink
Tel +46 155 22 27 72

  - for all practical aspects in relation to registration:

Elisabeth Langgren Lundov
Project Manager - Sörmland
Tel: + 46 70 666 49 64

  • AER

Doris Materne
AER Committee 3 Policy Officer
Tel/Fax: +33 3 88 22 74 43

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