25–27 March 1999, hosted by the Regione Emilia-Romagna in the offices of the Regione. The Meeting included a presentation on the Regional Development Plan (RDP] on the theme of The Region going global. Assessore Renato Cocchi concluded by emphasising the importance of the concept of subsidiarity, the need for cooperation at all levels, the importance of social solidarity and equity, the need for environmental protection and quality and for action that is feasible and effective. The Bologna Meeting was attended by over 160 Members and guests. It considered the outcome of Commissions on Polycentric Metropolitan Strategies and Urban Heritage Strategies. A presentation was made by Athens on the planning for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.