METREX is pleased to share this event by IKM – the Association of European Metropolitan Regions in Germany, which includes representation from many Members of METREX.
Cohesion policy is and remains one of the cornerstones of European integration. At the same time, the objectives for the use of cohesion funds have become more complex, because in addition to social and spatial cohesion, they are now also intended to support urgently needed transformation processes.
The European Metropolitan Regions in Germany are pioneers and strong drivers of this transformation at regional, national and European level. As urban-rural partnerships, they are tackling the cohesion policy and transformational challenges, e.g. in industry, energy supply, the food industry or green infrastructure, with innovative ideas.
To this end, the Association of European Metropolitan Regions in Germany will present exemplary projects and discuss with representatives of other European metropolitan areas and European institutions about future issues and the safeguarding of the metropolitan regions‘ capacity for action within the framework of cohesion policy:
Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union in Brussels
Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels
We are looking forward to a welcome address by Melanie Huml, Bavarian State Minister for European and International Affairs and a keynote speech by Jan Olbrycht (MEP).