On 18 June 2021, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European Rural Parliament (ERP) will hold an online public hearing aiming to explore ways to achieve sustainability and prosperity through new ways of cooperation between rural and urban areas, building upon the debate held at the EESC NAT Section meeting of 8 March 2021.
This event will bring together a wide range of experts, stakeholders and European Commission representatives on rural/urban/peri-urban areas and balanced and equitable territorial issues to share ideas on how to co-develop a holistic, forward-looking approach for sustainable rural and urban development in the EU. These exchanges will contribute to the elaboration of an EESC own-initiative opinion on this topic, planned for October 2021.
In particular, we will explore:
- Existing challenges, policy inconsistencies and obstacles to a more coherent and sustainable rural/urban development policy at EU level;
- Successful policies and initiatives that are already fostering more balanced rural/urban development;
- Policy framework and governance solutions to achieve an EU holistic strategy on sustainable rural/urban development.
This event will be webstreamed and interpreted into EN, FR and ES.
Viewers will have the opportunity to engage in the debate using the platform Slido. More information, as well as the programme and a registration form can be found on our website.
Please note that registrations will close on 17 June 2021.