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3rd Assises of Decentralised Cooperation
Bruxelles 9 - 10 April 2013.  The Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for development represents a unique opportunity to bring together local and regional authorities' representatives from the EU and developing countries to exchange their views and hold a political dialogue with the European institutions on development cooperation. The ultimate aim is to contribute to reinforce development aid effectiveness towards the full integration of local and regional authorities into the development cooperation policies and to build a genuine EU partnership between the different actors active in the field of development.
The third edition of the Assises includes an opening session and five parallel thematic roundtables, on April 9, 2013 in the afternoon. The plenary session, will take place on April 10, 2013, in the morning and will bring together the "rapporteurs" of each roundtable to present the main conclusions of the discussions. This will be followed by an exchange of questions and answers session between the participants and high representatives of the EU institutions.
On the occasion of the Assises, associated events will be held at the Committee of the Region. They will take place on Tuesday April 9 in the morning and on Wednesday April 10 in the afternoon.
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Associated Seminars Overview

Tuesday, April 09, 2013  09h30-13h00
​Impact of decentralised cooperation: evaluating relationships between territories ​Migration, mobility and development:
which role for regional and local authorities?
​Decentralised Cooperation: towards a multi-stakeholder and Multi-level approach

Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development


Tuesday, April 9, 2013
  • Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions
  • Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General, Development and Cooperation - EuropeAid, European Commission
15h00-15h30:   Coffee break

   Round Tables

Round Table 1 Round Table 2 Round Table 3 Round Table 4 Round Table 5
Cross-border and interregional cooperation,  decentralised cooperation in support of regional integration

Local and regional authorities and the international agenda on development post-2015

Decentralisation in developing countries, including fiscal dimension

Capacity building of local and regional authorities: a support for development
Towards a new European Commission Communication on Local Authorities in Development: the results of the consultation
18h30 - 20h30: Cocktail and Networking (JDE Atrium 5)


Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development

Plenary Session

 Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Mercedes Bresso, First Vice President, Committee of the regions
  • European Parliament Presidency (tbc)
  • Council - Irish Presidency (tbc)
  • Rapporteur Round Table 1
  • Rapporteur Round Table 2
  • Rapporteur Round Table 3
  • Rapporteur Round Table  4
  • Rapporteur Round Table 5
  • Andris Piebalgs, Commissioner for Cooperation and Development 
  • Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, President, Committee of the Regions

13h00-14h30:     Buffet Lunch


Associated Seminars Overview

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 14h30 – 17h30

European Union support to decentralised cooperation The Western Balkans joining the EU: contribution of decentralized cooperation
 With contributions from:

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