5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation
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  • Summary EN
  • RT​​1. Sustainable Development Goals EN
  • RT2. Migration EN
  • RT3. Climate change / Energy  EN
  • RT4 Territorial Development EN
  • WSA ​Sustainable Development Goals EN
  • WSB ​Humanitarian crisis  EN
  • WSC Climate change / Energy  EN
  • WSD Territorial development  EN
  • WSE Food Security and safety  EN
  • WSF Education for development EN

Join the Assises 2017!
​On 10 and 11 July 2017, we look forward to meeting you in Brussels. The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions organise the 5th Assises of Decentralised Cooperation.

More than 600 participants, local and regional authorities from the EU, Africa, Caribbean, Pacific and Latin America will come together to discuss common challenges and build sustainable partnerships.

About this edition

The 5th edition of the Assises will consist in two plenary sessions, five round tables on policy-making and six project-oriented workshops.

On Day 1 – 10 July, Commissioner Neven Mimica and CoR President Markku Markkula will open the Assises. The thematic sessions will deal with the political context and global trends of decentralised cooperation. In the parallel round tables, elected leaders will discuss key political issues identified by the cities and the regions.

On Day 2 – 11 July, the plenary session will share the conclusions of the round tables and debate on conclusions. Six thematic workshops will serve as forum of exchange of experiences and good practices.

​ ​Round tables and workshops

Background notes

​Round tables ​Workshops
​1. Sustainable Development Goals EN​A. Sustainable Development Goals EN
​2. Migration ENB. ​Humanitarian crisis EN
​3. Climate change / Energy EN​C. Climate change / Energy EN
​4. Cooperation and territorial development EN​D. Territorial development EN
​5. Capacity building FR​E. Food Security and safety EN
F. ​Education for development EN
Agenda​ ​ ​EN ES FR
​Hour​Day 1 – 10 JulyDay 2 – 11 July

​Parallel sessions:

  • Round Table 5: Capacity building
  • OECD review in depth
​10:00​Thematic session I: The political context
​10:30​Coffee break​Coffee break
​11:00​Thematic session II: The state of play​Plenary session: Conclusions

Round Tables 1-4 (3h)

  1. Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Migration
  3. Climate change and energy
  4. Cooperation and territorial development​ ​ ​
​Workshops (1h30)
   A. Sustainable Development Goals
   C. Climate change
   E. Food security and safety
​16:00​Coffee break
​16:30Workshops (1h30)
   B. Humanitarian crisis
   D. Cooperation and territorial development
   F. Education for development​ ​
​18:00Cinema session​End of the Assises
Networking stands
The Assises will feature stands showcasing projects to witness how decentralised cooperation may foster stability, sustainability and growth. The stands will be a meeting point for interaction, networking and visibility of the participants
Communication package of the Assises

We are pleased to share with you the Communication package of the Assises. You are cordially invited to use this material to disseminate this event as widely as possible. You can use it to inform directly your contacts, as an announcement in your website and publications, and in your social media posts and tweets. Download here!!

The communication package consists in: 

  • Banner for email format
  • Web banner for your website or social media account
  • Poster of the Assises
  • Leaflet
The partners
A large number of partners collaborate actively in the Assises. These include international organisations, local and regional authorities, associations and specialised centres from the EU and partner countries. The partners act as co-leaders of the round tables and workshops and contribute to the stands
English, French and Spanish are the working languages of the Assises. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the rooms
Additional interpretation will be available in the plenary sessions, round tables and workshops according to specific needs
Practical info


Contact the co-organisers
European Commission EUROPEAID-B2@ec.europa.eu  
European Committee of the Regions lra4dev@cor.europa.eu  

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