The European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the EU’s assembly of regional and local representatives, will meet in Luxembourg on September 1st and 2nd on the occasion of its 162th executive board meeting focusing its debates on cross-border cooperation. On September 1st members are invited to a study visit on the site of Belval, where the Belval project, its implementation and its future development will be presented from a perspective of cross-border cooperation between the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and France.
On September 2nd, the executive board meeting will take place in the Chamber of Commerce in Luxembourg. It will be followed by a debate structured around the theme "A new impetus for cross-border cooperation", in the presence of the Secretary of State for Sustainable Development and Infrastructure, Camille Gira, who will be presenting the proposals of the presidency in this strategically important policy field for Luxembourg. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss the cross-border dimension applied to EU legislation and policies during the first round table, which will be followed by a second one on cross-border investments and funding. In order to illustrate the practical challenges of cross-border cooperation, the origins and developments of the project "Schengen-Lyzeum", a German-Luxembourgish secondary school, will be presented to the members by its current headmaster Mr Volker Staudt. The President of the Luxembourg delegation to the European Committee of the Regions, Mr Marc Schaefer, will close the session.
The conference, that will take place from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on September 2nd, is open to the public, but spaces are limited. Interested persons are invited to register online at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 August 2015.