ERDF Annual Event 2018

Future of Cohesion Policy after 2020

ERDF Annual Event on October 18th, 2018

On October 18th, 2018, the ERDF Annual Event 2018 took place in the Steigenwald Stadion in Erfurt with around 200 participants. The event was marked by "Future of the Cohesion Policy after 2020". The event priorities were the interim balance of the OP ERDF 2014-2010, the importance of the cohesion policy for Germany, and the cohesion policy in Europe and Thuringia with an outlook on the new funding period after 2020.

The participants were welcomed by Volker Kurz (Head of the ERDF Administration Authority at the Thuringian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Science and Digital Society - TMWWDG).

[Translate to English:] Volker Kurz, Leiter der Verwaltungsbehörde EFRE, TMWWDG
[Translate to English:] Volker Kurz, Leiter der Verwaltungsbehörde EFRE, TMWWDG

This was followed by contributions from Dr Sabine Awe, Head of Department for Economic Promotion at the TMWWDG, and Ms Gisela Hohensee, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy.

[Translate to English:] Dr. Sabine Awe, Abteilungsleiterin für Wirtschaftsförderung im TMWWDG
[Translate to English:] Dr. Sabine Awe, Abteilungsleiterin für Wirtschaftsförderung im TMWWDG
[Translate to English:] Frau Gisela Hohensee, Abteilungsleiterin Europapolitik, BMWi
[Translate to English:] Frau Gisela Hohensee, Abteilungsleiterin Europapolitik, BMWi

Mr Erich Unterwurzacher, representative of the European Commission, spoke on the topic  of cohesion policy in Europe and Thuringia with an outlook on the new funding period after 2020.

[Translate to English:] Herr Erich Unterwurzacher, Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission
[Translate to English:] Herr Erich Unterwurzacher, Vertreter der Europäischen Kommission

The moderator Christiane Stein led through the subsequent panel discussion with Mr Wolfgang Tiefensee, Ms Gisela Hohensee and Mr Erich Unterwurzacher.

[Translate to English:] Podiumdiskussion

In the second part of the event, two workshops with panel discussions took place. Workshop 1 on "Research and Innovation" was led by Dr Bernd Ebersold, Head of Department for Research, Technology and Innovation at the TMWWDG.

[Translate to English:] Herr Dr. Bernd Ebersold, Abteilungsleiter für Forschung, Technologie und Innovation im TMWWDG
[Translate to English:] Herr Dr. Bernd Ebersold, Abteilungsleiter für Forschung, Technologie und Innovation im TMWWDG

The second workshop was held on the topic of "Reducing CO2 Emissions". It was led by Dr Martin Gude, Head of Department for Energy and Climate at TMUEN (Thuringian Ministry of Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation).

[Translate to English:] Herr Dr. Martin Gude, Abteilungsleiter für Energie und Klima im TMUEN
[Translate to English:] Herr Dr. Martin Gude, Abteilungsleiter für Energie und Klima im TMUEN

The ERDF Annual Event was accompanied by information stands run by LEG, TAB, NAThüringen and CEEC Jena.

Zudem wurde die Veranstaltung durch den Künstler Piotr Paluchowski begleitet, der die Inhalte und Ergebnisse in visueller Sprache (sog. Graphic Recording) festgehalten hat.

[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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[Translate to English:] EFRE-Jahresveranstaltung 2018
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Video of the ERDF Annual Event 2018 with English subtitles