Tuesday 8 October 2024

Mapping solidarity: Progressive visions for CAP and Cohesion

Mapping solidarity: Progressive visions for CAP and Cohesion

09.30 - 11.00
European Committee of the Region Rue Belliard 99-101, Room JDE63 1040 Brussels
from: English, French, German
Cohesion policy , Common Agricultural Policy


The 9th Cohesion Report highlights significant challenges facing in particular Europe's most vulnerable regions and citizens, including geopolitical tensions, climate transition, economic competition, demographic decline, and technological transformation.

How can we ensure unity and leave no one behind?

Join us for the PES Group workshop, "Mapping Solidarity: Visions for CAP and Cohesion" during the 2024 European Week of Regions and Cities. This event will explore progressive reform proposals that promote solidarity in the European internal market, with a focus on the future of Common Agricultural and Cohesion policies.

Engage in this forward-thinking discussion with inspiring speakers! 


Moderator: Angelo Di Mambro, Journalist, Euractiv

09:00-9:30 Registrations

09:30-10:30 Our PES Group proposals


  • Christophe Rouillon,  President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions and mayor of Coulaines (France)

"How should we reform the Common Agricultural and Cohesion Policies, to maintain solidarity and the integrity of the European Internal Market?"

Industries, transition, depopulation and rural areas 

  • Guillermo Peláez Álvarez, Regional Minister for Finance and European Funds, Government of the Principality of Asturias (Spain) and PES Goup member

Mobility, competitiveness, innovation and cities 

  • Arianna Censi, Deputy Mayor in charge of mobility, Milan (Italy) and PES Group member

Social inclusion, solidarity and territorial cohesion

  • Matthias Wunderling-Weilbier, State Secretary for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development, Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development of the State of Lower Saxony (Germany) and PES Group member

Agriculture, environment, public services and rural areas

  • Isabelle Boudineau, Regional Councillor in charge of European Affairs, Nouvelle-Aquitaine (France) and PES Group member

10:30-10:40 Questions of the audience

10:40-10:45 Wrap-up of the moderator

10:45-11:00 Conclusion

  • Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President of European Committee of the  Regions