10:00 - 10:15

Cooperation (still) matters

We are convinced that cooperation still matters. In fact, in this period of uncertainty and crisis, cooperation is needed more than ever.

Let us show you why - and how.

Elisa Ferreira, Comissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, European Commission

Erwin Siweris, Programme Director, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

Nicolas Singer, Head of Unit Projects and Platforms, Interreg Europe, Lille, France

10:15 - 11:10

Adapting and getting ready to recover

This edition of 'Europe, let's cooperate!' is all about helping regions face the COVID-19 crisis and become more resilient.

Join us on a tour around Europe and discover inspiring ideas and solutions Interreg Europe projects offer for tackling the COVID-19 crisis and regional development:

  • How can regions boost the competitiveness of their regional businesses?
  • What good practices improve innovation in the health sector?
  • What are the solutions to support culture and connect people in the times of social distancing?
  • What could turn the greatest economic challenge of the century into a catalyst for Europe's low-carbon growth?

Anita Molka, Project Manager for Entrepreneurship Development, Development Centre of the Heart of Slovenia, Litija, Slovenia

José María Romero Fidalgo, Director of the Health Development and Innovation Area, The Galician Health Knowledge Agency (ACIS), Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Franca Fauci, Senior P.R. Manager, Foundation for Research and Innovation (FRI), Florence, Italy

Ana Martínez Pinilla, EU Project Coordinator, Extremadura Energy Agency (AGENEX), Badajoz, Spain

Boosting competitiveness of regional businesses

Boosting competitiveness of regional businesses

Improving innovation in the health sector

Improving innovation in the health sector

Supporting culture and connecting people

Supporting culture and connecting people

Catalysing low-carbon growth

Catalysing low-carbon growth

11:10 - 11:30

Now what?

After scratching the surface and exploring some of the inspiration and ideas already available for you to make use of, let's see where to go from here. What else can you do? Where to find help? 

Time to re-cap and map out the steps to take to continue on the path towards solutions.

Albert Haan, Project Manager, Alliance of the Northern Provinces (SNN), Groningen, Netherlands

11:30 - 12:00

Over to you: the floor is yours

The ball is rolling. Keep it moving! This is your chance to:

  • Share your experiences and ideas
  • Ask questions and get more information
  • Plant the seeds for follow-up

A post-session chat will stay open after the event. The word is yours - have your say!

Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency