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1 Summer School Summer School on EU Economic Integration and Local & Regional Development Barcelona (ES), 29 June -3 July 2015 European Institute of Public Administration Institut européen d administration publique Introduction Target group The programme is addressed to: public officials working primarily in the field of EU regional integration and economic policies in local, regional or national administrations, coming from the EU 28, candidate or potential candidate countries, who wish to receive a detailed overview of current and future European and regional/local issues; officers working for development agencies or bodies promoting business for SMEs (such as Chambers of Commerce, regional parliaments, etc.) dealing with European economics; social scientists, economists and other professionals from non-governmental organisations or think tanks, who wish to enhance their skills and become specialised in the field of European integration and regional development policies; graduate students wishing to acquire greater and more competitive personal competences, beneficial for a future career in academia or even practiceorientated professions. Description In the first part of the week, the main aspects of economic integration, (post-) financial crisis and territorial development and its drivers in the EU will be highlighted, regional and urban economic policies in the EU in view of the current financial period will then be progressively presented. The second part will illustrate how territories may steer their own economic destiny, and boost growth while at the same time enhancing cohesion and making smart use of the available EU supportive resources (four cases from four different funds). In the final part, best practice cases will be examined and discussed that are committed to quality management, sustainability and liquidity of public sector finances as guarantors of Europe s economic competitiveness. Learning methodology A variety of training methods will be used throughout the course, such as lectures and practical presentations, workshops and interactive discussions. A special focus will be placed on each teaching session being enhanced by concrete (telling) cases. Additionally, specific material on the topics (Reader) will be provided for each participant in their seminar kit. Participants will thus be able to receive practical advice, exchange experiences and establish contacts and a network with peers for future partnerships and strategies. Objectives The Summer School aims to equip participants with a comprehensive understanding of the regional/ urban agenda and economic integration process in the EU, as well as a clear overview of the EU policy instruments in place to strengthen regional/local development competitiveness and growth, taking into account the current (cold) economic and financial climate, the huge challenges it involves, an overarching EU 2020 growth strategy with its new budgetary assignment for , and the impact of its implementation on urban policies. The complexity of the system will be explained in an accessible way, thus also allowing those not familiar with the topic to enhance their knowledge and knowhow.

2 Programme CS - case study WS - workshop LE - lecture Monday 29 June Tuesday 30 June Wednesday 1 July Thursday 2 July Friday 3 July Welcome/ Introduction to European economic integration, its current financial situation and its geo-political effects The guiding strategies and principles for European economic integration and local/ regional development Regional and local economic drivers and policies The EU financial instruments for regional and local development Excellence in public (finance) management as a pre-condition for economic success and prosperity in the territory 09:30-11: Arrival of participants (whole morning) Registration and delivery of seminar kit 09:30-11:00 The EU 2020 for a smart, sustainable and all-inclusive growth: vision or mission? LE Carlos Buhigas Schubert Creativity and design (in industries) as economic drivers Andrea Eidenhammer From the idea to financed projects: Four cases from four different funds Chaired by Julia Bosse CS Andrea Noferini Iwona Karwot Josep Rodríguez Mariona Sanz Ausàs Panel: Jordi Baños Julia Bosse 11:00 COFFEE BREAK 12:30-13:00 Official opening, seminar introduction and presentation of programme and methodology 11:30-13:30 Regional development strategies/territorial positioning: concepts and interactive working group Innovation, ICT and smart solutions as founding enablers for urban and regional development Continuation with panel discussion Evaluation, closure and issuing of the Summer School certificates to participants 13:00-13:30 Tour de table and self-presentation of participants WS/CS Erling Bergh Joan Miquel Piqué Foreseen end of session at 12:30 13:30 FREE TIME FOR LUNCH 15:00-16:15 The economic and financial crisis: aspects, challenges and ways out LE Manuel Alejandro Cardenete 15:00-16:15 Continuation Using the public purchasing power to promote innovation Gracia Vara Arribas Walking tour / sightseeing of the City of Barcelona (exact time to be determined) 16:30-17:30 Socio-economic re-shaping in a globalised context: growth trends, local/ regional models and emerging practices 16:30-17:30 The Catalonia Innovation Triangle (CIT): a corridor of growth and prosperity Barcelona s competitive growth strategy and brand in today s global economy 20:30 Welcome cocktail CS Carles Brugarolas CS Mateu Hernández Maluquer

3 The EIPA and external experts team (In order of appearance in the programme) (AT) EIPA Expert and Manager of the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2009,2011 and 2013, EIPA Barcelona; he holds an MA degree in Business Administration/Economics from the University of Innsbruck (AT) and the University of Leuven (BE). Over the past almost 20 years he has led and carried out a variety of assignments for European, local and regional authorities, as well as EU institutions on topics such as: local and regional (economic) development, structures and cooperation in alignment with the Lisbon Strategy for Growth and Europe 2020 Strategy; egovernment and Information Society Technologies (IST) in Public Administrations (PA). He has published twelve books and has many other publications (academic, policy papers, etc) under his name. He was a member of the Executive Board of the Master in European Integration and Regionalism (MEIR) programme. He formed part of or provides advisory services to international organisations such as the European Commission, OECD, UN, Council of Europe etc. Manuel Alejandro Cardenete (ES) Professor Cardenete is Full Professor of Applied Economics and Head of Department at University Loyola Andalucia (Seville, Spain). He is also Associate Professor at Loyola Leadership School and Director of its MBA. Professor Cardenete obtained a BSc in Economics and Business (1994) from University of Seville (Spain), a PhD in Economics (2000) and a Diploma in Executive Management (2011) from the Instituto what Internacional San Telmo (Seville, Spain). Most recently, he has been Senior Economist at European Institute of Public Administration ( ) (Maastricht, The Netherlands) and at the European Commission (JRC-IPTS) ( ), as well as Professor at the University Pablo de Olavide ( ) (Seville, Spain), EOI Business School ( ) and University of Huelva (Spain) ( ). Carlos Buhigas (ES/DE) Carlos Buhigas Schubert has devoted a large part of his career to the analysis of socio-economic models and the design and evaluation of territorial development agendas. He carried out these projects mainly in the context of the EU, but also in third countries. Carlos is an analyst and consultant and a member of the Team Europe of the European Commission in Spain. He frequently participates as an expert in institutions and international conferences. He also delivers training to civil servants, journalists, civil society and the private sector, collaborates with several universities, and is author and editor of publications and numerous articles. Erling Bergh (NO) Erling Bergh is senior adviser at HiNT (Nord-Trøndelag University College). He has a Master of Science and a Master of Philosophy from NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and a degree in Business Administration from HiNT. He has worked in the municipal sector for most of his career, both as Chief Technical Officer and Chief Municipal Executive. He has been heavily involved in municipal and regional development practice, and at HiNT he has recently carried out research in the field. Bergh has extensive practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of municipal services, and has written a textbook on the subject. Carles Brugarolas (ES) Carles Brugarolas is Vice Mayor for Economy, Business and Employment in Sant Cugat City Hall. Sant Cugat is the inhabitant neighbouring city of Barcelona that holds record indicators in job creation, unemployment rate, business growth, payment to providers and others. It is also qualified as the most transparent municipality in Spain. Carles Brugarolas is an economist, specialised in the fiscal area, macroeconomics and economic development, with a deep background in creation of cooperative networks between administrations and public private partnerships. He is also business owner and entrepreneur, and UIC associate professor in different economic matters ( ). Andrea Eidenhammer (AT) Andrea Eidenhammer is an independent filmmaker, photographer and art curator. She studied Fine Arts, History and Spanish Philology, has a Master Degree in Photography and Cinema. CEO & Co-Founder of AE Productions and the Art Asosiation Kunstainer providing international contemporary art projects in social context and installations in public and urban space for the Contemporay Art Museum of Tarragona. She has published 3 photography books, directed and produced 9 documentaries and short films, and exposed in Museums and Galleries between Austria, Spain and Latinamerica. All her film projects are co-produced by two or more member countries of the EU, but also by third countries. She works together with the Austrian Ministry of Culture, United Nations and WHO and the private sector. In her work she focuses on social art, public space, and the connection between art&industries. Joan-Miquel Piqué (ES) Joan-Miquel Piqué is Director at Maurilia Knowledge; he holds a degree in Economics and a Master in International Economics and Growth from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. He has experience in public management, research, teaching, analysis and knowledge creation, in the fields of urban, regional economics and labour market. He combined research at the Institute for Regional and Metropolitan Studies with teaching as a professor at various institutions in Catalonia. He developed his professional activity in the Regional Government of Catalonia as a senior advisor to the Ministers of Employment, Industry and Education in the fields of economy, labour market and European affairs. He has also been appointed as Director General of Localret, a consortium of 800 Catalan municipalities devoted to the development of knowledge society, ICT and e-government in local administration. Gracia Vara Arribas (ES) Gracia Vara is a lawyer (LLM) working as an Expert at the delegation in Barcelona of the European Institute of Public Administration (www.eipa.eu). With more than 20 years of experience in research, consultancy and training, she specialises in European law, regional participation in decision making, and the legal aspects of European integration, with a particular focus on regional and local governance (Multilevel Governance). Under her direction, several impact assessment and evaluation studies have been carried out on EU laws at national and regional level, which were commissioned by the EU Presidencies (UK 2006 and SE 2009) and for different Member States (SE, NO, UK, FR, NL, DE). In 2009 she was commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Interior to evaluate the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on the Dutch Provinces and Municipalities. She works as a consultant for the Committee of the Regions, the Dutch Ministry of Interior, and the UK Office of the Deputy Prime Minister. She has co-authored two books on the EU and subnational entities, Tripartite Arrangements: An Effective Tool for Multilevel Governance? (EIPA 2005), and

4 The EIPA and external experts team The Role of Regional Parliaments in the Early Warning System (published in 2012 in six languages by the Committee of the Regions She has also authored several policy reports and published numerous articles on the European Union and the Regions. In 2013 she has been appointed Expert trainer at the Council of Europe s Centre of expertise on local government reform. Mateu Hernández Maluquer (ES) Mateu Hernández is the Managing Director of Barcelona Global. Previously he was the managing director of the Economic Development Agency of the City of Barcelona, where he coordinated policies and programmes in Barcelona on employment, entrepreneurship, business, attracting foreign direct investment, the city s brand, technological innovation, promotion and trading standards, city markets and tourism. As managing director of the Economic Development Agency he was the executive vice president of Barcelona Activa, Mercabana, and had executive responsibilities in the innovation district. He previously developed his career at Barcelona Activa, the local development agency of the City Council, as managing director and executive director. Mateu graduated from an executive programme in Business Administration at IESE, and also graduated in law from the University of Barcelona, as well as obtaining a Master in Public and Social Policy from the Pompeu Fabra University and Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. He has also taken part in various OECD studies on local economic development. Andrea Noferini (IT) Andrea Noferini is a senior researcher at The University Institute of European Studies (Autonomous University of Barcelona - ES) and lecturer at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona (ES). He is a graduate in public economy, with a PhD in Politics and Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Florence (IT). He also holds a Master in Political Sciences from the University Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona (ES). As an expert in European integration, he participates in various Master programmes, including amongst others the Master in European Studies (IUEE/UAB), the Master in European Policies for International Cooperation and Development (IUEE/UAB) and the Master in International Relations (IBEI). His research areas are European integration, multilevel governance, regionalism, decentralised cooperation and public policy. Iwona Karwot (PL) Iwona Karwot is a Senior Lecturer at EIPA Barcelona and holds a PhD in EU Regional Policy; she specialises in EU funds with a main focus on the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and pre-accession funds (PHARE, IPA). She has working experience as an EU expert, trainer, manager and adviser in the framework of Institutional Building and Technical Assistance EU projects in the field of regional development in Poland, Slovakia, Romania, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, etc. Josep Rodríguez (ES) Josep Rodríguez is working in the International Relations Department of Barcelona Provincial Government as EU Advisory Head. He has degrees in Agriculture Engineering and Humanities and he is senior advisor of European projects with eighteen years of experience in this field. His job involves providing information, guidance and training mainly to local authorities. He is also external evaluator for the European Commission for programmes in the field of lifelong learning and citizenship. Mariona Sanz Ausàs (ES) Director of Business Innovation Centre of the Agency for the Business Competitivenes (ACC10) of the Catalan Autonomous Government (Generalitat de Catalunya). As Director she is responsible for managing the areas of Business Innovation and Technology Transfer which integrate Programmes on Industrial R & D, Business Innovation and TECNIO Network. These programs have their own instruments promoted by the Generalitat of Catalonia (TECNIO Network, Commercial Technology Units and Connect-EU Groups), their own lines of public funding to support R & D, innovation and commercialisation of technology, as well as specialized services aimed at the Catalan companies setting innovation projects as well as fundraising services specially focus in national and European innovation programmes. She has a master s degree on European Economy by Institute Superieur d Êtudes Européennes of Université Libre de Bruxelles (Brussels, Belgium)and a Degree in Economics by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Barcelona, Spain). Jordi Baños-Rovira (ES) Jordi Baños-Rovira is a government finance manager, public finance associate teacher and public financial management advisor. Currently working in the Barcelona City Council as a Director of Management and Executive Budget, in The International Monetary Fund and in the World Bank as a short-term Public Financial Management Advisor and in the Catalan School of Public Administration and the University of Barcelona as an associate teacher. Previously he worked as a senior budget analyst in the Government of Catalonia. He holds a bachelor of Economics (University of Barcelona) and master degrees and executive training in public financial management from the University of Barcelona, Georgia State University and Harvard University. Also he is an author of several publications about public budgeting and fiscal management. Julia Bosse (DE) Julia Bosse joined EIPA Barcelona in 2012 as a Research Assistant, notably for the European Public Sector Award (EPSA) and related activities in the area of administrative and institutional capacity building. She holds an MA in European Union Studies from the University of Leiden (NL) and a German-French BA from the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (DE) and the University of Nanterre Paris X (FR) in Intercultural European and American Studies/Applied Foreign Languages. Prior to working at EIPA, she co-developed and co-managed several projects funded by the European Commission s Lifelong Learning Programme at the European Universities Continuing Education Network (EUCEN). Project Leader Expert EIPA Barcelona Tel.: For further information and registration Miriam Escolà, Programme Organiser, EIPA Barcelona C/ Girona, 20; ES Barcelona Tel.: ; Fax: Website:

5 General Information Programme The programme will commence on Monday at and will finish on Friday at Seminar venue K+K Hotel Picasso Passeig de Picasso, ES Barcelona Tel: Fax: Working language The seminar will be conducted in English. Registration Participation fee: 1100 (includes: documentation, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail, certificate of attendance. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration. EIPA offers its members a reduction of 10% off the registration fee. This reduction is available to all civil servants working for one of EIPA s member countries (i.e. AT, BE, BG, CY, CZ, DK, FI, FR, DE, GR, HU, IE, IT, LT, LU, MT, NL, PL, PT, ES, SE, UK) as well as civil servants working for an EU institution or agency. If you are eligible for a discount, please tick the box in the registration form. For more information, please visit EIPA s website: Deadline for registration: 19 June 2015 You can also submit the online registration form which can be found on EIPA s website: The number of participants is limited, (we will not accept any registrations once the available places have been filled). Your name and address will be part of EIPA s database for our mailing purpose only. If you do not want to be included in our mailing database, please tick the box on the registration form. Payment should be made after receiving confirmation of your registration and before the summer school begins. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form. For cancellations received 15 days before the seminar date, we will have to charge an administration fee of 150 unless an alternative participant is nominated. Information Miriam Escolà, Programme Organiser C/ Girona, Barcelona (ES) New tel.: New fax: Hotel reservations EIPA Barcelona will be pleased to make reservations for you at the hotel where the seminar takes place (special rates are applied for EIPA participants): K+K Hotel Picasso Passeig de Picasso, 26-30, Barcelona Rates: 130 Double room for single use, breakfast buffet and VAT included (+ 1,21 city tax) 155 Double room, breakfast buffet and VAT included (+ 1,21 city tax) Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please indicate the dates of arrival and departure on the registration form as well as the type of room. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel on checking out. Please note that if you register after the deadline, hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed. Confirmation Please note that your registration is not finalised until you receive a confirmation from us. Moreover, your participation is not confirmed until you receive another from the Programme Organiser confirming your registration and some details. Cancellation policy EIPA reserves the right to cancel the seminar up to two weeks before the starting date. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, hotel, etc.). For EIPA s cancellation policy, please visit our website (FAQ - cancellation policy)

6 Registration Form Summer School on EU Economic Integration and Local & Regional Development Barcelona (ES), 29 June - 3 July 2015 Surname:... Title:... M / F First name:... Organisation:... Department:... Current position:... Work address:... Postal code & Town:... Country:... Telephone number:... Fax number:... address:... Invoice information Organisation:... Fiscal number/nif:... Department:... Address:... Postal code & Town:... Country:... VAT number:... Your reference number:... address:... Registration fee The fee includes participation in the seminar, documentation, coffee breaks, welcome cocktail and a certificate of attendance Discount of 10% (Please check first the conditions at (FAQ - special discounts)) 1100 Method of payment Bank transfer It is necessary to state the name of the participant and the reference EIPA s Barcelona account number IBAN: ES , BIC: BBVAESMM at the BBVA, Plaça Catalunya 5, Barcelona (ES) Credit card American Express card Eurocard/Mastercard Visa card Card number:... Expiry date:... /... Card Validation Code:... Hotel reservation Please book a room for me at Hotel KK Picasso**** Double room for single use Date of arrival:... Date of departure:... Double room Number of nights:... No hotel reservation required To ensure the optimal organisation of the seminar, please return the completed registration form by fax or before 19 June 2015 to: Miriam Escola, Programme Organiser, Tel.: ; Fax: The registration will be confirmed by . Your name and address will be part of EIPA s database for our mailing purpose only. Please tick if you do not want to be included in our mailing database.

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