Tuesday 7 July 2009

09:00 – 09:30 Welcome with coffee and tea

09.30 – 09.50  European Territorial Co-operation beyond 2013

  • Mr Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament

09.50 – 10.00  Adoption of the final declaration

  • Mr Leon Frissen, Governor of the province of Limburg

10.00 – 14.00  Field visit to Euregio Meuse-Rhine (optional)

AVANTIS Science and Business Park is the first cross-border German-Dutch business park. Its location in the Meuse-Rhine Euroregion, between the cities of Aachen and Heerlen, offers businesses and investors excellent opportunities in the market.

EURODE is a Public-Entity (based on the Treaty of Anholt) of the Dutch city Kerkrade and the German city Herzogenrath, which was set up in 1997. As a full administrative body, the Public-Entity contributes towards even more 'European importance and significance' for all cross-border activities.


10.00   Departure by bus from Maastricht to Avantis European Science and  
            Business Park

10.45   Presentation by Mr Rene Seijben, Director-General of AVANTIS

11.45   Departure by bus to Eurode Business Center (EBC), Municipality of
            Kerkrade, The Netherlands

12.00   Welcome and introduction by Mr Chris Kuikman, Secretary-General of   
            Eurode, followed by a light lunch offered by EBC

12.30   Presentation of Eurode Public-Entity by Mr Christoph von den 
            Driesch, Mayor of the Municipality of Herzogenrath, Germany 

13.30   Return by bus to Maastricht

N.B. Following the congress, the Bureau of the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities will hold a meeting from 10.00 until 17.30. This meeting is only open to bureau members and their staff.

10.00 – 12.30  Meeting of the Bureau of the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe

12:30 – 14:00  Lunch, at the invitation of the province of Limburg and the municipality of Maastricht in the Banqueting Hall (Feestzaal)

14.00 – 15.30  Meeting of the Bureau of the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (continued)

15.30 – 16.00  Coffee/tea break

16.00 – 17.30  Meeting of the Bureau of the Congress for Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe (continued)

17.30  Farewell drinks in the presence of Mr Leon Frissen, Governor of the province of Limburg