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City Diplomacy: A Tool for Building Measures of Confidence

EPP/CoR Seminar – Open Days 2009
6 October 2009, Committee of the Regions, Van Maerlant building, room VM1, 14.30-16.15

Welcome by the Chairman: Mr Isidoro Gottardo, President of the EPP
Group in the Committee of the Regions


Mrs Eleni Loucaides, Member of the Committee of the Regions, Municipal Councillor of Nicosia, Cyprus

"City diplomacy: An introduction"
14.50-15.00 Mr David Robinson, Good Relations Officer, Belfast City Council, Northern Ireland

"All over now?"
15.00-15.10 Mr Mustafa Akinci who acted formerly in the capacity of the Leader of the Turkish Cypriot community of Nicosia

"Cooperation in Nicosia – underground and above"
15.10-15.20 Mr Lellos Demetriades who acted formerly in the capacity of the Leader of the Greek Cypriot community of Nicosia

"City diplomacy to built measures of confidence in Nicosia"
15.20-15.30 Mrs Dubravka Suica, Vice President of the Congress of local and regional authorities of the Council of Europe

"New challenge on a local level"
15.30-15.40 Mr Kyriacos Charalambous, Desk Officer responsible for PEACE programme and IFI, DG Regional Policy, European Commission

"The empowerment of local authorities in promoting peace and reconciliation through EU support programmes: the case of Northern Ireland"
15.40-16.15 Debate with participants