The Outermost regions Forum 2020 is a high-level dialogue platform for the nine outermost regions of the European Union – Guadeloupe, French Guiana, Martinique, Mayotte, Reunion Island, Saint-Martin (France), the Azores, Madeira (Portugal) and the Canary Islands (Spain), their Member States, the European Union institutions and civil society.
This event brings together the Presidents of the outermost regions, Ministers from their Member States, the Commissioner for Regional policy and other members of the Commission, stakeholders and experts interested in learning from the experience of these special EU regions.
The Forum will review progress made under the EU Strategy for the Outermost regions, based on the Commission implementation report due to be presented on this occasion.
In addition, the Forum will provide an opportunity to discuss the important role of the Outermost regions in promoting the circular economy, protecting biodiversity and adapting to climate change, in the context of the “Green Deal”. The Forum will also discuss how to boost the significant blue economy potential of these regions.
Discussions will shade light on solutions to develop the outermost regions potential. How can outermost regions capitalise on their unique assets and become frontrunners in shaping insular circular economy solutions, adapting to climate change and benefitting from innovative blue economy models? The Forum will look at this through the lens of outermost regions’ success stories and challenges, exploring opportunities for these regions to provide innovative solutions to global challenges.
You can participate in the discussions trough Q&A sessions, live interviews, surveys, as well as networking events. When registering, you can have your say on what are the most important topics for the OR, and indicate your interest in meeting stakeholders.
This is a Green Forum mindful of the sustainability of the goods used. We have taken the engagement to plant a tree per participant to offset flight emissions, and not to use plastics. Leftover food from the Forum will be distributed to local charities.
We look forward to meeting you at the Forum. As space is limited, we encourage you to register at your earliest convenience!
Interpretation in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish will be provided.
The deadline for registrations is ………………… 2019.