Event invitation: Green and digital transition - the role of Regions and Cities

Event invitation: Green and digital transition - the role of Regions and Cities

Join this online event and find great stories about city transformation

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) are pleased to invite you to their online event “Green and digital transition. The role of Regions and Cities”. The virtual discussion will take place on Tuesday 26th January, 10:30-12:30 CET and will gather EU experts, local practitioners, and opinion leaders, debating on the role of regions and cities in green and digital transformation.

Green and digital transformation: the regions have a lot to say

The event is organised in close cooperation with the European Association of Regional & Local Authorities for lifelong learning (EARLALL), the German delegation at the CoR and the Basque Government and is supported by the German Presidency. It will focus on the role of regions and cities in ensuring apprenticeships are up to speed with the green and digital transition.

It will be a good opportunity to explore how regional and local authorities are supporting apprenticeships in providing those green and digital skills that will be more and more required in the coming years.

Norbert Schöbel, Team leader at DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion will play host, while Sandra Parthie of the German Economic Institute will moderate the expert discussion.

The selection of speakers in the two panels is also impressive and includes representatives of the EU, regional and local administrations, researchers, etc. Discover what is there to look forward to next Tuesday:

Green transition

  • Ms Anne Karjalainen, Chair of the SEDEC Commission, Member of Kerava Municipal Council, CoR Rapporteur on ''A Strong Social Europe for Just Transitions''
  • Mr Francesco Pisanu, Head of the Office for the Evaluation of Educational Policies, Department of Education and Culture, Autonomous Province of Trento
  • Mr Rikardo Lamadrid, Director of Technology and Advanced Learning, Basque Government Regional Education Minister
  • Ms Mari Jose Barriola, Head of Unit Biosciences and Sustainability, TKNIKA- Basque VET Applied Research Centre, Basque Government

 Digital transition

  • Mr Emil Boc, Member of the CoR, Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, CoR Rapporteur on the ''Achieving the European Education Area by 2025''
  • Mr Ralph Burghart, Mayor for Education, Youth, Social Affairs, Culture and Sport in the City of Chemnitz
  • Ms Päivi Korhonen, Director of Communication and Marketing at OMNIA, The Joint Authority of Education in the Espoo Region, Finland


To participate, register on this link or get in touch with Alexandra Bozini at​ for more information.


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