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SEMINAR “Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment in EU

(This article expired 21.11.2013.)

Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the EU / Czech Trade / CEBRE UK Representation to the European Union SEMINAR “Water Supply and Wastewater Treatment in EU external aid programmes” Draft programme Hotel Bloom, Brussels Thursday, 21 November 2013 Moderator : Mr. Jan DRÖGE, Schuman Associates (tbc) 08.30 – 09.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee Special Session 09.00 – 09.45 Guidelines on participation in EU External Assistance Programmes Mr. Filipe SANTOS, ARKIPELAGO Consulting (tbc) or Mr. Martin PAV, DG DEVCO evaluation unit A3 (tbc) or Ms. Melinda WEZENAAR, MDF Training (tbc) Possible content: • Overview of Procurement Rules • New round of PRAG revisions to reflect new Financial Regulation • Overview of new financial instruments 2014-2020 09.30 – 10.00 Registration & Welcome Coffee Morning 10.00 – 10.25 10.25 – 10.50 10.50 – 11.10 11.10 – 11.20 Opening Key note speech: “Using the Private Sector to build capacities in the Water Sector” Mr. Fokion FOTIADIS, Director General, DEVCO – Europeaid, European Commission (tbc) Possible content: • Predecessor Director General Koos Richelle spoke at last Sector Seminar • Where are we on the MDG Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability > EC’s commitment for post 2015 • Water - what is EU is doing on financing? • How does the EC value private sector involvement? • EC Programming update on 2014-2020 “Water as focal sector in the next Financial Framework 2014-2020” Ms. Christina PASCA PALMER, Head of Unit, DG DEVCO C2 “Climate Change, Environment, Natural Resources, Water” (tbc) Possible content: • Will there be a new Water Facility? • Which countries to focus on? • Which instruments will be used for water initiatives “EU Blending Mechanisms in Africa: how to get involved” (EDF) Ms. Francesca MOSCA, Director DEVCO E “East and Southern Africa and ACP Coordination” (tbc) Possible content: • Blending mechanisms • Opportunities for private sector Questions & Answers 11.20 – 11.40 Coffee Break 11.40 – 12.00 12.00– 12.20 12.20 – 12.40 12.40 – 13.00 13.00 – 13.15 “Preparing for Structural Funds: Water and Waste Programmes in IPA II” (IPA) Head of Unit Regional Competitiveness programmes DG REGIO (tbc) Possible content: • Will water and waste still be a main sector in IPA II? • How to improve company involvement? Various options: Geographical (ENPI or DCI) or Thematical (DG Environment/European Investment Bank) or Research Opportunities in the Water sector Peter GAMMELTOFT, Head of Unit DG Environment C1. Water (tbc) Possible content: • European Framework Programme opportunities • Joint Research Centres Company Case Study: “Experience in EU Funding from the field” Introduction on the stands Questions & Answers and closing remarks by Moderator 13.15 – 14.30 Buffet lunch Afternoon 14.30 – 17.30 - Bilateral meetings between participating companies - Info desks for individual questions: - EIB – EBRD : Information desks (tbc) - EUROPEAID : Information desk on procedural issues (PRAG) DEVCO R3, Legal Affairs (tbc) - EU Water Initiative (EUWI) - EU Platform for Blending in External Cooperation (EUBEC) - WHO Joint Programming Unit with the EU - Joint Research Centre (Centres of Excellence) Other member states institutions co-organizing the event: Belgian Foreign Trade Agency Permanent Representation of Austria to the European Union – Wirtschaftskammer Österreich Permanent Representation of Cyprus to the European Union Permanent Representation of the Czech Republic to the European Union / Czech Trade / CEBRE Permanent Representation of Denmark to the European Union Permanent Representation of Estonia to the European Union Permanent Representation of France to the European Union Germany Trade and Invest GmbH - GTAI/Association of German Chambers of Industry & Commerce - DIHK Permanent Representation of Greece to the European Union Embassy of Hungary to Belgium / Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Enterprise Ireland - The Irish Trade and Technology Board Permanent Representation of Italy to the European Union / Italian Trade Commission Permanent Representation of the Republic of Latvia to the European Union Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union Permanent Representative of the Malta Business Bureau in Brussels Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Union / Agentschap NL Permanent Representation of the Republic of Poland to the European Union Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union / AICEP Portugal Global Embassy of the Slovak Republic Permanent Representation of Spain to the EU / Spanish Institute for Foreign Trade (ICEX) Permanent Representation of Sweden to the European Union / Swedish Trade Council Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom to the European Union Technical support : UBIFRANCE