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European Action
for Smart Villages

For a Brighter Future of Rural Areas in EU

Hosted by
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament
Friday, 13 April 2018
9:00 - 13:30
Rikli Balance Hotel (ex Hotel Golf) Bled, Slovenia
Cankarjeva cesta 4, Bled, Slovenija

The European Union is answering the challenges of rural development with concrete measures laid out in the EU Action for Smart Villages. Join us at Bled, where we will explore these measures and other opportunities, which will help propel European rural areas into a smart future.

PROGRAM:

8:00 - 9:00

Registration

9:00 - 11:00

Welcome speech by:
Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group)

Opening speech by:
Miro Cerar, Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia

Dialog with European Commissioners & Members of European Parliament:
EU action for Smart Villages


Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society
Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group)
Tibor Szanyi, Member of the European Parliament (S&D Group)

In cooperation with

Signing of the Bled Declaration

Launch of the SunContract global platform

11:00 - 12.00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30

Three separate panels, hosted by EU Commissioners
and Slovenian Ministers responsible:


Rural Mobility
Participation panel in tables (working language: English) to be led by:

  • Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport
  • Franc Matjaž Zupančič, State Secretary in the Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
  • Rantala Olli-Pekka, Director-General of the Ministry of Transport and Communication's Services Department, Finnish Government
  • Darko Levičar, SRIP ACS +, project EDISON
  • Alisa Tiganj, Member of the Cabinet of the European Commissioner Violeta Bulc
  • Matej Čer, Founder of Avantcar and Avant2Go Electric Car Project


Future of CAP and smart farming
  • Phil Hogan, European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development
  • Dejan Židan, MSc, Slovenian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, Government of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Franc Bogovič, Member of the European Parliament (EPP Group)
  • Žiga Drev, Co-Founder and COO, OriginTrail
  • Andrej Mertelj, Chairman of the Board, Datalab
  • Gilles Dryancour, Honorary President, CEMA
  • Pekka Pesonen, Secretary General, Copa Cogeca
  • Moderator: Emil Erjavec, Ph.D., Vice Dean for Science and Research, Biotechnical Faculty, University of Ljubljana


Digital innovations and new technologies for well-being in rural areas
  • Boris Koprivnikar, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Public Administration, Government of the Republic of Slovenia
  • Tibor Szanyi, Member of the European Parliament (S&D Group)
  • Gregor Novak, director, SunContract
  • Emilija Stojmenova, Ph.D., Researcher at the Laboratory for Telecommunications, Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Ljubljana, Digital Innovation Centers and the FabLab project
  • Matjaž Pogačnik, MSc, Director Acces Networks, Telekom Slovenije
  • Robert Golob, Ph.D., President of the GEN-I Group’s Management Board
  • Moderator: Ladeja Godina Košir, MSc, Founder and Executive Director of Circular Change

13:30

Lunch

Location of the event

We have limited seating available at the venue, therefore attendance at the conference is by invitation only. Based on the completed form, which you can find by pressing the link above, we will let you know if we can invite you to the event. You will receive more detailed instructions by e-mail. Thank you for your understanding.

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