Agenda

From 11.30

Registration

12.00 – 13.00

Networking lunch

13.00 – 13.15

Opening

Maja SCHUSSLER and Alexander FERSTL
European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

13.15 – 13.25

Welcome

Stanislav SCHNEIDR
Director General of the Section for Coordination of European Funds, International Relations and Tourism, Ministry of Regional Development, Czechia

Karolina KOTTOVA
Head of Unit for Communication, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

13.30 – 15.30

Data, Transparency and Communication (Part I)

13.30 – 14.15

Keynote speech
How did we get here?
Contextualizing social developments with communications research

Stefan GADRINGER
Senior Lecturer, Department of Communication Science, University of Salzburg, Austria

Perspectives
How do citizens in the regions see us? Results of Eurobarometer 2023

Femke DE KEULENAER
Senior Research Director at European Public Affairs, Ipsos, Belgium

Facts matter, but not only – The 2024 European elections as a communication challenge
Jens MESTER
Head of Unit Interinstitutional Relations, Corporate Contracts & Europe Direct Contact Centre; EC COMM 2024 European elections coordinator
European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication

14.15 – 15.15

Panel discussion

With Stefan GADRINGER, Jens MESTER, Femke DE KEULENAER

Family photo

15.15– 15.45

Coffee-to-go

15.45 – 17.00

Walking tour through the Dolní Vítkovice quarter

(optional)

17.15

Bus transfer from Dolní Vítkovice to hotels (Clarion, Stodolní street and Imperial)

18.30

Bus transfer from the hotels to the dinner venue

19.30

Dinner at KASOWY cultural centre in Mosty u Jablunkova – hosted by Czechia

22.00

First bus departure

(50 minutes drive back to Ostrava)

23.00

Second bus departure

(50 minutes drive back to Ostrava)

00.00

Third (and last) bus departure

(50 minutes drive back to Ostrava)

8.30 – 10.00

Fund-specific meetings (parallel)

Separate agendas

Download the Agenda INFORM EU SOCIAL Ostrava

10.00 – 10.30

Coffee break

10.30 – 11.15

Communicating numbers: do's and don'ts
Introduction to the Country mixers’ exercise

Maarten LAMBRECHTS
Data journalist

Guidance for Participants

11.25 – 12.30

Country mixers (in small groups)

Participants will be expected to discuss and work together, there will be no group moderator (please see the online instructions for more detailed instructions and come prepared)

12.30 – 13.30

Lunch

13.30 – 17.30

Project visits

For more information please check the dedicated section on the website

After the visits, buses will bring the participants back to the hotels

18.30 Buses from the hotels will bring the participants to the dinner venue

19.00

Dinner at Brick House – hosted by the European Commission

Bus back to hotels at 22.00, 23.00 & 00.00

8.15 – 9.30

Data, Transparency and Communication (Part II)

8.15 – 8.45

Inspiring and Insightful – How to attractively communicate data

Suzan FIACK
Head of press & public relations, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment, Germany

8.45 – 9.05

Practical results of transparent data communication – Reporting from country mixers

Maarten LAMBRECHTS
Data journalist

9.05 – 9.20

Network news

Karolina KOTTOVA, Maja SCHUSSLER and Alexander FERSTL
European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy

Radek KOBZA and Michal KLUSÁK
National coordination authority, Ministry of Regional Development, Czechia

Nicola WILKENS-CASPAR and Maren LIPPKE-SPÖCKER
Ministry for Federal and European Affairs and Regional Development, Lower Saxony, Germany

9.20 – 9.30

Closing

9.30 – 10.00

Coffee break

10.00 – 11.30

REGIOSTARS 2023 ceremony

Elisa FERREIRA, EU Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms & Representative from Czech government


The ceremony will be recorded and broadcasted.

11.45 – 13.00

Lunch

Airport transfers from the conference venue (all buses will be waiting 15 minutes prior to their departure time):

12.30

Bus transfer to Katowice airport (1h 30min)

12.45

Bus transfer to Ostrava Airport (25 min)

IMPORTANT: for other organised transfers please check the ‘Useful information’ section of the website. Preregistration is mandatory.