News and Events
Conference "CONSTRUCTION OF PRAGUE RING ROAD, PART 511-BĚCHOVICE", Prague, 27 September, 2017
Access EU organised a conference in cooperation with the City of Prague concerning a broadly discussed issue of an Environmental Impact Assessment for the Prague Ring Road part 511-Běchovice and how it is viewed by EU experts. The conference was attended by all stakeholders concerned - representatives of the municipalities, experts from Ministry of Environment of the Czech Republic, experts from the Directorate of Roads and Motorways of the Czech Republic (ŘSD), representatives of the City of Prague, Central Bohemia Region, environmental NGOs and platforms as well as citizens´ initiatives. We were delighted to welcome the Minister of Environment of the Czech Republic, Mr. Richard Brabec, who had a lively discussion and opinion exchange with the EU experts to the topic. The conference was opened by the Deputy Mayor of Prague and Member of the City Council for transport, Mr. Petr Dolinek, who presented the position of the capital city. Outcomes of the conference were communicated to the Director General of DG Environment of the European Commission immediately after the conference.
THE 27 ON YOUR PLATE, European Parliament plaza, Brussels, 7 June, 2017
We successfully represented our Member, the Central Bohemia Region, at a popular annual culinary event, which took place on 7 June 2017 at the large plaza at the foot of the European Parliament building named "Solidarność 1980 Esplanade". The event was co-organised by the local authority of Brussels-Ixelles and the ambassadors of the 27 member states of the EU in Brussels.
Over several hours, culinary traditions and local specialities from all of the EU member states were presented to the public, who could sample typical dishes and regional produce in a heterogeneous musical environment. The event also provided people with an opportunity to leaf through a large range of tourist brochures, genuine invitations to discover even more of our rich continent. Czech Republic focused in particular on traditional dishes across regions as well as on rich cultural heritage which the regions offer to visitors from all over the world.
EU Institutions Open Day 2017, The Council of the European Union, Brussels, 6 May, 2017
Presentation of our Member - the Central Bohemia Region - in the newly opened premises of the Council of the European Union at the occassion of the EU Institutions Open Day 2017, where the Czech Republic had a stand and Czech regions had an opprotunity to introduce themselves.
Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA), Brussels, 28 March, 2017
We took part in the annual Forum for the Future of Agriculture which took place in Brussels on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. Its program focused on the food and environmental security agenda. The Forum is a well established premium meeting place for those who have a stake in the future of agriculture. European Commissioners, MEPs, National Government Ministers, Industry Leaders, Academics, NGOs, International Organisations, including OECD and FAO all addressed the audience and participated in the discussion. The purpose of the FFA is to stimulate open discussions on the future of European and world agriculture and to assess what should and what can be achieved over time, attaching equal weight to two challenges: food security and environmental security. The FFA Brussels is accompanied every year by regional conferences across Europe.
Visit of local municipalities and representatives of the Local Action Groups from the Central Bohemia Region to Brussels, 25 - 27 September, 2016
Our Brussels office organised a visit of the representatives from Central Bohemia municipalities at the level of mayors and deputy mayors and members of the Local Action Groups to Brussels. Our guests were interested in the current state and development trends of the cohesion policy. They were welcome by the Head of the Access EU! - EEIG Brussels office, Mrs. Petra Ringrose, who also held a presentation on the topic of Interest Representation in Brussels. The programme then included visit to the European Parilament and presentation by the MEP, Mrs. Olga Sehnalova and discussion with MEP, Mr. Miroslav Poche; presentation of the representative from the European Commission, Cabinet of the Commissioner for Regional and Urban Policy on the topic of the future of regional policy; presentation of the representative from the Lower Austria Office in Brussel on the topic of Declaration of a Strong renewed regional policy for all regions post 2020; and a visit to the European Commission, DG REGIO, and discussion with the Head of the Czech Unit.