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Congress opening session

Welcoming words

-Georg Willi, Mayor of Innsbruck
-Günther Platter, Governor of Tyrol
-Stefano Bonaccini, President of CEMR, President of Emilia-Romagna Region

Setting the scene: From the global Agenda to local action!

Local and regional governments are in the driving seat to deal with the vast majority of today’s challenges: climate change, rising inequalities, migration, changing demography, circular economy… However, many constraints continue to prevent them from taking action.

In this high-level opening session, speakers and participants will brainstorm on how multi-stakeholder and multi-level partnerships can fast-track the real change needed for the people and the planet.

Room: Tirol
Format: high-level panel opened by an icebreaking speech
Interpretation: EN / FR / DE / ES / IT + 1

Icebreaking keynote speech:

-Ali Mahlodji, EU Youth Ambassador, Founder of whatchado

Invited panellists:
-Michelle Bachelet, former President of the Chilean Republic, High Commissioner on Human Rights of the United Nations
-Virginijus Sinkevicius, EU Commissioner for Environment and Oceans
-Stefano Bonaccini, President of CEMR and its Italian section (AICCRE)
-Elisabeth Stadler, CEO Vienna Insurance Group
-Aleksandra Dulkiewicz, Mayor of Gdansk (Union of Polish Cities)

Invited moderator:
Shada Islam, Director of Europe and Geopolitics at Friends of Europe