Workshop Flanders in Action and the Europe 2020 Dimension
Flanders in Action (ViA) is Flanders’ ambitious project for the future. In 2020, Flanders wants to assume a leading position among the best performing European regions, economically, socially and ecologically. Therefore the Government of Flanders, the social partners and the representatives of the civil society signed the Pact 2020, that consists of twenty ambitious objectives with a set of corresponding target figures.
During the plenary part of this workshop, we will introduce you to Flanders in Action. During 3 parallel more in-depth working sessions with focus on long term regional strategies, the governance aspects of Flanders in Action, the monitoring of progress and the Europe 2020 dimension, will be further elaborated in detail.
Flanders of course does not act in isolation, but in the perspective of reaching the Europe 2020 goals. After the lunch break, 4 parallel working sessions will take place with emphasis on the implementation of the EU2020 Flagship Initiatives by regions. Flanders, for its part, intends to accelerate progress making use of the transition methodology. Thirteen transitions have been defined as a Flemish answer to the challenges mentioned in the European Flagship Initiatives.
Flanders also wants to promote mutual learning during this workshop. EU-regions are encouraged to share their experience and good practices based on the areas provided in the programme. Flanders therefore launches a call for regional contributions.