- Earlall GA and Seminar - 11th March 2011

11th of March Earlall has welcome its members at the General Assembly at the Committee of the Regions.
It was followed by a Seminar on "Transnational and Interregional cooperation in ESF and the next LLL Programme". That was the occasion to discuss the topic with reprentatives of EU Institutions, other regional governments and relevant stakeholders active in the field.

Please, download here the invitation from President Simoncini and the registration form together with a draft programme of the event. Results of the seminar are now available, please download below the contributions of the speakers:




11th March 2011

Trans-national cooperation as part of the Multilevel Governance Strategy - Gerhard Stahl, Secretary General of the Committee of the Regions

Past and future of transnational and interregional cooperation in ESF and the next EU programmes - Gianfranco Simoncini, President of Earlall – Regional Minister of Economic Activities, Employment and Training, Regione Toscana

Trans-national and interregional cooperation in the new ESF planning period - Peter Stub Jorgensen, Director Social Market Economy in Member States II: ESF – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

Integration of European Education and Training Programmes with Employment and Regional Development Policies - Hélène Clark, Director - Lifelong Learning: policies and programme – DG Education and Culture, European Commission

Trans-nationality in the current ESF Planning period - Sabina Stefani – Unit in charge of Mobility, Coordination Area for Training, Guidance and Employment, Regione Toscana

Stefan Schulz-Trieglaff – German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Department Z, European Funds for Employment, EF2 - Transnational Measures

13h00 – 14h00      Lunch break

Implementing Transnational and Interregional Cooperation in ESF programmes in the 2007-2013 programme periode

Chair: Karsten Uno Petersen, Vice President of the Committee for Regional Development of South Denmark Regional Council, Member of the Committee of the Regions

Luca Pirozzi – Unit in charge of Trans-nationality, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion – European Commission

Jan Owe-Larsson – President of East Sweden Region, Member of Earlall

Esther Estany – Head of international Exchanges, Employment Service, Generalitat de Catalunya

Francisco Castillo Garcia – Chief of Lifelong Learning Department - General Directorate for Professional Training and Lifelong Education, Junta de Andalucía, Member of Earlall