TUE, 27th September 9h30

Room 1G2, European Parliament – Brussels

The war in Ukraine has a huge impact on the lives of people, on energy and migration policies within the EU.
Fed by the REGI debates about FAST-CARE and REPowerEU, we will discuss the most important positions and policy demands the parliamentary left must promote in the current crisis.

The guiding question through this event are: How should the worst consequences of the energy crisis and the migration challenges be balanced with the help of cohesion policy? How can we tackle the most pressing current social and economic crisis issues, while at the same time keeping the strategic goals of cohesion in the EU, including a future-oriented energy and social policy


The event will have live interpretation in English, German, French, Greek and Spanish

FOLLOW LIVE: https://ep.interactio.eu/nsj5-fczt-53js 


9h30 : Welcome with coffee

10h-10h50: What can cohesion do in crisis time?

  • Martina Michels, MEP, The Left REGI coordinator
  • Dr Vera Weghmann, Research Fellow for Public Services International Research Unit, University of Greenwich
  • Rolf Gehring, Political secretary at the EFBWW, on Cohesion policy expectation from a European trade unionist perspective
  • Q&A

11-11h45:  Energy and migrations crisis : Cohesion Policy is at the frontline. Discussion on RepowerEU, Fast-Care and emergency measures.

  • Dimitrios Papadimoulis, MEP, Vice President of the EP, member of the REGI Committee
  • Eugènia Lleal Fontàs, Senior Policy Analyst – CPMR
  • Rüdiger Lötzer, local councillor of DIE LINKE Berlin, trade unionist IG Metall, on Cohesion policy expectations in the current crisis situation from a local urban perspective
  • Q&A

11h50: Conclusive remarks:

  • Mr Younous Omarjee, MEP, chair of the REGI Committee