From 19th till 22nd November 2018 will take place the 3rd Forum of Regional and Local Economic Development in the Albanian port town of Vlorë.

The Forum, to which participants from the Western Balkan countries will attend, was supported from its first edition by the European Academy of the Regions and organised by its Albanian partner, the Center for European Policy Studies for Regional and Local Development. The Forum received the academic support this year from the University Ismail Qemali of Vlorë, and logistic support from the Regional Council of Vlorë Region, Vlorë Municipality, Regional Youth Center of Vlorë and the Government of Flanders.

The following EAR-AER delegates will be speakers at the Forum:
Mr. Nelu Neacsu (RO), president of the EAR-AER, will elaborate during his intervention an EU institutional overview in the view of the possible start of EU accession negotiations with Albania in 2019.
Mr. Henri Malosse (F), Honorary Member and the 30th President of EESC, will elaborate during his intervention on the “Territorial European cooperation’s perspectives under the new multiannual Financial perspectives 2021-2027” on how the European Union is translating political commitment into operational cooperation, including some of the budgetary issues.
Mr.Ph. Reinhard Eichweber (NL), will explain the guidelines on health services and the access of medicine to the European market during his intervention later on.

We also have the pleasure to welcome, for the first time, a delegation from the Department of Regional Development from the University of National and World Economy Sofia, Bulgaria, led by professor Georgi Nikolov.