Archive of 2014

PURPLE New Year Event, 29 January

Jan 7, 2014

This event was designed to introduce PURPLE to new members and asociates and look at some of the opportunities and challenges for peri-urban regions across Europe.

Members of the PURPLE network, the European Office of the Metropolitan Region FrankfurtRheinMain and the State of Hessen hosted a New Year event and networking reception on 29 July, 2014 at Multiple Regions House, 21 Rue Montoyer, Brussels 1000.

Mr Michel Gregoire (President) and Mrs Lenie Dwarshuis (Hon Member and former President of PURPLE) with Mr Friederich von Heusinger, Head of the Representation of the State of Hessen, Mr Wojcieck Jankowiak, Vice President of the Wielkopolska Region and guests Mr Wladislaw Piskorz, DG REGIO and MEP Mr Lambert Van Nistelrooij.

Peri-Urban - a distinct kind of territorial identity*

Political representatives from PURPLE regions spoke about their own experience of peri-urban development, including some of the current and future challenges faced by Europe's regional and local government in these complex and multi-functional areas.

Mr Lambert Van Nistelrooij MEP and Mr Wladislaw Piskorz from the European Commission, DG REGIO added some reflections on the relevance of peri-urban issues in the context of the EU agenda in coming months.


Invitation and programme


*PURPLE's Peri-Urban Charter

Closing Event 'RURBAN - sustainable rural-urban partnerships'

Jan 7, 2014

EP Urban Intergroup and European Commission joint event.

This seminar which was jointly organised by the EP Urban Intergroup and the European Commission took place on 28 January, 2014 from 1000-1300 in the Albert Borschette Conference Centre, Room OD, Brussels.

Speakers from DG REGIO, DG AGRI and OECD were joined by representatives of regions and networks - including PURPLE - to discuss the role of cohesion policy in stimulating rural-urban partnerships.