All set for the Assembly/World Forum of Regions in the Basque Country

Everything is ready to inaugurate on Monday 27th November the Annual Assembly of ORU Fogar and the World Forum of Regions, with the presence of the lehendakari, Iñigo Urkullu, and ORU Fogar’s President, Abdessamad Sekkal, at the Palace Europa in Vitoria-Gasteiz. The meeting celebrates the 10th anniversary of the organisation and all the entities that in 2007 founded ORU Fogar and the four Presidents it has had will be there.

The tenth anniversary will provide the occasion to review the situation of intermediate governments worldwide. To that effect on the 28th November, the Governors, regional Presidents or Prefects of different countries will take part in panels, sorted by continent, to assess the situation. In Europe’s table, there will be Presidents from Spanish autonomous communities, French and Italian regions, from Northern and Eastern Europe. Africa’s table will be composed of regional Presidents from Morocco, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal or Comoro Islands. And South America will be represented by Argentinian, Colombian, Ecuadorian or Bolivian leaders.  

Chinese representatives will attain the Forum for the first time, and they will explain the role of Chinese provinces in the economic development of the country. They will arrive in the Basque Country accompanied by a group of Chinese businessmen. A space in the Forum will be devoted to analysing how the regions are implementing the Global Agenda, with a special focus on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the New Urban Agenda, with the presence of representatives of the UNDP, ONU Habitat and FAO.

The Forum also includes the Conference “The strategic planning of sustainable territorial development projects. The Basque example”, in which the hosts will show the strategic action taken by its Autonomous Government in the last decades.  To finish, at the closing ceremony the prizes of the II Regional Best Practices Award, organised by the UNDP and ORU Fogar will be presented and the “Euskadi Declaration”  shall be made public. 


Related content:

ORU’s next Assembly will be held in November in the Basque Country. Article published by ORU Fogar, 15/06/2017

Save the Date: ORU celebrará su Asamblea y Foro Mundial de Regiones en Vitoria. Article published by ORU Fogar, 02/10/2017




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