On 21st of March 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 5th meeting in Bolzano. The meeting is organized together with the first workshop on the "EUSALP energy observatory".
The European Commission plays a role in General Assembly and acts as a facilitator and coordinator and will co-chair the meetings, without voting right. The Commission will confirm that decisions taken by the General assembly comply with EU legislation, when appropriate.
As in the existing macro-regional strategies, the European Commission also works with the Objective Coordinators and acts as independent facilitator. It will ensure strategic coordination in areas where it provides added value for the macro-region (as stated in Council conclusions), supported by the High-Level Group on macro-regional strategies with representatives of the EU-28, as well as non-EU countries participating in the strategies.
Concerning this level of governance, the representatives of States and Regions participating in the EUSALP have agreed in the Milan Declaration to put in place ‘a standing Executive Board in charge of overseeing the implementation of the EUSALP Action Plan, formed by representatives of the States and Regions’. The European Commission will act as a facilitator and coordinator and will co-chair the meetings, without voting right. The Commission will confirm that decisions taken by the Executive Board comply with EU legislation, when appropriate.
The European Commission will support the partners of the Strategy to put in place a sound monitoring and evaluation system.
On 7th of June 2018 EUSALP Action Group 9 will organize its annual EUSALP Energy Conference. A detailed programme will be published in March 2018.
On 24th of October 2018, Action Group 9 will hold its 6th meeting in St. Gallen.