Work more on economic flexibility
The economic resilience of our cities and regions is under pressure. Entrepreneurs face, among other things, rising costs of energy and raw materials and shortages of staff and housing. A large number of them are working on digitalization and taking steps towards more circular entrepreneurship. In addition, the business community is expected to be committed to the energy transition and challenges in the social sphere, such as increasing inclusivity. Entrepreneurs benefit from targeted local and regional economic policies that respond to new trends and developments and focus on sustainable promotion of entrepreneurship and employment.
During this session, experts from the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy and Platorm31 will give you insight into spatial economic trends and developments relevant to entrepreneurs. They will tell you more about the new economic spatial vision for 2050 that EZK is working on. They want to talk to you about questions like: What does this mean for entrepreneurs in your area? What do you think EZK should pay attention to and take into consideration?
After the general introduction, we will work in breakout sessions on three urgent tasks: biocentres, business sites and entrepreneurship services. We keep you informed of the latest trends and policy developments and share knowledge and inspiring practical examples of what works to achieve new and innovative solutions.
This meeting is intended for Eastern European policy makers in the field of spatial, economic and sustainable development in municipalities, counties and regions, working to enhance the economic resilience of cities and regions and support entrepreneurs. By participating in this session, they can “reinforce” the required knowledge.
The meeting will be held at De Noordkade, Verlengde Noordkade 10-12, 5462 EH Veghel.
|13:30-13:45||Opening and welcome||Joost van Hoorn, Economic Resilience Task Manager, Platform31 and Jan Goegaerts, Economic Affairs Advisor, Meerijstad Municipality|
|13:45-14:00||Towards a new spatial economic vision 2050
What trends and developments does EZK see coming to the Netherlands?
There is room for questions, conversation and the sharing of collective experiences and ideas.
|Sjoerd van Domelen, Senior Policy Officer, Department of Regional and Spatial Planning, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate|
|2:00 PM – 2:15 PM||Vital nuclei
Nationally, much attention is being paid to the vitality of inner cities and village centres. Platform31 contributes to the development and exchange of knowledge through, among others, strong Town Deal areas and dynamic inner cities City Deal.
Regin and Romay outline the mission, the latest trends and policy developments, and discuss with participants what works to keep the centers vibrant, about bottlenecks and their questions.
|Regine van Adrisheim and Romay Evers, project leaders, Platform31|
|2:15-2:30 p.m||Work sites
Workspace under pressure. The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy has developed a new workplace programme. What does this mean for the challenges in the city and region? What are the conditions for holding a workspace? What strategies can you use to implement more job confusion?
These and other questions will be discussed during the workplace tour. Jorn gives you plenty of space to pose problems yourself and learn from each other what works to deal with them.
|Jorn Kollemaj, Project Lead, Platform31|
|2:30-2:45 p.m||Entrepreneurship services
The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy is developing an action plan for SME services from 2024 to 2026. The aim is to structurally raise services to entrepreneurs to a higher level by making public service providers work together as one government. This will be done in five regions starting in January.
What does the EZK business plan look like, how is this challenge being addressed in the five starting areas and what can we learn from it? During this breakout session, Joost will update you on the latest developments and you will learn about steps you can take to improve entrepreneurship services in your area.
|Joost van Hoorn, Economic Resilience Task Manager, Platform31|
|3:00 PM – 4:15 PM||Continuing the conversation at the discussion tables (2 rounds)|
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