Programme 2017 Forum, October 12-14, 2017

Thursday October 12 2017 (Venue Grand-Hornu)

09:00-09:30 Registration open
09:30-12:30 B2B Event – Connecting economy and civil society


Economy and civil society seem to have different interests. This Belgian Romanian B2B event connects both sectors by looking to what they have in common and where they can strengthen each other. 
Points of attention are:

  • The added value of economic missions
  • Social mapping of regions in search for economic potential
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Company needs in terms compentences and skills
  • Relationships between education and economy
  • The role of chambres of commerce
  • Social progress and economic development


12:30-14:00 B2B Lunch


13:00-14:00 Registration of participants
14:00-15:00 Introduction to general theme “A changing Europe” by keynote speakers
15:00-16:00 Coffee break and decentralized cooperation market


All local groups, organizations and persons involved in decentralized cooperation are invited to present their actions, events, projects and activities. Please contact:


16:00-17:00 Overview of results 2015-2017 and introduction to topics of workshops
19:00  Opening reception and cultural event (County House, Rue Verte 13, Mons)


Friday October 13 2017

09:00-09:30 Registration for workshops at Grand-Hornu
09:30-10:00 Departure for worksh ops at different locations
10:00-17:00 Workshops and site visits


The workshops will take place at different locations. The reason is to give local Romanian groups in the region of Mons the opportunity to present themselves and to connect the site visits to the central topic of the workshop.

  • Workshop 1: Local Healthcare Systems responding to community needs – Mons, Observatoire de la Santé du Hainaut
  • Workshop 2: Ageing challenges and outcomes – Morlanwelz (Romanian partner: Valea Lunga)
  • Workshop 3: Youngsters: community futures – Braine-le-Comte (Romanian partner: Vadu Izei)
  • Workshop 4: Reconversion: a mine of opportunities – La Louvière (Romanian partner: Soars)
  • Workshop 5: Poverty reduction and rural development – Estinnes (Romanian partner : Fundu Moldovei)
  • Workshop 6: Culture and cultural exchanges – Ellezelles (Romanian partner: Sic) and Ath
19:00- Common dinner (Venue Grand-Hornu)

Saturday October 14 2017 (Venue Grand-Hornu)

09:40-10:40 Reports on workshops
10:40-11:20 Reflections on reports and forum
11:20-11:30 Invitation Forum 2019
11:30-11:45 Closing speech
11:45-13:00 Free visit site of Grand-Hornu
13:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-… Free visit city of Mons