CoM East: Joint Steering Committee meeting of CoM East and CoM-DeP, Tbilisi, Georgia, 15-16/10/201915.10.2019
Today, October 15, 2019, Tbilisi (Georgia) hosted the Joint Steering Committee meeting of the two projects under the Covenant of Mayors initiative – Covenants of Mayors East (CoM East) and Covenants of Mayors – Demonstration Projects (CoM-DeP).
The event was opened by Mr. Michael Rupp, Head of Sector, Connectivity Neighbourhood East, DG NEAR, European Commission, who welcomed the participants and chaired the meeting.
The Joint Steering Committee gathered representatives of the teams from both projects, EU Delegation to Georgia, Global Covenant of Mayors Initiative, Mayors for Economic Growth (M4EG), as well as CoM National Coordinators and Supporters from 6 Eastern Partnership countries.
Mr. Christophe Frering, CoM East Team Leader, presented the main results and achievements of the Covenant of Mayors in the region. The CoM-DeP Team Leader Mr. Jan Waanders shared the challenges and prospects of the Demonstration Projects.
The meeting continues its work in the afternoon, when National Coordinators and Supporters together with the EU representatives discuss the future prospects of the Covenant of Mayors in the Eastern Partnership countries.