On 16 March 2019, the Summit of EPP Regional and Local Leaders in view of the EU 2019 Elections in Bucharest, Romania will bring together Manfred Weber, Spitzenkandidat of the European People’s Party (EPP) and around 4 000 political leaders across all governance levels to discuss their vision for Europe and to support the EPP candidates in the upcoming European elections.

The Summit, co-hosted by the National Liberal Party of Romania (PNL), together with the EPP Group in the European Committee of the Regions (EPP-CoR) and the EPP, takes place in RomExpo upon the invitation of President of PNL, Ludovic Orban, President of EPP-CoR, Michael Schneider and EPP President Joseph Daul.

Manfred Weber, the EPP Lead Candidate for the Presidency of the European Commission, will deliver the Summit’s keynote speech and hold an EPP Local Dialogue with regional and local leaders and young citizens as part of his Spitzenkandidat Listening Tour.

The event will also see a high-level debate on Europe is our Common Future with Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania, as well as a debate with mayors and regional representatives across Europe on how the EPP Family delivers results that protect and improve citizens’ lives.

Adding to the momentum of the Summit, youth members from the young EPP and PNL will share their perspective on the future of Europe in view of the European elections in May. The Summit will also showcase successful EU-funded projects in EPP-led regions and cities which have greatly benefitted EU citizens.

The Summit will adopt the EPP Regional and Local Manifesto, presenting the long-term vision of cities and regions for the future of the European project.

United together in Bucharest, EPP local and regional leaders will send a strong signal for a united and value-based Europe, closer to its citizens, withstanding populist pressures and delivering tangible results on the ground.

The agenda of the event is available below.

More information about the event can be found on the EPP-CoR website.

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The official hashtags for this event are: #BucharestEPPCoR and #EPPLocalDialogue.

The event will be live streamed on our website at http://epp.cor.europa.eu as well as on Facebook.

Photos of the Summit will be made available here.

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