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    As part of its ongoing dialogue with civil society, the EIB organises twice a year a Workshop for civil society organisations (CSOs), including NGOs, to discuss topics of mutual interest. EIB and CSOs together set the programme for the Workshop.

    The Workshop is tol be held on 15 May 2009 in Brussels and will focus on Road Transport. EIB Vice-President Philippe de Fontaine Vive will chair the event.

    Provisional Programme

    Time Programme
    09:30

    Registration & Coffee

    10:00

    Address by Sebastian Winkler, Head, Countdown 2010 Secretariat & Senior European Policy Advisor, Regional Office for Pan-Europe, IUCN

    10:10

    Welcome by G. Tudor, Director of the Communication Department EIB, Chairman of the Workshop

    10:15

    Session 1:  Transport Lending Policy

    Speakers:

    • Matthew Arndt, Head of Division Roads and Rail, Projects Directorate EIB
    • Anna Roggenbuck, EIB Campaign Coordinator, CEE Bankwatch Network
    • Shelley Mason, TEN-T Policy Desk Officer, DG TREN

    Discussions

    11:45

    Coffee break

    12:00

    Session 2: Road Transport Impact on Biodiversity

    Speakers:

    • Eva Mayerhofer, Lead Environmental Specialist, Environment and Social Office, Projects Directorate EIB
    • Hellen Byron, International Site Casework Officer, RSPB/BirdLife
    • Marta Kaczynska, Policy Officer Nature and Biodiversity Unit, DG ENV

    Discussions

    13:30

    Wrapping up

    13:35

    Buffet lunch

    Interested CSOs are invited to comment or suggest other sub-topics in the same area for the plenary sessions by 30 April 2009. They also can request informal (bilateral) side meetings with EIB staff members on sector related issues.