On 11 and 12 October 2018 the IPO-jaarcongres 2018 took place in Brussels. Theme sit year: 'The Europe of the regions'. About how local regions and provinces can participate and want to influence the politics that is being made in the European Union. Live cartoonist Michiel van de ran his iPad on the conference floor and created a visual report during both days. Immediately after he finished a cartoon, it appeared on the congress website.
Host of the IPO Annual Conference is the House of the Dutch Provinces in Brussels. The IPO Annual Conference is the perfect possibility for members of Parliament and members of the Provincial Executive, provincial colleagues and representatives of the European institutions to get to know each other and to exchange knowledge. Europe has an increasing influence on provincial policy and its implementation in the region. In the spring of 2019, Dutch voters cast their vote for the Provincial States and European Parliament elections.
Het ondenkbare kan gebeuren. Alles staat ter discussie. Iedereen wordt geraakt door de vierde industriële revolutie. Wees waakzaam. Rake woorden, op basis van geschiedenis en eigen voorbeelden, door @TimmermansEU #kiesuwtoekomst #IPOjaarcongres pic.twitter.com/ZclVepIboe
— Hagar Roijackers 🌿 (@_Hagar) 12 oktober 2018