8:45 - 12:00

Debate and study visit of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions Berlin in Europe

Europe in Berlin: priorities of Berlin’s European policy and European lessons to be learned in Berlin for urban regeneration and housing

Friday, 14 October 2022

08:45 Meeting point at the Berlin Rotes Rathaus (townhall)
Entrance: Jüdenstr. 1, 10178 Berlin (metro station Rotes Rathaus U5)

9:00 – 10:00 Welcome by Ana-Maria Trăsnea, State Secretary of the Land of Berlin
for Active Citizenship, Democracy Support and International Relations

Berlin’s European policy by Gerry Woop, State Secretary for Europe of the
Land of Berlin and member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR)
Exchange of views on Berlin’s housing policy in a European perspective
Presentation of the CoR/PES Group campaign #HousingForAll by
Christophe Rouillon, President of the PES Group in the European Committee
of the Regions (CoR)

10:15 Transfer by bus

10:45 – 11:45 Visit of ExRotaprint, EU co-financed urban regeneration project
ExRotaprint is the former site of the Rotaprint printing press manufacturing plant whose company
bankrupted in 1989. In 2004, visual artists Daniela Brahm and Les Schliesser formulated a concept for
taking over the property by on-site tenants. The goal was to develop the location to serve a
heterogeneous mix of uses for work, art, and community and affordable rents for all. ExRotaprint
institutes a unique form of ownership and self-organisation which is not based on financial profit but on
the work and art created by, for and with the people who live there. ExRotaprint rents a third of its overall
space to each area of “work, art, community.”

12:00 Transfer by bus to the PES Congress
Verti Music Hall 2, Mercedes-Platz

The study visit will take place in English only. No interpretation will be provided.
For registration of PES Congress delegates to the study visit: please send an email to PESGroup@

For any additional information, you can reach Matthieu Hornung: +32 478 33 10 73