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European Week of Regions and Cities

Date
-
Venue
Online event
Costs
free of charge
Type
Congress/Symposia
Target group
Eurpean government members, private companies, interested citizens and researchers, journalists
Organiser
European Committee of the Regions
Contact
European Commission DG Regio
Avenue de Beaulieu 01
B-1160 Auderghem
E-mail: REGIO-EUREGIONSWEEK(at)ec.europa.eu

European Committee of the Regions
JDE
Rue Belliard 99-101
B-1040 Brussels
E-mail: EURegionsWeek(at)cor.europa.eu
Language
English

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.

The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.

What is the purpose of the EU RegionsWeek?

  • Discuss common challenges for European regions and cities and to exchange ideas on possible solutions by bringing together political representatives, decision-makers, experts and practitioners of regional policy, as well as stakeholders from business, banking, civil society organisations, academia, the EU institutions and the media;
  • Provide a platform for capacity-building and the exchange of experience and good practices for those implementing EU cohesion policy and managing its financial instruments;
  • Facilitate cooperation and networking between regions and cities;
  • Feed into the debate on EU cohesion policy in a wider context, including recent research and views from third countries and international organisations.

What are the themes for the 2020 edition?

This year, the European Week of Regions and Cities is spreading over three consecutive weeks, each dedicated to one timely topic:

  • Empowering Citizens (5 - 9 October) - Registration open until 1 October
  • Cohesion and Cooperation (12 - 16 October) - Registration open until 7 October
  • Green Europe (19 - 22 October) - Registration open until 14 October

Additionally, there are Main sessions:

Monday 5 to Sunday 11 October

18:30 - 19:00 “Together, We have built Europe”

Monday 12 October

14:30 - 16:30 Opening Session
18:00 - 19:00 Citizens’Dialogue

Tuesday 13 October

09:30 - 10:30 The Megalizzi – Niedzielski prize for aspiring journalists
19:00 - 20:00 Regiostars Ceremony

Thursday 15 October

14:15 - 15:15 Closing Ceremony

Monday 19 October

10:30 - 11:30 The official opening of the 2020 EU Green Week

Website address: https://www.biooekonomie-bw.de/en/events/european-week-regions-and-cities