The European Week of Regions and Cities takes place on 8-11 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. As in previous years, Interreg Europe will contribute to #EURegionsWeek and organise different events during the week.
Session code: 9TK120
Date and time: 9 October 2018, 14:30-15:00 (Room 213)
Europe is full of solutions. Sharing them benefits us all. Interregional cooperation is the engine that makes this happen. At this very moment, over 2 000 project partners in more than 200 regions across Europe are exchanging experiences and learning from each other. In this session, we will take a look at how cooperation sparks innovative solutions that are transformed into tangible actions and lasting results, thereby contributing to territorial development. We will do so through stories. You will hear three short EURegions talks on the impact, results and added value of interregional cooperation.
Session code: 10WS132
Date and time: 10 October 2018, 14:30-16:00 (Room 311)
The workshop by ESPON EGTC, Interact, Urbact and Interreg Europe will focus on how national, regional and local authorities are modernising and re-engineering governance and the provision of public services through adopting digital technologies, legislation and policies, upskilling staff, engaging the private sector and citizens, as well as utilising data and social media. The workshop is creating a platform to showcase and discuss these changes, by bringing together key insights from pan-European partnerships with the specific focus on transformations in the public sector and its service provision, moving towards a user-centric digital government.
In addition, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform will showcase its activities in the exhibition area, where you can come and experience how you can benefit from the services and activities.
Session code: 11PS122
Date and time: 11 October 2018, 11:30-13:00 (Hall 100)
Are you a policymaker or public authority involved in the management of structural funds? Looking to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your operational programme?
The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform offers shortcuts to smart solutions for European cities and regions via on-demand expert services and a community of peers. Come and test it in action to see how it works in practice! This session is an interactive simulation of how the expert support service and interregional peer reviews support cities and regions. Get involved and let’s improve the management of public policies in research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment- and resource-efficiency together!
The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform is an innovative tool to boost policy learning and capitalisation on regional development practices across Europe. The Platform’s on-demand expert services and a community of peers offer shortcuts to smart solutions for European cities and regions, whether they look for ways to support young entrepreneurs, seek advice on how to design their sustainable mobility strategy, or strive for enhanced citizen involvement in the protection of their cultural heritage, among others.
In the exhibition area, you can explore and experience the wide range of free support services offered by the Policy Learning Platform. Join in on discussions, meet and consult thematic experts and browse the Policy Learning Platform's online services, all in one convenient place.
Do you have a regional policy challenge to solve or a good practice that you would like to share? The exhibition will host several thematic matchmaking events for local and regional policymakers to connect, share and learn from their peers and experts.
The exhibition is open throughout the event. No additional registration is needed, but you will need a badge to have access to the venue. Register for your preferred sessions and when you get to the SQUARE, make sure to stop by and learn more about the Policy Learning Platform and its services during the #EURegionsWeek on 8-11 October!
In addition to the sessions listed above, there's plenty of other opportunities to learn more about Interreg Europe projects and their activities. Various projects organise or contribute to sessions during the European Week of Regions and Cities and we recommend you to check them out as well:
We look forward to seeing you in Brussels during the European Week of Regions and Cities!
Have a look at these links for additional inspiration
Interreg Europe has been an active contributor to #EURegionsWeek also in the past years.
While we prepare this year's activities, have a look at what we did last year.
The platform is a space for continuous learning where the policymaking community in Europe can tap into the knowhow of experts and peers.
Discover the set of services the Policy Learning Plaform offers and join us in #EURegionsWeek to know more!