The 2020 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is coming up on 12-15 October in Brussels, Belgium.  The preparations for this 18th edition have already started.

The main topics of 2020 are:

  • Green Europe
  • Cohesion and cooperation (including also the celebration of 30 years of Interreg!)
  • Empowering citizens

Call for event partners is open until 17 April

#EURegionsWeek offers plenty of opportunities to actively contribute to the event and the agenda. Call for 'event partners' and session proposals is open until 17 April 2020

You can propose different types of activities:

  • EU Regions Talks (short 10-30 minute pitches by a single speaker);
  • Q&A sessions with experts (60 minutes focused on a specific issue);
  • Workshops (90 minutes with up to four speakers);
  • Participatory labs (90 minutes, interactive problem-solving or exchange of experience based sessions); or
  • Exhibition stands (focused on inspiring through interaction).

More information and the online application form are available here

Interreg Europe projects, team up!

#EURegionsWeek is an excellent opportunity to highlight your project results, promote your good practices, or share inspiration and experiences with peers from other regions. It is also a great chance to explore synergies with other projects working on similar matters. What better way to do so than by organising a joint activity? 

In 2020, we celebrate the 30th anniversary of Interreg. Cooperation projects will be featured in the #EURegionsWeek programme. Make use of this opportunity, reach out to other projects and promote your results and lessons learned in a joint session!

Want to know more? Watch the recording of our webinar from 4 March for tips to help you prepare your application. You can also check the presentation from the webinar.

(Note: in the presentation, the deadline mentioned for applications was 27 March. This has since been extended up until 17 April.)

00:10:00 Paula Santaren, RaiSE project, on her experience with a joint workshop
00:18:00 Q&A section
00:25:35 on formats of participation
00:32:30 Q&A section
00:38:20 on the application
00:45:20 on other options to participate
00:53:35 useful tips

Interreg Europe at #EURegionsWeek

Interreg Europe has been an active contributor to #EURegionsWeek over the years. We plan to continue on the same track also in 2020. More information about the upcoming activities will be available in due time - stay tuned!

In the meantime, have a look at some of the highlights from last year: 

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