Programme

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10 April: Europe, let's cooperate! interregional cooperation forum

11 April: Exchange of experience workshop (only for Interreg Europe projects)

09:00 - 10:00

Ground floor

Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 - 11:00

Ground floor

Why interregional cooperation matters

During the opening session of the fifth edition of 'Europe, let's cooperate!', keynote speakers will discuss the importance of Interreg Europe for the Cohesion Policy. Join us to take stock of the results of interregional cooperation and hear more about: 

  • the role and importance of interregional cooperation
  • cooperation laying foundations and paving the way for regions to realise their full potential
  • impact of interregional cooperation

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11:00 - 11:30

Ground floor

Coffee break

11:30 - 12:30

Ground floor

When Europe cooperates: results worth sharing

Diving deeper into the world of interregional cooperation, this session takes you on a journey around Europe to discover how Interreg Europe has impacted the regions.

  • Hear the stories behind statistics
  • Meet the people behind the numbers
  • Learn what interregional cooperation is really about

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12:30 - 14:00

Ground floor

Networking lunch

14:00 - 17:00

Networking zone

Experience interregional cooperation in action

During the afternoon, you will have a chance to explore and experience different dimensions of interregional cooperation. Join the activities that match your interests and make use of the various networking opportunities to build new contacts and meet peers from other regions. 

  • Discover project results and good practices in a series of pitch presentations
    • 14:00-14:40: From digital nodes to virtual houses – improving the innovation capacity of SMEs through digital networks 
    • 14:45-15:25: Overcoming the business support jungle: the one stop shop initiatives
    • 15:30-16:10: Supporting sustainable mobility in European municipalities
    • 16:15-17:00: European regions taking the circular economy road
  • Join or host a networking session in the networking zone
  • Discuss your questions with the Interreg Europe staff and the Policy Learning Platform experts
  • Learn more about policy learning activities, peer reviews and policy matchmaking

Spotlight on stories

Spotlight on stories

Networking and ideas

Networking and ideas

Interreg Europe corner

Interreg Europe corner

Policy matchmaking with peers

Policy matchmaking with peers

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17:00 - 18:30

Ground floor

Networking cocktail

08:30 - 09:00

Ground floor

Registration and early-bird networking

09:00 - 10:15

Ground floor

Designing successful action plans

The day kicks off with brief introduction and a presentation of the agenda. Participants will also have a chance to share their ideas on the questions to be addressed the most relevant issues to be tackled during the day.

The morning session is focused on action plans, covering:

  • The programme requirements for action plans
  • Tips and tricks for designing successful action plans
  • Questions and comments from the participants

10:15 - 10:45

Ground floor

Coffee break

10:45 - 11:15

Ground floor

Mobilising stakeholders

In small groups, the participants will discuss:

  • What are the main challenges and/or solutions to keep stakeholders involved?
  • How to build a sense of ownership and maintain the interest of the stakeholders?
  • How to work with the policy responsible body if not directly involved as a partner?

11:15 - 12:00

Ground floor

Transferring good practices and experiences

In small groups, the participants will discuss:

  • How to identify good practices from others that could work in your region? 
  • What are the key steps for transferring a good practice between regions?
  • How to address differences (e.g. legal, cultural) when adapting practices?

12:00 - 12:45

Ground floor

Designing successful action plans (continued)

In small groups, the participants will discuss:  

  • What kind of measures are included and how do they impact the policy instrument?
  • What funding sources can be used to finance the measures?
  • Was it difficult to finalise the action plans? What changes (if any) were needed to have the action plans approved by the joint secretariat? 

12:45 - 14:00

Ground floor

Networking lunch

14:00 - 15:30

Ground floor

Achieving results through implementing action plans

To close the day, the participants come together for a concluding plenary session focused on implementing action plans and managing phase 2. The session will cover questions such as: 

  • How could the monitoring during phase 2 be carried out?
  • How to ensure stakeholder involvement in monitoring and implementation?
  • What difficulties may be encountered in implementing the measures? 
  • Has success already been achieved?

Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency