The European Week of Regions and Cities is approaching. In case 8-11 October 2018 is not marked on your agenda yet, make note of it now, because this is an event you don't want to miss if you are working on regional policy.

The registration is open, so you can already start creating your own agenda. Browse the programme and sign up for your favourite sessions.

This year is special - not only because of the 30th anniversary of the Cohesion Policy and the ongoing discussions around the post-2020 future - but also because the format and programme have been tweaked with some new features.

What is new?

New venue. This year, #EURegionsWeek has one central hub. The vast majority of the sessions take place at the SQUARE in Brussels. Although some sessions will still be hosted by regional offices around Brussels, SQUARE is the place to be for networking and high-level sessions.

New types of sessions. Been to one too many panel discussions? Now there's more choice. How about a short EURegions Talk for some inspiration? Or perhaps you are more interested in being hands-on involved in a participatory session instead? Or maybe a Q&A session with an expert would be more your thing? Better yet, you can combine them all for a truly versatile agenda. Remember to check out our sessions as well - see more details below.

More opportunities for networking. Gathering the participants to one key location in itself allows for enhanced networking opportunities. But there's more. You can also visit an innovative exhibition with interactive stands and make good use of the time in between the sessions as well. 

What remains unchanged?

#EURegionsWeek is THE key event on regional policy. The numbers speak for themselves: 4 days, 6000 participants, 600 speakers, 150+ sessions, 70+ countries represented... Latest policy updates, inspiring examples and unrivalled networking opportunities.

Interreg Europe is an active contributor to #EURegionsWeek. As usual, we will be present throughout the week with several activities. You can find us in the exhibition area or join us for these sessions: 

  • EURegions Talks: Stories about the impact and added value of interregional cooperation (9TK120, 9 October, 14:30-15:00) 
  • Workshop: Towards building a user-centric digital public sector
    (10WS132, 10 October, 14:30-16:00)
  • Participatory session: Policy Learning Platform: get involved, exchange, benefit
    (11PS122, 11 October, 11:30-13:00)

Advance registration required. Each participant has to register in advance to get a badge to access the venue. On-spot registration is not possible. Registration is open from 9 July to 28 September, so you'll have plenty of time to register.

Certain sessions fill up fast. Don't wait until the last moment to complete your registration. The sessions might be fully booked before you know it, so in case you want to make sure you'll have a seat in your preferred sessions, act fast - and register now.

See you there!