The European Week of Regions and Cities (7-10 October 2019) is not only the key event on EU Regional Policy and an outstanding networking arena for experts in regional and local development. It is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about Interreg Europe projects and their activities. 

This year, you have plenty of choice when it comes to discovering the results, impact and inspiration stemming from interregional cooperation projects.

Here’s a list of suggestions to help you get started: 

  • Let IMPACT tell you about good practices on sustainable tourism and protection of protected areas in the session 'Making an IMPACT: Putting protected areas at the heart of EU policies for the sustainable development of regions and cities' (8 October, 11:30-13:00, more information)
  • Join CESME for a discussion on challenges and opportunities for SMEs in circular economy in 'CESME – Circular Economy for SMEs. When Innovation meets Circular Economy' (8 October, 16:30-19:00, more information)
  • Get to know how public procurement can promote circular economy and hear what CircPro is doing in 'Strategic Public Procurement as a driver of change and growth in cities and regions' (8 October, 16:30-19:00, more information)
  • Learn more about BRIDGES and other initiatives to prepare the innovation policies of the future in 'Mission Europe: regions and the shaping role of future R&I instruments' (9 October, 9:15-10:45, more information)
  • Draw inspiration from SHARE experiences on fostering sustainable tourism and cultural heritage in a short talk 'Developing an intangible cultural history asset to drive rural tourism' (9 October, 09:30-10:00, more information)
  • Hear how INTHERWASTE contributes to a greener Europe in 'How the EU Cohesion funds have helped fill environmental implementation gaps and build a Greener Europe' (9 October, 14:30-16:00, more information)
  • Dive into the world of start ups and SMEs with iEER in the workshop 'The Hacking Growth – boosting entrepreneurial ecosystems in European regions' (10 October, 09:15-13:00, more information)
  • Explore how financial instruments contribute to cohesion and learn about the results of Innova-FI in 'The role of financial instruments in the regional ecosystem and territorial cohesion' (10 October, 11:30-13:00, more information

Bonus: the FINERPOL project is organising its final conference in Brussels on 10 October (9:00-14:00, Rue de la Science 14, 1000 Brussels). If energy renovation and financial instruments are topics that you are interested in, this event is for you (note that this session is not part of the official #EURegionsWeek programme, separate registration is required).  

And that’s not all! On behalf of the programme, we also organise different activities during the week. Have a look at our overview of all Interreg Europe and project sessions – and make sure you register before 27 September. See you in Brussels!