The 18th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) will spread over three consecutive weeks in October, each dedicated to one timely topic:
- 5-9 October: Empowering Citizens,
- 12-16 October: Cohesion and cooperation,
- 19-22 October: Green Europe, in cooperation with the Green Week.
#EURegionsWeek is an excellent opportunity to highlight our project results, promote our good practices and learn from other peers, so we couldn't be prouder of being accepted and being able to organise a workshop session. In 2019, the #EURegionsWeek reached a record high of more than 9000 participants and more than 330 sessions, let's see what we can accomplish in 2020!
Discovering EU Regions Week
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is usually an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the related health and safety measures, this year event will be spread over three consecutive weeks and the majority of the 500 sessions will be in fully digital format. Among the exceptions are key events and workshops requiring interpretation, which are going to be organized in a hybrid format (online with a limited physical presence). Some events such as exhibitions and regional tastings can be either digital or physical.
Who can participate?
The European Week of Regions and Cities and its events are aimed at:
- European, national, regional and local government officials and experts in the field of managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes;
- representatives of private companies, financial institutions and 1 European and national associations;
- members of the European Committee of the Regions, members of the European Parliament, and national, regional and local politicians including young elected politicians (YEPs);
- citizens, who want to express their views and contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and their regions and cities;
- academics, researchers, PhD or masters students and practitioners in the field of European regional and urban policy;
- journalists from European, national, regional and local media outlets.
Registration for the 18th European Week of Regions and Cities will open on 27 August 2020. More info about RegionArts session 'Boosting Innovation through Arts & ICT' will soon be published.