Through this four-day event 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.
The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.
In 2019, the #EURegionsWeek reached a record high of more than 9000 participants and more than 330 sessions, which shows the event's relevance and potential as a platform for political communication in relation to the development of EU cohesion policy, raising the awareness of decision-makers about the fact that regions and cities matter in EU policy-making.
What are the themes for the 2020 edition?
- Green Europe
- Cohesion and Cooperation
- Empowering Citizens
In addition, this year marks the 30th anniversary of Interreg and therfore particular focus and visibility will be offered to Interreg projects who show achievements in the three themes of the anniversary:
- Youth cooperation
- Green connections
- Neighbour cohesion
Who can participate?
Participation as audience is open to all. Registrations will open starting from 17th July 2020 via the EU Regions Week homepage.
Interreg projects are invited to submit proposals for organising sessions, such as workshops, talks and exhibition. Guidance to apply for a session can be found in the link below. If your project plans to apply for a session, please contact Michela at the Joint Secretariat.