European Week of Regions & Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual 4-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement EU cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. It welcomes some 6.000 participants in October each year for more than 100 workshops and debates, exhibitions and networking opportunities.
Developing from the initial concept which started in 2003, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development. Exchange of good practice in economic development and social inclusion, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships, regional innovation and community-led local development have become some of its many topics.
In addition to the Brussels-based workshops, local events are run from September to November all over Europe.
Who can participate?
The European Week of Regions and Cities and its workshops, debates and networking activities are addressed to:
- members of the European Committee of the Regions, members of the European Parliament and national, regional and local politicians
- 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 European and national associations
- journalists from European, national, regional and local media outlets
- researchers, PhD or masters students and practitioners in the field of European regional and urban policy
The typical participant is from the regional or local administration and new to the event, and is travelling to Brussels specifically for the event.
Visit the Europa website for more informaiton of events and activities.