The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. This year, it will welcome its participants in a fully digital format on October 5th in order to follow and contribute in a timely discussion amongst EU experts, political representatives, stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors as well as citizens themselves.

The scope of this annual initiative is to bring together regions from all over Europe in order to discuss and promote policy learning and exchange know-how in the field of regional and urban development. This years’ thematic focus will be on Green Europe, Cohesion and Cooperation, and Empowering Citizens, where important challenges, ideas and possible solutions will be shared.

The event will be divided into three different sessions:

  • First-week session: 5-9 of October (registration closed)
  • Second-week session: 12-16 of October
  • Third-week session: 19-22 of October

Taking place from 12 to 16 October, the second week includes the highest number of working sessions, will be dedicated to the thematic cluster Cohesion and Cooperation. Don’t miss the Green Deal debate with F. Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, Commissioner for the European Green Deal and many other interesting sessions!

The third and final week, fully dedicated to the Green Europe theme, will begin on 19 of October with the Opening of the Green Week (organised by DG Environment) in Lisbon with Commissioner Sinkevičius and Commissioner Ferreira as a handover moment with the European Week of Regions and Cities. The agenda also includes a variety of working sessions on topics such as localizing the green deal, energy efficiency, and biodiversity.

Background and information on the event

The event is jointly organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO).

Registrations for sessions two and three will remain open until 7 and 14 October, respectively.

Follow registration instructions here and read the full programme here

Note: Original photos retrieved from the event’s weblink. All rights reserved.