What is the EWRC 2022 side event?

The #EURegionsWeek 2022 – the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy – will take place from 10 to 13 October 2022. In case you have missed the deadline for applying to the core sessions, you can still be associated with this years’ European Week of Regions and Cities by applying for a side event!

The side events are related to the thematic priorities of the #EURegionsWeek 2022 and they must be organised between 10 October and 10 November 2022. Side events can be organised in a hybrid or digital format. Side events are not part of the four days official programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities but if organised between 10 October and 10 November 2022 can be part of a dedicated programme within this year’s priorities. The aim is to look back at the cohesion policy’s main achievements over the past two decades, with a focus on the role of cohesion policy in Europe’s sustainable recovery.

How to apply?

Partners are kindly encouraged to organise their side events 2022 in the form of workshops or info sessions to highlight the impact of cohesion policy on citizens’ life, discuss the challenges for Europe brought by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the key role played by the European youth in building a greener, more inclusive and digital Europe.

All applications need to specify to what extent the event relates to one of the 2022 thematic priorities, proving its attractiveness for European Week of Regions and Cities participants. Applications must include also a short description, the event’s agenda with names and/or profiles of the speakers, specifying if any CoR members/local and regional politicians are involved and clarify their qualification and political group’s affiliation.

There are four thematic priorities for EWRC 2022:

  • Green transition
  • Territorial Cohesion
  • Digital transition
  • Youth empowerment

Deadlines and forms

To organise a side event of the #EURegionsWeek 2022, please read the EURegionsWeek 2022 Call for Side Events and submit your online application by 30 June 2022 at the latest.

Please note that only a limited number of side event applications will be selected.