Conference // European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities is 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. Don't miss the 20th edition of the event!
About the Event
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.
It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics. Over the last 19 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practice.
In 2021, the second digital edition, reached a record number of almost 18.000 registered participants and 300 sessions over a week, involving more than 590 partners.
This year, the focus will be on the following four topics, reflecting EU institutions’ priority to launch a fair, green and digital recovery:
- Green Transition
- Territorial Cohesion
- Digital Transition
- Youth Empowerment
- To discuss common challenges for Europe's regions and cities and examine possible solutions by bringing together politicians, decision-makers, experts and practitioners of cohesion policy, as well as stakeholders from business, banking, civil society organisations, academia, the EU institutions and the media;
- To provide a platform for capacity-building, learning and exchange of experience and good practice for those implementing EU cohesion policy and managing its financial instruments;
- To facilitate cooperation and networking between regions and cities;
- To feed into the debate on EU cohesion policy in a wider context, including recent research and views from third countries and international organisations.
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, European and national associations;
- Members of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament, national, regional and local politicians, including young elected politicians (YEPs);
- Academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of European cohesion policy;
- Members of the public who want to express their views and contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and their regions and cities;
- Journalists from European, national, regional and local media.
Apply for a Session
To know more about requirements and how to apply for a session, please visit the Partners’ page and carefully read the EURegionsWeek 2022 Guide for event partners. The recording of the kickoff meeting is also available.
The application deadline is 31 March 2022!
To learn more, visit the official event website.