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EURegionsWeek 2022: join the kick off meeting!

We are busy shaping the 20th edition of the EURegionsWeek 2022. Year after year, the number of applications is increasing and it is therefore becoming even more challenging to keep high-level content. Thanks to all of you who have participated to the branding survey. On the above banner, you can see the EURegionWeek 2022 winning new branding , upon more than 2000 votes ! This edition will focus on 4 main themes: Green transition, Territorial Cohesion, Digital transition and Youth empowerment...

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Vote for the EURegionsWeek 2022 branding

Together with our season’s greetings, we invite you to shape with us the EURegionsWeek 2022, 20th anniversary edition! The vote is yours for the EURegionsWeek new Branding 2022, do not miss the opportunity to contribute and vote by Friday 7 January ! Vote for the EURegionsWeek2022 branding Save the date: Thursday 3 February AM, EURegionsWeek 2022 kick off meeting

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Psychological well-being during the pandemic

Mental health issues like anxiety, depression and other mood disturbances have always been common. However, during the pandemic, people’s mental health has significantly worsened. We’ve lost our freedom to socialize, there was a period in our life where we couldn’t meet our friends and that has taken a toll on our psychological well-being. But how bad is the situation? By Viktória Šiketová (Edited by Marta Silvia Viganò) The 2021 European Week for Cities and Regions featured the event Recover...

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Watch EURegionsWeek again

Have you missed a session or would you like to watch it again? All recordings of the #EURegionsWeek 2021 sessions are now available! Browse the past edition programme or visit our Vimeo channel.

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How citizen-led initiatives can revitalize small city centers

Small towns and villages suffer from a widespread disease, and a keen-eyed observer will not need these statistics to recognize this. Lower rates of educational offers, fewer job opportunities, more difficulties accessing public and private services, and even accessing leisure and cultural activity: small cities often mean great decline. By Clémence Maquet (Edited by Dinah Ahl) For many small towns, the increase in the average age and the urban exodus of their population over the years have had...

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EURegionsWeek 2021, a record edition..again!

Under the heading "Together for recovery", the 19th edition of the #EURegionsWeek hit yet another record of participants: 17.600! With its 591 partners, 30 stands, 1261 speakers and moderators, 142 video testimonials, this year programme highlighted how cohesion policy and funding has helped communities navigate the COVID-19 crisis in countless ways – and how these are crucial for promoting long-term growth once the pandemic eases. More than 4000 messages - exchanged on the user-friendly...

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Migration and development: Can new data cool a hot topic?

The pro/anti-migration debate has been taking up a generous amount of space in the EU’s media and political sphere, especially in the last ten years. But what effect is migration having on Europe? New data may shed light on this question. By Jagoda Sadowska and Sarah Nassar Badwy (Edited by Vilde Skorpen Wikan) Migration is a topic of fierce debate in Europe. And many member states are not seeing eye to eye on the value of opening their borders to refugees and immigrants. For example, anti...

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The fight against silence in the rural

Aging, depopulation and loneliness are realities witnessed in more and more regions in countries across Europe. But now regional, national and EU-initiatives are seeking to stop and reverse this situation. By Xoel Rodríguez (Edited by Vilde Skorpen Wikan) European regions must focus on the impact that demographic change is having on our countries. Various demographic challenges and possible solutions were presented by the Galicia Europe Foundation and the Department of Social Policy of the...

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A letter from Brussels: how to make it real in Europe's regions and cities

There sat four people. It was the second workshop, Cohesion Policy 2021-2021 and NextGenerationEU: making it real in Europe’s regions and cities. By Onur Anamur (Edited by Dino Subašić) Two were members of the Committee of the Regions, the EU’s advisory committee on regional policy comprised of municipal and regional politicians: a Frisian alderman, Rob Jonkman, and Isabelle Boudineau, vice-president of Nouvelle-Aquitaine. There sat also two eurocrats: high-ranking communications officer...

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Smart city strategy ‒ the future for Lviv

More than half of the human population today lives in urban areas even though cities produce 60 % of greenhouse gas emissions. To make cities more sustainable and inclusive, urbanists have developed smart cities strategies. At an event of the European Week of the Regions and the Cities, four innovators showed how they are overcoming challenges, like the lack of financing and citizens’ support, while implementing smart initiatives. By Valeria Pavlenko (Edited by Dinah Ahl) Every urban area has...

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