European Week of Regions and Cities
7-10 OCTOBER 2019 Brussels

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'Re-Cereal': Boosting Local Innovation and Economy on a Cross-border Scale

Re-Cereal is one of the finalist projects nominated for this year’s edition of the RegioStar Award. The Interreg project between partners from two Italian and one Austrian region shows that overcoming border barriers and cooperating can help regions of the EU to be more competitive. The project: back to the roots "Creating new opportunities whilst revitalizing cultural heritage" is how the main ...

Cities and Regions: the Promise of Europe - #EURegionsWeek closing

The #EURegionsWeek 2018 was officially closed on Thursday afternoon with Corina Crețu, Commissioner for regional policy, Karl-Heinz Lambertz, President of the European Committee of the Regions, and guest speaker Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union. Anthony Gardner, Former US Ambassador to the EU, delivered his keynote speech “Cities and Regions: the Promise of Europe'. ...

European 2020 strategy: reducing urban poverty through design

One of the five points of the EU strategy is to reduce urban poverty across its member states. The goal for 2020 is to lower the cases of people who are at risk of poverty or social exclusion by 20 million. In Europe, there is a noticeable division between rich and poor regions. The difference in the way that regions are developed can be seen within just a few miles. The next World Design Capital ...

#EURegionsWeek 2018 is over. See you next year!

Many thanks to the 6000+ participants, 300+ partners and 30 Master Class participants who made this year's #EURegionsWeek so successful and impactful. This 16th edition was full of energy and creativity. The 140+ regions and cities have shown their determination to influence the debates on future challenges; and to call for a strong cohesion policy. Let's keep in touch online and get ready to ...

Regions & Cities inspiring change: watch the #EURegionsWeek stories

#EURegionsWeek story 1 Check out how Malmö and Lund established Malmö Lund a ‘new’ metropolitan region. The vision, strategy and action plan developed through the project will provide a benchmark for local urban actions and municipal cooperation for many years to come. { "service" : "frame", "src" : "https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/WJCV6PJA0oQ" } #EURegionsWeek story 2 Valencia region ...

Recipes for Happy Citizens and Thriving Business: The Finnish Model

According to the French sociologist Emil Durkheim, the city is the place where the relationships are weaker and where anonymity can develop. To combat this, urbanists try to create new spaces of socialization, but how to create strong links between inhabitants? How to empower them to create more opportunities? The smart cities could be the solution: a place to develop business and make citizens ...

Murcia: An Example for Europe With its RegioStars Award Migratory Challenges

The project of labor integration and social inclusion for refugees of the Regional Service of Employment and Training of Murcia (SEF) is one of the five winners of RegioStars. It's the second consecutive year that the SEF gets one of these awards, in this case in the category of migratory challenges. In the last edition, it was recognized for its project of labor insertion of women victims of ...