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Application is closed

The call for partners for the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities is now closed. We are thrilled with your enthusiasm as illustrated by the number of applications received: 423 ! The evaluation process is now ongoing and the list of partners retained will be unveiled on 12 May . Should your application be retained, please save the date for the 21 May partners’ meeting .

Join us for the 19th edition of European Week Regions and Cities!

Preparations for the European Week of Regions and Cities, 11 to 14 October 2021 have already started! The two co-organisers, the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions, launched their call for partners during the Kick-Off meeting on 28 January 2021 which gathered almost 600 potential partners participating online. The ...

EURegionsWeek 2020, a record edition!

Under the slogan " Restart. Europe. Together ", the 18th edition of the #EURegionsWeek had a record number of 12.000 participants . With an unprecedented presence of Commissioners, EU leaders, including the President of the European Commission and the President of the European Committee of the Regions. The 2020 edition has marked a turning point for the event by going digital for the first time ...

2020 highlights

The 18th European Week of Regions and Cities unfolded around the motto Restart.Europe.Together. It spread over 3 weeks, each dedicated to a thematic cluster: Empowering Citizens , Cohesion and Cooperation , Green Europe (introduced by the Opening of the Green Week organised by DG Environment). This edition novelty, the Live&Replay platform hosting the recordings of all sessions, has allowed a ...

Empowering citizens

The first week out of three of this year's #EURegionsWeek was dedicated to the thematic cluster Empowering Citizens with working sessions on topics ranging from e-democracy, co-creation in public services, entrepreneurship and many more. We have also travelled through time to rediscover Europe together thanks to the mini-documentary Together, we have built Europe . If you missed any of the ...

Cohesion and Cooperation

The second week of this year's #EURegionsWeek was dedicated to the thematic cluster Cohesion and Cooperation , with the highest number of working sessions and all the political highlights. If you missed any of the sessions or you just would like to watch them again visit the event REPLAY page and re-discover the interactive exhibition of projects and initiatives around Cohesion and Cooperation! ...

Green Europe

The third week of this extended edition of the #EURegionsWeek revolved around the theme “ Green Europe ”, kick started by the Opening of the Green Week (organised by DG Environment), the programme was fully dedicated to the Green Europe theme with working sessions on topics such as localizing the green deal, energy efficiency and biodiversity. If you missed any of the session or you just would ...

Why You Should Know About EU Cohesion Policy

In October 2020, the European Union's communication with its citizens covered three important areas: Empowering citizens, Cohesion and Cooperation, Green Europe. Over three weeks, during intensive lectures, dialogues, and discussions, where any EU citizen had the opportunity to participate and express his or her thoughts to help the EU make a qualitative decision that would satisfy the majority ...

"It is important that we do not see these funds as expenditure, but investment"

It’s a busy week for the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms. With the 18th edition of the EU Regions Week currently in full socially distanced swing, Elisa Ferreira appears to be spending more time on the event’s stages and screens than off them. Cohesion policy has been instrumental in the development of regions and cities across the continent, yet the challenges it faces today – including ...

Cohesion policy - still too far away from citizens

Cohesion Policy currently accounts for almost a third of the EU's total budget and ultimately aims to generate a truly grassroots movement by bringing together beneficiaries of cohesion funds. Yet Miklós Barabás claims that “the EU capital is too far away from the ordinary people” and, in order to solve this, something needs to change. The #EURegions talk “Designing effective strategies to ...