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

Europe in 2030: towns and regions leaving no one behind

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Tue 8, October 2019
11:30 - 13:00
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Never has there been a greater need for bold and aspirational thinking to reinvigorate Europe. The new European Institutions  will have to give this objective new impetus, based on the global 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. This workshop, organised by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), will highlight several key issues from our reflections on Europe’s future, seen from a local and regional perspective and explored in our book "Europe 203 - local leaders speak out".

The workshop will focus on the need to adapt the EU’s governance model, and to better involve local and regional governments more effectively, in order to achieve the global and European policy objectives. It will address several key territorial policies such as territorial cohesion, social cohesion, climate change challenges and citizens' participation. 

Our speakers will present a diverse set of views and opinions, based on personal testimonies from the territorial level. Through a lively debate, our discussions promise to be thought-provoking and interactive. Come along and be a part of the conversation!


Saskia Bricmont, Member of the European Parliament, European Parliament, Belgium.
Flo Clucas, CEMR Spokesperson on Local Finances, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Belgium.
Carola Gunnarson, CEMR Spokesperson on Cohesion Policy, Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR), Sweden.
The Future of the EU and the roles of the Regions and Cities
deutsch (de), english (en), français (fr)
Building CoR - JDE building, Room JDE 63.
Address: Rue Belliard 101, 1040 Brussels


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  • Posted by: Humberto Besso Oberto
    On: 21/09/2019 - 21:07pm

    Recorded session?

    Is it going to be available after the live session?
    • Posted by: Carol Thomas
      On: 23/09/2019 - 09:54am

      Availability of recorded session after the live session

      This cannot be confirmed at this stage. We are looking into this.