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- 15th European Week of Regions and Cities - Brussels 9-12 October 2017
The European Week of Regions and Cities is the key annual event for regional and local authorities. Organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) in the European Commission, the European Week of Regions and Cities has become a major communication and networking platform bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe and beyond. Each year it provides thousands of local, regional,
national and European decision-makers and experts with a forum to demonstrate the added value of cohesion policy, to discuss its future, and to exchange good practices of implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF).
In 2017, the 15th European Week of Regions and Cities will consist of over 100 workshops, debates and networking activities, expected to attract some 5 000 participants plus speakers and journalists. In addition to the Brussels-based workshops, the European Week of Regions and Cities features local events taking place between September and December 2017 all over Europe.
The regional partnerships will contribute to the event programme through events in Brussels and in their regions and cities (local events). Croatian Regions Office will participate in the regional partnerships with four of its members, Krapina-Zagorje County, Varaždin County, Osijek-Baranja County and the City of Rijeka along with partners from Croatia, Poland, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, AP Vojvodina, Slovenia, Ireland, France and the UK.
The 15th European Week of Regions and Cities will take place just ahead of the publication of the Cohesion Report and of the presentation of the EU multiannual financial framework 2020-2026. This offers the opportunity for the European Week of Regions and Cities to be one of the platforms for gathering and presenting the views of the regions and cities on both the budget and the subsequent legislative proposals, namely with regard to cohesion policy and rural development.
Under the main headline of 'Regions and cities working for a better future', the event will focus on three sub-themes: Building resilient regions and cities, Regions and cities as change agents, Sharing knowledge to deliver results.
The workshops and debates run for three days, starting at 9 a.m. on 10 October and ending at 1 p.m. on 12 October 2017.
Registration to the European Week of Regions and Cities will open in July 2017, with free admission, via the event website: www.regions-and-cities.europa.eu.