European Week of Regions and Cities

Location: Brussels
Event Date: 2018-10-09
Time: 09:00:00

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The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. 

Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development. Exchange of good practice in economic development and social inclusion, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships, regional innovation and community-led local development have become some of its many topics. Over the years, the event has grown into the key event on EU Regional Policy. It welcomes some 6.000 participants in October each year (local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts) for more than 100 workshops and debates, exhibitions and networking opportunities.

ERRIN and Members’ events during the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) 2018

Monday 8 October

14:00-17:00 Boosting the uptake of digital technologies by European SMEs | Galicia-Europe Foundation

18:30- 20:30 Empowerment of Women in Science and Business – Good Practice Examples from the Four Motors for Europe | Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union​

Tuesday 9 October

09:00- 13:00 Cohesion and societal challenges: Success stories for a more effective policy measures | Representation of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU​

09:00- 13:00 Multi-partner cooperation formulas and their impact on territorial development | ADR Nord-Est

09:00- 13:00 Addressing the challenges of the 21st century through innovative measures | Building Arts 56

11:30-13:00 Personalised Medicine: boosting health research at regional level | Northern Ireland Executive Office

11:30-13:00 EU-Latin America cities and regions’ partnerships to implement the 2030 Agenda | SQUARE

14:30- 16:00 The role of regions in the transition towards a Circular Economy | The Dutch Permanent Representation to the EU​

14:30-16:00 Fostering the integration of the TEN-T in urban areas | POLIS

14:30-16:00 Blue growth - future perspectives for smart specialisation | Norway House

16:00-18:00 The Role of Cities in Building Effective Co-Operation Platforms and Urban Ecosystems | Helsinki EU Office

16:30-18:30 FIER - Fast Track Integration in European Regions | SQUARE

Wednesday 10 October

09:00-10:30 Cities as platforms: joint value creation in post-2020 EU | Thon Hotel EU​

09:00- 11:00 Delivering the Circular Economy in Cities and Regions | Scotland House

11:00- 13:30 Skills and Research for the Mining of the Future | Saxony Liaison Office Brussels​

11:30-13:00 Smart Tools for Sustainable Tourism​ | Neth-ER, Netherlands House for Education & Research

11:30-13:00 Co-creating future housing: Living environments shaped by Cities and Citizens | Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Office

13:30-18:15 Digital Solutions in Health and Prevention | Leopold hotel

17:30-19:00 Blockchain Technologies and Regional Drone Experiments for Industry 4.0 | Helsinki EU Office

Thursday 11 October

09:30-11:00 Bottom-up, demand driven co-creation for sustainable territorial development | SQUARE

13:30-17:00 Cities for excellence​ | Lithuanian Permanent Representation to the European Union​