Kick-off of the European Week of Regions and Cities

01/30/2018 - 15:09

Preparations of the 16th European Week of Regions and Cities (EUWRC) were officially launched on 25 January 2018 with a kick-off meeting at the European Committee of the Regions. Under the main headline of 'For a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020', the organisers – the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions – are now looking for event partners.

The EUWRC will take place on 8-11 October 2018 in Brussels, Belgium. The main topics for 2018 are:

  • the need of a strong Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 to overcome structural barriers, boost human capital and improve the quality of life;
  • growth and regional development, understanding and managing the territorial impacts of globalisation and digital transformation, regional dimension of climate change and energy transition;
  • integrated territorial development as well as effective regional and local strategies on youth, integration of migrants and social exclusion.

The deadline to submit proposals for workshops is the 30th of March 2018. New innovative formats are welcomed.

Local events with support of the Committee of the Regions will also be organised in Slovenia, Slovakia, Luxembourg, Denmark, Latvia,  and Cyprus.

Interested to become a partner? Visit the 'Become a partner' section of the 2018 website, read through the guide for event partners and apply no later than 30 March. 

All the information is available in the Kick-off meeting presentation (PDF)