Now in its 19th year the European Week of Regions and Cities (11-14 October) – the annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy – will again take place in a digital format, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with EU programmes for 2021-2027 high on the agenda.
The European Week of Regions and Cities has grown over the last 18 years to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics.
In 2020, the first digital EU Regions Week reached more than 12,000 participants across 510 sessions. This confirmed the event’s ability to maintain its relevance as a platform for discussing and showcasing the development of EU cohesion policy, and making decision-makers aware of the practical proposals by regions and cities for EU policy-making, despite the pandemic.
This year’s event is organised jointly by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR).