Brussels will host the European Week of Regions and Cities between October 7 and 10

DATE September 16, 2019

Brussels will host the European Week of Regions and Cities between October 7 and 10

European Week of Regions and Cities

On October 7, the European Week of Regions and Cities begins in Brussels, which will bring together more than 6,000 participants from all areas of the European Union. The motto of the event used in this edition is “Regions and cities: the pillars of the future of the European Union”.

In its 17th edition, the event will offer more than 300 sessions that include workshops, participatory laboratories, talks and question/answer sessions on selected topics. All of these activities and many more will take place at the European Committee of the Regions headquarters and other regional offices. The sessions are structured around seven general lines of action that cover all priority aspects of the development of European cities and regions:

  • A Europe closer to the citizen.
  • The Role of regions and cities in the future of Europe.
  • A greener Europe.
  • A smarter Europe.
  • Mobility in a better connected Europe.
  • Better social integration in Europe.

The development of innovation in urban environments and Smart Cities They will be transversal elements that run through the entire program but whose epicenter is concentrated in the line of "A smarter Europe" (you can see the program here). The members of the RECI Working Groups who attend the event can find sessions closely linked to their areas of knowledge and that are closely related to the work they carry out at the RECI.

In this way, the members of Working Group 1 may be interested in some of the conferences, in case of “Territorial dataeither "Advancing citizens rights at local and regional levels, both on Tuesday the 8th, linked to the work with data and open government developed by this working group.

In addition, the members of Working Group 3, linked to the environment, will find conferences such as Regional and local involvement for green transition (Tuesday 8), Training for local politicians on climate adaptation and Energy transition in EU regions and cities” (Wednesday the 9th both) especially interesting from the point of view of the energy transition of urban furniture and the adaptation and mitigation of climate change in urban environments

For their part, those members of Working Group 4 may be interested in conferences such as Interactive mobility solutions promoting a greener and smarter Europeeither Transport in cities and regions, which are held on Wednesday the 9th and Thursday the 10th, respectively, and which focus on future urban transport models, linked to the growing urbanization of the population.

Participation in the event requires prior registration on the European Week of Regions and Cities website. To do this, you can find more information about registration and the program in the event website.

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