European Week of Regions and Cities

About the EURegionsWeek

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.

It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics. Over the last 18 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practice.

In 2020, the first ever digital #EURegionsWeek reached a record number of more than 12.000 participants and 510 sessions. This confirming the event as a relevant platform for discussing and showcasing the development of EU cohesion policy, and raising awareness amongst decision-makers on the views of regions and cities and their practical proposals for EU policy-making, despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

What is the purpose of the EURegionsWeek?

  • To discuss common challenges for Europe’s regions and cities and examine possible solutions by bringing together politicians, decision-makers, experts and practitioners of cohesion policy, as well as stakeholders from business, banking, civil society organisations, academia, the EU institutions and the media;
  • To provide a platform for capacity-building, learning and exchange of experience and good practice for those implementing EU cohesion policy and managing its financial instruments;
  • To facilitate cooperation and networking between regions and cities;
  • To feed into the debate on EU cohesion policy in a wider context, including recent research and views from third countries and international organisations.

Who can participate?

The European Week of Regions and Cities and its events are aimed at:

  • European, national, regional and local government officials and experts in the field of managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes;
  • Representatives of private companies, financial institutions and European and national associations;
  • Members of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament, and national, regional and local politicians, including young elected politicians (YEPs);
  • Members of the public who want to express their views and contribute to the debate on the future of Europe and their regions and cities;
  • Academics, researchers and postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of European cohesion policy;
  • Journalists from European, national, regional and local media outlets.

European Week of Regions and Cities