7-10 October 2013 | Brussels
The ‘OPEN DAYS – European Week of Regions and Cities’ is the landmark event on EU Regional Policy. Over four days, some 6 000 participants – local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts – gather each October to debate, exchange know-how and network. In addition to the Brussels based workshops, over 300 local events run from September to November all over Europe.In October 2013, regions and cities will be finalising preparations for the 2014-2020 cohesion policy, rural development and fisheries programmes, marking the new timeline for the Europe 2020 strategy. With the slogan ‘Europe’s regions and cities taking off for 2020’, the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities provides the opportunity for EU institutions, managing authorities and final beneficiaries to influence future developments by:
- exchanging views on new approaches even before the new operational programmes are implemented;
- capitalising on the results of 2007-2013 EU-funded programmes and projects.