The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.
Its purpose is 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;
- 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;
- Facilitate cooperation and networking between regions and cities;
- Feed into the debate on EU cohesion policy in a wider context, including recent research and views from third countries and international organisations.
The 2021 edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place online on 11-14 October 2021. The focus of the 19th edition will be on four topics:
- Green Transition: for a sustainable and green recovery
- Cohesion: from emergency to resilience
- Digital Transition: for people
- Citizens' engagement: for an inclusive, participative and fair recovery