Regions4 and the Commission for Economic Policy of the European Committee of the Regions (ECON/CoR) are co-organizing the session “European regions in the 2030 Agenda: Towards a Community of Practice” in the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC), the key event on EU Regional Policy.

Under the thematic cluster “The Future of the EU and the roles of the Regions and Cities”, the workshop focuses on the key role regional governments play in the 2030 Agenda implementation. It will showcase good practices and common challenges of EU regions and will serve to set an EU framework for collaboration of members, subnational governments and stakeholders under the Community of Practice European Regions4SDGs. The event aims at enhancing coordination towards political strategies and programmes capable of encouraging a European blueprint for SDGs, including reflections to scale-up regional pathways from isolated good practices to collective modalities of implementation. The speakers include representatives from the ECON/CoR, Lombardy, Catalonia, Basque Country, and Flanders.

The session will be held on Wednesday 9 October 2019, from 09:15 to 10:45 in the CoR – VMA building, Room VMA 1 (Address: Rue Van Maerlant, 1040 Brussels). The registration is open until Friday 27 September.

To register for the session you need first to create and sign in with your EU Login account and complete your personal profile. Then, you can register for the session by opening the session webpage and clicking “Add session” on the bottom of the page. Your selection is in your session list. Further instructions on how to register can be found here.

About the EWRC

The 17th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will be held under the theme “Regions and Cities: Pillars of the EU’s Future.” It will gather more than six thousand people from all over Europe and beyond from 7 to 10 October 2019 in Brussels, Belgium.

The 21019 ERWC offers more than 300 sessions including Workshops, Participatory labs, Regions’ talks, Q&As on presented themes, Exhibitions “Agora Village” and tastings of Regions & Cities. Sessions will take place at the Square, the European Committee of the Regions premises and regional offices.

The Opening Session will be on 7 October 2019 at the European Parliament followed by a Citizens’ Dialogue at the Square Conference centre. The programme can be accessed here.

Side events call for proposals

The online application to register side events of the EWRC is open until 6 September 2019. Side event must relate to thematic priorities of the EWRC and must take place in Brussels between 7-10 October 2019. Further information is available here.