European Week of Regions and Cities

Where? Brussels

When? October 7, 2024

On 22 May, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions welcomed the partners of this 22nd edition of the #EURegionsWeek.

The meeting was dedicated to shaping this upcoming edition.

Here is what to expect this year: 

  • 102 sessions focused on empowering regions;
  • new innovative formats as PechaKucha, Living Library;
  • Interactive Activities: Enjoy tastings and explore various stands showcasing regional delicacies;
  • High-level EU sessions: engage with EU officials and policymakers to gain insights into regional policy; 
  • “EURegionsWeek close to you” with local sessions happening all over Europe!

Early July, the full programme will be revealed online and registrations for the sessions will open. Stay tuned and visit the event website regularly for the latest updates!

European Week of Regions and Cities in a nutshell

What is it?

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 neutral platform to discuss common challenges for Europe’s regions and cities by bringing together a diverse community of speakers and participants.

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, European and national associations
  • Members of the European Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament, national, regional and local politicians, including young elected politicians (YEPs)
  • Academics, researchers, postgraduate students and practitioners in the field of European cohesion policy
  • 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
  • Journalists from European, national, regional and local media

Who can become event partner?

The next Guide for partners will be available in due time.

Greening our event

The European Week of Regions and Cities aims to be as sustainable and carbon neutral as possible. It is a paperless and plastic-free event.

In line with the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme, the event organisers and partners are encouraged to use environment-friendly materials before and during the event.