The 21st Edition of the EURegionsWeek (European Week of Regions and Cities 2023)

The LVIN #C project will be taking part in the SQUARE Brussels Convention Centre in Belgium from 9 to 12 October 2023. It is an honour and a source of pride for AHAS, as coordinator of the project, and for all the partners, friends and collaborators to be able to contribute in a committed way to spreading the project’s values, initiatives and results.

The event will kick off with the Opening Session on Monday 9 October at 14:00-16:00 in the European Parliament, Hemicycle. This interactive debate will revolve around the challenges faced by cities and regions across Europe in 2023 in light of the fast evolving European and international agenda, the role of Cohesion policy in EU’s cities and regions, and the future of Europe and Ukraine. Elisa Ferreira, Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms and Vasco Alves Cordeiro, President, European Committee of the Regions will be the main speakers. This session is currently full but you will be able to follow the live stream on the event website. The Opening Session will also be streamed live on Europe by Satellite (EbS), the European Union’s TV information service and on the CoR X channel and Facebook channel.

Are you curious to listen to experts and high-level speakers discuss this year’s themes? Then don’t miss the High-level sessions with Commissioner Ferreira:

  1. Citizens Dialogue on Tuesday 10 October at 19:00-20:00. Young people will share their experience with Commissioner Ferreira. What challenges are they facing? Why did they decide to stay or leave their place of origin? And how does it relate to the talent development trap and demographic decline which is affecting the EU and some of its regions? Make sure to book your seat! The dialogue will be followed by a reception, regional tastings, and get-together moments!
  2. Megalizzi-Niedzielski Prize on Wednesday 11 October at 19:00-20:00. The Megalizzi-Niedzielski prize honours the memory of Antonio Megalizzi and Bartek Piotr Orent-Niedzielski, young European journalists with a strong attachment to the EU and its values, who passed away after a terrorist attack in Strasbourg in late 2018. The prize aims to reward and encourage promising journalists who share Antonio and Bartek’s enthusiasm for the European project.

This year’s edition features for the first time 6 thematic sessions dedicated to discussing transformational challenges that cohesion policy is supporting to overcome. Have a look below:

  1. Local energy shift for security and sustainability on Tuesday 10 October at 09:30-11:00;
  2. Regions in post-industrial transition on Tuesday 10 October at 11:30-13:00;
  3. Retaining talent for regional growth on Tuesday 10 October at 14:30-16:00;
  4. Small and mid-size urban centers driving growth on Tuesday 10 October at 16:30-18:00;
  5. Breaking barriers to cross-border cooperation on Wednesday 11 October at 11:30-13:00;
  6. Promoting social innovation on Wednesday 11 October at 16:30-18:00;

Interested in a discussion on lessons learnt from the establishment of the Recovery and Resilience Facility? Register to the Cohesion Alliance high-level event taking place on Thursday 12 October at 11:30-13:00.

The Closing Ceremony will be held on Thursday 12 October from 14:30 to 16:30 at the Gold Hall of the Square Convention Centre in Brussels. After 4 days of intense interactions, this session has no lesser ambition than to harvest the results of the “Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe” motto and its dedicated 6 thematic sessions.

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