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The seventh annual OPEN DAYS - European Week of Regions and Cities, will take place 5-8 October in Brussels.

The event will feature more than 100 seminars, workshops, debates, exhibitions and meetings with 7,000 participants, expected in Brussels alone, most of them experts in regional and urban development from ministries and other bodies.

In addition, another 300 local events in countries all over Europe will be held. 

Four key themes will be focused this year:

  • restoring growth through innovation;
  • regional responses to climate change;
  • territorial cooperation;
  • the future of EU cohesion policy.

The on-line registration will be possible as of 6 July.

As in previous years, the OPEN DAYS are designed to bring together political representatives, decision-makers, experts and practitioners of regional policy as well as stakeholders from the banking and business sectors, civil society organisations, academia, EU institutions and the media to discuss the common challenges facing European regions and cities, and to discuss possible solutions.

For more information please see the official website of the OPEN DAYS 2009.

Source: DG-Regio

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