The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions are hosting the 13th edition of OPEN DAYS which will take place on 12-15 October in Brussels. The OPEN DAYS - European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The event is free and online registrations is required here REGISTRATION.
The full programme is here PROGRAMME and includes sessions on job creation, ICT solutions, SMEs, entrepreneurship, low-carbon transport and many other policy matters. The sessions are aimed at EU, national, regional and local policy/decision makers; authorities managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes and projects; other stakeholders: private companies, financial institutions, European and national associations and academics, students and researchers. Should be a good opportunity for networking and getting an EU perspective on interesting regional, national and international topics.