22 July 2013
OPEN DAYS 2013: Register now!

You can now discover the 101 Brussels-based seminars organised as part of the 11th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities - OPEN DAYS 2013 (7-10 October). Under the headline 'Taking off for 2020', the programme is organised into three themes: Managing change 2014-2020 (24 workshops); Synergies and cooperation (24 workshops); Challenges and solutions (45 workshops). Browse through the programme to register online!

For journalists

A draft media programme is already available. Registration for media representatives will be launched in August. Please consult the website for updates and further details. 

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Hemicycle not yet ready to welcome us

Due to the prolonged period of reconsolidation of the European Parliament's Hemicycle, the OPEN DAYS' official opening will take place in the József Antall Building, on 7th October, 16:00.  Places are limited, therefore access to the main room will be possible by invitation only. Places in a listening room can be booked via online registration and live webstreaming will also be available. We thank you for your understanding.

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This year OPEN DAYS's novelties

Two big novelties await you in Brussels this year. First, the '100 EUrban solutions' exhibition route on smart, sustainable and inclusive urban development. Spread over several venues and outdoors in the Brussels' EU quarter, the different components will illustrate urban solutions based on case studies and transferable good practices. Do not miss the networking evening on Tuesday, 8th October, organised in the different exhibition venues.

Second, this year's OPEN DAYS University includes four Master Class seminars for the 71 selected PhD students/ early career researchers in the field of regional policy. OPEN DAYS participants can join them for the opening session of the Master Class (Tuesday, 8th October at 9:00 - 10:30 in Charlemagne building), which aims at outlining the rationale of cohesion policy, its main constraints and prospects for the future.

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OPEN DAYS posters - Printed copies available

Passing by the Committee of the Regions? Take advantage and pick up your OPEN DAYS PHOTO poster with its 200 representative pictures. Discover at a glance the partner regions and cities from this year on the MAP poster and take a look at what's to come during this year's OPEN DAYS event in the INFO poster.
Get your printed copies from the Info Point of the Committee of the Regions (rue Belliard, 101).

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Local events' kick off

The first local events from this year's OPEN DAYS were hosted in Poland, in June. The Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz (Kujawsko-Pomorskie) organised a field workshop on waterways. The debate on how to increase the attractiveness and development of regions located along the inland waterways through transport, energy and tourism potentials, took place on 22 June in Bydgoszcz and Solec-Kujawski.

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