03 September 2013
5 weeks to go before OPEN DAYS 2013: 3040 participants registered

3040 participants have registered for the event so far, which is more than last year at that time. 16 sessions are already fully booked and almost 60% of seats are taken. Do not wait any longer - browse through the programme and register now!

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90 elected politicians among 600 speakers

Out of the 600 OPEN DAYS speakers, some 90 elected politicians are expected to take the floor during the 11th European Week of Regions and Cities. EU officials from ten Directorates-General of the European Commission and senior representatives from several European and international networks and associations will be involved, as well as professors from renowned universities lecturing at the 'OPEN DAYS University'.

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Meet the RegioStars 2014 finalists

What is the path to success? Come and get inspired by the most innovative projects co-funded by the European Structural and Investment Funds during OPEN DAYS. Selected in four categories as finalists of the RegioStars Awards, the 19 projects representatives will give a short presentation and reply to questions from the audience in the workshop 08C05 on Tuesday 8 October. You can register for the individual categories.

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How to boost European aquaculture?

"Aquaculture, not the Internet, represents the most promising investment opportunity of the 21st century" believes the economy Nobel Prize laureate Peter Drucker. It is surrounded by both cold and warm waters, leading in research, technology and animal welfare, yet the EU produces less than 3% of all farmed fish globally. What can be done to boost our aquaculture and to turn it into a real driver for growth in our coastal and inland regions? Register for workshop 08C14 on Tuesday 8 October, to learn what the industry, the regional governments and the EU institutions want to do to bring the change about.

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Local events this week

Nine local events are going to take place respectively in Belgium, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, The Netherlands, Finland, Slovenia, Portugal and Germany between 2 and 6 September 2013. For more information on the various events, please check the newly published interactive map and the respective country leaflets.

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Get a flavour of OPEN DAYS in 70 seconds!

See the latest OPEN DAYS 2013 teaser video.



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