News archive - "OPEN DAYS 2012- 'Europe's regions and cities: Making a difference' - First Flash Info

Imagined as a warming up tool towards the OPEN DAYS 2012, the OD Flash Info gives regular updates on latest developments, including practical information, programme details, information on local events, or any other newsworthy activity. Should you wish to suggest news items, please contact:

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The OPEN DAYS - European Week of Regions and Cities is the annual key event for regional and local authorities. In October each year, thousands of local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts gather in Brussels to showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs and implement European Union cohesion policy, hence demonstrating the importance of the local level for good European governance.

Organised by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional Policy (DG REGIO), the OPEN DAYS are the occasion to discuss common regional and local development challenges and to debate possible solutions. The communication and networking platform also provides a forum for those involved in implementing EU cohesion policy and managing its financial instruments while facilitating cooperation and networking among regions and cities.

In 2012, the OPEN DAYS are celebrating their 10th edition.

Geographical focus
  • Europe
  • European Union (EU 27)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on September 4, 2012
Modified on September 5, 2012