The European Week of Regions and Cities – #EURegionsWeek is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement EU Cohesion Policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. Over the years, the event has grown into the key event on EU Regional Policy. It welcomes some 6.000 participants in October each year (local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts) for more than 100 workshops and debates, exhibitions and networking opportunities.
The #EURegionsWeek UNIVERSITY SESSIONS 2019 and 7th Master Class on EU Cohesion Policy were co-organised by the European Commission, DG REGIO, DG EMPLOY, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and RSA Europe in cooperation with ERSA and AESOP. The RSA and RSA Europe played a key role in the organisation and running of the Master Class and University sessions, coordinating the input from the other partners.
The Master Class is a unique format to connect aspiring researchers and included presentations of papers by the participants, as well as lectures and panel debates with policymakers, EU officials and senior academics. The aim is to improve understanding of, and research, on EU Cohesion Policy by the PhD students participating in the sessions.
The University workshops present new research on regional and urban development. They foster an exchange of views and testing of new academic concepts in the field of regional and urban policies between academics, practitioners, EU officials and other interested participants. The University facilitates the creation of networking links between students, academics, EU institutions and regional partners and raises awareness of EU cohesion policy among students and young researchers.
#EURegionsWeek UNIVERSITY SESSIONS 2019:
- Territorialising EU Cohesion Policy to bring it closer to citizens
- Shrinking Rural Regions and Spatial Justice
- Co-creation of Public Services: Challenges and Opportunities in Theory and Practice
- Circular Economy Transitions in European Regions and Cities
- Transforming cities into arenas for healthy ageing
- Global Talents, Immigration Policy and Regional Innovation
- Citizen Entrepreneurship: Towards involvement, inclusion and integration of citizens in entrepreneurial Europe
- The importance of networks in regional economic smart specialisation policies
- The regional socio-economic impact of the 4th industrial revolution
- Maximising the Contribution of Universities to Regional Innovation – Lessons and Toolkits for Policymaking
Photos from the European Week of Regions and Cities Flickr album at https://www.flickr.com/photos/euregionsweek/albums/with/72157711257421496