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1 Investing in Europes future Gathering participants, the OPEN DAYS is the annual key event for EU, national, regional and local authorities to showcase and discuss EU cohesion policys management, results and prospects. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

2 Investing in Europes future It is organised by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commissions Directorate-General for Regional Policy in cooperation with the European Parliament, the EU Presidency, and 206 regions and cities from 35 countries. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

3 Investing in Europes future The objectives of the event are to exchange good practice in regional and urban development, to facilitate networking among administrations from different countries on structural funds interventions, and to contribute to an in-depth debate on cohesion policys achievements and prospects. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

4 Investing in Europes future Three themes in 2011 Europe 2020: How do cohesion policy and the structural funds contribute to smart, sustainable and inclusive growth? Better delivery: How can the EU improve on the delivery of cohesion policy now and beyond 2013? Geography matters: Good practice in the field of urban development and territorial cooperation. What lessons can be learnt from third countries? Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

5 Investing in Europes future Programme The preliminary programme can be found herefound here A total of 111 workshops 56 on Europe on Better delivery 28 on Geography matters 11 OPEN DAYS University Over 600 speakers… 16 Members of the European Parliament 34 Members of the Committee of the Regions 10 EU Commissioners 21 Mayors 20 Regional Presidents and Ministers Many more…. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

6 Investing in Europes future Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth Who organises the 111 workshops? European Commission, DG REGIO Committee of the Regions 206 European regions and cities 23 Regional Partnerships (see link and map)23 Regional Partnerships …together with 9 international associations 7 private companies 2 financial institutions 29 academic organisations and universities

7 Investing in Europes future Who are the participants? National, regional and local politicians Members of the Committee of the Regions and the European Parliament Officials of EU, national, regional and local administrations Experts in the field of regional policy Representatives of private companies, banks and European and national associations Journalists from European, national, regional and local media. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

8 Investing in Europes future How to register? Participation in the OPEN DAYS is free of charge. Registration can be done exclusively online : between 6 July and 28 September Badges will be handed out in the OPEN DAYS Tent in front of the Regional Policy Directorate-General building and in the lobby of the Committee of the Regions building. Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

9 Investing in Europes future Local events Alongside the Brussels seminars and workshops organised between 10 and 13 October, more than 250 local events "Europe in my region/city" are planned to take place all over the European Union and beyond throughout September, October and November. More information on local events can be found here found here

10 Investing in Europes future OPEN DAYS and the media About 300 journalists - most of them from regional and local TV, radio and newspapers – are expected to cover the event. A special programme including press briefings by country, interview opportunities, a media centre etc. awaits them, along with the opportunity to discover their region in Brussels. More on the website as of October or write for accreditation to: Regions and cities delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth

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