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ENRD at the OPEN DAYS 11th European Week of Regions and Cities
7-10 October 2013, Brussels Belgium


The ENRD CP representatives participated in the Open days which were organized in October 2013 in Brussels and during this event more than 100 workshops were set up. This event offered EU institutions, managing authorities and final beneficiaries a chance to exchange and network on new approaches even before the new operational programmes (OPs) are implemented in 2014. The OPEN DAYS 2013 were held under the slogan 'Europe's regions and cities taking off for 2020'. Workshops addressed one of the following themes:

  • Managing change 2014-2020: Workshops presented and discussed innovative approaches to the implementation of the 2014-2020 thematic priorities,
  • Synergies and cooperation: Identifying how to cooperate, coordinate and ensure synergies between different EU and national and regional policies and sources of funding were discussed,
  • Challenges and solutions: Every European region and city is facing challenges that it finds hard to deal with on its own. But solutions to improve people's quality of life exist throughout Europe.

Please see the detailed programme here


Please find below more information about some selected workshops:

  • EU Cohesion policy: economic context, governance challenges and outlook [PDF ]
  • Putting deprived areas back on track: How can the new EU urban instruments, especially Community-Led Local Development, be used and how have similar instruments in Member States worked? [PDF ]
  • Territorial Cooperation and Single Market: how to create tangible added value for citizens in cross-border territories and interregional networks [PDF ]
  • Across and within borders – regional solutions for spatial challenges in urban-rural areas [PDF ]