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Here you will find an overview of relevant upcoming events - organised by the programme, our projects or other organisations. If you are interested in documentation from our past events follow the links below.


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Urban Mobility Days 2020

29 September - 02 October 2020

The conference combines two leading events from Europe’s transport calendar: the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs). It will allow policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, urban planners and all those putting the SUMP concept into practice to share their experiences using a virtual forum. 

Over the course of the digital conference, you will hear sustainable urban mobility success stories from the CIVITAS Living Labs projects - and other examples of pioneering excellence from Europe and further afield. These will equip attendees with inspiration, tools, and know-how to further advance clean and sustainable transport in line with the European Green Deal.

With such a wealth of expertise and knowledge-sharing, Urban Mobility Days provides the ideal opportunity to digitally network, debate key issues, and exchange ideas on emerging transport trends and technologies and the latest developments in sustainable urban mobility planning.

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Info Day in Stuttgart, Germany

Creative industry & VR/AR

The event will take place in the framework of the Hightech Summit, a yearly conference bringing together companies and research institutions working in different technology fields in the South-West of Germany. The event will focus on the convergence of creative industry with VR/AR and usability.

2020 Urban Mobility Days Side Event

TitleShaping sustainable mobility in peripheral districts by looking through the functional urban area planning lens: ccessful measures and tools to guide practitioners through the integrated mobility planning process beyond the city centre areaDescriptionThe very first SUMP guiding principle counts on planning mobility at the functional urban area level, looking at the daily flows of goods and people beyond the city boundaries. Many cities keep focused on relieving the city centre of intensive motorized traffic to leave room for a thriving, liveable and safe environment based on leisure activities, but districts outside the central area or close to the city limits come across different mobility challenges having to face regular travel-to-work flows and daily exchange with suburban areas and surrounding communities.Our session looks at how mobility planning can become a more dynamic and flexible process based on actual movement patterns. Join our session to find out more about how Leipzig (Germany) conducted an integrated mobility planning process in the North Area of the city based on enhanced public transport and new mobility services, and explore how the CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project has tested more than fifty urban solutions to achieve a more sustainable mobility in five Living Labs, with a special focus on the city of Madrid (Spain). Two projects brought their knowledge together to develop a new SUMP Topic Guide (soon to be published) focusing on innovative ways and tools to tackle the mobility process at the functional urban area level by enhancing sustainable mobility in peripheral districts. The authors are excited to exchange with participants what are the needs and challenges of cooperating across institutions and city authorities to create comprehensive planning strategies that satisfy the mobility needs at the functional urban area level.Session moderatorWolfgang Backhaus, Rupprecht ConsultTopics and presentersCarsten Schuldt, mobility expert at Leipzig Transport Company, will present the development of the mobility strategy for the Leipzig North Area, an industrial and business peripheral district - a masterplan defined by public transport and inter-modality services enhancement to improve the commuting flows at peak hours. Moreover, Carlos Verdaguer, integrated urban planning and mobility expert of Gea21, technical manager of CIVITAS ECCENTRIC project, will present a set of measures Madrid implemented to enhance sustainable mobility in districts outside the city centre.In the second part, a new planning instrument developed to support local and regional authorities to reflect on the current mobility planning situation and pattern at different geographical levels – the SUMP Self-Assessment Tool - will be presented by one of its authors: Lasse Brand, mobility consultant at Rupprecht Consult. Finally, a new project on mobility planning in more and more dynamic and flexible contexts will be presented. The session moderator, Dr. Wolfgang Backhaus will present on how this project from an experimental call in the Interreg Central Europe program capitalises on integrating outputs from Interreg and Horizon 2020 projects to increase the ability of mobility planners to deal with new mobility trends.Registrationhttp://www.eumd.org/registerPlease select our side session at 11:30 on 02 October 2020.

The European Week of Regions and Cities

05-22 October 2020

This year, the #EURegionsWeek will spread over three consecutive weeks in October, from 5th to 22nd. There are more than 500 working sessions for you to discover, covering various topics along the thematic priorities Empowering Citizens, Cohesion and Cooperation and Green Europe.

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will take an active part also in this year's edition. Join our sessions on 13-14 October 2020:

Tue 13, October 2020 | 09:30 - 11:00
A stronger Europe: cross-border projects

Tue 13, October 2020 | 11:30 - 13:00 CET 
Innovative solutions for home care

Wed 14, October 2020 | 09:30 - 11:00
R&I intelligence through matchmaking

Wed 14, October 2020 | 14:30 - 15:00
#cooperationiscentral in a 'new normal' 
Wed 14, October 2020 | 16:00 - 17:00
Let’s make Carbon Neutral Regions Happen

Wed 14, October 2020 |16:30 - 17:00
30 years of Interreg - Regiostars finalists talk

Due to the security measures and sanitary situation caused by the COVID-19, this year will be the first ever fully digital EURegionsWeek. All sessions will be organised virtually with no physical audience (limited physical presence of speakers for sessions requiring interpreting). The Key sessions of the EURegionsWeek 2020 – Political Opening, Political Closing, Citizens Dialogues and High level debates will be streamed and broadcasted live. Exhibitions will be replaced by virtual interactive exhibitions where you will still have the opportunity to be inspired by interesting projects and associated pitches. 

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THINGS+ Final ConferenceSERVITIZATION: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions

6 October I 10:00-13:00 CET I Online I Free


Briefly about the conference

The world became cross-connected in pandemic times and digitization made companies competing for every individual customer. SMEs are struggling for customers in the competitive market where are companies like Netflix, Apple, and Rolls-Royce. Especially manufacturing SMEs need urgent support in the transfer of business model from Product delivery to Advance service delivery. They need to involve the newest technologies (IoT, AI, BigData, Industry 4.0, etc.), make new partnerships, and adapt the organizational culture of the company. In this transformation process, full support from policymakers is needed for co-creating a supporting environment, including broader regional stakeholders. Through service innovation, SMEs gain higher revenue, long-term customer loyalty, and new partnerships with regional stakeholders & technology innovations. With an active co-creation role, SMEs return with synergy effects on other regional stakeholders. And policymakers are this way supporting the process of making regional SME network more competitive on a global level.

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The Green Infrastructure Approach: Multiple benefits for landscape planning and management in central Europe

MaGICLandscapes Final Conference

At the MaGICLandscapes Final Conference on 6th October 2020, 14:00-17:00 CEST, the partners present the outputs and tools developed within the project. Transnational and regional studies on the spatial analysis of green infrastructure in central Europe, its ecological functionality and its ecosystem services and potential are discussed. With reference to 9 case study areas the functionality of green infrastructure and its public benefits are demonstrated. 9 green infrastructure strategy and action plans were developed to address local and regional needs and opportunities. These strategies and action plans are introduced by the project partners.

The conference will take place online and in English language.

Register HERE until 2nd of October 2020!


Final events in the regions
In addition to the Online Final Conference in English further regional final events will take place in the nine case study areas. The partners will introduce their national/regional target audience to the project outputs, lessons learnt and their green infrastructure strategies and action plans in their national language.

11.09.2020 Zittau (DE) more information
15.09.2020 Vrchlabí (CZ) more information   
15.09.2020 Prague (CZ) !Event cancelled!
24.09.2020 Kyjov (CZ) more information
24.09.2020 Bad Düben (DE) more information
20.10.2020 Wojanów (PL)
20.10.2020 Turin (IT) 
23.10.2020 Hardegg (AT)

The MaGICLandscapes Final Conference and the regional final events are partner events of the EU Green Week 2020.

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Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE at the  European Week of Regions and Cities

14 October 2020

Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will take an active part also in this year's edition of the #EURegionsWeek. Join our sessions and learn why #cooperationiscentral for stronger and more resilient Europe.

09:30 - 11:00
R&I intelligence through matchmaking

14:30 - 15:00
#cooperationiscentral in a 'new normal' 

16:00 - 17:00
Let’s make Carbon Neutral Regions Happen

16:30 - 17:00
30 years of Interreg - Regiostars finalists talk

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Let's make carbon-neutral regions happen

EU Regions Week: Q&A session on Zoom


Open CCI


CCI open up their work zones to the public. Through promoting the regional CCI landscape, the shift from heavy to creative industry is marked.

SYNERGY Final Conference 

21st October 2020, 13:00-16:00, Online Meeting 

The SYNERGY Final Conference will take place on 21st October 2020 from 13:00-16:00 in a virtual meeting. We invite all interested stakeholder traget groups from academia, industry, policy making and general public to participate in the conference and to learn more about the achievements that result from three years of successful SYNERGY partnership. 

The SYNERGY project has focused on improving sustainable linkages among different stakeholder target groups of the innovation systems to jointly strengthen the regional innovation capacities in Central Europe over the entire duration of the project. For this purpose, we analyzed relevant innovation projects and organizations within the most promising industrial technologies that were then transformed into Synergic Networks for the  key project areas of Additive Manufacturing & 3D-Printing, Industry 4.0 and Micro- & Nanotechnologies. Based on this, we developed the SYNERGY Profiling (SynPro) Tool and identified the stakeholders' needs and expectations on open innovation to finally develop and launch the Synergic Crowd Innovation Platform (SCIP) and establish the SYNERGY Crowd Innovation Strategy. We are looking forward to sharing the knowledge and experiences that we gained from all these activities with you during the final conference.  

The conference will be very diverse with representatives from all our stakeholder traget groups in the different SYNERGY partner regions. More details on the final conference, participation and registration will be announced soon on the SYNERGY website and social media channels. 

We are already looking forward to your participation! 


New Pioneers


The RAW festival is an independent festival format within the framework of Days of Industrial Culture.

InduCCI contributes to the festival by organizing New Pioneers workshops: hands-on workshops run by CCI, taking up industry-related topics. Participants learn about past and present entrepreneurial spirit. Creativity within industrial regions is visualized.

Digital Transport Days 2020

18 November 2020

Digital Transport Days 2020 will be held on 18 November in digital format. The conference will address new mobility challenges and the European vision of digitalisation for transport and mobility, as well as look at what extent the COVID-19 pandemic has affected it, and how digitalisation can contribute to recovery and a return to a ‘new normal’ life.  Further you can learn about the contribution of digitalisation to the EU Green deal, to TEN-T networks and to the further development of the European mobility data space.

Further details will follow soon. For any questions and comments, feel free to contact the European Commission at info(at)digitaltransport.eu.

Arts Meet Technology

15.02.2021 - 15.03.2021

SACCI (Saxony, Germany) and CREARE (Linz, Austria) offer cross-over workshops for artistic and technological innovators (as both work experimentally and exploratory). Results are exhibited in both regions for intensifying public discourse on the future of industry and industrial societies.