We are a European funding programme that encourages cooperation in central Europe. With 246m EUR co-financing, we support partners to work together beyond borders to improve cities and regions in Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
We have received 210 projects proposals in the second call which closed on 24 June. Transnational projects are expected to be selected by spring 2017 and will be funded with around 90 million Euro from the European Regional Development fund.
We fund partnerships that jointly address challenges shared across central European cities and regions - related to either innovation, CO2 reduction, natural and cultural resources or transport. In the past we already funded 124 projects. Since June 2016, we are co-financing 35 new projects.
11-13 October 2016
The OPEN DAYS has changed name to European Week of Regions and Cities. This is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
The event was created in 2003 when the Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously. One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.
Over the years, it 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.
In addition to the Brussels-based workshops, some 250 local events are run from September to November all over Europe.
Registration opens on 6 July 2016.
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