The 21st edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place from 9 to 12 October. Co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy and the European Committee of the Regions, #EURegionsWeek is an annual 4-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.
With “Thriving Regions, Stronger Europe” as its motto, the 21st edition of # EURegionsWeek will focus on six thematic topics:
- Regions in post-industrial transition
- Retaining talent for regional growth
- Small and mid-size urban centres driving growth
- Breaking barriers to cross-border cooperation
- Local energy shift for security and sustainability
- Promoting social innovation
Interreg NWE at #EURegionsWeek
Interreg North-West Europe is thrilled to be among this year’s partners with two of our projects presenting at EU Regions’ Talks.
Tuesday 10 October, 11:30 CET | How the repair economy supports a more social Europe
The repair economy boosts employment and contributes to strengthening social cohesion, with Repair Cafés stimulating exchange, knowledge sharing amongst citizens and helping develop environmental consciousness. Partner in the Interreg North-West Europe project SHAREPAIR which promotes the right to repair, Rosalie Heens will raise awareness on the many benefits of increased repair and provide regions and cities with tools to develop and upscale repair initiatives and networks.
Wednesday 11 October, 17:30 CET | Greening shipping with hydrogen: it works, so what’s the problem?
Green hydrogen is a promising alternative fuel for inland navigation and short-sea shipping. Benefits include reduction of air and noise pollution, and low greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, stakeholder mobilisation remains a challenge (industry, local & port authorities), as business models lack sustainability. Relying on his experience with the Interreg North-West Europe H2SHIPS project, Christian-Frédéric Berthon will detail what is at stake and what is needed from political actors for uptake.
More information on #EURegionsWeek: europa.eu/regions-and-cities