How can Europe become greener and more inclusive? Join us to discuss during NWE sessions at the EURegionsWeek

Online + Brussels (BE)

5 October 2020 - 22 October 2020

The 18th edition of the biggest annual event dedicated to regional policy is under the motto “Restart. Europe. Together”. The 2020 EURegionsWeek will take place over three weeks as its initial schedule and format have been affected by the pandemic. Interreg NWE will be present with the following sessions. More information on the exact dates and time as well as format of the sessions will be provided at a later stage. The full programme will be available online from 17 August. Registrations will open 10 days later, for a month.

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Week 05 > 09 October: Empowering Citizens

Empowering Europe's vulnerable youth!
90’ digital workshop

Across Europe, vulnerable young people are often excluded from the labour market and benefit little from top-down support structures which fail to empower them. This session will demonstrate how this challenge is being tackled by two projects - EYES and IMAGINE both offering opportunities for Europe’s youth to co-produce social support schemes through transnational partnerships of regions, cities as well as civil society. The floor will be open for debate on the resulting lessons for policy makers and practitioners.

Week 19 > 22 October: Green Europe (in cooperation with the EU Green Week)

Closing the loop in the textile industry30’ EURegions talk

Textile is the second most polluting industry in the world. Every year, 4.7 million tonnes of post-consumer textiles are thrown away across North-West Europe. What barriers to recycling do key stakeholders encounter and what opportunities exist to make the textile industry more circular? Hilde van Duijn from Circle Economy, Lead Partner in the Fibersort project which developed an automated textile sorting technology, will provide policy recommendations to help turn waste into new resources.

Can e-waste go circular?
30’ EURegions talk

With Europe being an increasingly digitised society and now hosting 60 000 data centres - a number expected to grow by 300% by 2025 - e-waste has become a pressing challenge. How can the data centre industry (DCI) minimise its environmental impact? What strategies exist to extend product life and hardware equipment reuse? Deborah Andrews from London South Bank University will address those questions, relying on her experience in the CEDaCI project working towards a more sustainable DCI.

Partnerships for Renewable Energy Region –
90’ digital workshop

For a green(er) Europe, regions and cities need to increase the share of renewable energy (RE) in their production and consumption mix. This session will explore how regions and cities have been joining forces with rural communities to create RE partnerships. This way, cities meet their RE demand through reliable regional supplies while regional revenues strengthen the economic resilience of rural communities. Best practice from the RegEnergy project and Eastern Europe how to overcome regulatory barriers among others will be showcased.

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