The 14th European Week of Regions and Cities 2016 will take place in Brussels from 10 to 13 October. Under the headline 'Regions and cities for sustainable and inclusive growth', the programme addresses three main themes: sustained and sustainable economic growth; inclusive economic growth; making European Structural and Investment (ESI) Funds simpler.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.
Over the years, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development, bringing together some 6000 participants for exchange of good practice in topics such as economic development and social inclusion, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships and regional innovation, community-led local development. [+]