Mon09 October 2017 - Thu 12 October 2017

European Week of Regions and Cities


The European Week of Regions and Cities (formerly OPEN DAYS) 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.


This year, you can discover Alpine Space projects every day!


09 October   

16:00 - 19:00 - Opening Event, Exhibition of RegioStars finalists and cocktail

SEAP_Alps will have a stand at the exhibition of the Regiostars finalists. Come to meet the project partners and vote for them using the #EU Regions and Cities APP.


10 October

11:15 - 13:00 -  Interreg Talks. How projects can impact on the EU Climate Change Policy?

CESBA_Alps is invited to contribute to the workshop with their experience in advocacy at European level. 


11:15 - 13:00 - Circular Economy and the new entrepreneurial and social revolution

GREENCYCLE will be introduced in the framework of this workshop adopting a twofold approach to circular economy: entrepreneurs benefitting from circular business models and local authorities making the circular economy happen on the ground. 


18:00 - 22:30 - RegioStars Awards Ceremony and Official Reception

SEAP_Alps will be awarded as finalist or winner of the RegioStar Award. 


11 October

09:00 - 13:00 - What role for EUSALP in future? 

Three Alpine Space projects - CESBA AlpsPEACE_Alps  and THE4BEES  - coordinated by Piemonte Region and CSI Piemonte will be introduced in the "Debate 1 -  What role for EUSALP’S Regions and Cities as change agents for the future?". The projects all focus on sustainable energy using different but complementary approaches.


12 October


09:30 - 12:30 - Regions as change agents for sustainable energy: Bottom-up and shared approach to policy-making

The Piedmont Region will host in its premises in Brussels (Rue du Trône 62) an interactive workshop as side event to the EUWRC. 

Starting from the presentation of approaches and solutions given by the three projects, the participants will be asked to discuss and develop together elements to be analysed and possibly integrated in the future regional policies on energy and low carbon.

Agenda and contact for information and registration



Created in 2003 by the Committee of the Regions, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development. Exchange of good practice in economic development and social inclusion, cross-border cooperation, public-private partnerships, regional innovation and community-led local development are some of its many topics.

Over the years, the event 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. Some 250 local events are run from September to November all over Europe.

Find out more here