Cities and Regions at EU Open Days

This is just a short post to let you know about a fantastic event that happens every year in Brussels – EU Open Days – where cities and regions and a range of experts get to talk about how they are investing EU structural funds but also to consider deeper things like the review of the EU’s strategic document and the future of Industrial policy at EU level. It is a fascinating mixture of over 100 seminars and workshops from the highly strategic to the delightfully local but always with a view from a number of different countries.

Birmingham is going to be well represented this year with the Greater Birmingham office hosting a Climate KIC/ERRIN event on Climate Strategies for regions where Sir Albert Bore will be speaking. Birmingham City Council will also be presenting its work under the Creative Spin URBACT project in another sessions. Our Universities will also be represented with David Bailey and Mark Hart both from Aston University talking  separately at key sessions.

I highlight this now because booking has just opened and sessions fill up fast. The event lasts over four days in early September. The booking system is infuriating but its worth persevering – as the content is great and the event costs nothing to attend. May be see you there?

For information and booking click here

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