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Europea Week of Regions and Cities 2024: Boosting business in regions

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.

It has grown to become a neutral platform to discuss common challenges for Europe's regions and cities by bringing together a diverse community of speakers and participants.

The motto of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2024 is "Empowering Communities". This year edition will take place, as always, in Brussels from 7 to 10 October 2024. 

Get ready to exchange ideas, connect with regions and cities across Europe, and expand your network and knowledge, all while keeping up with the latest developments in regional and cohesion policy. 
Explore over 100 sessions, including EU sessions, political workshops, participatory labs and brief innovative formats, falling under four themes: 

•    Competitiveness and convergence: two sides of the same coin  
•    Regions strengthening European democracy  
•    Smart and sustainable growth for regions  
•    Regions got talent 
 

EURADA will be part of one session entitled "Boosting business in regions" scheduled for Wednesday 9 October from 14.30 to 15.30 CET. 

What are the barriers to growth for firms in different regions? How can and should policy help regions overcome them? In this workshop, experts from the OECD, DG Regio and EURADA will discuss this question, briefly setting the scene by drawing on recent OECD work on the performance of firms (particularly SMEs) in different regions, the Commission's 9th Cohesion Report, and the daily activities of RDAs, before engaging the audience in a discussion on how to reconcile competitiveness and cohesion.

The Moderator of the session will be Alexandra Rosu, from OECD, while the three pannellists are: Jorge Duran Laguna, DG REGIO, Alexander Lembcke, OECD, and our Director Roberta Dall'Olio.

Click here to register for the event.