The 7th edition of OPEN DAYS, the European Week of regions and cities, will take place in Brussels from the 5th to the 8th of October 2009, with the participation of 213 regions or cities partners.
About 7.500 people participated to the last edition. For the European Institutions, for the economic and financial system and this year also for the research system, OPEN DAYS represent the main occasion to discuss cohesion policy, employment, economic growth, innovation, sustainable development and to set-up European networks and partnerships.
The seminars and the debates that will be held during OPEN DAYS 2009, with the slogan “Global Challenges, European Responses” will be structured according to the following four themes:
- Restoring growth: Innovation in Europe’s regions and cities;
- Regions and climate change: Europe’s way to sustainable regional development
- Territorial cooperation: Working together across borders
- Achieving results, looking ahead: EU Cohesion Policy’s evaluation and future prospects
During the month of October, another 230 local events will be organised on the territories of regions or cities partners, addressing an expected audience of 30,000 people. The events will have the aim of giving information, developing debates and opening a dialogue about the above mentioned themes, with this official slogan: “Europe in our region.”
The Basilicata Region has been selected as official partner of OPEN DAYS 2009 with the regional partnership named "Achieving Regional Innovation: Innovative Regions for Growth" consisting in the following regions and cities: East Midlands (UK), Puglia (IT), Arnhem Nijmegen (NL), Basilicata (IT), Dunkirk (FR), Lodz Region (PL), Municipality of Burgas (BG), Nicosia (CY), Nord - Pas de Calais (FR).
Within OPEN DAYS 2009 Basilicata Region will organize two initiatives:
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