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European Week of Regions and Cities

General info

What is "The EURegionsWeek close to you"?

The EURegionsWeek close to you (formerly "side events") are events that are connected to the European Week of Regions and Cities by theme. They will take place between 7 October and 30 November 2024. These sessions will bring the EURegionsWeek close to communities all over the EU. Please consult the Guide for event partners to find out more about the themes of the EURegionsWeek.

Why should I apply for "The EURegionsWeek close to you"?

Visibility – your event will be publicized on the dedicated section of the EURegionsWeek website and in the European Week of Regions and Cities newsletter.

Branding: organisers are allowed to use the dedicated branding and templates.

Target audience – the EURegionsWeek community and the chance to link your event to a broader European framework. 


    5 April
    Deadline applications
    15 May
    Communication of selection results
    22 May
    Event partners' meeting
    5 June
    Deadline to update session content (title & descriptions)
    31 August
    Deadline to upload confirmed speakers and moderators
    15 December
    Deadline for submitting e-reports for “The EURegionsWeek close to you" events

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be from/or have an established residence in:

          - an EU Member State  
          - a country contributing to/participating in an EU programme

How to apply?

Please sign into your EURegionsWeek account and create a new application by 2 April 2024
Applications will be subject to evaluation by the EURegionsWeek organisers.

Event format

EURegionsWeek close to you events can be organised in an onsite, hybrid or fully digital format. In all the above formats, panels must be gender balanced and reflect the diversity of the local community.

By participating in the EURegionsWeek, organisers commit to respecting the principles of gender balance, greening and data protection of participants in the event.

Responsibilities of organisers

Overall organisation – The EURegionsWeek close to you applicants are entirely responsible for the content, organisation, and management of their event. The #EURegionsWeek organisers are not responsible for any organisational, logistical or content-related aspects of these events.

Promotion – The EURegionsWeek close to you sessions will profit from visibility on the EURegionsWeek website. Nevertheless, we recommend that organisers promote their event to the local community. By using the hashtag #EURegionsWeek, a large audience will also be attracted to any social media posts.

Feedback – By applying for The EURegionsWeek close to you, partners agree to give feedback on the scope and content of their event to the #EURegionsWeek organisers (attendance, profile of participants and feedback on content) via the EURegionsWeek platform within one week of the date of their event.