Registration open for offshoring events in the framework of the European Week of Cities and Regions 2020 (#EURegionsWeek 2020)

08/07/2020 The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual event where cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement EU cohesion policy and demonstrate the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

A side event is linked to the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020 because of its thematic, temporal (5-9 October 2020, 12-16 October 2020, 19-22 October 2020) and (digital) proximity. However, it is not part of the official programme of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

This year, the side events will be divided into three time slots according to the thematic priorities:

  • 5-9 October 2020: Empowering Citizens
  • 12-16 October 2020: Cohesion and cooperation
  • 19-22 October 2020: Green Europe, in cooperation with the Green Week

Due to the global pandemic (COVID-19), most of the 500 sessions planned will be online, and only the most important events will be developed in online/presential format.

Important: Side events must be related to the thematic priorities of #EURegionsWeek 2020 and must be organized digitally between 5-9 October 2020, 12-16 October 2020 or 19-22 October 2020. The organizers of the side events are fully responsible for the content and organization of their event.

How to apply?

You must submit your completed online application within the deadline. In your application you should specify to what extent the event relates to one of the thematic priorities of 2020, thus demonstrating its attractiveness for participants in the European Week of Regions and Cities 2020. Applications submitted will be assessed and only a limited number of side events will be selected.

Applications must be completed by 2 September 2020.

For further information, please contact the Finnova Foundation (