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Economic change - 14.01.2008

Sharing experiences between regions (conference - 25/26 February 2008)
More than 500 participants from regions all over Europe are expected to discuss how European regional policy and its instruments can help regions to learn from one another, on 25 and 26 February 2008, in Brussels.
The conference 'Regions for economic change" aims to facilitate the exchange of good practices for pursuing the implementation of the Lisbon strategy at regional level through cohesion instruments. Through nine workshops, the event will showcase strategies, experiences and projects intended to provide learning and networking opportunities for structural funds managing authorities.
On the evening of 25th February, Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, will present the 2008 RegioStars awards which aim at seeking and disseminating good practice in European regional development.
The event will address representatives of:
  • national, regional and local administrations;
  • Structural Funds managing authorities and implementing bodies;
  • businesses organisations, banks and SMEs;
  • networks and associations;
  • universities, research and consultancy organisations;
  • regional media;
  • EU institutions
The conference is organised by the Commission's Regional Policy Directorate General and other Commission services in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions.
Practical information
Date and time

Monday 25 February 2008 from 09.30 am to 18:00 pm and Tuesday 26 February from 09.30 am to 14.30 pm
Conference Venue

European Commission
Conference Centre "Charlemagne"
Rue de la Loi 170
B-1040 Brussels

There are no registration fees for this conference.

Simultaneous interpretation will be provided for several EU official languages. The available languages will be published on the website two weeks before the event.
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