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Highlights from @EURegionsWeek 2019

24 October 2019 - Published by Lise Espersen

With over 10,000 attendees and 300 events, the atmosphere was buzzing at this year's EURegionsWeekan annual four-day event during which cities and regions discuss how to improve European regional and local governance.  

We were delighted to be part of a number of workshops at the event showcasing the success of transnational cooperation and more specifically involving several North Sea Region projects.

North Sea Region project, 2IMPREZS certainly grabbed the headlines during one of the events. They were chosen out of nearly 40 submissions received from across the whole Interreg community and then competed against seven other finalists to win at the Interreg Project Slam. Two school students from Belgium and the project coordinator used their six minute slot to inform the audience about the exciting work being undertaken in the project, which focuses on improve energy efficiency schools around the North Sea Region. 

Read more about the 2imprezs winning the project slam here.

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2IMPREZS being presented with their award at the Interreg Project Slam

The action didn't stop there. The PARTRIDGE and 2IMPREZS projects contributed to round tables discussions on energy efficiency and risk management as part of a workshop being organised by the Interreg North West Europe programme entitled, the future of transnational cooperation: what impact in a changing Europe? 

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Francis Buner from the Partridge project sharing his knowledge during the North West Europe workshop

It was no surprise that discussions about the future Cohesion Policy 2021-2028 and the changes foreseen in Interreg funding were high on the agenda. The value of cooperation was underlined repeatedly throughout theses discussions and important key words and phrases identified by participants in one final session reflected this. 

Read more about the discussions that took place about future Cohesion Policy during the event here.

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The main take aways from the EURegionsWeek

 

Photos by Lise Espersen and Jesper Jönsson