Open days 2008 "European Week of Regions and Cities": extracts from the joint press conference by Danuta Hübner and Luc Van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions
Danuta Hübner, Member of the EC in charge of Regional Policy, and Luc Van den Brande, President of the Committee of the Regions, hold a press conference and answered the journalists in the context of the Open days 2008, "European Week of Regions and Cities", the event dedicated to regional policy.
A record 216 regions and cities from 32 countries have signed up as partners for the sixth annual Open days, organised by the Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission's Regional Policy Directorate-General, with the support of the French Presidency of the EU and the European Parliament.
The goal is to achieve a better and shared understanding of territorial cohesion and its implications for the future of the EU's regional policy. Three priority areas that should be translated into policy actions have already been identified: how to overcome differences in density, how to overcome distance and how to overcome administrative borders. SHOTLISTLINK