You will be able to follow this conference live via the video links in several languages
Wednesday 7 March 2007
09.00 - 10.30 Opening plenary session
10.30 - 12.30 Workshop 1A
14.30 - 16.30 Workshop 2C
17.00 - 17.30 Plenary session
Thursday 8 March 2007
17.00 - 17.40 Plenary closing session
Conference brochure published on this site
(21 February 2007) A brochure on the conference "Fostering competitiveness through innovative technologies, products and healthy communities" taking place in Brussels on 7 and 8 March has been uploaded today to the source page. On 24 pages, the brochure presents the initiative "Regions for Economic Change" and its context as regards innovation performance of EU regions. In addition, one finds descriptions of 10 projects dealing with the different aspects and being funded by cohesion instruments.
Conference website opened
(8 December 2006) On 7 and 8 March 2007, the European Commission invites to the first annual conference of the 'Regions for economic change' initiative 'Regions for economic change' under the title "Fostering competitiveness through innovative technologies, products and healthy communities". The event will be organised by the Commission's Regional Policy Directorate General and other Commission services together with the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur and in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions. During the event, Commissioner Danuta Hübner will launch the "Regional Innovation Awards" seeking for best European practice and innovation in regional policy. More than 500 participants from regions all over Europe are expected to discuss how European regional policy and its instruments contribute to competitive regions and cities through innovation and exchange of best practice. In nine workshops, the event will showcase strategies, experiences and projects intended to provide learning and networking opportunities for Structural Funds managing authorities. Today a call for papers call for papers was published on this website open until 15 January 2007. A final programme will be presented on this website in February and registrations will be possible subsequently.