(27 February 2008) Conference speeches and presentations now available online
Speeches and presentations delivered during the two days Conference are now available online on the "Programme" page of this website.
Links to the single speech and presentation are provided beside the speakers' names, whereas links to the collection of all the presentations for a single workshop are available in .zip format beside the workshop titles.
(25 February 2008) RegioStars Awards: a celebration of Europe's most innovative regional projects
Tonight, Alsace, Øresund, Wales, the West Midlands, and Yorkshire and the Humber take centre stage in Europe as winners of the first RegioStars Awards for innovative regional projects. Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Mr Pasqual Maragall i Mira, former President of Catalonia and President of the Jury, will award prizes for projects promoting sustainable development and knowledge-based regional economies. The awards take place during a two-day conference in Brussels entitled: 'Regions for Economic Change - Sharing excellence'.
(22 February 2008) Sharing excellence: Regional stakeholders gather in Brussels for two-day exchange of ideas on sustainable development, competitiveness
Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, will on Monday welcome over 600 participants to a conference in Brussels entitled: 'Regions for Economic Change - Sharing excellence'. Co-organised with the Committee of the Regions, the two-day event will give participants from regions all over the EU the opportunity to learn from one another. They will share ideas on how best to support sustainable development and promote competitiveness through EU regional policy instruments.
(17 December 2007) On 25 and 26 February 2008, the European Commission will hold the second annual conference of the 'Regions for economic change' initiative under the title "Regions For Economic Change – Sharing Excellence". The event will be organised by the Commission's Regional Policy Directorate General and other Commission services in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions. During the evening of the first day, Commissioner Danuta Hübner will present the 2008 'RegioStars' awards to projects displaying good 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 can help regions to learn from one another and translate network outputs into action through mainstream policy and programmes. Through nine workshops, the event will showcase strategies, experiences and projects intended to provide learning and networking opportunities for Structural Funds managing authorities. The programme and registration system are accessible on the left hand menu.