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The OPEN DAYS 2007-European Week of Regions and Cities are jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, Directorate General for Regional Policy.

The event will be organised in partnership with 212 regions and cities, which were selected in March 2007 following an application procedure. All regions and cities work together in thematic groups, so-called conglomerates, and contribute by seminars and other activities to the event's programme. The full list can be found below.

OPEN DAYS 2007: List of participating regions and cities

Advancing Regions for Economic Growth
Northern Netherlands Provinces (NL), East Midlands (UK), East Netherlands (NL), Lower Silesia (PL), Niedersachsen (DE), Pilsen Region (CZ), Upper Austria (AT), Wielkopolska (PL), Yorkshire & Humber (UK)

Baltic Sea Group
Berlin (DE), Central Sweden (SE), Copenhagen (DK), Hamburg (DE), Helsinki Region (FI), Malmö (SE), Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (DE), Oslo Region (NO), Riga (LV), Schleswig-Holstein (DE), Stockholm (SE), Tallinn (ET), Vilnius (LT), West Finland (FI), West Pomerania (PL), West Sweden (SE)

Capital Regions / Cities: Fostering their Sustainable Capital
Ile-de-France (FR), Brussels-Capital Region (BE), Budapest (HU), Central Bohemia (CZ), G4 (Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht) (NL), Greater London (UK), London Councils (UK), Madrid (ES), Prague (CZ)

Celtic Connections Consortium
Wales (UK), Asturias (ES), Brittany (FR), Irish Regions (IE), Norte (PT), Northern Ireland (UK), Scotland (UK), South West UK (UK)

Co-operation for Success
Nord-Pas de Calais (FR), BrabantStad (NL), Dunkerque (FR), Kent (UK), Lille (FR), Opolskie (PL), Silesia (PL), West-Flaanderen (BE)

The Creative Sector Makes it Happen!
North Sweden (SE), City Region Arnhem Nijmegen (NL), East Sweden (SE), Lower Austria (AT), North Finland (FI), Tulcea County (RO), Twente (Almelo, Borne, Enschede, Hengelo and Oldenzaal )(NL)

Deep Blue: Innovative Maritime Regions
Pomorskie (PL), Central Denmark (DK), North Norway (NO), Pays de la Loire/ Poitou-Charentes (FR), Turku & Southwest Finland (FI), Varna Region (BG), West Norway (NO)

Dynamic Regions for Innovation and Investment
Auvergne/Centre/Limousin (FR), Banska Bystrica Region (SK), Castilla-La Mancha (ES), Central Macedonia (GR), Hradec Kralove Region (CZ), Lancashire (UK), Pomurje (SI), Trencin Region (SK)

ERRIN Regions for Growth and Jobs
West Midlands (UK), Apulia (IT), Eindhoven (NL), Lodz Region (PL), Maribor (SI), Navarra (ES), Olomouc Region (CZ), South Sweden (SE), Valencian Region (ES), Zlin Region (CZ)

European Borders Network
Barletta (IT), Crete (GR), Gorj (RO), Larnaka (CY), City of Latina (IT), Marsascala (MT), Province of Catania (IT), Tg-Jiu (RO), Thessalias (GR)

Green Motors for Growth
Liguria (IT), Baden-Württemberg (DE), Catalonia (ES), Lombardia (IT), Malopolska (PL), Piemonte (IT), Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (FR), Rhône-Alpes (FR), Swiss Cantons (CH), Vallée d'Aoste (IT),

Increase local governance by effective proximity actions
Herault (FR), Eure (FR), Gironde (FR), Province of Badajoz (ES), Province of Liège (BE),

Innovation in Cross-Border Regions
Northrhine-Westfalia (DE), Aachen Region (DE), Meuse-Rhine Region (BE), Munsterland-Overijssel Region (NL), Rhine-Meuse-North Region (DE)

Knowledge and Innovation in Cities for Cohesion
Province of Barcelona (ES), Bristol (UK), City of Barcelone (ES), City of Lodz (PL), Greater Manchester (UK), Istanbul Metropolitan Area (TR), Le Grand Lyon (FR), Province of Torino (IT), Zilina Region (SK)

METREX
Capital Region Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Frankfurt Rhein-Main (DE), Nuremberg Metropolitan Area (DE), Oradea (RO), Rhein-Neckar (DE), Sofia (BG), Stuttgart (DE)

Network of Eastern External Border Regions
Cyprus Municipalities (CY), Covasna (RO), Dél-Alföldi (HU), East Finland (FI), East Macedonia (GR), Eszak-Alfold (HU), Lubelskie (PL), Olsztyn (PL), Podlaskie (PL), Presov Region (SK), Sibiu County (RO), South Transdanubia (HU), Southeast Finland (FI), City of St Petersburg (RU), Thrace (GR), Vidzeme Region (LV), Warmia & Mazury (PL)

Open Innovating Regions
Central Italy Regions (Abruzzo, Lazio, Marche, Toscana, Umbria) (IT), Alentejo (PT), Bratislava Region (SK), Calabria (IT), Extremadura (ES), Kosice Region (SK), Languedoc-Roussillon (FR), Nitra Region (SK)

Science and Innovation in Regional Policy
Saxony-Anhalt (DE), ALPEUREGIO (South Tyrol (IT), Trentino (IT), Tyrol (AT), Cheshire (UK), Mazovia (PL), Murcia (ES), North East of England (UK), Podkarpackie (PL), Province of Limburg (NL), Sardegna (IT)

Small & Smart
Estonia (ET), Latvia (LV), Lithuania (LT)

Succes by Interregional Co-operation
Friuli Venezia Giulia (IT), Carinthia (AT), Croatian Regions (HU), Istria (HU), Kujawsko-Pomorskie (PL), Molise (IT), Sarajevo (BA), Slovenia (SI), Steiermark (AT), Trakia-Stara Zagora (BG), Veneto (IT), West Pannonia (HU)

Sustainable Energy Regions II
East of England (UK), Castilla y León (ES), Liberec Region (CZ), North West of England (UK), Saxony (DE), South Bohemia (CZ), Vrancea (RO)

The Atlantic as a Factor of Competitiveness
Cantabria (ES), Aquitaine (FR), Azores (PT), Basque Country (ES), Basse Normandie (FR), Merseyside (UK), West Ireland (IE)

The Greater Region
German Speaking Community of Belgium (BE), Luxembourg (LU), Rheinland-Pfalz (DE), Saarland (DE), Wallonia-Brussels (BE)

The Water-Based Competitiveness Network
Lisbon & Tagus Valley (PT), Algarve (PT), Canary Islands (ES), Sicily (IT), Venice (IT)



Presentations and Abstracs
Promotional clip OPEN DAYS 2007
Cohesion Instruments 2007-2013 in your Country and Region
Public consultation on Cohesion Policy
Regulations 2007-2013
Lisbon Monitoring Platform
EGTC - GECT
Guidelines on cohesion
Cooperation with Financial Institutions
Cohesion Policy and cities
Regions for change

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