There are three categories of partners:
1) Conglomerates of regions and cities
Regions and cities are the core of the OPEN DAYS event and therefore their Brussels representative offices are the main partners in the event. In 2008 we will have 22 conglomerates representing 217 regions and cities.
2) European institutions
On the basis of successful cooperation during previous events with the European Parliament. The Commission Directorate-General for Communication will actively support regional and local events through its Representations in the Member States and information networks. As in previous years, other Commission Directorate-Generals are invited to take part in the programme as well.
3) Financial institutions, business and civil society partners
Financial institutions, business and civil society partners are invited to propose sessions as part of the OPEN DAYS programme and to participate in the Investors' Café exhibition where they can present their value added for regional decision makers.