How to register
Participation in the OPEN DAYS is free of charge.
For registration and a full description of all seminars, please go to this website (registration is closed).
Selecting workshops and seminars
Each seminar and workshop has a code according to its date,
the letter of one of the four thematic topics, and a chronological
number. For example, the seminar code ‘08A02’ signifies:
Wednesday 8 October, thematic topic ‘A’ of the programme
(Innovating regions: Promoting research, technological
development and innovation), and is the 2nd seminar (out of
the total number of seminars on the theme).
The website provides an on-line search tool in order to find
a seminar or workshop by specific topic. The search can be
carried out by using keywords, themes, speakers’ names,
programme codes or dates. If one or several seminars of
interest are found, select them by clicking the appropriate
box. The registration system will then ask for the personal
data (name, organisational affi liation, e-mail, etc.) of the
potential participant. Once completed and submitted, the
request to attend the selected workshops will automatically be sent to the organisers of the chosen workshops. Please
note that group registrations are not possible.
Once the request for attendance has been received, the
on-line registration system will automatically send an
e-mail confi rming that the request for attendance is being
processed. This automatic message is not a confirmation of
Within two weeks following the request(s) for attendance,
and depending on the number of seats available, participants
will know whether they can attend the workshop selected
or not. They will be notifi ed by a confi rmation – or rejection
– e-mail for each attendance request. Attendance at the
workshop is confi rmed by e-mail only if the request for
attendance has been accepted.
If you wish to check the status of your diff erent requests
being processed, the registration system provides the
possibility to do so under the ‘My requests’ button available
on the Registration webpage.
All participants whose participation will be confi rmed by Friday 12 September 2008 will be sent the listing of the
workshops they have been accepted for, as well as their
badge, by post. The participants registering after this deadline will receive a
final confirmation e-mail listing the workshops they have been
accepted for but will have to collect their badge on-site.
Participants are requested to print this fi nal confi rmation
e-mail, proving that they have been accepted for the
Opening and Closing sessions
Attendance at the Opening and Closing sessions on 6 and
9 October, as well as the Official Reception on 8 October and
other social events, is by invitation only. For more details on the Openning Session, go to this page, and for the Closing Session, to this page.
For more information, please contact the OPEN DAYS 2008
Tel: +33 (0)1 43 67 99 44
Fax: + 33 (0)1 43 67 87 00
Contact for participants and general requests:
InfoPoint ‘Jacques Delors‘ – OPEN DAYS
and Investors’ Café
Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 101, Brussels.
InfoPoint ‘Centre Borschette’ – OPEN DAYS
European Commission, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels.