The theme of the 7th edition of OPEN DAYS, held between 5 and 8 October 2009 focused on "Global challenges, European responses".
OPEN DAYS is jointly organised by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission Directorate-General for Regional Policy. At OPEN DAYS 2009, more than 6000 local, regional, national and European decision-makers participated as well as representatives from the academic, business and non-governmental sectors.
122 workshops were organised around four themes:
A) Restoring growth: Innovation in Europe's regions and cities
B) Regions and climate change: Europe's way to sustainable regional development
C) Territorial co-operation: Working together across borders
D) Achieving results, looking ahead: EU Cohesion Policy's evaluation and future prospects
Highlights of the programme included the Opening Session on 5 October and the Closing Session on 8 October.
OPEN DAYS 2009 programmes:
Final programme (finalised August 2009)
Programme at a Glance (finalised September 2009)
The OPEN DAYS evaluation report is published.