Open Days 2010

Local Events

Under the headline 'Europe in my region (city)', around 250 local events will be organised all over Europe by the event partners between September and November 2010. The local events target the general public as well as potential beneficiaries of the Structural Funds and expert audiences.

Local institutions and organisations, such as regions, municipalities, Structural Funds managing authorities, regional development agencies, chambers of commerce, universities and other are invited to participate and to suggest European events planned during that period to the OPEN DAYS organisers.

List of staff from the European Commission's Directorate General for Regional Policy who are available to speak at OPEN DAYS Local Events

The local events will be organised around the general OPEN DAYS themes:


Events on 'competitiveness' will focus on innovation, regional development and green economic growth.


Events in this theme will focus on territorial and cross-border co-operation, the European Grouping on Territorial Cooperation (EGTC), and 'macro regions.


Events grouped under the theme of 'cohesion' will elaborate on 'territorial' and 'social' cohesion and on the question of how to better integrate different policies at the local level.

More information on the local events to be organised all aroud Europe will be published on this website in May 2010.

Would you like to become an event partner? 

If you would like to contribute to the OPEN DAYS 2010 programme and become an event partner, please find below more information on how to apply to become an organiser of a Local Event: 

Independent partners:
Thank you for submitting your local event(s)' application form and description and to return it to 
- Application Form for Local Events (independent partners)
- Local Events' description template (independent partners)

Information Pack for potential event partners 

Regional Partnerships:
Call closed on 22 Februrary 2010. The list of selected regional partnerships is available here
Local Events'description template for Regional Partnerships