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How to register

Participation in the OPEN DAYS is free of charge.
Registration is now closed.
Full description of all seminars is available here.


The OPEN DAYS and its seminars, workshops, debates and exhibitions target an audience specifically interested in regional policy, namely:

  • national, regional and local politicians;
  • members of the Committee of the Regions, the European Parliament and the European Economic and Social Committee;
  • officials of European, national, regional and local administrations and experts in the field of managing and evaluating cohesion policy programmes;
  • representatives of private companies, banks and European and national associations and organisations;
  • journalists from European, national, regional and local media.

Participation in the OPEN DAYS is free of charge. You can register online via the registration webpage.


Together with the regional partner offices in Brussels, the organisers will offer a special programme for regional journalists. The Committee of the Regions will host a press centre during the event which will include facilities for journalists as well as a TV studio at the disposal of visiting crews. The TV studio can host talk shows and interviews, and direct emission via satellite can be provided upon request.

For more information, incuding the full media programme and registration of journalists, please check the event website for updates or contact the team by email or phone +32 2 333 59 76

Selecting workshops and seminars

Each seminar and workshop has a code according to its date, the letter of one of the three topics, and a chronological number.

The registration webpage has an online search tool to help you find the right seminar or workshop. The search can be carried out by keywords, themes, speakers’ name, programme codes or dates. If you find one or more seminars of interest to you, you can select them by ticking the appropriate box. The registration system will then ask for the personal data 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.

Registration process

Once the request to participate has been received, the on-line registration system will automatically send an email confirming that the request is being processed. Please be aware that this automatic message is not a confirmation of participation.

Within two weeks following the request(s) to participate, and depending on the number of seats available, participants will know whether they can attend the selected workshop. They will receive an email confirming or rejecting each request. Attendance at the workshop is confirmed by email only if the request has been accepted.
If you wish to check the status of your requests, the registration system allows you to do so under the ‘My requests’ button available on the registration webpage.

All confirmed participants will receive the final list of workshops for which they have been accepted by Friday 22 September. Registration after that date will be confirmed on a case-by-case basis.
Participants are requested to print their confirmation email as proof of their registration for the various seminars.

Each OPEN DAYS 2010 participant will receive a badge for identification and registration purposes. All badges will be handed out in the OPEN DAYS Tent on the esplanade of the Regional Policy Directorate-General (Metro Station Merode) as of Monday 4 October at 10 a.m.

More information

For more information, please contact the OPEN DAYS 2010 Conference Secretariat:
Anna Le Guennec
OPEN DAYS Hotline: +33 (0)1 43 67 99 44

Attention all potential OPEN DAYS participants
If you are thinking of participating in OPEN DAYS 2010, please note that Brussels will host the 8th ASEM Summit of Heads of State and Government (ASEM 8) on 4-5 October 2010. With more than 1 000 participants and another 1 000 journalists present, hotel spaces will be scarcer than usual.
Please remember to book your hotel early!