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European Week of Regions and Cities
10 - 13 October 2005

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Press Information

Journalists from the regional written press and from audiovisual media are invited to participate in all events during the European Week of Cities and Regions. They should register to the different workshops, seminars and sessions through the registration page . Click here for a map of all venues.

The official OPEN DAYS press conference will take place on 12 October 2005, 13:00, at the European Commission's press room in the Berlaymont building, Rond Point Schuman. Please note that access to the Commission's press room will require accreditation from the OPEN DAYS Conference Secretariat.

To obtain accreditation, or to receive the full media programme on 12 October, please send requests by email to

Badges and press packs can be picked up at the Official InfoPoint at the Committee of the Regions building, Rue Belliard 101 during the OPEN DAYS between 10 and 13 October.

For more details, please contact:

Geraldine Taylor
Conference Secretariat
Phone: +32-2-737.95.65
Fax: +32-2-737.95.67

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"Find out more about Structural Funds programmes and projects in your country and region by following this link, which leads to a clickable map with national and regional factsheets and a project database (available in the referring languages)."

Press releases

Short description of the event in 19 languages:

(18 August 2005) In an updated press release concerning the OPEN DAYS 2005, Joseph Borrell, the President of the European Parliament, and John Prescott, Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom , added their support for the event. In the first two weeks of registration, more than 700 experts from all over Europe have asked for participation. more information

(09 March 2005) Danuta Hübner, Commissioner for Regional Policy, and Peter Straub, President of the Committee of the Regions, present the OPEN DAYS: more information