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The 130 workshops are taking place in 28 locations, featured in our EURegionsWeek venues map. The project visits are outside of the scope of this map, but easily reachable via public transport.

 

Badge delivery

European Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard, 101 - Jacques Delors building
Metro station: Maelbeek (lines 1 and 5)

Monday 09 October: 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 10 October: 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 11 October: 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 12 October: 08:00 - 11:00

European Commission - Charlemagne building
Rue de la Loi/Wetstraat 170, Brussels
Metro station: Schuman (lines 1 and 5)

Monday 09 October: 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 10 October: 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 11 October: 08:00 - 15:00

 

Event App to access programme details and network during the event

All participants, speakers, media and organisers attending the European Week of Region and Cities , once registered to at least one working session, will be invited the week before the event to download and use the mobile application. This user-friendly online platform provides information about all events – as well as the list of workshops you are registered to ('My Agenda'), venues information and floorplans for the main venues. It will entail a documents library and facilities for bookmarking and note taking.

The mobile application is also a key tool to browse through list of participants, identify key contacts and get in touch, thanks to integrated messaging and matchmaking facilities. Moreover, the application may also be useful if you attend some interactive workshops as it provides live voting and poling facilities.

We recommend that you download the application prior to the event to get familiar with it. Hostesses at the badge delivery desks will direct you to the closest App helpdesk in case you have not downloaded the app at the time you get your badge. Qualified and multi-lingual personnel will assist you there with the app installation. On-site technicians will be present throughout the event to answer questions

Links to download the application will be provided the week before the event to all registered participants and speakers.

Note: the app is for registered participants only.

 

Networking

The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission Borchette Conference Centre both provide networking spaces in addition to the mobile application, which allows to browse through list of participants, and to identify key contacts and get in touch, thanks to integrated messaging and matchmaking features.

 

Social Media

On social media, please use hashtag #EURegionsWeek for twitter and check out our social media corner on the event webpage. The Commission will tweet about the event from @EU_Regional, the European Committee of the Regions from @EU_CoR – follow us, and share your ideas!

To continue the debate even after the European Week, networking and debates can still go on via our online platform via facebook , twitter, and even our European Week group on LinkedIn.

 

Brussels information points

VisitBrussels, the communications agency for tourism in the Brussels-Capital Region, holds an information desk during the in the European Committee of the Regions' premises. An information desk is also to welcome visitors at the Brussels airport, as well as at the Midi/Zuid Railway station.

VisitBrussels can in particular help for hotel reservation, as well as for finding out more about the Brussels agenda during the period of the European Week of Regions and Cities

Visit Brussels

VISITBRUSSELS’ stand
Committee of the Regions
Rue Belliard, 101 - Jacques Delors building
Metro station: Maelbeek (lines 1 and 5)

Opening hours:
Monday 09 October: 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 10 October: 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 11 October: 08:30 - 17:30

Zaventem airport welcome desk

Opening hours:
Monday 09 October: 08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 10 October: 08:00 - 12:30

Gare du Midi/Station Brussel-Zuid welcome desk

Opening hours:
Monday 09 October: 09:00 -  18:00
Tuesday 10 October: 09:00 - 18:00

 

Waste management

Help us to improve the sustainability of the #EURegionsWeek! Reducing and sorting waste is a top priority of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

Since 2010, waste production during the European Week of Regions and Cities has been drastically reduced. The graphic below illustrates the achievements at the European Committee of the Regions:

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In 2017, the #EURegionsWeek wants to reduce print documentation even further, with the ambition to become a paperless event. We invite all partners to reduce print documents to minimum and to bring back any leftover documents.

We also invite all partners and participants to sort their waste (glass, paper, PMD, organic waste) for effective waste management. Sorting of organic waste, including biodegradable paper cups, needs special attention as organic waste, due to its nature, is fed directly into the biogas plant.

Help us to recycle and sort waste correctly!

As participant, you can…

  • Take only the leaflets you are really interested in
  • Make an effort to understand the sorting bin system, and be attentive when throwing away

As workshop organizer/partner, please…

  • Reduce paper documentation to minimum and bring back any remaining copies
  • Adapt catering quantities to the number of confirmed participants
  • Make an effort to understand the bin system, and be attentive when throwing away

Posters at the European Committee of the Regions will guide participants and organisers to sort effectively.

Green bin – Organic waste, only coffee, water cups, wooden sticks (biodegradable/paper cups)
Blue bin – PMC (Plastic – Metal – Cartons) , i.e. for plastic bottles crushed flat with their caps, drink cans, jar lids and covers, food tins, food aerosols, aluminum trays or plates, drink cartons (fruit juice, milk, etc.)
Black bin – General waste,i.e. plastic bags and plastic film, plastic cups, coffee cups (to be deleted), yoghurt pots, soiled wrappers, staff-generated food waste, paper napkins, polystyrene foam, aluminium foil, cellophane
Yellow bin – Paper and cardboard

 

More information

For more information, please email the Conference Secretariat or call the European Week of Regions and Cities Secretariat Hotline (+32(0)2 502 06 15).