General rules

  • Participation in the European Week of Regions and Cities is free of charge.
  • Registration for Brussels-based seminars is open until 30 September.
  • Access to the EWRC 2016 is upon registration only. Note that no on-site registration will be accepted this year
  • Group registrations are not possible.
  • It is not possible to register several persons with the same e-mail address.

Registration Procedure

  • Step 1: Selection of workshops

    You can use the online « Search » tool to identify the events you may be interested in attending: enter key words, themes, names of speakers, programme codes or dates.

    Please select the workshops you wish to attend by ticking the appropriate box.
    Please note: By using the search tool, your selection will be cleared.   

    The number of workshops you can apply for is not restricted. However, you cannot apply for several workshops taking place at the same moment.

    The workshops which are fully booked are indicated with the following symbol:

  • Step 2: Application

    Once you made your choice of workshop(s), please click on « Apply ».
    On the next page please enter your email address and click on « Submit ».

    Please note that each person should use only 1 email address and that it is not possible to register several persons with the same email address.

    If you have already completed your personal data on this website previously, you will be recognised by the system and you can skip step 3.

  • Step 3: Personal data.

    Please fill in your personal data. Please note that you will need to indicate your ID/passport details for security reasons.

    Once the form is completed, please click on « Submit ».

  • Step 4: Acknowledgement of request(s).

    You will receive an automatic email acknowledging receipt of your request(s). Please note that this automatic message is not a confirmation of participation.

  • Step 5: Acceptance / rejection email.

    Within 2 weeks after application you will be informed on whether or not you can attend the selected workshop(s). You will receive a separate email for each request either accepting or rejecting your application. 

    The decision to accept or to refuse your request(s) is taken by the organisers of each workshop and depends on different criteria: e.g. number of available seats, target public, balanced representation of countries and organisations, etc.

    Please check your spam folder regularly.

    By clicking on « My Applications » you can always check the status of your requests.

  • Step 6: Summary of workshops

    Beginning of October you will receive an email with the final list of workshops for which you have been accepted.

    You will then be able to download your personalised European Week of Regions and Cities programme in PDF format from the European Week of Regions and Cities website Programme page.

  • Step 7: Final confirmation

    One week before the European Week of Regions and Cities, you will receive a specific email which includes your accreditation bar code. Please print this email and show it to the welcome desk to receive your badge (see below).


During the European Week of Regions and Cities, you will need a personal badge for identification and registration purposes, valid throughout the event. Badges will be handed out from Monday 10 October at two welcome desks:

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

Opening hours:
Monday 10 October: 09:00 - 18:30
Tuesday 11 October: 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 12 October: 08:00 - 15:00
Thursday 13 October: 08:00 - 11:00

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

More information

For further information, please contact the European Week of Regions and Cities Secretariat:
Functional mailbox:
European Week of Regions and Cities Hotline: +32(0)2 502 06 15