Save the date: next annual conference of the “Regions for economic change” the 16th and 17th February 2009

On 16 and 17 February 2009, the European Commission will hold in Brussels its annual conference of the ‘Regions for economic change’ initiative under the title “Regions For Economic Change – Networking for Results”. The event will be organised by the Commission’s Regional Policy Directorate General and other Commission services in cooperation with the Committee of the Regions. During the evening of the first day, Commissioner Danuta Hübner will present the 2009 ‘RegioStars’ awards to projects displaying good European practice and innovation in regional policy.

More than 500 participants from regions all over Europe are expected to discuss how European regional policy and its instruments can help regions to learn from one another and translate network outputs into action through mainstream policy and programmes. Through nine workshops, the event will showcase strategies, experiences and projects intended to provide learning and networking opportunities for Structural Funds managing authorities

Programme: conferences/networking/programme_en.cfm?nmenu=4

Registration form (NO later than the 2nd February):