3rd EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week

Online | 7-11 March 2022

The 2022 EU Macro-regional Strategies Week will stand under the motto ENGAGE, EMPOWER, EVOLVE  centered around three topics: Youth, European Green Deal and Social Innovation.

The purpose of the third edition is to ENGAGE with stakeholders from across the Macro-regional Strategies, the EU institutions and beyond to EMPOWER them to take charge of the opportunities Macro-regional Strategies offer in order to EVOLVE their Macro-Regions towards a smart and sustainable future. With 2022 being the European Year of Youth, we also want to put a special notion on how Macro-regional Strategies empower young people to become active citizens and actors of positive change, to promote opportunities provided by EU policies for young people and to include the ideas and visions of young people in Macro-regional Strategies.

Registration will open by mid-February 2022.

Shape the Programme with us!
Got inspired by the concept of the 3rd EU MRS Week? Then get engaged and submit your session proposals that will become part of the programme. The stakeholder sessions will be held digitally via Zoom for a duration of 1.5 hours per session.

How to get involved? Together with our contractor Teamwork, we will open a call for stakeholders between mid-January 2022 and 6 February 2022. During the call, you will have to submit the agenda, scope of the session, preferred time slot, provide the names of the speakers and moderator(s) etc.

We encourage everyone to spread the news and to start preparing your contributions. Due to limited available places, our evaluation committee will select the most out of the box and interactive proposals that fit to the three topics: Youth, European Green Deal and Social Innovation.

For more information on the available time slots for stakeholder sessions, please see the draft programme:
7 March: Opening session, Youth session (afternoon, organised by DG REGIO)
8 March: European Green Deal and Social Innovation sessions (morning, organised by DG REGIO), slots for stakeholder sessions in the afternoon (13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00)
9 March: Slots for Stakeholder sessions (9:00-10:30, 11-12:30, 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00)
10 March: Slots for stakeholder sessions (9:00-10:30, 11-12:30, 13:30-15:00, 15:30-17:00)
11 March: 14th High-Level Group Meeting, followed by the 5th MRS Presidency and Trio Meeting

More on: https://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/en/newsroom/news/2022/01/14-01-2022-save-the-date-for-the-3rd-eu-macro-regional-strategies-week-and-shape-the-programme-with-us

Further information will follow soon.
Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact: REGIO-TRANSNATIONAL-AND-INTERREGIONAL-COOPERATION@ec.europa.eu