4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS Week)

Brussels (in hybrid format) | 24-28 April 2023

We are happy to announce that the call for stakeholder sessions of the 4th EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS Week) is open from today until 10 March 2023!

Following the success of last year’s event, EU MRS Week Secretariat, WMH Project, on behalf of the European Commission relaunched the call for stakeholder sessions to include inputs from stakeholders around the three themes selected this year Skills, Energy and Funding into the programme to address the most burning issues from your point of view.

The 4th EU MRS Week will be held in hybrid format with the possibility of onsite participation from 24 to 28 April 2023 at the Event Lounge in Brussels under the slogan transform to thrive. To follow information on this topic please use #EUMRSWeek at social media.

Read more about the 4th EU MRS Week  https://eumrsweek.regio-events.eu/


From Monday morning (24 April) until Wednesday morning (26 April), the programme will provide room for a total of nine stakeholder sessions. Each session will be held in digital format for a duration of 90 minutes. The submitted application has to contain a complete proposal, i.e. confirmed speakers, moderator(s), structured agenda, preferred time slot etc.

Proposals with a cross-MRS approach and inspiring best practices replicable across the four EU macro-regions will be given preference.

Given the limited number of sessions that will be chosen this year, we strongly advise you to read the Partners Guideline for more information on the applicable conditions, around the three themes etc. A link to the Partners Guideline is available when entering the website for the call for stakeholder sessions.

If you're interested, please go to the dedicated website https://eumrsweek.regio-events.eu/stakeholders, insert the password: EUMRSWEEK and submit your proposals until 10 March 2023.

The results will be communicated on 17 March 2023 to all applicants.

For questions around the call, please contact: eumrsweek@wmhproject.fr.

Programme overview

Digital stakeholder session

From 24 to 26 April 2023, digital stakeholder sessions will enrich the programme of the EU MRS Week for the second time in a row for open for which stakeholders are encouraged to apply and influence the debates around the three themes.

The call for stakeholder sessions is planned to be opened from 16 January to 10 March 2023. More information will follow in January.

Official opening, thematic sessions, 15th HLG and 4 Trio Presidencies meeting

The official opening of the 4th EU MRS Week followed by thematic sessions will take place between the afternoon of 26 to 27 April 2023. The sessions can be followed online with the option of onsite participation for EU MRS key implementers and representatives of EU institutions at Event Lounge.

In the morning of 28 April 2023, the 15th high level group will meet in hybrid format in the Charlemagne (tbc) in Brussels. The 4 EU MRS Trio Presidencies meeting will close the event, organised by the Slovene EUSDR Presidency. Both meeting are upon invitation only for members but can be followed via web stream by interested stakeholders as in the previous year.

The registration for the 4th EU MRS Week will open on 27 March 2023.

Using this occasion - you are kindly invited to follow the LINK to the 4th Report on the implementation of the EU macro-regional strategies and the LINK to its accompanying Staff Working Document that were adopted on 9 December 2023 which will be subject of the event.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact REGIO-TRANSNATIONAL-AND-INTERREGIONAL-COOPERATION@ec.europa.eu.