Event overview

Here you will find an overview of relevant upcoming events - organised by the programme, our projects or other organisations. If you are interested in documentation from our past events follow the links below.


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The AWAIR Italian partners meet the municipalities in the Functional Urban Area

Parma, August 30, 2018 - 10:30 - Residenza Municipale, Parma - ITALY

Getting to know the AWAIR project and planning the activities for the next winter.

European Economic and Social Committee: Public Hearing Cohesion Policy 2021-2027

06 September 2018

The EESC is preparing several opinions and will hold a public hearing on Regional Development and Cohesion Policy for the period 2021-2027, bringing together officials, experts and civil society representatives to engage in the necessary consensus-building on the way ahead, which would also serve as an input to the EU leaders' decisions expected in the coming years.

More information can be found on the EESC website.

How to make museums more accessible: COME-IN! project visit

06 September 2018

COME-IN! brings together partners from six central European countries to make small-and medium-sized museums more accessible for people with different kinds of disabilities. Museums are places where everyone should be able to see and learn about our cultural heritage. But many museums in central Europe encounter difficulties to become more accessible. Reasons reach from a lack of organisational knowledge and limited financial resources all the way to a lack of investment and adequate promotion. The Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE project helps museums operators to overcome the difficulties through COME-IN! guidelines, a training handbook which is followed up by pilot actions and training sessions.

Inclusiveness is a strategic topic for Europe and the rather small-scale investments of this transnational Interreg cooperation project will save a lot of financial resources and efforts across borders. Museums located in other central European regions and cities will benefit from effective, tested solutions and guidelines.

Simulating disabilities to experience the value of accessibility

COME-IN! will present its achievements in Vienna to a closed group of policy makers from the Ministries of Finance of EU Member States. The presentation will include a tour of an accessible museum, in which participants can experience the museum as visitors in a wheelchair or with visual impairments. The tools and inclusive exhibition design developed thanks to cooperation between museums, public authorities and interest groups beyond borders will highlight the effects of small investments transferable to many other cities and regions. 

To achieve such results #cooperationiscentral – today and in the future.

INNO-WISEs : Meeting with social cooperatives

07 September, Trentino, Italy

Meeting with the social cooperative in Trentino Region - dissemination of first project results

LICHT 2018

 9.-12. September 2018 in Davos, Swiss

23rd European Light Congress
«CREATIVE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS» - The concrete use of new technologies in everyday life

1st RAINMAN practitioner workshop

11. - 12. September 2018, Dresden

More information about the practitioner workshop

European Committee of the Regions: Stakeholder Consultation on Common Provisions Regulation

12 September 2018

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) has decided to prepare an opinion on the proposal for the Common Provisions Regulation, which was presented by the European Commission on 29 May 2018.

Ms Catiuscia MARINI (IT/PES) and Mr Michael SCHNEIDER (DE/EPP), the two co-rapporteurs for the CoR opinion on the matter, will meet with representatives of local and regional associations and other stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant topic of this opinion.

The consultation meeting will take place on 12 September 2018 from 11:00 to 12:30 in the European Committee of the Regions building (Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels), room JDE 51. In addition, if you have any position papers relevant to the subject, you are invited to send them by email to coter@cor.europa.eu.

Registration to the consultation is open until 11 September.

7th Startup camp

Startup Camp Rijeka is a five-day long mentoring program designed to help develop start up proposals into viable businesses. Successful entrepreneurs and investors from Croatia and America mentor and help participants to develop their business ideas into actual businesses.

The camp gathers 30 young entrepreneurs that will, through a variety of different teambuilding exercises, lectures, workshops and individual coaching challenges, further hone their ideas and develop an actual product or business.

The Startup Camp Rijeka 2018 will take place at Step Ri Science and Technology Park of the University of Rijeka from Wednesday, September 12th, until Sunday, September 16th, 2018.

For further information visit this website: http://www.step.uniri.hr/portfolio/startup-camp/ 

Inno Peer AVM: The Second International Conference on Intelligent Systems in Production Engineering and Maintenance ISPEM 2018.

17-18 September 2018 in Wrocław

The Second International Conference on Intelligent Systems in Production Engineering and Maintenance ISPEM 2018 will be held in Wrocław (Poland) between 17 – 18 September 2018. The conference aim is to give an opportunity for researchers, experts, practitioners and other interested participants to exchange experiences in intelligent systems and tools applications in production and maintenance. New solutions for innovative plants, research results and case studies considering advances in maintenance and production from the Industry 4.0 point of view will be presented and discussed, paying special attention to application of intelligent systems, methods and tools in production, maintenance, logistic, quality management, information systems, product development, ect.

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More infomrtaion about the event: http://www.ispem.pwr.edu.pl/


The purpose of this workshop is to foster knowledge and experience exchange on how the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) can support the uptake e-health tools and services using information and communication technologies (ICTs).

The following issues will be discussed:

  • The uptake of ehealth and digital health technologies and how they can contribute to improve the efficiency, resilience and sustainability of health systems
  • Challenges and barriers in the uptake of ehealth technologies, including the interoperability of cross-border e-health systems and the implementation of ICT healthcare systems that empower patients and support preventive, personalised, integrated and sustainable healthcare as envisioned in several EU policy documents, including the e-Health Action Plan 2012-2020
  • How can ESI Funds contribute to facing these challenges and how are they being used in the current programming period
Capacity Development and Further Improvement of New Functions of Electronic Health Cooperation Service Space (EESZT)
eHealth project partner in Budapest


The workshop will be carried out in collaboration with the Hungarian Ministry of Human Capacities and the National Healthcare Service Centre and will feature the ‘Capacity Development and Further Improvement of New Functions of Electronic Health Cooperation Service Space (EESZT)’ project.


To register for one or more workshops, please follow this link

Giornata della Cooperazione Europea - EC DAY 2018

Risultati dei progetti in corso e sguardo al post 2020.

Il Punto di Contatto Nazionale italiano presso la Regione del Veneto sta organizzando un evento in occasione della Giornata della Cooperazione Europea 2018 per promuovere i risultati dei Programmi di Cooperazione Territoriale Europea con uno sguardo alla futura programmazione post 2020.

L’evento si terrà a Venezia il 24 settembre 2018 dalle ore 9.30 alle ore 17.30 circa presso l'Università Iuav di Venezia - Aula Magna (Tolentini), Santa Croce 191.

L'agenda sarà pubblicata appena disponibile.

Le registrazioni non sono ancora aperte.

ReWEEE & SURFACE Workshop: Developing partnerships for WEEE prevention and preparing for re-use

24 & 25 September 2018 - Ljubljana, Slovenia

The workshop aims to discuss opportunities offered by the re-use of Waste Electric and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) in Slovenia and other European countries.

The event, which includes site visits to local facilities treating waste electricals, will connect the SURFACE partners with another EU project ReWEEE (Life +) as well as with local stakeholders interested in re-use.

See the event website for registration and details

Airport Access: Key to Green Mobility

Lunch meeting hosted by MEP Maria Grapini

In the framework of the Interreg Central Europe project LAirA (Landside Airport Accessibility), MEP Maria Grapini and the Airport Regions Conference are delighted to invite you to a light lunch meeting on the topic of airport access.

The meeting will take place on 25 September 2018, at the European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli building, room A3G3, between 12:30 and 14:00. 

Airports are assets and transnational transport gateways for citizens. Improving surface access to airports is a crucial aspect on handling expected air traffic growth that will put much pressure on Europe's airports and the transport network that links the airports with the city centres and their hinterland. 

LAirA project addresses the multimodal, smart and low carbon mobility integration of airports in the mobility systems of urban areas. The project focuses in particular on building capacities of local and regional authorities and airports, to jointly plan and implement low carbon mobility solutions in a transnational and comprehensive approach.

This meeting will bring together leading stakeholders from the European research community, and also European policy-makers, local and regional authorities, airports and infrastructure providers. It will be a unique opportunity to exchange best practice and contribute together to a cleaner and more innovative mobility system. We hope you could join us on that occasion. 

Please find more practical information and registration form on Eventbrite. 

Should you have any questions, please contact us at info@airportreigons.org.

IWS: 3rd project team meeting

4-5 October, Maribor, Slovenia

More info coming soon

3rd ROSIE Project meeting

8 October 2018, Milan (Italy)

#cooperationiscentral: Why central Europe needs cooperation more than ever

9 October 2018 |European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual Brussels-based event in which officials from regional and urban administrations, as well as experts and academics, exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.

In this half-hour session, our speaker will talk about the need for transnational cooperation in central Europe. When solidarity is fading and calls for lower integration are growing, we believe #cooperationiscentral. Regions and cities are more efficient and more competitive when they work together beyond borders. Citizens and companies profit from new and better services. 

Based on evidence from a new impact study you will hear why Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is a bulwark of cooperation at the heart of Europe. Concrete stories will illustrate what our speaker has to say.

Join the talk and share with us on social media why #cooperationiscentral for you.

1st ROSIE Study Visit

9 October 2018, Milan (Italy)

ROSIE Mid-term Event

9 October 2018, Milan (Italy)

Idea lab on the future of transnational Interreg cooperation

10 October 2018, The European Week of Regions and Cities

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is an annual Brussels-based event during which officials from regions and cities’ administrations, as well as experts and academics, can exchange good practices and know-how in the field of regional and urban development.

During this session, Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE will jointly brainstorm with other transnational programmes and broad range of stakeholders about the future shape of transnational cooperation. The niche and added value of transnational cooperation today will be presented and the audience will have an opportunity to actively contribute to the discussion by sharing their ideas in smaller groups. Outcomes of this session will inform the policy debate on the future shape of transnational cooperation.

Register and find more information here.

Meet us at the 7th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region

18-19 October 2018

The EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) is the second EU macro-regional strategy adopted by the European Commission in 2010 and endorsed by the European Council in 2011. The Strategy brings together 14 countries along the Danube river, and covers an area which is home to 112 million people, or one-fifth of the EU’s population.

This year's forum will covers topics of particular importance for the Danube region related to preservation of cultural and historical heritage, new technologies and digitalization in tourism sector, ensuring safety and security in tourism, transport connectivity and mobility. Issues related to synergy and consistency between macro-regional strategies for achieving the common objectives of the EU and for the future of those strategies after 2020 will also be referred to. Two parallel thematic sessions on sustainable tourism mobility and security in public spaces and an open-air exhibition have been scheduled as well.

Join us in Sofia and help shaping future of the Danube region. 

More information about the Forum, including a detailed agenda and list of speakers as well as presentation topics is available on the EUSDR forum website.

7th steering committee meeting in Vienna

Venue: House of European gastroeneterology

UEG (United European Gastroeneterology) week in Vienna


Focus IN CD results presentation - lecture, posters

CEETO Conference on Protected Areas and Sustainable Tourism - Registrations are open!

22nd to 24th of October - Opatija, Croatia.

From October 22nd to 24th, high level speakers from countries implementing CEETO project will share their experience in the development and management of a responsible and sustainable tourism in protected areas and Natura 2000 network. The Conference will take place at the Amadria Conference Park in Opatija, the traditional tourist destination of Croatia. 

The aim of the CEETO project and the Conference is to promote an innovative sustainable tourism planning model which reduces usage conflicts, sustains social and territorial cohesion, improves the quality of life of local communities, and encourages the tourism industry to concretely contribute to nature conservation.

Practical experience in a participatory planning, development of tourism governance models and testing of tourism monitoring tools will be presented by pilot areas included in the project, while the PRIRODA Public Institution for Managing Protected Nature Areas in the County of Primorje and Gorski Kotar will co-host a field trip to the island of Cres and the Visitor center and the griffon vulture rehabilitation center Beli.

 Here you can download the Agenda of the Conference and further Information for Participants.

For any other information you may need, please contact the organizers at ceeto@wwfadria.org or through the phone number 00385989099219.

MaGICLandscapes on BIDELIN workshop: NATUR IN DER STADT

25 October 2018

MaGICLandscapes will be presented during the workshop of the BIDELIN project (Cross-Border Cooperation Programme Saxony-Czech Republic 2014-2020): NATUR IN DER STADT - Bedeutung und Aufwertung von Stadtgrün für urbane Ökosystemleistungen in Dresden/DE

Workshop Programme


6.-8. November 2018

Trade show of electrical engineering, electronics and lighting 


International scientific conferance

8 - 10 November 2018 | Cracov | Jagiellonian UniversityThe topic of the conference are broadly understood issues of contemporary protection of historic ruins and historical conditions of these activities.Four thematic sessions are planned within the conferance: Ruins from the perspective of the history of art and cultureTechnical and conservation issues for the protection of ruinsDevelopment of historic ruinsManagement of historic ruinsThe aim of the conference is to make a broad review of the problems related to the protection, conservation, use and management of historic ruins. The key assumption of the conference is comprehensive discussing the contemporary principles and forms of maintaining historic ruins in the historical, theoretical and practical aspects. The conference also aims to present and critically analyse themost interesting examples of contemporary protection, management and use of historic ruins. The  objective of the conference is gathering informationnabling the development of model solutions in the field of protection, management and use of historic ruins.Click here for CONFERENCE CALL

RAINMAN: 4th Transnational Partner Meeting

12. - 13. November, Meißen

Meet us at the 2nd Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region

20-21 November 2018

The EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP) involves seven states (Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein) and 48 regions of those States in the Alpine Region. With over 80 million inhabitants, the Alpine Region is one of the biggest living, natural and economic areas in Europe and a very popular tourist destination. The Alps attract millions of visitors every year.

At the 2nd Annual Forum, main event of the Alpine year, politicians, experts, young people and civil society will discuss the entire thematic spectrum of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region in the framework of various events and workshops. The Tyrolean Presidency and the EU invite all interested parties to actively participate in the discussion on how to address major challenges, to use the opportunities and to strengthen cooperation in the Alpine Region.

Join us and help shaping future of the Alpine region.

More information can be found on the EUSALP forum website.

Katowice climate change conference (COP 24)

The 2018 UN climate change conference (COP24) will be held from 3 to 14 December in Katowice, Poland. The EU and its Member States will take part as parties to the UN climate change convention

Europe for Culture

06-07 December 2018

Where the past meets the future. Cultural heritage is of the utmost importance to the society and identity of Austria. It not only shapes people's living environment and their quality of life, but also strengthens social cohesion. As part of our EU Presidency Austria will host the final conference of the European Year of Cultural Heritage entitled #EuropeforCulture on 6-7 December 2018 in Vienna.

More information will follow soon.