the european week of regions and cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) is an annual four-day event organised by the European Committee of the Regions where cities and regions demonstrate their ability to create growth and jobs, implement the European Union's cohesion policy and demonstrate the importance of the local and regional level in good European governance. Over the years, the European Week of Regions and Cities has become a major event for European Union regional policy. Each year, approximately 6,000 participants (local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts) are invited to Brussels for more than 100 workshops and debates, exhibitions and networking opportunities.
In 2019, the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) took place for the 17th time. Carinthia participated in the European Week of Regions and Cities as part of a conglomerate under the motto "Europe of Opportunities", consisting of a total of 15 regions. The topic of the panel discussion was “Cohesion policy for a more social Europe: Regions and Cities inclusive for all".
As part of a political panel, Carinthia's Governor Dr. Peter Kaiser spoke about the promotion of a socially integrated Europe and Carinthia's efforts in terms of intergenerational and family-friendly initiatives in times of digitalisation.