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The EU-Japan Clusters and Regions Cooperation Event

27-29 April 2020

The European Commission, the EU Japan Regional Cooperation Helpdesk and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation jointly organise the EU-Japan Clusters and Regions/Prefectures Cooperation Event on 27-29 April 2020 in Strasbourg, France.

The event’s main objective is to support clusters, European regions and Japanese prefectures in their function of networking organisations by fostering the creation of long-term strategic partnerships between European organisations and Japanese partners. Furthermore, by gathering representatives from networking organisations, regions and prefectures, the event is a unique and novel opportunity for clusters to promote business by taking advantage of the recently enforced EU and Japan's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), the recently signed EU-Japan Strategic Partnership Agreement (SPA) and the Sustainable Connectivity Partnership. Hence, the event especially welcomes cluster organisations that bring their regional representative with them and have articulated interest in cooperation with Japanese counterparts.

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TEN-T Days 2020

13-15 May 2020

The TEN-T Days offer an opportunity for open discussion on how to contribute to smart, sustainable and safe mobility, relying on the trans-European transport network and investments in transport connectivity. The event will bring together various stakeholders to discuss the TEN-T revision and the progress on the implementation of the trans-European transport network. It aims at presenting the state of the art of TEN-T, as well as the achievements of the Connecting Europe Facility programme and the latest developments.

A project exhibition featuring EU funded actions in the domains of transport and energy will also be organised, featuring demo sessions of alternative mobility vehicles and automation for transport.

Visit TEN-T Days 2020 website for more information.

EU Green Week

1-5 June 2020

EU Green Week 2020 will focus on nature and biodiversity. All around the globe, biodiversity is disappearing as a result of unsustainable human activities. This loss is closely connected to climate change, and the combined effect of this unprecedented crisis is disrupting the ecosystems that support life on Earth, with devastating consequences for human well-being and prosperity. While the situation is extremely serious, there is still hope. Solutions exist, but they require deep and transformative changes in the way we produce, consume and trade.

EU Green Week will explore possible pathways for change, and examine how a range of EU policies like the European Green Deal can help protect, restore and sustainably manage nature, leaving it room to recover and thrive. This year’s Green Week will act as a milestone on the path to the COP 15 conference in Kunming, China, in October 2020, where world leaders will adopt a new 10-year action plan for biodiversity – a new global deal for people and nature.

2020 will be a landmark year. EU Green Week 2020 is your opportunity to meet up with people at the heart of the process.

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The EU Sustainable Energy Week

22-26 June 2020

Shape Europe's energy future and join the European Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW2020!  Every year the European Commission (Directorate-General for Energy and EASME) organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week  – the biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. This year’s edition will cover four elements across the EU: the Policy Conference, Networking Village, EUSEW Awards, and the Energy Days.

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020 will take place in Brussels from 22 to 26 June 2020, with a Policy Conference and Networking Village running from 23 to 25 June 2020. 

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The European Week of Regions and Cities

12-15 October 2020

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy. The event has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials as well as experts and academics. Over the last 17 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and exchange of good practices.

During this four-day event, cities and regions will showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. In 2020, main topics of discussions will be 

  • Green Europe
  • Cohesion and Cooperation
  • Empowering Citizens


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