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High-Level Cohesion Conference 

29 - 30 September 2020

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) in cooperation with the state Sachsen-Anhalt and Saxony will organise a High-Level Cohesion Conference that will take place from 29 to 30 September 2020. It will be held in Halle (Saale), a city located some 170 km to the south-west of Berlin and part of the economically dynamic Leipzig-Halle-Jena-Gera metropolitan area.

The conference will address the role of EU cohesion policy in times of the coronavirus crisis. Accordingly, the debate will focus both on the importance of EU Structural Funds as a driving force for regional crisis management and reconstruction and on the lessons to be learnt from the crisis with a view to shaping an innovative, smart and green Europe. A political kick-off event will be followed by workshops on industrial transformation, digitalisation and the coal phase-out. There will also be an opportunity to participate in one of four excursions to the Halle/Leipzig area following the workshops.

More information will follow soon.

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
  • Interreg 30 years


The European Week of Regions and Cities is a perfect opportunity for you and your partners to show how your project has helped central European regions and cities become better places.

In light of COVID-19, the scale and programme of the event might change.

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ICT 2020: Leading the digital age

1-3 December 2020

The next edition of the largest ICT event in Europe will take place this year in the Koelnmesse in Cologne. The event, co-organised by the European Commission and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will have the following elements:

  • a high-level conference on digital policies,
  • an exhibition of EU-funded research and innovation projects in the field of ICT;
  • a series of networking activities and many more.


For the first time, also ERDF projects can apply to take part in the event and exhibition and show what role cohesion policy plays in digitalisation. Can your project demonstrate how it have brought ICT research a step further and how it pushed innovation to a new level?

Then have a look at the exhibitors’ guide for more information and apply by 28 May 2020.

Apply for a spot at the ICT 2020