The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions 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.
This year’s event took place on 7-10 October in Brussels. It is the biggest event on EU regional and urban policy, open to all stakeholders, attracting 9000+ of practitioners and experts to Brussels.
The Interreg South Baltic Programme was present with a stand throughout the whole event and on one of the days during a workshop.
Visitors’ interest in the activities, as well as in the South Baltic region, proved that our work is worth the effort.
At the stand “Food Innovation Concepts from smaller regions of the South Baltic area” representatives of four Interreg South Baltic projects welcomed visitors:
- SB Fica – learning about our history through our history of food
- Fish Markets – creating tourism products from the rich potential of small coastal fishery and fishery heritage
- InnoAquaTech – creating a tool for you to support your decision to enter the aquaculture sector
- South Baltic Food Innovation (SBFOODINNO.eu) – increasing SME innovation capacity in the region with focus on alternative protein sources and Public Private Innovation
SBFOODINNO as video case
At The European Week of Regions and Cities eight showcase videos were produced, including the EU SBR Interreg project South Baltic Food Innovation:
The event is hosted by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) ; the European Union’s (EU) assembly of local and regional representatives that provides sub-national authorities (i.e. regions, counties, provinces, municipalities and cities) with a direct voice within the EU’s institutional framework. The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is the voice of regions and cities in the European Union (EU). It advises on new laws that have an impact on regions and cities (70% of all EU legislation).
Radio FM99 LT interview (from 6 min 22) Weblink