Mercoledì, 29 Novembre 2023

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Nova Gorica 2025, a workshop on cross-border in Bruxelles

Registration is now open for the workshop 'A cross-border European Capital of Culture: new challenges for cohesion policy'. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, 10 October on the occasion of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels and will focus on the challenges and opportunities for cohesion policies arising from the victory of the title of European Capital of Culture 2025 obtained jointly by the cities of Nova Gorica and Gorizia.

The workshop is organised by the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, EGTC (European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation Territories of municipalities), the Municipality of Gorizia, the Municipality of Nova Gorica, the Municipality of Šempeter-Vrtojba and the Ministry for Regional Cohesion and Development of Slovenia.

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the largest event dedicated to regional policy and is organised every year. It is a four-day event during which cities and regions present examples of their capacity to create growth and jobs and implement EU cohesion policy, thus demonstrating the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance.

Since its first edition in 2003, the event has expanded to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including their political representatives, officials, experts and academics. Much has been done as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities to disseminate examples of how regions and cities use EU funds to improve the daily lives of citizens.

This October, over 10 000 participants, including more than 1 000 speakers from all over Europe and beyond, will take part in an extensive programme focusing on regional and local development and consisting of a series of conferences, exhibitions and networking events. The programme is adapted from year to year to the specific topics on the EU agenda. Participation in the event is free of charge.

Nova Gorica (SI) and Gorizia (IT) jointly won the title of ECOC 2025, making it the first time that this title is truly cross-border. To meet the joint challenge, EGTC GO was entrusted as sole beneficiary, and European Parliament 2021-2027 resources from different funds were combined. Thanks to European regulations it was possible to build an integrated programming between funds. However, there are still administrative barriers that cannot be solved without new regulatory interventions.

Registration here.