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SURFACE final online conference »Re-Use: Key Element of a Circular Economy in Central Europe and beyond« 

2nd & 4th of June 2020

The Interreg SURFACE final conference »Re-Use: Key Element of a Circular Economy in Central Europe and beyond« will take place online!

The conference will be split in two interactive online events! Starting on Tuesday 2.6.2020, 2 – 4 pm on the topic of "Giving Re-Use a Home – Smart Re-Use Parks". Closing on Thursday 4.6.2020, 2-4 pm on the topic of "Re-Use Activiation Tools and Networking on European Level".

The events will communicate the main results gathered by the pilot actions of establishing Smart Re-Use Parks in different Central European regions. Furthermore, they will be an opportunity to present other good practices in the field of Re-Use, allow interactive exchange with international experts in the field and foster the understanding of how Re-Use supports the EU-Circular Economy Action Plan and sustainable regional development. 

Please register until 29th of May 2020!

The detailed programme can be found here!


TOPIC: Unlocking diversity - Access to divers finance in times of crisis

Description: The corona crisis is having a major impact on migrant entrepreneurs, banks, insurers and financial markets. The shortage of liquidity is described as unprecedented. Regulators are in the forefront trying to mitigate the negative effects of the crisis by adopting supportive measures and recommendations for the sectors.


Free online workshop 

The importance of ICT skills (Information Communication Technology) 


"How ICT skills can improve migrants and refugees’ labor integration Changing lives through coding"


Topic:Unlocking diversity - Resilience of divers cities and communities in times of crisis

Description: In our globalized times of constant changes, diversity has become a fact of life in Europe.
It is sufficient to wander around a European city to see how our societies are more diverse than they have ever been. This diversity – or, in some cases, even “super-diversity” - has brought about a long list of benefits: it fostered the development of new businesses, contributed to establishing new cultural manifestations and even helped with the renewal of entire neighborhoods in cities. The benefits of integrating diversity have proven to be considered according to extensive research, which has shown that diverse communities, organizations and institutions may enjoy a performance advantage.


INNO-WISEs:  Final Event - Webinar Marathon for WISEs in Transition

17 - 18 June, Online. 

The INNO-WISEs project is coming to an end and to take stock of all the knowledge we gained and shared during this project, we are organising a two days webinar marathon for Work Integration Social Enterprises (WISEs) in transition!

WISEs are small or medium sized organisations that work on the integration of the most disadvantaged groups. They currently face significant shortages of skilled labour force, which the INNO-WISEs project aimed to tackle. The goal of the project was to develop and deliver solutions for applying key technologies and managerial models to WISEs, in particular through training programmes. During this two-day event, you will have the opportunity to participate to numerous online training sessions, developped during the project and created  for WISEs. 

Join us online on the 17th and 18th June from 9 am to 5 pm !

You can register here

Here is the programme:

Wednesday 17th June

9 – 10:50 : Digital trasformation for social economy. Introduction to the two day webinar marathon  (English)
11 – 11:50 : Business continuity for social enterprises  (English)
12 – 12:50 : “Emerging (work integration) Social enterprises ecosystems – Introduction to the OECD Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool (Croat)
15- 15:50 : Present day digital marketing challenges  (English)
16 – 16:50 : Storytelling- How to Use it in Business (Polish)

Thursday 18th June:

9 – 9:50 : Branding - the face, personality, and values espoused by your business (English)
10 – 10:50 : Multiannual Financial Framework (EU) and COVID-19 (English)
11 -11:50 : Social Cooperatives and Integrated Territorial Development (Italian)
12 – 12:50 : Business continuity for social enterprises  (Italian)
15 -15:50 : Enhance transversal skills thanks to digital resources – the case of the project “eLene4Life (English)
16 -16:50 : Impact and Results. The future of Wisebusiness Platform (English

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. 

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

Registration will open in June 2020.

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TOPIC:                                                                                                                        Unlocking diversity - The essence of migrant entrepreneurship and business associations

DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                                      The purpose of the EMEN Webinars is to provide information, training and promotion on matters within EMEN’s remit. The webinars are recorded and kept online as long as considered to serve the overall information and training purpose for the general public.



TOPIC:                                                                                                                        Unlocking diversity - Corporate Social Responsibility support in times of crisis

DESCRIPTION:                                                                                                                      The purpose of the EMEN Webinars is to provide information, training and promotion on matters within EMEN’s remit. The webinars are recorded and kept online as long as considered to serve the overall information and training purpose for the general public.


MaGICLandscapes Final Conference postponed!

Additional final regional events planned

Due to the current situation of the COVID-19 virus outbreak in Europe and all over the world the MaGICLandscapes International Final Conference is postponed to the 6th of October 2020, 14:00-17:00 MEST, and will be carried out online. The International Green Infrastructure Symposium is cancelled completely

In addition to the International Final Online-Conference in English further regional final events will take place - LIVE if possible -  in the nine case study areas in September and October 2020. The partners will introduce their national/regional target audience to the project outputs, lessons learnt and their green infrastructure strategies and action plans in their national language. We will announce the date and venue of the events on our website during the next weeks.

We will keep you updated regarding the programme and registration procedure of both the International Final Conference and the regional final events in the regions.   

Header illustration: Anja Maria Eisen


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

Polis Annual Conference

Following a record-breaking conference in Brussels, which brought together over 600 participants in November 2019, the 2020 Polis Annual Conference will take place in Arnhem-Nijmegen City Region, Netherlands, on 2-3 December 2020.

The Polis Annual Conference provides an opportunity for cities and regions to showcase their transport achievements to a large audience of mobility experts, practitioners and decision-makers.

The conference takes place at Musis Stadstheater, Velperbinnensingel 10, 6811 BP Arnhem, Netherlands.