EU Week of Regions and Cities 2022

EU Week of Regions and Cities (organised by DG REGIO and the Committee of the Regions) has come to its 20th edition and this year is taking place from 10 to 13 October, mostly online (with a couple of exceptions).
This year the focus is on:

  • Green transition
  • Territorial Cohesion
  • Digital transition
  • ​Youth empowerment

Edgeryders’ last participated in 2019 with a successfull workshop on Citizen Engagement and Regional Policies

With the recent work on the territorial responses to environmental problems, the collaboration with Uni Turin, the initiative on the regional pathfinders and other projects, it can be a useful moment to build upon.

2022 edition build on two catergories of participants:

  • a partnership application

    • max number of partners 6 (legal status - various)
    • priority goes to applications with at least 2 partners
    • only one application per partner is allowed
  • a regional partnership application

    • a group with exclusively local or regional authorities jointly organising an event

Session formats



  • workshops: 90 minutes, 4 speakers + 1 moderator
  • info sessions: 60 minutes, 3 speakers + 1 moderator
  • participatory lab: 90 minutes, 4 speakers + 1 moderator
  • exhibition
    • exhibitor’s pitch - 15 minutes

The criteria require only one application, high communication standards, gender balance, environmental impact, minimum 50 participants registered before 30 September.

The special events include high level workshops and testimonials (the organisers decide the “height” of the “level”.


Deadline 15 July

There is a set of side events linked to the themes and the formats of the Regions Week. They are not part of the official programme, but are presented on a dedicated page.

For the documentation and detailed descriptions - here.

Key dates

  • Kick off meeting: 3 February
  • Deadline for applications: 31 March
  • Communication of selection results: 16 May
  • 1st partners meeting: 31 May
  • Partners to update session content (title & descriptions): 10 June
  • Communication of time slots: End June
  • Online programme, registration open: Summer
  • Session content update (names of speakers & moderators): 19 August
  • 20th European Week of Regions and Cities: 10-13 October
  • Deadline for submitting e-reports: 31 October
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Did we miss this deadline?

No, this was for the actual event, not for the sides events. We have to confirm it by 9 September - this is the organisational thread (i forgot i had this one on too, can we merge them?).


Our proposal to host one of the side events during the EU Regions Week 2022 has been accepted.

We will organise an online co-creation workshop on the inequalities dimension of European environmental policies.

The title is “The Green Transition and its discontents: social and regional inequalities in environmental policies”


  • Introduction and welcome: 5 minutes
  • Presentations: 25 minutes
  • Interactive part (questions, remarks, conversations with the audience): 60 minutes.

Participants - TBC

  • Marina Batinić (Croatia Culture Hub), Chair – Introduction to the workshop
  • Vasna Ramasar (University of Lund) – Intersecting injustices: understanding the entanglement of climate change and social injustices.
  • Giovanni Carrosio (Forum Disuguaglianze e Diversità) – Place-aware vs. place-blind environmental policies: the case of energy policies in Italy.
  • Roberta Cucca (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) – Green segregation: emergent consequences of environmental policies in urban areas in Norway.
  • Alberto Cottica (Edgeryders) – Seeing trouble coming: ethnography as participatory foresight.

The list of selected side events will be published on the EURegionsWeek website, “Side Events” section, by 16 September.


  • by 9 September send the relevant link for registration - I propose we go via Eventbrite, as we did in 2020
    to do that, we have to:
  • confirm the participants
  • conifrm the date and contact their office to set it


  • Edgeryders is entirely responsible for the content, organisation, management of the event.
  • Zoom is encouraged as digital platform (in line with the official #EURegionsWeek sessions).
  • Branding: we are asked to use the branding template for side events that will be available on the side events section of the #EURegionsWeek website as from September.
  • We will have to prepare a report (template) within one week of the event, by 17 November 2022 at the latest (the online report form will be available on the side events section of the #EURegionsWeek website).

Isn’t this is during the Sicily retreat week though?

The date for the side events has to be set yet, throughout all October

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