The UBC workshop "Effective policies for inclusion in cities during and after the Ukrainian war" will be held online on 11 October 2022 at 14.30-16.00 CET within the EU Week of Regions 2022.
The workshop will address the roles of regional and local authorities in challenges emerging from the war in Ukraine. Municipalities within the EU and neighboring countries have a crucial role in fostering social inclusion and cooperation on regional level and they can facilitate the transition for refugees from Ukraine. What tools and strategies have cities developed in response to the crisis and what tools or resources are most valuable now?
Mr. Mantas Jurgutis, President, Union of the Baltic Cities;
Mr. Kaspars Varpins, City of Liepaja & UBC Safe Cities Commission Chairman;
Mr. Piotr Grzelak, Deputy Mayor City of Gdańsk;
Ms. Kateryna Priazhnikova, NGO Director.
Registration for the event is needed. You can register here by 9 October 2022, 17:00 CEST.
The European Week of Regions and Cities
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy.
It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics. Over the last 19 years, it has done much to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practice.
In 2021, the second digital edition, reached a record number of almost 18.000 registered participants and 300 sessions over a week, involving more than 590 partners. This confirmed the ability of the event to maintain its relevance as a platform for discussing and showcasing the development of EU cohesion policy, and making decision-makers aware of the views of regions and cities and their practical proposals for EU policy-making, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, the #EURegionsWeek 2021 has also served as a platform to foster the ongoing debate on democracy and citizens’ engagement, contributing to the Conference on the Future of Europe.
The 20th edition of the event will provide an opportunity to debate on keeping communities connected, exchanging best practices and ideas between partners and participants on four themes
- Green transition
- Territorial Cohesion
- Digital transition
- Youth empowerment