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European Week of Regions and Cities


The Aragon region in Spain is leading the way in creating an innovative industrial system called the ‘Hydrogen Valley’. This project focuses on utilizing hydrogen technology to promote decarbonization in the production industry.

Currently, construction is underway in Skellefteå, located in the Nordbotten region of Sweden, for the development of Europe’s inaugural gigafactory specifically designed for producing lithium-ion battery cells.

In Estonia’s Ida Viru region, a state-of-the-art project is taking place over the Baltic Sea. A factory for rare-earth magnets is being built with the goal of providing 50% of the European Union’s magnet needs by 2026.

Europe’s regions, from Spain to the Baltic, are leading the way in addressing the major challenges that the Continent is currently facing. Through the use of Cohesion Policy funds, these regions are working towards achieving a net-zero economy and promoting EU strategic autonomy.

Additionally, the regions and cities of Europe are facing the consequences of the violent conflict in Ukraine.

In Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, and Romania, millions of Ukrainians who have been displaced by war are receiving support. This aid involves offering housing, food, and access to healthcare, education, and job opportunities.

How can the European Union guarantee economic, social, and territorial cohesion between its regions as it supports transformative processes?

From October 9 to October 12, over 10,000 regional and local representatives will participate in discussions throughout more than 300 sessions during the European Week of Regions and Cities, in order to further explore these crucial inquiries.

Come join us in Brussels for the European Week of Regions and Cities and add your perspective to the conversation.