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Separatism: Making Europe stronger?

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The 2014 edition of EUobserver's Regions & Cities magazine looks at separatist movements across Europe and its impact on the union.

With the beginning of

With the beginning of the new period of the EU’s 2014-2020 budget implementation, numerous EU programmes are launched and public administrations at all levels of government will have to work together to ensure their efficient management. At the heart of EU funding, there will be some 400 cohesion policy programmes worth EUR 351.8 billion, which aim at ensuring smart, sustainable and inclusive development in all regions and cities. The OPEN DAYS in Brussels bring officials at EU, national, regional and local level together in order to exchange experiences and new ideas and to make sure that public money is well spent. Join the largest event on regional and urban development: • 108 workshops, debates and various networking activities are structured around three thematic priorities: (1) connecting regional strategies, (2) building capacity and (3) territorial cooperation. • Some 600 speakers, amongst whom 80 elected representatives from all over Europe and all levels of government, experts, practitioners, representatives of business, banking and nongovernment organisations, as well as academics will debate with 6,000 participants from more than 50 countries about relevant issues for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth of Europe’s regions and cities, including the new rules of implementing future EU cohesion policy programmes. • The annual meeting place for practitioners in the field of regional policy, fostering exchange of know-how and good practice amongst experts, EU policy officers and management authorities. • Other initiatives in 2014 include a Master Class for 30 PhD students and associate professors, who will discuss future regional and urban research and the OPEN DAYS Cinema - a selection of video-clips, showcasing excellent projects funded by European Structural and Investment Funds and good practices in regional and urban development from around Europe. • Between September and November, the OPEN DAYS come to your region/city with over 300 local events. 20 REGIONS & CITIES 2014

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