Open Days successful for the OSAIS Project!18 2010

From the 4th to 7th October the European Week of Cities and Regions took place in Brussels for the 8th time. The event,  better known as an Open Days, with the EUROPA 2020 leading theme settled for this year,  performed with more then a 100 seminars and workshops that has been focused on competitiveness, cohesion and cooperation for all regions.


Open Days are the best way for regions to showcase their ability for creating growth and jobs, implementing EU cohesion policy, as well as proof the importance of the regional and local level for good European governance.


Lisbon and Tagus Valley Region with an accompaniment of Veneto Region have organized a seminar with an original topic: Grow Smart! Focusing European Regional Policy on future well-being and took place in the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the EU. Speakers from more then 10 regions, including Veneto Regional Minister of Budget Mr Roberto Ciambetti and President of Opolskie Region Mr Jozef Sebesta, have been sharing their knowledge on economic dimensions of public policies, interdisciplinary approach and refocus on the factors that give a real contribution for people’s lives and make territories more livable and attractive. In addition Mr. Ciambetti has been explaining the reasons for creating an OSAIS Project and Mr. Sebesta an importance of joining to this particular Project as well as  explained why entrepreneurship and innovation are so important for the Opolskie Region.


Moreover The OSAIS Project has gained the visibility through the meeting place, an extraordinary area in the Committee of Regions, where it has had it own promotional stand. To underline this fact it has to be said that many participants were interested in the Project as well as the touristic values of regions – Veneto and Opolskie that were organizing the promotional stand. In the promotional area, a tv spot release took place as well as great amount of brochures were disseminated in order to inform participants about the idea of the Project.


To conclude the European Week of Cities and Regions we must admit that it was a very fruitful week regarding the OSAIS Project. Apart from the visibility and promotion that has been gained, in addition a knowledge sharing during seminar was very important for future development.