2nd MRS Week organised by EC
The 2nd EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week, organised by DG REGIO/EC, will take place online from 1st – 5th March 2021 under the motto
RECONNECT – RETHINK – RECOVER
The purpose of the second edition of the EU MRS Week is to digitally Reconnect MRS key implementers, stakeholders and representatives of EU institutions to Rethink the way to cooperate and prioritise MRS objectives in order to best Recover from the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 with concrete actions on the ground. In that context, the embedding process will be a key driver for MRS to thrive post-2020 and among the key topics to be discussed during the week.
The 2nd MRS Week will be structured as follows:
1st March: Opening session with participation of Commissioner Ferreira, followed by bottom-up sessions to empower participation of Youth and of Civil Society Organisations in MRS, and on MRS support to recover from COVID-19
2nd March: Individual meetings of the four MRS (EUSBSR, EUSDR, EUSAIR, EUSALP)
3rd March: Embedding workshops (ERDF, IPA, ENI) and the opening session on how EU funding programmes directly managed by the European Commission (e.g. Horizon, Life etc.) can support the implementation of MRS as a kick-start for the focus of the next day
4th March: Individual sessions on EU funding programmes directly managed by the European Commission
5th March: 13th High-Level Group Meeting, followed by the 4th MRS Presidency and Trio Meeting, co-organised by the French Presidency of the EUSALP
Registration will open at the beginning of February 2021 and foresees personalised registration links with a pre-identified set of sessions per invitee.