4th EU Interregional Cooperation Forum report now available
Almost 500 participants, from more than 28 countries, took part in the 4th EU Interregional Cooperation Forum, Budapest, on 3-4 February 2011.
The forum, organised by the INTERREG IVC programme and the Hungarian Presidency of the EU, was aimed at informing the participants on the latest developments in the programme, and providing opportunities for networking and partner search for those developing cooperation projects.
EU Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, and President of the Committee of the Regions, Mercedes Bresso, were both present to open the proceedings.
Over two days, panel discussions from regions and cities currently cooperating, alongside workshops and presentations from INTERREG IVC staff, provided a full spectrum of possible results and outcomes due to interregional cooperation.
Networking was facilitated by a unique device called 'Spotme', allowing participants to find easily those from a particular region or theme that they were interested in. Almost 2500 contact details were exchanged using this device.