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Young elected politicians, join for free the European Week for Regions and Cities

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01 July 2019
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Get acquainted with Europe and benefit from training sessions!

The European Committee of the Regions will offer to a selection of young politicians, elected at a local or regional level, the opportunity to take an active part in the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels on 7-10 October 2019.


Specific programme
The young elected politicians who will be selected will be able to network with the other politicians at European, national and local levels present at the event; receive information on EU programmes for cities and regions and actively take part in the discussions taking place. The draft programme especially designed for them can be found here .

Within this framework, the URBACT programme organises a training session on ‘How to engage local stakeholders in policy and decision-making’ at the Committee of the Regions on 10 October 2019 from 11.30 to 13.00. This session aims to build the skills and capacities of Young Elected Politicians in the successful design and implementation of local policies or strategies. It will focus on how local leaders can engage with different local actors and citizens to come up with a shared and integrated strategy and actions for their territory. After using URBACT-tested tools and methods participants should feel more confident in applying them in their local contexts.

How to apply?
To participate in the young elected politicians' programme, the following requirements will need to be met:
- Applicants need to hold a mandate as an elected politician at regional or local level in a Member State of the European Union
- They must not be older than 40 years as of the first day of the event (7 October 2019)
- They need to complete the form below, registering their interest in taking part by 28 June 2019.


Participation and registration:

The link to register is available here.

Participants will get the travel costs reimbursed and they will receive a flat-rate subsistence allowance of 269 euros for their stay.