The OPEN urban DAY will be about exchanging and networking but also exploring, understanding and learning. The participants have the opportunity to visit some interesting projects, examples of good practices to tackle challenges faced by urban areas across Europe.

The European Commission, DG Regional and Urban Policy, and the European Committee of the Regions have joined forces with the Brussels Capital Region and local institutions, representatives from other cities and European networks to facilitate international exchange on urban development.

Some 800 practitioners, officials and experts from all over Europe will use the canal area as a conference centre. Different interactive workshops on various urban topics await the participants, as well as the possibility to visit some interesting projects. Workshops will be organised around the new financial urban instruments, European initiatives like Smart Cities and the Urban Innovative Actions, URBACT, green incubators, revitalisation of the canal area, circular economy etc. The site visits will provide the opportunity to discuss about the respective projects with the actors at stake.


In compliance with the provisions of the Prime Ministerial Decree dated 11 March 2020 on the containment and management of the epidemiological emergency from COVID-19 Informest will be closed to the public. Activities will continue, as far as possible, in “smart-working”.
Email addresses will remain active. For specific needs or urgencies please contact the following number +393487990373.


Pilot action in fishery sector for lybia economic development

Project funded by the Italian Ministry of Interior - Civil Liberties and Immigration Department, managed by Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - International Relations Service, jointly with the Presidency of the Regional Council, with the operational support of Informest and the collaboration of the municipalities of Tripoli, Benghazi, Tobruk and Sirte.

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