A day of learning about the latest policy trends and best practices available from all around Europe in 12 topics

Over the last seven years, the INTERREG IVC programme has been enabling public institutions all over Europe – over 2000 in total – to ‘learn through cooperation’ across 204 different interregional projects aimed at improving regional policies.

For two years, a team of thematic experts have been analysing, benchmarking, and capitalising on the wealth of knowledge generated by projects working on similar regional development issues.

This one-day event will showcase policy recommendations and lessons learnt resulting from the analysis of the projects.

Thematic specialists and practitioners will present the knowledge acquired through interregional cooperation and discuss the latest policy trends and common challenges identified in European regions. It is an opportunity to meet good practice owners and policymakers from all governance levels and learn about innovative solutions that could be useful and easily transferable to your region.

Event admission

Admission to the event is free of charge. The organisers will cover the expenses for catering as indicated in the event programme on 22 May. All other expenses will have to be covered by the participants.


This event welcomes policymakers and practitioners from all over Europe working in any of the 12 topics. Whether you work for a local municipality, regional authority or national ministry; regional agency or European association…as long as you are involved in the policy process, you are welcome to come and share your experiences and leave with good practices you might like to try at home.

We would be particularly happy to see:

  • representatives from EU institutions working on the topics covered by the INTERREG IVC Thematic Capitalisation
  • public authorities who were not part of an INTERREG IVC project and are interested in capitalising on the recommendations or building new partnerships
  • representatives of relevant EU thematic networks and communities
  • INTERREG IVC project partners and stakeholders


Build the event that suits your needs

During the event you will able to attend 3 workshops out of 12 that cover a variety of topics: innovation, sustainable energy, transport, rural development, demographic change, creativity. You will design the programme depending on your interest.

Find out about policy developments and trends

12 teams of experts have analysed hundreds of good practices all around Europe and presented results in thematic reports. This practical event is an excellent opportunity to meet the experts in person and to hear about the latest policy trends directly from the source. Do not miss this opportunity to consult with experts on your topic of choice.

Learn from others

What better way to overcome challenges your region is facing than by seeing exactly how others have overcome the same hurdle? INTERREG IVC has collected more than 800 good practices available on the good practice database. This event will give the floor to the good practice owners who will share their experience.

Make contacts

It is the place to meet hundreds of like-minded people to share ideas and to make contacts with potential prospects. This event will provide a space for networking that will serve as a good starting point for building future relationships or even project opportunities.

Get inspired

12 thematic workshops moderated by the experts in the field with the presence of practitioners will stimulate new ideas and give you inspiration for your daily work. No matter if you are a policymaker or a practitioner, will help to look with the fresh perspective to the things you do.