Update - Covid-19, what happens to EU events?

European events and activities are being reorganised following health safety measures to stop Covid-19 from spreading. The European Commission released a note about the calendar of events foreseen for this year postponing or delaying decisions about certain events. These measures can be updated at any time.

The European Maritime Day is cancelled and the European Green Week (1-5 June) is postponed. On the contrary, the European Sustainable Energy Week (22 - 26 June) will be held as a digital event.  The European Regions Week (12-15 October), whose new deadline to become a partner is now delayed to 17 April 2020, is maintened.


As to the campaign #EUinmyRegion, flexibility is advised. The EU Commission recommends postponing all local events until September, but to maintain all other activities with no risk of infection (photo competition, web quizzes…) as previously planned.


Keep you updated on all events here: Interreg.



European Maritime Days – CANCELLED

Stay updated: https://ec.europa.eu/maritimeaffairs/maritimeday/en 


European Green Week – POSTPONED

The EU Green Week previously planned for 1-5 June will take place from 20 to 22nd 2020 October in Brussels.

World cafe, lightning talks, fishbowls, interactive sessions: the programme will focus on biodiversity in this broader ecological crisis. It will call for urgent action and explore possible pathways for change.



European Sustainable Energy week – DIGITAL EVENT

The EU Sustainable Energy week will be held as a digital event. #EUSEW2020 will still run from 22 to 26 June 2020, however, online and under a new theme: "Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth". The EUSEW’s activities are meant to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables and energy efficiency.



European Week of Regions and Cities – MAINTAINED

The EU Regions Week (12-15 October, Brussels) is maintained. Good news: the new deadline to become a partner in the #EURegionsWeek is 17 April 2020. Interreg programmes and projects are called to apply for a stand individually but will be automatically part of the Cooperation Village.

EU Regions talks, workshops, participatory labs, exhibition stands, regional tasting and more will be held. The topics of this year will be Green Europe, Cohesion and Cooperation, Empowering Citizens, Focus on Interreg.



EU in my Region

As far as the #EUinmyRegion campaign, increased flexibility is granted. The recommendation is to postpone all local events to September and consequently their media communication and to maintain only the activities with no risks of infection (photo competition, web quizzes…). If regions or Member States decide to hold events in May, the recommendation is to make ex-ante risk assessments in cooperation with the competent health authorities.