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About the EU MRS Week

The EU Macro-Regional Strategies Week (EU MRS WEEK) is the biggest Brussels-based event dedicated to connect key stakeholders from line Ministries of the four MRS (EUSBSR, EUSDR, EUSAIR, EUSALP)* and beyond, representatives of EU institutions, research and academia, various sectors, civil society organisation and citizens.

The EU MRS Week helps improve public understanding of the added value of MRS, it features debates about their future development, it coordinates exchanges and best practises among the four MRS, and it improves the overall understanding of the broad impact of Cohesion Policy on the Commission priorities (e.g. EU Green Deal, A Stronger Europe in the World).

The third edition follows the motto Engage, Empower, Evolve centered around three topics: Youth, European Green Deal and Social Innovation.

From 7-11 March 2022, the EU MRS Week will Engage stakeholders from across the four MRS and the EU institutions, to Empower them to take charge of the opportunities MRS offer in order to Evolve their Macro-Regions towards a smart and sustainable future in the 2021-2027 programming period.
With 2022 being the European Year of Youth, the 3rd EU MRS Week puts a special notion on how MRS empower young people to become active citizens and actors of positive change, to promote opportunities provided by EU policies for young people and to include the ideas and visions of young people.

For the first time, a call for stakeholder sessions has been launched around the three chosen topics to form part of the programme. These sessions will broaden involvement and give various stakeholders from the EU and beyond to possibility to shape the EU MRS Week with the organisers. All stakeholder sessions will be held in digital formats.