Join our event at the #EURegionsWeek

Since 2015, temporary border controls have increased throughout Europe for various reasons, such as migration, crime and COVID-19. This negatively affects cross-border integration and raises the question: What is the point of cross-border cooperation if the borders are closed?

In light of this, the EU programme Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak invites to a Participatory Lab during the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels in October.

During this event we will discuss possible ways forward in respect of the Schengen agreement securing free movement across borders in Europe. Audience will be involved through interactive tools and their responses will fuel the discussion and also serve as an inspiration and fruitful take-away.

The discussion is moderated by Johan Wessman from the Øresund Institute and with a panel consisting of:

  • Sandra Forsén, Senior Advisor Freedom of Movement, within the Nordic Council of Ministers
  • Mätta Ivarsson, alternate member of the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), the Swedish Delegation
  • Marc Perera Christensen, deputy director of the Danish Chamber of Commerce.

Join the discussion and co-create the way forward.

Date and time: Wednesday 11 October 2023, 16:30 – 18:00.

Place: SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre

Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Bruxelles

Meeting Room: Hall 400

The event is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities in Brussels. It is organised by the EU programme Interreg Öresund-Kattegat-Skagerrak.


Registration for the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities, 9-12 October is open.

The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. It has grown to become a neutral platform to discuss common challenges for Europe's regions and cities by bringing together a diverse community of speakers and participants.

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