Brussels, 11 – 13 October

Since 2003, the OPEN DAYS has become an annual key event at which cities and regions showcase their capacity for creating growth and jobs, implementing European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local level for good European governance. Conceived and developed by the EU Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional Policy, this communication and networking platform regularly enlists loyal support from thousands of local, regional, national and European decision-makers and experts, whose achievements have been manifold in the areas of economic success and social integration, co-operation between regions, fruitful public-private partnerships at local level, and with research centres and universities.

OPEN DAYS 2011 will consist of about 100 sessions –  workshops and debates – exhibitions and networking opportunities for the about 6,000 participants coming to Brussels. OPEN DAYS is organised in partnership with regions and cities from all over Europe, and including contributions by companies, financial institutions and international associations and academic organisations.

Among the workshops planned for this year, we have selected those that are related with the GOES project. These are the following:


Workshops – Tuesday 11 October 2011

14:45 – 17:00, 11A19

Innovation in E-Government: Satellite applications as enablers of smart public services


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room


Workshops – Wednesday 12 October 2011

09:00 – 10:45, 12B15

Security across borders – For the benefit of the citizens

European Commission, DG REGIO E2

Venue: European Commission, Centre Borschette, Room 0C

09:00 – 10:45, 12A25

Future Cities – Creating Smart and Connected Communities


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 6


Workshops – Thursday 13 October 2011

11:15 – 13:00, 13A57

Achieving social cohesion, security and resource-efficiency through satellite services


Venue: Committee of the Regions, Jacques Delors, Room 51

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