Forum of the Regions 2018

Forum of the Regions 2018

Since 2007, Forum of the Regions is an integral part of the Economic Forum in Krynica, which creates a unique platform for the exchange of views and meeting place for the local government leaders and regional elites from Central and Eastern Europe with the business and the scientific environment in order to share experiences and establish partnerships.

The topics discussed during the XII Forum of Regions (4-6 September 2018) will focuse on the most important issues relating to regions : Cohesion policy after 2020, new rules for the operation of special economic zones and their impact on local governments, management, innovation, smart specializations of the region, infrastructure development, interregional and cross-border cooperation, finances, sustainable development, business and local government cooperation and the post-election future of local government units.

Day 1:

Inauguration with a Plenary Session,

Panel discussions,

Thematic Blocks,

Plenary Session

The Economic Forum Awards Gala

Day 2:

Plenary Sessions,

Panel discussions,

Thematic Blocks

Cultural Program 

Day 3:

Plenary Sessions,

Panel discussions,

Thematic Blocks,

Cultural Program

Closing Ceremony

Forum of the Regions Program*:

  • Strong and Independent – Perspectives and Threats for European Regions and Cities
  • Regional Healthcare programs in Local Government Policy
  • Potential Directions for the Development of Regional Airports in Europe
  • Cross-border Cooperation on the Southern and Western Borders of Poland
  • EU’s Cohesion Policy post 2020 – The Perspective of the Regions
  • A Drive Towards Investment. Impact of Infrastructure Development on the Economy
  • Local Government on the Threshold of Change – What Will Be the Post-Election Future of the Local Government Units?
  • Effective Management of Sustainable Development of Cities and Regions
  • Single Investment Area as an Opportunity for Local Governments
  • Eastern Poland’s Regions – What Strategy for the Coming Years?
  • Digital Transformation of Cities – How to Be Even Smarter?
  • Regions at the Crossroad. How to Find New Cha(lle)nges?