We need to share this with you

This year, together with DG REGIO and The World Bank, we are one of the partners of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022 event.

The workshop we are preparing is called Functional area approaches 101 – How to cooperate across municipal boundaries?

Important details

Invited speakers

  • Marek Teplansky (DG REGIO, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy: Competence Centre Inclusive Growth, Urban and Territorial Development, Head of Unit);
  • Yondela Silimela (World Bank, Senior Urban Development Specialist);
  • Ovidiu-Vasile Cîmpean (Ministry of Investments and European Projects of Romania, State Secretary; former Director of Development in Cluj-Napoca City Hall, Romania)
  • Éva Geletáné Varga (Lake Balaton Development Council, Hungary, Project Manager)

Who is the moderator?

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu (World Bank, Senior Urban Development Specialist)


It will be held online, during the European Week of Regions and Cities.


October 12th, 9.30 (Brussels time)

How can I participate?

Register here, add our workshop to your schedule, and see you on October 12th! If you need help with the registration process, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Why is it important for us and useful for you?

We get to share with you our secrets regarding functional areas approaches and you can use them to develop liveable, green, and happy functional areas.

We have one more question

What should our speakers talk about? Send us your questions or suggestions at!

See you @European Week of Regions and Cities, friends and creators of functional areas!