The kick-off meeting for organization of knowledge exchange activities for functional areas participating in the “Functional areas in the EU” project

Tuesday, November 22, 2022, at 10 am (CET Time)

During this kick-off meeting, the 24 functional areas participating in this project will meet, take stock of the joint issues, be presented with already developed solutions, and create synergies in order to better respond to cross-jurisdictional challenges.

The meeting represents the starting point for a series of planned knowledge exchange activities, and it will be followed by specific-themed workshops, where additional EU functional areas will also be invited to participate.

The “Functional areas in the EU” project encompasses knowledge exchange activities as one of the tools to improve functional area approaches. Knowledge exchange activities will focus on key topics of relevance to them, focusing both on the dissemination of tools, approaches, and methodologies developed as part of this project, as well as the dissemination of best-practices developed by participating functional areas. Knowledge exchange activities are also a good opportunity to get to know colleagues from across the EU and foster partnerships for achieving common development aims.

The 24 functional areas participating in this project
The twelve functional areas that receive targeted support

  • Brno Metropolitan Area (Czech Republic)
  • Zagreb Urban Agglomeration (Croatia)
  • West Athens (Greece)
  • Lake Balaton Functional Region (Hungary)
  • Kalisko-Ostrowska Agglomeration (Poland)
  • Krakow Metropolitan Area (Poland)
  • Jiu Valley and Jiu Conurbation Functional Area (Romania)
  • Caraș-Timiș Functional Area (Romania)
  • Cluj Metropolitan Area (Romania)
  • Oradea Metropolitan Area (Romania)
  • West Ialomița Functional Area (Romania)
  • Trenčin Functional Area (Slovakia)

The twelve functional areas that receive short-term support

  • Larger Urban Area Karlovac (Croatia)
  • Urban Area Pula (Croatia),
  • Functional Zone Tauragė+(Lithuania),
  • Białystok Functional Area (Poland)
  • Opole Agglomeration, (Poland)
  • Rzeszow Functional Area, (Poland)
  • Wrocław Functional Urban Area (Poland),
  • Brasov Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Bucharest Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Constanta Metropolitan Area (Romania),
  • Trnava Functional Urban Area (Slovakia)
  • Banska Bistrica Functional Urban Area (Slovakia)