The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, which will be held virtually from 11-14 October and will focus on issues such as green transition, will feature in its programme the workshop “Empowering wellbeing and health through nature: inspiring good practices and initiatives across Europe”, jointly organised by four Interreg Europe projects (BID-REX, RENATUR, PROGRESS and PERFECT) and the Erasmus+ project Green4Care.

The aim of this virtual session, which will be held on 12 October from 14:30 to 16:00 (CET), is to inspire with best practices and tools on how to improve regional and municipal policies to protect nature and its services. Speakers will also explain the importance of active political and societal actions for its protection as well as new initiatives that focus on the role of social innovation and entrepreneurs in bringing the benefits of nature to society.

Through the experience and knowledge gained by partners from four Interreg Europe projects related to nature conservation and the EU’s Knowledge Alliance Green4C project, the workshop will focus on providing some key insights into inspiring good practices at regional and municipal level, and lessons learned from the cooperation between various regions within Europe.

See the full session program here.