The development of urban regions can benefit significantly from scaling up innovations. But how can this be achieved? How can European regions strengthen each other? And what are known obstacles and best practices? In an interactive EU Upscaling Event in Brussels on October 18, experts from the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area and abroad shared their knowledge and experiences with professionals from all over Europe.
The speakers all underline the importance of regions for Europe. First speaker of the afternoon is Ronald van Roeden, Dutch EU ambassador. He says in his welcome that regions play a key role in the opportunities for Europe. Europe needs strong regions. “The region is where our citizens directly experience the consequences of European policy”