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The 10th Cross-border Cooperation Congress will take place in October

The 10th Cross-border Cooperation Congress will take place in October

The host is once again the Polish city of Lublin

Once again, the Polish city of Lublin will be hosting the Cross-border Cooperation congress. LUBLIN 2021 will take place on 5-7 October, for the 10th year in a row.

Lublin celebrates a decade of cross-border cooperation 

For a decade now, and for a few days in autumn, Lublin comes to be a meeting place for practitioners of cross-border cooperation from the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries during Cross-Border Cooperation Congress. The Congress facilitates dialogue between local governments, NGOs, academia, culture and businesses.

Thousands of people from over 40 countries have participated in the Congress so far. This time, the congress takes place in a hybrid format (some participants on-site and some online), with simultaneous interpretation in Polish, Russian and English.

For three days of the Congress, there will be a number of panels, workshops, study visits and cultural events. Participants will debate on how to engage citizens in co-decisions about the shape of the city, about the role of local governments in supporting innovative companies, and about the role local democracy, the media and the cultural sector need to play in a post-pandemic world.

Lublin, as European Youth Capital 2023, will consider how to give voice to children and young people, so that they have a say in advancing local strategies and policies. The congress events will be organised in partnership with national and international colleagues, such as local government authorities, experts, and NGO leaders.

Study visits will complement panels and workshops. The Partners' Forum is the place to be if partners wish to exchange experiences or collaborate with one another. Various financing possibilities, out of selected grant programmes, will be outlined at the Grants' Fair.

Each day, the Congress will end with a cultural event. You may avail of it in person or through a live stream. As always, events are put together by Lublin's cultural institutions in collaboration with international partners.

For the second year in a row, TheMayor.EU is honoured to be a media partner to the event. For more information on how to join, visit the official event website.

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