Online course of the European Committee of the Regions starts in one week!

The free massive open online course (MOOC) of the European Committee of the Regions will start on Monday 31st October 2016! Are you ready? 

The content of the course will be released on a weekly basis – in this way, the content of Module 1 will be available from Week 1, and remain available from then on. The content of Module 2 will be available from Week 2 onwards, and so on. By the last week (5th-9th December 2016), all material will be available, and will all remain online until July 2017.

Each week, a live expert debate will take place at the CoR, and will be web-streamed live on the course platform. You will be able to ask your questions directly to the speakers during the session. If you are in Brussels, you are also more than welcome to attend the debate ‘physically’ at the Committee of the Regions.


  • Week 1: The role of regions and cities in EU affairs – Live debate: Friday 4th November 2016, 13:00-14:15
  • Week 2: How the EU budget works – Live debate: Thursday 10th November 2016, 13:00-14:15
  • Week 3: Implementation of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) – Live debate: Friday 18th November 2016, 13:00-14:15
  • Week 4: Urban and regional development projects: Making use of EIB funding and the Investment Plan for Europe – Live debate: Friday 25th November 2016, 13:00-14:15
  • Week 5: Other EU programmes relevant to regions and cities – Live debate: Friday 2nd December 2016, 13:00-14:15
  • Week 6: The debate on the mid-term review of the EU budget 2014-2020 and the post-2020 prospects – Live debate: Thursday 8th December 2016, 12:15-13:30


The MOOC will be delivered in the form of six modules, each of which lasting one week. Participants will focus on one theme per week and will have the opportunity to evaluate their learning progress via a weekly quiz.


The MOOC is open to anyone who is interested in EU and regional and local affairs. It will mostly target stakeholders active at regional and local level, but everyone is welcome to follow the course.

Read more and register for the course here

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