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31/10/2016 - 09/12/2016 | Regional Policy; Growth and Jobs; Europe 2020; Citizenship; Mobility and Transport; Cohesion, jobs, growth, and investment; Governance and Citizenship; Single market: digital, energy and capital; Climate change and environment; Migration and external relations; Agriculture and Fisheries Brussels - online

EU budget and funding for regions and cities - a free open online course (MOOC)

Register today via MOOC 2016 registration

In 2015, the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) became the first EU body to develop and deliver a free massive open online course (MOOC) on Europe's regions, the EU institutions and policy-making. Building on positive feedback received from participants, this pilot edition is followed by a second course focusing on 'EU budget and funding for regions and cities'. This year the course has been co-created with the European Investment Bank and the European Commission – Directorate-Generals for Regional and Urban Policy, and Budget.

The course will start on Monday 31st October 2016. 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), all material will be available, and will all remain online until July 2017.

The course is available on an online learning platform and consists of videos, factsheets, infographics and web-streamed live debates. Moreover, course followers can interact and contribute via social media and thematic groups. During the first six weeks of the course (31st October-9th December), followers will focus on one specific theme per week and will have the opportunity to evaluate their learning progress via a weekly quiz. Studying time is about 1 hour/week.

The aim of this MOOC is to enhance participants' knowledge by learning in more detail about the EU budget and funding for regions and cities. The objective is to provide insights into how the EU budget is set up and how it is spent, as well as a practical overview of EU funding opportunities at regional and local level.

Each week, a live expert debate on the topics of the week will take place at the CoR, and will be web-streamed live on the course platform. Participants will be able to ask their questions directly to the speakers during the session. The indicative programme is as follows:

• Module 1: Friday 4th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

• Module 2: Thursday 10th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

• Module 3: Friday 18th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

• Module 4: Friday 25th November 2016, 13:00-14:15

• Module 5: Friday 2nd December 2016, 13:00-14:15

• Module 6: Friday 9th December 2016, 13:00-14:15

The course is open to anyone who is interested in EU and regional and local affairs, free of charge and online.

For more information, please contact: welcome@cor.europa.eu.​


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