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AEBR’s General Assembly and Annual Conference “Mirror to the Future” – Cross-border perspectives on the European Green Deal

AEBR Annual Events 2021 will commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Association in Arnhem and other locations in the Dutch Province of Gelderland on 20-22 October.

On Wednesday, 20 October, the 5th Cross-Border School will take place at the Radboud University in Nijmegen and online. Click on the link to know more.

The Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 October in Arnhem and online. The main priorities of the EU (Green Deal, Digitalisation, Recovery and Resilience) will be discussed by border and cross-border regions with EU institutions, national authorities and other organisations.


Programme Outline

Wednesday 20 October 2021

  9 – 17    Cross Border School – Radboud University, Nijmegen

18 – 20  European Cross Over Event – Huis der Provincie (HdP), Arnhem

Thursday 21 October 2021

  9 – 10    Executive Committee – Stadhuis Arnhem

10.30 – 12  General Assembly – Stadhuis Arnhem

13 – 14   Lunch and Opening – Industriepark Kleefse Waard (IPKW), Arnhem

14 – 17.30   Annual Conference – IPKW, Arnhem

17.30 – 18.00 Cross-Border Award Sail of Papenburg 2021

19 – 23    AEBR Anniversary diner & celebration – Eusebius, Arnhem

Friday 22 October 2021

  9 – 12   Annual Conference / Taskforce meetings (CB Health, Interreg, EU External Borders, CB Labour Market) – HdP, Arnhem

13 – 17   Fieldtrips & visits to the region

18 – 20  Closing – informal drinks – Hotel Haarhuis, Arnhem

If you are interested in participating and you haven’t pre-registered yet, please do so by using this link at your earliest convenience. You can change your mind anytime, but this is the best way to let us know if you are planning to travel to Arnhem or not, depending on public health regulations, or just plan to take part online. Then, our team and the team in Gelderland can better organize everything and guarantee that you will have an excellent on-site, online, or hybrid experience.

For those of you joining us in Arnhem, our hosts recommend staying at the Haarhuis Hotel. Please send your room inquiry directly to, using the code EVNT001280 to receive a special AEBR conference price discount.

Looking forward to meeting you all in Gelderland!

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