This year the EIB will once again act as partner for the Congress of French Regions, which will take place on 27 and 28 September 2017 in Orléans in the Centre-Val de Loire region with the theme of Daring to experiment on a regional level.
As part of this Congress, the EIB will also act as partner for the Innovation Awards, which will involve a ceremony recognising five regional innovations. The jury for the 2017 Innovation Awards will be chaired by EIB Vice-President Ambroise Fayolle, who will also make a speech at the plenary session of the Congress on the topic of “Daring to experiment and delegate responsibilities to the Regions”.
This unmissable Congress will be attended by regional politicians, stakeholders and partners, with several important topics for the Regions being addressed including healthcare, training, future secondary schools, the environmental transition, and the circular and digital economies. These are areas in which the EIB is heavily involved in the French Regions, supporting the real economy, growth and employment.