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11-12 November 2010 - AER General Assembly – Istanbul, Turkey


24 Sep 2010


Regional Policy

Demands for an effective R&D policy

What role can and should regions play in driving and delivering Research & Development to support regional growth and prosperity? During a two-days event organized by the Assembly of European Regions (AER), representatives from regional authorities, European institutions, academia and the private sector will debate how regions can use territorial cooperation and cluster policy to enhance their innovation capacity and how research funding should be designed in order to drive growth in the regions.

This year marking its 25th anniversary, AER invites you to take part to its General Assembly 2010 next 11th and 12th November in Istanbul, Turkey, at the invitation of the Special Province Administration of Istanbul.

Key media events:

    * Press conferences
    * Interviews with AER Presidium members, namely President Michèle SABBAN and all AER Committees Presidents, as well as with regional representatives of 270 European regions.
    * Interviews with major international experts in the field of R&D.
    * Access to Open space and workshops.

İstanbul Kongre Merkezi / Istanbul Congress Center
Address: Tarlabasi Str. No.52 Taksim / ISTANBUL / TURKIYE
Tel: +90 212 297 22 22 | Fax: +90 212 297 97 02 | E-mail:

For more information or to confirm your attendance, please contact:
Francine HUHARDEAUX, Press & Communications Officer – +33 3 88 22 74 49

Valentina GUERRA, Press & Communications Assistant - - +33 3 88 22 74 33

Antonio BUSCARDINI, Press & Communications Assistant – - 33 3 88 22 74 44

About AER:
The Assembly of European Regions (AER – is the largest independent network of regions in wider Europe. Bringing together more than 270 regions from 33 countries and 16 interregional organisations, AER is the political voice of its members and a forum for interregional co-operation.