20 years of existence.
Launched as an experiment in 1993, the Days have met with such success that they have been organised year after year since.
1994 – 7-8 July : 1st EUROPEAN DAYS : «The Role of State Territorial Representatives in Europe» - Rome - Italy,
1995 –10 March - Liaison Committee - Coimbra - Portugal
29-30 June - IInd EUROPEAN DAYS - «State Territorial Representatives and local authorities» - Rome Italy
10 November 1995 - Liaison Committee - Brussels - Belgium
1996 – 15 April - Liaison Committe - Madrid - Spain
4-5 July - IIIrd EUROPEAN DAYS : «Territorial Representatives faced with the necessary adaptation of the State» -Paris - France,
2 December - Liaison Committee - Helsinki - Finland
1997 – 28 April - Liaison Committee - Wiesbaden - Germany
26 - 27 June - IVth EUROPEAN DAYS : «Administration at intermediate levels : the challenge of proximity» - Rome - Italy ,
20 October - Liaison Committee - Brussels - Belgium
1998 – 27 April - Liaison Committee - Stavanger - Norway
2-3 July - Vth EUROPEAN DAYS : «The State Territorial Representative facing crisis» - Lugo – Spain
26 October - Liaison Committee - Munich - Germany
1999 – 12 A1pril - Liaison Committee - Wroclaw - Poland
17-18 June - VIth EUROPEAN DAYS : «Territorial representatives and local elected authorities» - Oulu - Finland
18 October - Liaison Committee - Manchester - Great Britain
2000 – 27 March - Liaison Committee - Uppsala - Sweden
29-30 June : VIIth EUROPEAN DAYS : «The State Territorial Representative and Europe" - Strasbourg - France
30 October - Liaison Committee - Gent - Belgium
2001 – 26 March - Liaison Committee - Coïmbra - Portugal
5-6 July - VIIIth EUROPEAN DAYS « The State Territorial Representative, between Europe and territorial communities » - Rome – Italy :
22 October - Liaison Committee - Freiburg im Breigsau - Germany
2002 – 8 April - Liaison Committee - Toledo - Spain
27-28 June - IXth EUROPEAN DAYS : « The State Territorial Representative and security in periods of crisis » - Oslo –Norway
21 October - Liaison Committee - Paris - France
2003 – 7 April - Liaison Committee - Kiruna - Sweden
3-4 July : Xth EUROPEAN DAYS : « Role of the State territorial representative in Europe » - Wroclaw - Poland
27 October - Liaison Committee - Luxembourg
2004 – 16 February - Liaison Committee -Malaga - Spain
1-3 July - XIth EUROPEAN DAYS : « STR’s role in civil crisis management » - Munich - Germany
29 0ctober - Liaison Committee - Genoa - Italy
2005 - 8 April - Liaison Committee - Middelburg - The Netherlands
7-9 July - XIIth EUROPEAN DAYS : “Role of the STR in the field of social cohesion” Birmingham – Great Britain
24 October 2005 - Liaison Committee - Kiev and Lougansk - Ukraine
2006 – 7 April - Liaison Committee - Lausanne - Switzerland
5-8 July - XIIInth EUROPEAN DAYS : “The STR in the management of rural space” - Paris - France
october - Liaison Committee - Brussels - Belgium
2007 – 23 March - Liaison Committee - Paphos - Cyprus
4-7 July - XIVth EUROPEAN DAYS : “Security, citizen and the STR” - Castile and Leon - Spain
I - 29 to 31 May, XVth EUROPEAN DAYS : “Role of the STR in the European integration” - Venice - Italy
II - 23 to 25 October, inX : 1st session of the European Observatory of State Territorial Action - Paris and Dijon - France
I - 7 to 9 May - XVIth European Days : "The STR and water management" - Stockholm - Sweden
II - 22 to 24 October - - 2nd European Observatory of State territorial Action "The STR and the regional fact" Leuwen -Belgium
2010 -30 september - 2 October - XVIIth European Days : "The STR facing the economic and financial crisis : assessment and lessons" - Lausanne - Switzerland
I -19 to 21 May XVIIIth European Days - "The STR in the relations between central power and regions with a measure of autonomy" - Butapest and Lake Balaton - Hungary
II - 27-29 October - IIIrd Euro Mediterranean Observatory of State Territorial Action : "Sustainable urban development" - Marrakesh - Morocco
2012 - 15 to 17 March : XIXth European Days : "The STR facing the metropolitan fact" - Paris - France
28 September - Steering Committee - Bologna - Italy
2013 - 6 to 8 June - XXth European Days : "Between development and environment what regulation for the STR ?" Bergen -Norway
2014 - 24 January - Steering Committee - Rome - Italy
12 to 14 June XXIst European Days : "Security and energy : role of the STR towards the citizens" - Liège - Belgium
21 November - Steering Committee - Paris - France
2015 -28 to 30 May - XXIInd European Days : "Profession STR" - Istanbul - Turkey
30 October - Steering Committee - Montreux - Switzerland
21-22-23 april 2016 XXIIIrd European Days "STR and innovation in 's-Hertogenbosch & Maastricht, The Netherlands
18-19 November 2016- Steering committee- Board Meeting in Antwerpen, Belgium
15-16-17 June 2017- XXIVth European Days-" The STR facing threats to security" in Oulu, Finland
31st May 1-2 June 2018 XXVth European Days in Lyon, France- "The STRs role on public involvement of the infrastructures or sensitive events"
13-14-15 June 2019 XXVIth European Days in Louvain, Flemish Brabant Belgium (Theme to be determined)
From the first Days, as can be seen from the programme and list of participants, the event took on a truly European character, due as much to the number and diversity of countries represented as to the European Commission’s participation.
The Franco-Italian origins of the whole idea have not at any time lessened the European character of the event.
Right from the start, the number of countries represented has continued to increase and the delegation sizes have grown in proportion to the population sizes of states represented (apart from the host country, which is traditionally and understandably over-represented).
The European character is further illustrated by the systematic inclusion, in the Day’s programme, of a theme concerning the life of the European Union and by the fact that a European Commission representative regularly takes part in Liaison Committee meetings. In addition, during the actual Days, one or two people from the Commission, at directorial level, have always been invited to speak.
Lastly, the General Secretariat, based in Paris, operates at the service of all participating countries.
A European Association.
During the first years, the Days were organised from one session to the next, with the success of the last session pushing towards organisation of the next one. The «European Days for State Territorial Representatives» are now not just an interesting idea but also a unique opportunity for contacts and exchanges : such is in the opinion of national representatives, who have participated in some sessions, and also of representatives from the European Commission (who have expressed this publicly more than once).
This is why it has been decided by the member countries that these Days will be given a structure that will be more stable and also more equitable. The member countries pay a national annual contribution, unique set price (allowing an undetermined number of participants) of 4 500 euros. Federal status countries such as Germany or Switzerland pay an annual contribution of 2 000 euros (per member Land or Canton)
Eventually, the « European association of State territorial representatives –EASTR » has been created in 2000, in order to give a juridical basis to the European days. The Association is based in Brussels.