- What is the impact of new technologies, in particular Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) at European local and regional level?
- What is the state-of-the-art in the development of science and technology parks in Europe, as a means of promoting research in and applications of new technologies?
- What are the main achievements and remaining challenges to fully exploiting the potential of ICTs and science and technology parks under cohesion policy for the benefit of European growth
Speakers from European institutions, national and regional governments, and experts in the field will contribute to the discussion on how European investments in ICT technologies and facilities can foster local economies and create innovation and growth. The outcome of the event will feed into the debate on the next cohesion policy framework.
The workshop and in-depth report implement a STOA project aimed at highlighting the importance of the territorial dimension for economic growth at European level. It focuses on the role and potential of the existing cohesion policy funding in planning and implementing ICT infrastructures in the regions, and in accompanying the efforts to digitalise European economy and society.
Some ERRIN regions will also be showcasing at the event, namely Murcia, South Moravia, and Warmland.
Find more information abou the event here.