Date event: 
Wednesday 09 March 2016
Liaison agency Flanders-Europe Kortenberglaan 71 | B-1000 Brussels
Event Type

The S3P-Energy is a joint initiative of the Directorates-General for Regional and Urban Policy, Energy, and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The S3P-Energy is planned to become an enabling tool for regions to coordinate, rationalise and plan their respective energy strategies, develop a shared vision on knowledge-based energy policy development, and set up a strategic agenda of collaborative work. The main objective of the S3P-Energy is to support the optimal and effective uptake of the Cohesion Policy funds for energy, and to better align energy innovation activities at national, local and regional level through the identification of the technologies and innovative solutions that support in the most cost-effective way the EU energy policy priorities. The S3P-Energy will contribute the EU energy policy priorities by facilitating partnerships between EU regions that have identified renewable energy technologies and innovative energy solutions as their smart specialisation priorities and by promoting alignment between local, regional, national and European activities on energy sustainability, competitiveness and security of supply.


Founded in 2001, ERRIN is a unique platform of more than 120 dynamic EU regions and their Brussels representation offices and regional stakeholders. ERRIN promotes knowledge exchange, joint actions and project partnerships between its members in order to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities. ERRIN has fourteen working groups led by regions and the Energy and Climate Change Working Group has been a strong player in contributing to EU energy policy and supporting project development over the past five years



The workshop’s overall objective is to raise the awareness of the platform with regions that have energy in their smart specialisation and to identify:

  • Opportunities for strategic clustering and future transnational project opportunities
  • Objectives and benefits for regions of S3 Energy platform and ERRIN network
  • Areas of regional focus in energy
  • Perceived strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats for regions in promising areas of specialisation

More information see the attached agenda.

To participate please answer the Webform below.