About Us

The European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) is a well-known Brussels-based platform that gathers around 120 regional organisations from more than 20 European countries. Established in 2001, ERRIN supports members to enhance their regional and local research and innovation capacities and further develop their R&I ecosystems. The network maintains a long-standing relationship with the EU institutions and other organisations to strengthen the regional and local dimension in EU Research and Innovation policy and programmes. 

ERRIN offers a platform for knowledge exchange and facilitates regional collaboration, supporting its members through the project development process and providing project opportunities. ERRIN members collaborate through 13 Working Groups, covering both thematic areas and overarching policy issues based on members’ priorities and on current funding opportunities. Working Group meetings are at the heart of ERRIN’s activities, as this is where our members meet regularly to exchange information, present regional examples, build new partnerships, develop joint projects, network and much more.

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Latest News & Events

Stay up-to-date on ERRIN's wide range of activities in Brussels and make sure you are informed about our upcoming Working Group meetings.

  • By Andreea Serban


AR and VR for storytelling in cultural heritage is a project idea of the Intermunicipal Community of the West, OESTECIM, which brings together 12 Portuguese municipalities in the West of Portugal - http://www.oestecim.pt/. Significado is a Portuguese public sector support organization for consultancy and management of European projects. OESTECIM is interested in finding partners for augmented/virtual reality projects for built or ruined Cultural Heritage, which can be scanned in 3D. The digitization of Cultural Heritage gives us the virtual scenario where we will simulate, also in 3D or video/films with real actors and extras, either historical events that took place there, or the recreation of legends or other stories with a real basis, which will be integrated into a storytelling that attracts new audiences (local community, tourists, students, researchers, etc.). The attraction of new audiences will be done by digital means (website, social networks, etc.)

  • By Anna Grimault

Partner Search Creative Europe - Young Europeans in Utopia

The University of Angers is actively seeking for partners for a medium-scale cooperation Creative Europe project. The aim of this project is to involve young Europeans to create and co-produce new ideas of projected utopia. Through cultural and social diversity of historical or actual concrete utopias in Europe, the generation of new ideas will allow/induce new practices between young Europeans in term of cooperation, exchanges and experimentations. The productions will be valued in transnational immersive and inclusive digital supports, disseminated and promoted, in order to become cultural and creative levers to “make in another way”/ “make otherwise” and innovate in the Europe of tomorrow.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Cultural Heritage in Action: Call for participants in peer learning visit to Krakow

Krakow: Sustainable cultural heritage development in practice Our Cultural Heritage in Action programme of peer learning visits continues to unfold! A new call for participants in a peer learning visit to Krakow just opened, deadline to answer is 6 June.

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Some examples of what you can gain from an ERRIN membership


We support collaboration and project development between members through providing networking opportunities to share project ideas, best practices, and personal contacts.

R&I policy

We provide concrete input to European research and innovation policy based on our members' experiences and expertise. 

Working groups

Here members can exchange knowledge and best practices in different thematic areas. We also work to create partnerships between members and external organisations. 

Are you interested in collaborating with us?

If you would like to find out more about the benefits of ERRIN membership, please contact ewa.chomicz@errin.eu.