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 Ewa Chomicz

I3 Instrument calls now open

The Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument opened calls under two strands with a total budget of EUR 145 million for the period of 2021-2022.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The new EU Clean Hydrogen Partnership launched

The new EU Clean Hydrogen Partnership launch was announced this week during the opening keynote by the President von der Leyen at the EU Hydrogen Week 2021. The Partnership aims to bring together the European Commission, the hydrogen industry, researchers and innovators as well as policy-makers from the Member States, building on the joint efforts of Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU).

  • By Hilary Webb

Circular Bio-based Europe partnership has been launched

This week marked the launch of the new Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). The Bioeconomy Working Group leaders have in the past year been following the development of the partnership by organising discussions with both the BBI JU Programme Office and with representatives of the Bio-based Industries Consortium.

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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.