A regional and local approach to research and innovation policy


ERRIN brings a bottom-up place-based perspective to the European research and innovation policy and funding programmes. Through our member-driven working groups we strengthen EU policy development via the promotion of a regional innovation ecosystems approach and smart specialisation.

Below you will find a library of our policy publications. 


Plenary at the European parliament

Policy documents

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN recommendations on the Future of the European Research Area (ERA)

ERRIN has developed a set of concrete recommendations to the European Research Area highlighting the role of regional innovation ecosystems in achieving more efficient and impactful ERA.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN opinion on the revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) Guidelines

ERRIN has published an opinion on the revision to the TEN-T Guidelines “Strengthening urban nodes and innovation to enhance the capacity, sustainability, and competitiveness of the European transport system”.

  • By Heidi Johansson

ERRIN Input to the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership Consultation

ERRIN provided input to the public consultation to shape the European Partnership on Driving Urban Transitions. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

ERRIN Position on the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities

ERRIN has, under the leadership of the Smart Cities working group, developed a position paper on the development of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities.

  • By Anna Tranberg

ERRIN position paper - Public Consultation on EU Funds in the Area of Cohesion

ERRIN acknowledges the importance of the European budget as a common effort to tackle the current challenges Europe is facing and, therefore, the relevance of an adequate funding for the European policies, Cohesion Policy included. Building an effective and well-resourced European research and innovation policy post-2020 requires input from a range of stakeholders, including citizens.