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 an overview of our policy documents. 

Plenary at the European parliament

Policy documents

  • 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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Statement on Interregional Innovation Investments for European value chains

Please find below the Statement on Interregional Innovation Investments for European value chains.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN and Horizon Europe - place-based innovation ecosystems

ERRIN's view on why place-based innovation ecosystems are an important part of the next framework programme for research and innovation. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

Horizon Europe: Climate, energy & mobility cluster

Together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), ERRIN organised a high-level meeting to explore how the Horizon Europe cluster on climate, energy and mobility could be implemented. Collaboration between these areas is crucial to build sustainable low carbon regions and cities.