Become a member


Are you a regional authority or organisation interested in research and innovation? Are you looking for ways to easily connect, collaborate, and exchange best practices with other regions in the field of R&I? Then ERRIN is the right place!

With around 130 members our network plays a key role in connecting and representing regions across Europe on issues relating to research and innovation. We always welcome new members who wish to join our network and take full advantage of the various networking, project, and partnership opportunities that we offer.


ERRIN’s mission can be divided into four main points:

  • We bring a place-based perspective to European research and innovation policy
  • We build close, informal relationships between member regions, EU institutions, and other partners and works as a bridge between them to facilitate EU engagement
  • We increase project opportunities for members
  • We position regional interests in the research and innovation landscape


To read more about ERRIN, please see our “who we are” page.

Benfits of joining ERRIN

Who can join?

ERRIN welcomes all place-based non-profit organisations, which play a role in the regional innovation ecosystem by having a mandate in regional development and by being involved in the development and/or implementation of research and innovation policies in the country/region.

This includes but is not limited to; Brussels-based representative offices of regional administrations, local administrations, universities and educational institutions, research centres, European networks, trade associations as well as, private bodies that have at least a limited mandate in regional development and regional research and innovation policies.

Start the membership process

Give us a call or send us an email to start the discussion on how your organisation can get the most out of an ERRIN membership. Then we will also provide you with more information on the benefits and commitments of becoming a member.

To complete your application, any regional authority or organisation wishing to join ERRIN should complete the membership form, which is available for download below. The form has to be signed, scanned, and returned to the ERRIN Secretariat by post or e-mail.

ERRIN membership form 2019


For more information, please contact Anna Tranberg, Member Relations Officer, T: +32 470 41 63 60, E: