Why join?

With around 120 members, our network plays a key role in connecting and representing regional and local actors across Europe on issues related 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. 

Our work is guided by four missions: 

  • Bringing a place-based perspective to European research and innovation policy and programmes
  • Making connections and facilitating EU engagement
  • Increasing project opportunities for members
  • Positioning regional interests in the EU research and innovation landscape

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

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Benefits of becoming a member

Benefits of becoming a member

Some examples of what you can gain from an ERRIN membership

Regional/local perspective on policy

Our policy work is done in close collaboration with our members and is based on concrete examples of members’ experience and expertise.

Project development

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

Access to the ERRIN website

With you member login you can access an archive of presentations and documents from our meetings as well as partner searches. You also have the possibility to easily connect with other members.


ERRIN strives to raise the profile of its members by providing the space for members to showcase their organisations.


With access to an EU-wide network of regional and local organisations, you have the possibility to share and learn from best practices as well as exchange knowledge on research and innovation.

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, and research centres.



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 organisation wishing to join ERRIN should complete a membership form. The form has to be signed and returned to the ERRIN secretariat by post or email.

The membership form can be downloaded here

For more information, please write to info@errin.eu.


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