Events

Events

You can find below a list of ERRIN's and its Working Groups' meetings, member events and many more. Use the filters to narrow the search.

Horizon Europe Matchmaking Event on Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment

The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels (LINO) would like to invite you to participate in the online event entitled Horizon Europe Matchmaking Event on Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment that will take place on Friday, 2 December 2022.

Blue Economy WG: Scaling up in Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters

The Blue Economy Working Group is organising an online meeting on the Ocean and Waters Mission on 6 December between 10:00-11:30 CET. The European Commission will give an update on the state of play of the Mission and its next ‘deploying and upscaling’ phase. The PREP4BLUE project will be invited to present their activities in preparing the ground for the Mission and its activities, while the project coordinating the upcoming Baltic and North Sea basin lighthouse will give an overview of their planned work.

RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity): From the European Year of Youth to the European Year of Skills

RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity) invites you to their annual meeting, entitled 'From the European Year of Youth to the European Year of Skills'. The event will be held on 6 December at the Permanent Representation of Portugal to the European Union, from 15:30-18:00. 

The EU Chips Act – How semiconductor ecosystems increase competitiveness in Europe’s regions

Saxony-Anhalt, together with Intel, is hosting the event 'The EU Chips Act – How semiconductor ecosystems increase competitiveness in Europe’s regions' on 7 December from 18:00-20:00.

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2022

ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will be held this year on 8 December from 14:30-18:15 CET followed by networking drinks from 18:15 CET. In addition to discussing formal issues and offering an opportunity to network, the event will feature a working session around the European Year of Skills.

C-SHIP webinar series on cultural entrepreneurship: Webinar 2 - Cultural entrepreneurs’ & money: a love and hate affair

C-SHIP (Cultural Entrepreneurship) is a professional training program designed for the cultural and creative industries professionals and aspirants, launched under the framework of the United Nations International Year for the Creative Economy and Sustainable Development. Within the frame of the C-SHIP project, a series of webinars will be held by ICHEC Business School.

Innovation variety in Czech regions

Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU together with ERRIN and other associated partners are organising a conference 'Innovation variety in Czech regions' on 13 December from 09:00-18:00, aimed at the Czech best practices and experiences in various aspects of innovations. The event is under the auspices of the Czech Presidency to the European Council.

CCRI Webinar on New Horizon Europe calls for circular economy at local and regional scale

The CCRI Coordination and Support Office is pleased to invite you to the CCRI-CSO webinar on new Horizon Europe calls for circular economy at local and regional scale, that will be held online on the 15th of December, 10:00-12:00 CET. 

CareAge Conference - Ageing societies: research, education, and practice – Sustainable collaboration in old age care

The CareSam network is organising a conference on ageing societies in an EU perspective, the challenges and opportunities. The number of older adults living with chronic diseases, multi-morbidity and dementia or other mental health illnesses is growing, leading to pressure on both the old age care sector and on relatives. This can only be understood, dealt with, and taken advantage from through interdisciplinary collaboration.

Events

Events

You can find below a list of ERRIN's and its Working Groups' meetings, member events and many more. Use the filters to narrow the search.

  • By Sybille DITERICH

Showcase your innovation Digitising the industry

The DigiFed project is delighted to invite you to the 'Showcase your innovation' event on the 1st of December 2022 in the Y-SPOT partners in Grenoble, France.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY Mobility Assembly – Brussels

The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three Mobility Assemblies co-located with large-scale mobility events. Mobility Assembly Brussels is destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to increase awareness between financial Intermediaries as Venture Capital, Business Angel Networks or Banks, and mobility ecosystem, cities, industry, mobility providers or policy makers.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

A UAS’ers guide to building European innovation ecosystems – How to join Universities of Applied Sciences in democratizing entrepreneurship across Europe’s regions

UAS4Europe is organising an event to outline how Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) are contributing to the goals of the new European Innovation Agenda by taking steps in advancing Europe’s innovation potential in their own regions, and by connecting across Europe to boost the potential of all regions. The session will take place on 29 November from 10:20-12:30 in Brussels.

  • By Intern SMR

Science Café - Future of GMOs

Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU, The Czech Centre Brussels and Czech Liaison Office for Education and Research are pleased to invite you to the next edition of the Science Café: Future of GMOs! This event will take place on 29 November between 18:30 and 20:00 at Troonstraat 130, 1050, Brussels. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Lost in NEB? Examples, visions and the way forward

The ERRIN Bauhaus taskforce is organising an event on 29 November which aims to discuss the initiatives from different perspectives taking stock of what has been implemented so far, understanding the various links to get a clear, coherent picture, and exploring the next steps.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Cultural Heritage in Action deep-diving session following the peer-learning visit in Cantabria

Cultural Heritage in Action invites you to a webinar on November 28 on the topics of cultural heritage management, regional development, and community involvement in rural areas.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Policy WG meeting: European Partnerships

The upcoming Policy Working Group meeting will focus on how regional and local authorities and their ecosystems can engage in European Partnerships, presenting the state of play and next steps of the initiative, as well as insights into regional participation. The event will take place in person at ERRIN on 24 November.

  • By Lucy Hammond

European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) Info Day

An Info Day about two new calls for proposals under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF) takes place on 24 November 2022.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy and ICT WG meeting: Bioeconomy meets data

The Bioeconomy and ICT WGs are organising an online meeting on how data and digital tools are used within different sectors of the bioeconomy, taking place on 23 November between 10:00-11:30 CET. Projects and initiatives from ERRIN member regions will be presented alongside a presentation by the European Commission on the use of digital tools in R&I activities to enable the transition of industrial circular bio-based systems in the EU.

  • By Aude Raimbault

‘Rendez-Vous Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Bruxelles’: Green chemistry, advanced materials and recycling of plastics: good practices from the Four Motors for Europe

In the framework of the economic mission of the Four Motors in Flanders on the theme of 'Green chemistry, advanced and bio-based materials and plastics recycling', Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes are pleased to invite you to a round table that will highlight the good practices of the Four Motors on this theme and that will be contextualised by Emmanuelle Maire (Head of Unit B.1 Circular economy, sustainable production and consumption, DG ENVI) from the European Commission.

  • By Joanna Kubiak

Horizon4Poland '22 Matchmaking Event

Horizon4Poland ’22 matchmaking event organised by the Industry Contact Points of the Lukasiewicz Research Network takes place on 22 November 2022 between 09:30 and 17:15 in Warsaw. The purpose of the event is to build cooperation, match partners and support the creation of consortia to obtain funding for research and innovation projects under Horizon Europe Programme in six focus areas.

  • By Nathalie Alvarez

CONFERENCE ON INNOVATIONS TO REDUCE AND REMEDIATE FARM SOIL POLLUTION. A CONTRIBUTION TO THE EU SOIL STRATEGY.

A Conference on Innovations to reduce and remediate farm soil pollution – a contribution to the EU Soil Strategy’, to be held on 21 November, 15:00 – 18:00, at the EU Committee of the Regions. Three EU projects, with over 40 participants from EU member states and beyond, have teamed up to offer their contribution to the EU Soil Strategy objectives based on their project developments and results with different perspectives: environment, soil, agriculture, chemicals or food safety. The aim of this event is to share relevant information from the project results and encourage an open debate about their potential impact on European policies.

  • By Aliki Varella

UnILiON Annual Event 2022

The UnILiON Annual Event 2022 will take place on 17 November in Brussels. High-level executives of UnILiON member universities, European policy-makers, and stakeholders in the education, research, and innovation sector will share their views and experiences on modernising academic assessment and delivering for society.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Info session on Horizon Results Booster – steering research towards a strong societal impact

Supported by the European Commission, Horizon Results Booster services are delivered to FP7, H2020, and HE projects at no cost. The free-of-charge services are provided by experts and cover several paths in Dissemination and Exploitation activities, notably Portfolio Dissemination and Exploitation, Business Plan Development, and Go to Market service. The info session will cover information about the services and include testimonials from those who have already benefited from Horizon Results Booster.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Restore our waters – Baltic Sea Region perspective

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Offices, and NCBR Poland in Brussels in cooperation with countries' National Contacts Points (NCPs) are organising a series of webinars dedicated to the “Restore our ocean and waters” EU Mission. The first webinar, presenting the state of play of the Mission together with National initiatives, will be held on 17 November.

  • By Lucy Hammond

COP27 EU side event: Climate neutral and smart cities with and for citizens

The COP27 EU side event 'Climate neutral and smart cities with and for citizens' will take place online on 17 November from 10:00 to 11:00.

  • By Teresa Vio

Smart Tourism Destinations Project - Webinar #2

Smart Tourism Destinations is a European Commission initiative to support EU cities to facilitate access to tourism and hospitality products and services through technological innovation. The initiative is hosting a series of webinars addressing a range of topics related to innovative digital solutions for tourism. the next one will take place on 17 November and will focus on the deployment of data management and technological solutions for innovation in smart destinations.

  • By Lucy Hammond

COP 27 EU side event:Local Green Deals – Implementing global ambitions at the local level

The COP 27 EU side event on 'Local Green Deals – Implementing global ambitions at the local level' is taking place on 17 November between 11:00 and 12:00.

  • By Lucy Hammond

COP 27 EU side event: How regions with heaving industry can manage a just transition : leaving no one behind

The COP 27 EU side event on 'How regions with heaving industry can manage a just transition : leaving no one behind' will take place online on 17 November between 11:30 and 12:30.

  • By Giulia Chiarel

Digitalising Europe’s railways: what’s in for passengers and freight

This hybrid event, organised by Brenner Railway Action Group (Aktionsgemeinschaft Brennerbahn/ Comunità d’azione Ferrovia del Brennero), will highlight concrete solutions and projects on the Digitalisation of Europe’s railways with a particular focus on cross-border problems modal shift from road to rail and the inter-modality.

  • By Aliki Varella

European Universities Brokerage Event 2022 I Online I 16.11

The UnILiON Task Force on the EUI is pleased to announce that the European Universities Brokerage Event 2022 will take place online, on the morning of 16 November. This is an excellent opportunity to bring together stakeholders, share ideas and benefit from the potential partnerships that can be formed through this event under the 2023 Erasmus+ European Universities call that has already been launched.

  • By Lucy Hammond

iWATERMAP Conference: A Blueprint for place-based Innovation Ecosystems

The iWATERMAP conference will be hosted at the Committee of the Regions. The iWATERMAP project focuses on supporting the innovation policies in water technology sector, helping to increase the critical mass of innovation ecosystems in partner regions in this sector.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

European Partnership Stakeholder Forum - One-year review of European Partnership Initiatives in Horizon Europe

On 15 and 16 November 2022, the European Commission will launch its first European Partnership Stakeholder Forum. The Forum focuses on reviewing the first year of partnerships and, in particular, how they can contribute to the twin green and digital transitions, and increase Europe’s resilience. Participation is possible online or in person in Brussels.

  • By Lucy Hammond

COP27 EU side event: Prosperity and protection of the environment: how cities can unlock the opportunities of the ecological transition

The COP27 EU side event 'Prosperity and protection of the environment: how cities can unlock the opportunities of the ecological transition' will take place online on 14 November between 15:00 and 16:00.

  • By Intern SMR

Educa(u)tion: Combatting Disinformation through Education

The second EduCafé, discussion evening on education, is here. The debate will focus on how we can combat disinformation through education. Please, register via the link below.

  • By Lucy Hammond

COP27 EU side event: Connecting hydrogen valleys with RepowerEU: up to global and down towards net-zero

The European Union COP side event ' Connecting hydrogen valleys with RepowerEU: up to global and down towards net-zero', will take place online on Friday 11 November from 16:30 to 17:30 CET.

  • By Elisa Airasvirta

New Era of Urban Safety & Security? SURE! - hybrid event

Seminar dedicated to urban security professionals and policy makers to learn key takeaways and recommendations from the SURE project.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Urban Diplomacy: Cities as Partners & Innovators in Diplomacy?

DLR Projektträger and SciTechDiploHub Barcelona are organising a Brussels Talks event entitled 'Urban Diplomacy: Cities as Partners & Innovators in Diplomacy?' on Tuesday 8 November from 12:30-15:00 at 98 Rue du Trône, Brussels. 

  • By Eva Damm

Projects4GreenEnergy:Connected

The Saxon Energy Agency (SAENA GmbH) & the Enterprise Europe Network invite you to join the online event on 8 - 9 November. The event, targeting companies, universities and clusters active in the field of energy and greentech, will give participants the opportunity to network, find project partners and learn more about calls within the framework of HORIZON EUROPE. 

  • By Daniel Wentzlaff

Saxony-Anhalt as a model region for green hydrogen

On 7 November in Brussels, the Minister for Science, Energy, Climate Protection and Environment of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, Prof Dr Armin Willingmann, is organising an event "Saxony-Anhalt on the way to a model region for green hydrogen – chances and challenges in the context of European energy and climate policy".

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Education for Climate Days

The Education for Climate Days 2022 will happen from the 7th to 9th of November this year. Under the theme of "co-creating learning for climate resilience", each day will focus on one key Education for Climate issue.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG coffee meeting on the upcoming Horizon Europe calls on Mobility

The Transport coffee meeting will be an occasion to share and brainstorm on initial project ideas for the different Horizon Europe calls on Mobility.

  • By Bostjan Sinkovec

Conference 'Business Opportunities in Slovenia'

From Wednesday 2 November 2022 to Friday 4 November 2022 a business conference 'Business opportunities in Slovenia' will be held in the Grand Hotel Union, Ljubljana, Slovenia, under the umbrella of the European Women's Handball Championship.

  • By Bailey Lähdesmäki

How ecosystems and clusters integrate green and digital transition

SuperEcosystem, Finland’s second ECCP-certified Meta-Cluster, is organising a European Week of Regions and Cities side event on how clusters and ecosystems are drivers for green and digital transition, featuring keynote speeches, roundtable discussions, workshops, and networking with leading organisations in Finland.

  • By James Sharples

Changemakers and Pioneers

The Changemakers and Pioneers event, hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University and the University of the West of Scotland at Scotland House, Brussels is a unique opportunity to showcase projects, hear of others’ experiences and broker new partnerships. There will also be a specific session updating on the UK's association to Horizon Europe/Plan B as well as the latest funding opportunities. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: EIT Culture & Creativity KIC

This Design and Creativity Working Group meeting aims to present the newly announced KIC, to explore the soon-to-be available opportunities for regions and local stakeholders and how to get involved. The meeting will be held as an in-person event at ERRIN’s venue.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Virtual info day for second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital calls

The info day on the new calls launched under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital will take place virtually on 25 October from 9.30 to 13.00 CEST.

  • By Lucy Hammond

The CETPartnership Joint Call 2022 Info Day

The CETPartnership Joint Call 2022 is the first annual co-funded call under the CETPartnership and is co-funded by the European Commission under the Horizon Europe Partnership scheme. This event, info day, is organised online.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Mission Ocean - Vision Ocean Event

Mission Ocean - Vision Ocean Event on 25 October at the Permanent Representation of Germany to the EU. The speakers at the event will present their ideas on how science and innovation can help deliver the goals of the Horizon Europe Mission to Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Brussels Talks: How to be an innovative region in Europe?

As part of the event series Brussels Talks, NCBR – Business & Science Poland are organising the online event 'How to be an innovative region in Europe?', with ERRIN director Pirita Lindholm as the main speaker. The event will discuss regional innovations ecosystems, how to support R&I capacities at local and regional level and how to reduce the innovation divide. Furthermore, the support offered by current EU funded programmes and initiatives will be explored.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG meeting: Innovation in health promotion and disease prevention

This Health Working Group meeting will invite European Commission representatives to discuss health promotion and disease prevention in the new EU Care Strategy and the EU public health policy.

  • By Monica Rogerio

EUbyLakes final event

From 24-28 October 2022, Alentejo (Portugal) will host the final session of the EUbyLakes project, under EU for Citizens programme.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

MOSAIC's roadmap for co-creation

The MOSAIC project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising a workshop for its Community of Practice to introduce the MOSAIC's Roadmap for co-creation in the context of the Cities Mission. The event will take place online 20 October 2022 from 10:00 to 12:00 CEST.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Policy WG meeting: ERA Forum & European Innovation Agenda

The next Policy Working Group meeting will take place in person at the ERRIN premises on Thursday 20 October from 10:00-11:30, focusing on the ERA Forum and the European Innovation Agenda. This will be an internal meeting with a fully participatory character. Active input from all the attendees will be expected.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG meeting: Initiatives supporting the implementation of the Cities Mission

This Smart Cities WG meeting aims to provide an overview of initiatives that can support cities in the implementation of the Cities Mission, while exploring links and synergies between them. The Mission Secretariat will present the current state of the mission as well as its outlook in terms of funding opportunities and links to other EU initiatives and policies. Finally, the ERRIN Secretariat will give an update on its work within the NetZeroCities project. The meeting will be a physical event taking place on 20 October between 15:00-17:00.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

I&I WG Meeting - EU Cluster Policies, state of play and future opportunities

On Wednesday 19 October from 14:00-15:30, the Innovation and Investment Working Group will host an on-site event on the topic of European Clusters policies.

  • By Intern SMR

ICRI 2022: International conference on research infrastructures

One of the major events of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU - International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2022) - will take place from 19-21 October in Brno, Czech Republic. The ICRI 2022 onsite attendance is by invitation only, but participation online is possible for everyone.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Smart Specialisation WG: S3 Breakfast: Pitch your S3!

As the new generation of 2021-2027 regional S3 strategies is kicking off in ERRIN regions, the S3 Working Group is pleased to invite you to discuss regional S3, their synergies with the EU missions and links with the Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) Pilot around a cup of coffee. The meeting will take place in person on 18 October from 9:00-10:30.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Translating EU Missions into regional policy

The TRAMI project and ERRIN are organising a mutual learning event on 18 October. The event will aim to showcase a successful translation of the EU Missions approach into concrete policies and tools on the regional level and to foster the discussion on challenges and opportunities with its implementation.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Marketplace

The Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place annual conference will be held this year on 18 October in Brussels. The event will showcase successful projects on financing energy efficiency, climate adaptation and innovative energy planning.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Digital Europe Programme Info Day - Deployment of the Data Space for Smart Communities

Information day on the Digital Europe Programme topic "Data Space for Smart Communities - Deployment". Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and present project ideas for proposals.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Delivering 100 Smart and Climate Neutral Cities by 2030

Stockholm, Valencia, Angers Loire Métropole, and Copenhagen are four of the cities selected for the Mission Climate Neutral and Smart Cities. These 4 cities are hosting an event on 17 October that will provide inspiration to experts and policymakers, from cities and regions around Europe and beyond, looking to reinforce their own efforts and get new ideas.

  • By Emma Cosmao

Sustainable Resource Use - From Coring to Coding

The event 'Sustainable Resource Use - From Coring to Coding', held in-person and online on 17 October, will present two perspectives on sustainable resource use; the first addresses the need for environmental resources in the development and use of AI with the ethical issues associated, for example, environmental and intergenerational justice. The second perspective will look at Europe’s own natural resources and the difficulties in turning these natural deposits into mines that can address European needs.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Water Knowledge Europe 2022

Water Europe is organising its brokerage event on 17 – 19 October in Brussels. The event will feature the latest insights from the Horizon Europe Work Programmes 2023-2024, and will be an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge and experiences, and to collaborate with key actors from across the water value chain.

  • By Malgorzata Sylla

Youth matters - examples from local and regional perspective - EWRC workshop

On 13 October, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, Wielkopolska region, in collaboration with local and regional authorities from Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Croatia and Republic of Srpska, is organising 'Youth matters - examples from the regional and local perspective', a workshop dedicated to youth actions and initiatives.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Smart specialisation and ERA Hubs: a new and winning combination?

The Friends of Smart Specialisation (FoSS) is organising a side event "Smart specialisation and ERA Hubs: a new and winning combination?" in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022. The event will take place online on 13 October from 14:00-15:30. ERRIN Director Pirita Lindholm will take part as one of the speakers.

  • By Pieter Jasperse

Digital Realities in Tourism

During European Week of Regions and Cities, the DIGITOURISM project (INTERREG Europe) will present the workshop "Digital realities in tourism".

  • By Luca Lottero

Liguria, Eusalp, Europe: mobility perspective by 2050

The Brussels Office of Liguria Region, in partnership with the 'Development of the Logistic and Harbour System' Department and the 'Regional Public Transport' Department, is organising an event in hybrid mode entitled 'Liguria, Eusalp, Europe: mobility perspective by 2050'. The event will provide an overview of the future of transport, especially with regard to sustainability and innovation. The territorial focus will be on Alpine Region, but the keynote speech by DG Move will offer also a broader European perspective on the matter.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ICT WG: Towards digital transformation of public services – networking session

This in-person meeting organised by the ICT Working Group on 13 October from 16:00-19:00 at the ERRIN premises in Brussels, will offer all interested ERRIN members a chance to find out more about available ways to engage to bring the digital transformation of public services in their respective regions and cities forward.

  • By Joana Good da Silva

RICC Side Event EWRC 2022 - "Culture, Creativeness, Innovation and Knowledge Ecosystems"

This event, organised by RICC Network brings together regions, local and regional authorities, researchers, academics, artists, EU institutions representatives and stakeholders. During the lab, co-development processes are debated. Digitally enhanced co-development of arts, culture, media, heritage, creativeness and expression driven ventures, essential part of creative industries clusters, are brought together as part of this ecosystems development review event.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

Youth empowerment and civic engagement, lessons from European LRAs

The high-level workshop "Youth empowerment and civic engagement, lessons from European LRAs" will be organised as part of the XX edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities, on 12 October 2022 from 11:30-13:00 CEST. Participation is possible online or onsite in Brussels.

  • By Bostjan Sinkovec

Regions addressing integrated sustainable urban development through cohesion policy projects

This workshop, hosted online on 12 October in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities, will address the various challenges of urban life and present numerous solutions and best practices in sustainable urban development which have been achieved through an integrated approach and with strong partnerships between different stakeholders.

  • By Saga Barnard

Youth at risk – How to prevent criminal engagement and promote youth empowerment through the European Social Fund (ESF)?

Gothenburg European Office invites you to the workshop “Youth at risk – How to prevent criminal engagement and promote youth empowerment through the European Social Fund (ESF)?” (Code: 12WS22235), an official partner event of the 20th European Week of Regions and Cities to be held online on the 12 October 16:30-18:00 using Zoom.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Launch of the Scan-Med Observatory

The MOVE21 project will host a high-level workshop on 12 October at the next European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC). The event will launch the Scan-Med Observatory, a new city-led initiative to pursue action on connected and climate-neutral cities to ensure that local and regional perspectives are included in TEN-T priorities.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Addressing the European digital skills gap of Regions and Cities on AI and Big Data, now for real

ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project together with the Living-in.EU initiative under the lead of ENoLL, with the support of the Computer Vision Center, are organising a joint international online workshop on 12 October 2022 from 9:30 to 11:00 CEST. The event will take place in the frame of this year's European Week of Regions and Cities.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How can we strengthen collaboration between regions and RTOs to further support a sustainable transition?

As part of the upcoming European Week of Regions and Cities, ERRIN in cooperation with EARTO is organising a joint online workshop on how to strengthen collaboration between regions and research and technology organisations (RTOs) to support a sustainable transition. The event will take place on 12 October from 16:30-18:00 CEST.

  • By Hilu Kangas-Ranta

Facilitating RePowerEU – Cities as Frontrunners and Facilitators in Sustainable Energy

A hybrid workshop “Facilitating RePowerEU – Cities as Frontrunners and Facilitators in Sustainable Energy”  will take place on 12 October from 15.00-16.30 CEST in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022. The session is organised in collaboration with the Helsinki EU Office and the Finnish Cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Food 2030: Regions as Agents of Change for Sustainable Food Systems and Bio-Based Solutions

ERRIN is supporting a Participatory Lab organised by the European Commission within the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities. This interactive event, which will take place on 12 October, will include presentations by ERRIN members and discussions on food systems and bio-based solutions.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting - EURegionsWeek 2022: Youth engagement in the green transition

ERRIN and POLIS organise this event to discuss how to rethinking of the urban mobility framework to bring it more into line with young people's needs and priorities, with representatives from the Institutions, public authorities and youth delegates.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI): Sharing experience of a new experimental policy

Organised in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022, this workshop will aim to present the complementary strategic framework, called Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI), developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) to support the green and digital transition.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Youth involvement in European R&I policies, and the role of regions and cities

Local and regional authorities have a key role in mobilising young people to become involved in shaping the future of R&I. Organised in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2022, this session will showcase relevant projects and present the experiences of young innovators and entrepreneurs. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

EIT Summit

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) is organising the EIT Summit 2022 on 11 October in Brussels. As the culminating event of the INNOVEIT Weeks event series, the EIT Summit aims to bring together the entire EIT ecosystem - policymakers, leading innovators, entrepreneurs and the EIT Innovation Communities.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Youth engagement in the green transition

ERRIN Transport WG, alongside ERRIN's member cities and regions, are organising 'youth engagement and green transition', an event to discuss how to reach the mission goal with representatives from the institutions, public authorities and young delegates. The event will take place on 11 October as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities.

  • By Anna Grimault

Sustainable EU Tourism: transforming together

As a follow-up event to the EU Transition Pathway for Tourism, the European Commission (DG GROW) is organising a workshop during the European Week of Regions and Cities on sustainable tourism.

  • By Inga Barisa

Empowered youth, better future in EU capital cities and regions

As 2022 is the European Year of Youth, the Capital Cities and Regions Network (CCRN), including the City of Riga, is organising a workshop focused on empowering European youth in the frame of the upcoming European Week of Regions and Cities. The workshop will take place on 10 October in Brussels and online.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Going Viral: Crisis impacts on cultural heritage – lessons for cohesion policy - EU Week of Regions and Cities 2022 Side Event

As a side event of the European Week of Cities and Regions 2022, the regional development agency of Umbria Region in collaboration with the Regional Government of Extremadura and City of Šibenik are organising an event in Brussels on 10 October, within the frame of the Interreg Europe project SHARE.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

The Bioeconomy - Enabling the European Green Deal in Challenging Times

The European Commission is organising the conference ‘The Bioeconomy - Enabling the European Green Deal in Challenging Times’ on 6 - 7 October in Brussels. This hybrid conference will provide an opportunity to present the findings of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy Progress Report, as well as a series of bioeconomy success stories from EU research and innovation.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: The urban perspective of forestry

The Bioeconomy WG is organising a meeting on the urban perspective of forestry, taking place as a physical meeting on 5 October between 10:30-12:00. In this meeting, the European Commission will present the EU policy framework on urban greening and initiatives that support the creation of greener, healthier and more liveable cities. The meeting will also showcase innovative projects and activities that cities and regions are undertaking to incorporate forests, green areas and other greening interventions into the urban landscape.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

RECIPROCITY second Mobility Mission - Helsinki

RECIPROCITY, project in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising its second Mobility Mission in Helsinki, Finland on 5 -7 October 2022. The event is free of charge. Participants can apply for a travel voucher to get reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses.

  • By Aliki Varella

IMET 2022 - 2nd International Conference on Interactive Media, Smart Systems & Emerging Technologies

IMET is the flagship conference of CYENS Centre of Excellence (http://www.cyens.org.cy). CYENS constitutes a centre of excellence and a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus (University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and Open University of Cyprus), the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany) and University College London (UK)

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Driving Urban Transitions Partnership Launch Event

On 4-5 October 2022 in Brussels, the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership will be officially launched with a series of sessions and speakers. The DUT Partnership steps up the game to tackle urban challenges. ERRIN has actively participated in shaping this new partnership and has also been invited to play a role in it.

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

European project development workshop - Emergence of European projects on nutrition for health

A European project development workshop is planned in Nantes, Pays de la Loire, on the 3rd of October in order to discuss upcoming Horizon Europe opportunities linked to nutrition, food, feed, and health (cluster 1 and 6). The workshop will take place ahead of the Nutrevent conference (4-5th October).

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Energy and Climate Change WG Meeting - People-centric Sustainable Buildings

On 30 September from 10:30-12:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group will host an on-site and online event on the topic of Sustainable Buildings.

  • By Nathalie Alvarez

OUR WAY project final conference: GreenWays, a must to sustainable tourism

The Interreg Europe project "OUR WAY: Preservation and promotion of cultural and natural heritage through Greenways" is organising its final conference "Greenways, a must to sustainable tourism" on 28 September 2022, at the European Committee of the Regions.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days (RiDaysEU) is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. This year’s edition will take place online on 28 – 29 September.

  • By Teresa Vio

OURWAY Final Conference “Greenways, a must to sustainable tourism’

Save the date for the OUR WAY Final Conference 'Greenways, a must to sustainable tourism’ that will be held on 28th September 2022, at the European Committee of the Regions, in Brussels.

  • By Bostjan Sinkovec

EU Digital Health Tech & Innovation Conference

EU Digital Health Tech & Innovation Conference will take place in person on 27 September in Brussels. The objective of the conference is to present the latest EU policies, initiatives and trends in digital health, present funding opportunities for digital health projects, as well as showcase innovative business models from organizing countries.

  • By Nathalie Alvarez

Circular Policies for Changing the Biowaste System - ROOTS Policy Conference

On 27 September the ROOTS group will host a Policy Conference in Brussels to present their recommendations and discuss them with European policy makers and stakeholders.

  • By Turku - Southwest Finland European Office

Webinar: How to efficiently decarbonize the maritime sector?

The city of Turku and the Solar Impulse Foundation are organising the webinar series: 'How to efficiently decarbonize the maritime sector?' on 27 September from 8-9 AM (CEST). It will be possible to attend the webinar on Microsoft Teams after registration.

  • By Elena Nielsen

Webinar on foreign language learning and teaching in the digital age

On September the 23rd from 9:30 to 11:30 the partners behind the new Erasmus+ project "DIGI-LINGO: Enhancing digital language teaching and virtual exchange" will host a webinar about the use and future of virtual and digital language teaching.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Policy WG meeting: Ecosystem programmes and initiatives – taking stock and a look forward

The upcoming Policy Working Group meeting will focus on different ecosystem programmes and initiatives – taking stock of what has been implemented so far, understanding the various links to get a clear, coherent picture, and exploring the next steps following the adoption of the Innovation Agenda. The event will take place in person at ERRIN on 22 September.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Blue Economy WG meeting: Towards zero pollution in the blue economy

This Blue Economy WG meeting will explore how marine and water systems are working towards the targets set out in the EU Action Plan ‘Towards a Zero Pollution for Air, Water and Soil’, by sharing examples of innovative solutions to address nutrient discharge and micropollutants in regions. The European Commission will present EU policies targeting pollution in the blue economy. This online meeting will take place on 21 September between 14:30-15:45 CEST.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Driving Urban Transitions Call 2022 Info Day 1

On 20 September, the first info day on the first Driving Urban Transitions Call will be organised, before the call's opening on 21 September. The event will take place online.

  • By Aliki Varella

TRACER Final Events (20-21 September, Brussels) - Outcomes in nine Coal Regions in Transition

The TRACER consortium will share project results with all interested stakeholders are invited to the Final TRACER Project Events on 20-21 September 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. The Investors Workshop will introduce identified R&I project ideas in nine coal regions in transition. Investment opportunities will be discussed with invited investors, representatives of EU institutions responsible for EU funds and programmes and stakeholders from the nine TRACER coal regions.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

CEF Digital Matchmaking: 5G for Smart Communities

On 20 September from 10:00-12:00 CEST, the European Commission is organising an online information and matchmaking event dedicated to the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital programme's second call for proposals for ‘5G for Smart Communities’. The call is tentatively planned from mid-October 2022 to mid-February 2023.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Urban Mobility Days

Urban Mobility Days 2022 will be held on 20-22 September in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. During plenary session 2 on 'TEN-T Urban Nodes', (9:30 AM -10:50 AM | 09/22/2022) Françoise Guaspare, Senior Policy Advisor, Île-de-France Europe and co-leader of the Transport WG will intervene by presenting some key points of our ERRIN Polis opinion on the TEN-T regulation.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

European Water Technology Week 2022

WaterCampus Leeuwarden is hosting the second edition of the European Water Technology Week from 19-22 September. The event will offer the latest insights in scientific research, the newest technological developments, sharing outcomes of EU R&I projects and representatives from cluster organisations from across Europe and beyond.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Brussels Talks: The new European Innovation Agenda

The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Office in Brussels / Business and Science Poland is organising a webinar on the new European Innovation Agenda in the framework of its „Brussels Talks” series. The guest of the event will be Anna Panagopoulou, Director of European Research Area & Innovation at the Directorate General for Research and Innovation, European Commission. The event will take place on 16 September from 14:00-15:00 CEST.

  • By Intern SMR

Open Source Driving the European Digital Decade

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the use of Open Source technologies with a special focus on the digitization of public administration (and the academic sector) and to start a discussion on the establishment of the so-called National Open Source Program Office (OSPO). This office (OSPO) would aim to help specifically the public (and academic) sector to introduce open innovation in public administration and to promote cooperation across the EU in this area.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: 10 years of the EU Bioeconomy Strategy: Presentation of the progress report

This Bioeconomy Working Group meeting will dive into the findings of the recently launched progress report on the EU Bioeconomy Strategy by inviting the European Commission to present the progress report and its outcomes. The meeting will take place on 15 September and will be organised as a physical meeting at the Pays de la Loire Europe Office.

  • By Loeizig André

European Innovation Campus

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis and Côte d'Azur University are delighted to invite you to the first edition of the European Innovation Campus, 14th & 15th september 2022, in Nice, France, with Commissionner Mariya Gabriel's presence.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Stakeholder event on Transition pathway for tourism co-implementation

DG Grow is organising a stakeholder event on Transition pathway for tourism co-implementation on 13 September. The event, organised in hybrid format physically in Brussels and online, aims at updating on the transition pathway related developments and received pledges.

  • By Astrid Hannes

SEFS & S3 WGs: Why are S3 strategies relevant for the European Universities initiative?

This joint Science and Education for Society and S3 Working Groups meeting will ask why S3 is relevant for European Universities, and vice versa, and how European universities alliances can create a leverage effect beyond the university boundaries and the bilateral cooperation already in place - based on the S3 - in the region?

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Be.CULTOUR project: 19 innovations on Circular Cultural Tourism

In the context of the Be.CULTOUR project, 19 teams of innovators will join the Be.CULTOUR Hackathon, to develop their innovative ideas on circular cultural tourism into innovative desirable, and feasible projects. Visit the project website and vote for your favourite one!

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: Presentation of the 2023-2024 Horizon Europe calls and updates on the ERRIN-POLIS opinion on the TEN-T regulation

After the summer break, the Transport WG will meet again on September 8 from 14:30 to 16:30. The meeting will be an occasion to introduce our new WG leader, Anna Tranberg, Stockholm Region EU Office, provide an update on the ERRIN-POLIS opinion on the TEN-T regulation, and present the 2023-2024 Horizon Europe calls with Marina Martínez, CDTI-SOST Office.

  • By Magdalena Ujejska

Youth Learning Through Arts seminar

It is the European Year of the Youth and the Erasmus+ project Youth Learning Through Arts (YLTA) will visit Brussels in September. A Youth Learning Through Arts seminar will be organised to present the results and impacts of the project including innovative learning activities, art methods and tools that youth workers can utilize in their work. Also, two Finnish innovations related to cultural education: the Art Testers program and Cultural Education Plans, will be presented at the seminar.

  • By Anonymous

Mendel Genetics Conference

This year is the bicentennial of the birth of the father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. To pay tribute to this pre-eminent scientist of the 19th century, Mendel Genetics Conference will take place between 20–23 July, 2022, in Brno, the city where Mendel spent a substantial part of his life, and where he laid the foundations of genetics.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Training workshop: Randomized Controls Trials applied to innovation actions

The Institute for Business Competitiveness of Castilla y León - ICE, organises a training workshop on Randomized Controls Trials applied to innovation actions. The event, which will take place online on Tuesday 19 July 2022 at 9:00 CEST, is organised by ICE as a beneficiary of the DIHnamic project.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Czech Presidency Conference on Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe

As one of the first events in its programme, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will organise a flagship conference "Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe" on 7-8 July 2022 in Prague. The conference shall be held as a physical event, but following web streaming will be available. Pre-registration is obligatory.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

The Charter for the Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030”

On 30 June in Lisbon, the European Commission will organise an event with the aim to launch the Charter for the Mission "Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030". Participation is possible in person or online.

  • By Philip Piatkiewicz

Birmingham Global: The Commonwealth Games, city-diplomacy, open and collaborative partnerships

As the first UK city to open an office in Brussels in 1986, Birmingham has been at the heart of Europe for a long time. EU-exit has not reduced our appetite for active engagement and collaboration to support productive relationships in Europe. The Birmingham Global event is a statement of Birmingham’s and the West Midlands’ intent, to support a long-term approach to working with key business, research and innovation partners, on a vision of the future that we all share.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

The engagement of citizens and business for EU Soil Mission

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Offices, and NCBR Poland in Brussels in cooperation with countries National Contacts Points (NCPs) are organising a series of webinars “A soil deal for Europe - mission possible in the Baltic Sea Region”. The second webinar, dedicated to the engagement of citizens and business for EU Soil Mission, will take place on 29 June.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

DT4REGIONS Conference – A Journey towards an EU Platform for AI and Big Data in Public Administration

ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project is organising a two-day conference, concluding and presenting the work undertaken in the first year of its duration and setting the stage for future actions. The event will take place on 28-29 June 2022 in a hybrid mode; speakers and partners will be present on-site in Barcelona and registered participants will be able to join online.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Reciprocity Project Webinar: Mobility as a Service (MaaS): Multimodality and Inclusion

The RECIPROCITY project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising a webinar on Mobility as a Service (MaaS). The webinar will be held on 27 June and it will be a great occasion to share exchanges on intermodality and inclusion of territories and users thanks to the evolution of MaaS.

  • By Hilary Webb

Mission Cancer: Joining European forces to understand cancer

In the frame of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU, Aviesan and INCA are organising a meeting on the Horizon Europe Mission on Cancer. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2022

ERRIN's Spring Annual General Meeting will be held this year on 23 June at 15:00-17:30 CEST followed by a networking cocktail from 18:00 CEST. In addition to discussing formal issues and offering an opportunity to network, the event will feature debates around the new European Innovation Agenda.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

I3 Instrument online infoday

The European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) organises an online information day on 23 June about the new Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument calls.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism: How the Erasmus+ programme contributes to the development of green and digital skills in tourism

The Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG leaders are pleased to invite you to an informal in-person meeting to discuss funding opportunities for green and digital skills in tourism within Erasmus+. The meeting will be followed by a networking coffee where members will have the opportunity to discuss their priorities and project ideas.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

KEP 2.0 workshop - Building Synergies for Successful Green and Digital Transitions – The Way Ahead

​The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission are organising the first Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) event of the year. The workshop will take place on 22 June 2022, in person in Brussels. ERRIN Director Pirita Lindholm will moderate one of the two discussion sessions on "Ongoing or future strategies and initiatives".

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY Mobility Mission – Paris

To stimulate peer-to-peer learning and exchange, RECIPROCITY will organise four Mobility Missions. A Mobility Mission is an expert site visit to lighthouse cities to experience pioneering mobility solutions first-hand and to learn about their implementation. It enables follower cities to learn from the experiences made in these pilot projects and to transfer this knowledge to their own replication projects.

  • By Astrid Hannes

CBE JU Call for project proposals - Online project facilitation workshop

The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (previously the BBI JU) has published their call for project proposals for 2022. The Bioeconomy Working Group will organise a project facilitation workshop around the calls on 21 June 2022. This workshop is primarily aimed at experts in the field and is open to both ERRIN members and external partners.

  • By Rodolphe Doité

Energy and Climate Change WG: REPowerEU & Fit for 55

On 20 June at 14:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group is hosting an online event on the REPowerEU Plan and the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. The meeting aims to discuss how these initiatives can help accelerate energy transition and develop renewable energy models at local and regional level.

  • By Loes Rutten

Hit or Miss: Fostering dynamic ecosystems

On 17 June 2022, the event "Hit or Miss: Fostering dynamic ecosystems" will take place in person in Brussels. The event will explore innovation ecosystems through the lens of vocational education providers and universities of applied sciences, with emphasis on the way that regional innovation strategies, national funding instruments and European policies interact.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health & ICT WG meeting on the European Health Data Space: how to unlock its potential?

Following the legislative proposal for the European Health Data Space and in anticipation of the Health Data Regulation, the Health and ICT Working Groups will come together to explore outstanding questions ranging from the financial and legislative, to the conceptual and practical.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Economy & Energy and Climate Change WG meeting on water scarcity & reuse

This joint meeting on 15 June will explore how European regions, particularly coastal regions, are tackling issues caused by droughts, rainstorms and other threats to water management.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

EU Soil Mission’s state of play and National initiatives

Estonian, Latvian, Lithuanian RDI Liaison Offices, and NCBR Poland in Brussels in cooperation with countries National Contacts Points (NCPs) are organising a series of webinars “A soil deal for Europe - mission possible in the Baltic Sea Region”. The first webinar, dedicated to the EU Soil Mission’s state of play and National initiatives, will take place on 15 June.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

MOSAIC Workshop - Integrating the private sector into the Cities Mission

The MOSAIC project, in which ERRIN is partner, is organising its first Community of Practice workshop. The event will run from 09:30 - 13:00 CEST on Tuesday 14 June at ERRIN Office in Brussels and will be followed by a networking lunch. Pilot Cities, Replicator Cities and the wider Community of Practice, as well as Brussels-based colleagues, are welcome to attend.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

'Solidarity with Ukraine' networking & fundraising event

The NCBR Office in Brussels | Business & Science Poland, PolSCA Office in Brussels and Polish Institute in Brussels are organising a networking & fundraising event 'Solidarity with Ukraine', which will be held on Tuesday, June 14th from 17:45-21:00 in the atrium of the NCBR | BSP Office in Brussels. Registration is possible by 10 June.

  • By Hilary Webb

IHI kick-off & brokerage event

The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) will launch its first calls for proposals in June 2022. In anticipation of this, the partnership has published draft versions of the calls and is preparing a one-day, hybrid brokerage event in Brussels on 14 June.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to engage with the Mission 'Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030'

ERRIN Member Region Sud - Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, Aix-Marseille University, Pôle Mer Méditerranée and the European Commission are organising a launch event focussing on the Mediterranean Lighthouse of the EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030. 

  • By Aliki Varella

V4 conference about co-funded partnerships

The Brussels based research offices of the Visegrad 4 countries – NRDIO, CZELO, PolSCA, SLORD - are organising “Benefits and challenges of participation in co-funded partnerships with a thematic focus on Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment”. The event will take place on 13 June (10.00-14.00) at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU.

  • By Anonymous

Inclusive NEB FEST for Youth

ACCAC Finland and ACCAC Belgium together with the City of Tampere, Tampere Region EU Office and Asse Municipality are organising an official New European Bauhaus Festival side event on Saturday 11 June 2022 in Asse, Belgium.

  • By Anna Tranberg

New European Bauhaus Festival: Sustainable and Inclusive City Districts

As a proud part of the the New European Bauhaus Festival, Stockholm Region EU Office presents the official side event together with the Stockholm Green Innovation District (SGID): "How to shape a sustainable and inclusive city district with innovative and climate neutral solutions by and for citizens".

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

EU Design Days 2022

ERRIN Design & Creativity Working Group is pleased to invite you to the EU Design Days 2022. The event will take place in Brussels on 10 June 2022 as a side event of the New European Bauhaus Fest.

  • By Romain Wascat

Designing fruitful cooperation for shaping the New European Bauhaus

The Hauts-de-France Region, Lille Metropole, the Silesian Voivodship and the Region of Brussels capital are oganising the event "Designing fruitful cooperation for shaping the New European Bauhaus" in Brussels on 9 - 10 June during the NEB festival. 

  • By Teresa Vio

Arexpo's first urban innovation project: MIND Milano Innovation District

In the context of the International Festival of the New European Bauhaus (NEB Festival), the Delegation of the Lombardy Region to the EU will host on 9 June a meeting on Arexpo's first urban innovation project: MIND Milano Innovation District.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG: The development of Alternative fuels infrastructure regulation

The meeting will be an occasion to discuss and express opinions on AFIR with representatives from POLIS network, UITP (The International Association of Public Transport), EMTA (European Metropolitan Transport Authorities), ALICE and EGVIAfor2Zero.

  • By Fabrizio Ciarmatori

International cluster-to-cluster meeting 2022 - IV Edition

The International Cluster-To-Cluster Meeting is a high level event for cluster organisations from all over the world aiming at exploring common areas of interest, activating new partnerships with cluster organisations and other innovation actors, and exchanging innovative models for cluster collaboration. The event is an annual appointment for meeting high-level representatives of cluster organisations and cluster experts to prepare the ground for practical international cooperation and innovative projects

  • By Ingvild Jacobsen

Building the green future: European collaboration towards an inclusive, human-centric and sustainable built environment

The Oslo region organises an event on the 8 June at Nordic House for an update on the latest developments and project opportunities connected to the green transition in the European built environment sector, and for an opportunity to meet and exchange on activities and ambitions!

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

EIP-AGRI brokerage event ’Get involved in the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe’

The EIP-AGRI brokerage event ’Get involved in the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe’ will take place on 8 - 9 June 2022 in Brussels. The event will be by invitation only. A call for expression of interest is open until 22 April 2022, 23:59 CEST.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Artificial Intelligence for the Public Sector

The Interoperability Unit of DG DIGIT and the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) are organising a multidisciplinary Science for Policy Conference on “Artificial Intelligence: What's in it for the Public Sector?”. The conference will give participants the chance to give their view on these topics during a series of hybrid and virtual workshops and a one-day on-site session.

  • By Hilary Webb

First Forum of Mission Adaptation to Climate Change

On Tuesday 7 June, the European Commission will host the First Forum of Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. It will be a moment to take stock, identify issues and scope out direction going forward. During the Forum, some of the first Charter signatories are expected to be announced.

  • By Beatriz Irala

Green Week event: Reuse of infrastructures to generate renewable energy minimizing the impact on the environment

On 2 June 2022 the Government of Navarra will hold a hybrid seminar to present and exchange good practices on 'Reuse of infrastructures to generate renewable energy minimizing the impact on the environment'. The idea is to have a meaningful and to-the-point discussion, where participants will take home concrete ideas and where they could increase their network. It would take approximately 1 hour and will take place in our premises and virtually.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably

Join 'Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably' event to hear best practices from the Nordic capitals and capital regions and to discuss challenges related to circular buildings and construction as well as how to close building material loops by reusing, repairing and recycling materials. The event is an official #EUGreenWeek partner event.

  • By Klaas de Boer

MICADO - Digital Solution for Migration Challenges

Co-organised by the Hanse-Office, the final conference of the Horizon 2020 project MICADO - Migrant Integration Cockpits and Dashboards will take place in person on 2 June in Brussels. The event will aim to answer how digital products can support the arrival processes of migrants and refugees as well as simplify the work processes of public authorities.

  • By Lina Forsman

Nature Pedagogics - Making the Green Deal Real by Starting Young

Gothenburg European Office invites you to a webinar on nature pedagogy: Nature Pedagogics – Making the Green Deal Real by Starting Young. During the webinar will be explored how the cities of Lahti, Aalborg, and Gothenburg use nature pedagogics in their climate transition by highlighting the administrative framework and case studies used. Ulrike Pisiotis from the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) will moderate the event.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Boosting circular economy in the transition towards climate neutrality

The Interreg MED Green Growth project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising its final event 'Boosting circular economy in the transition towards climate neutrality' in Brussels on 1 June. Taking place the day after the EU Green Week conference in Brussels, the event presents a perfect opportunity for participants to combine both events and to network with circular economy enthusiasts from across Europe.

  • By Valentine Willmann

The Edinburgh Declaration: The role of regional governments within the UN Convention on Biodiversity - COP15

Scotland House Brussels is organising the event 'The Edinburgh Declaration: The role of regional governments within the UN Convention on Biodiversity - COP15' for a celebration of regional and local action in the global fight against biodiversity loss. The event will take place on 1 June and will be organised in collaboration with the European Committee of the Regions and ICLEI.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Improving air quality together. LIFE IP PrepAIR: project’s achievements and main results

The international conference "Improving air quality together" will be organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region on 31 May to present the main LIFE IP PrepAIR project’s achievements and results. The LIFE IP PrepAIR project aims to improve the air quality in the Po Valley, Northern Italy, and in Slovenia. Participation in the event is possible in person and online.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Digitisation of biology for circular bioeconomy applications

The University of Tartu and Estonian Research Council are organising a networking seminar on May 31 in Brussels on the digitization of biology for circular bioeconomy applications. Registration are open until 23 May.

  • By Aliki Varella

European Research Assessment Reform: Why and When?

The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels are organising an online event on 31 May focusing on the European research assessment reform.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

A step forward in Forest Policy: the Mediterranean perspective

‘A step forward in Forest Policy: the Mediterranean perspective’ is a EU Green Week 2022 partner event taking place in Brussels on 31 May. Representatives from the EU institutions, associations, and organizations involved in the development of forest policy are invited to join the roundtable discussion on the future of EU forest policy.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

EU Green Week 2022: EU Green Deal - Make it Real

The EU Green Week 2022 will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2022 under the theme "European Green Deal - Make it Real", with the main conference planned in a hybrid format in Brussels on 30-31 May. A call for EU Green Week 2022 Partner Events is open until 15 April.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Smart Specialisation WG: I3 Project Development Session

The ERRIN Smart Specialisation Working Group is organising an I3 Project Development Session for the network’s members to gain official and practical insights from the first Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument calls’ cut-offs as well as exchange interest and pitches to build project consortiums for the next cut-off on 18 October 2022.

  • By Hilary Webb

International Conference on Integrated Care 2022 (ICIC22)

The 22nd International Conference on Integrated Care will take place in Odeon in Odense and online from 23 - 25 May. 

  • By Anna Solvang

RIGHT (Right Skills for the Right Future) - Final event and policy seminar

Discover the future of Europe through the findings of the Interreg North Sea Region project RIGHT. The project consortium will host its final event and policy seminar in Brussels on 23 May from 10:00-12:00 CEST.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY webinar - Autonomous driving and acceptability: an impossible story?

The RECIPROCITY webinar series continues! The third chapter (out of six) of our webinar series will discuss autonomous mobility and its acceptability.

  • By Hilary Webb

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies 2022: online information session

An upcoming information session will provide participants with information about the Call for Proposals for Erasmus+ Teacher Academies in the 2022 calls.

  • By Chiara Rossetto

DIVA European Project Final Event - hybrid event

European challenges and opportunities for cultural and creative businesses: DIVA project on May 20 at the Querini Stampalia Foundation, Venice.

  • By Eva Damm

3rd ERA CoBioTech Hub Meeting

During its final ERA CoBioTech Hub Meeting, which will take place as a virtual conference on 19 May 2022, ERA CoBioTech gathers the diverse actors of the new European Partnerships and in the fields of biotechnology, bioeconomy, life sciences and other innovative technologies.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Maritime Day 2022

European Maritime Day 2022 will take place as a hybrid event online and in Ravenna, Italy. The main theme for the 2022 conference is 'Sustainable blue economy for green recovery.'

  • By Gabriele Pedrini

Fostering cooperation in Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) in the EUSALP area

The Action Group 3 (AG3) of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), under the leadership of the Autonomous Province of Trento and in collaboration with the Lombardy Region, is organising the high-level conference “Fostering cooperation in Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) in the EUSALP area” on 18 May 2022 in Brussels.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

EU Missions Info Days

The European Commission has announced dedicated Info-Days for the EU Missions to be held virtually on 17 and 18 May 2022. The event will provide prospective applicants with specific information on the new Missions’ Work Programme calls, funding opportunities and timelines.

  • By Lucie McAnea

The Road to Green Skills

Scotland House Brussels is organising an online panel discussion, "The Road to Green Skills", as part of the wider European Vocational Skills Week. The event will take place on 17 May, exploring the importance of upskilling, reskilling and developing green skills amidst the transition to net-zero.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Launch of the CoR-JRC Pilot Action on Partnerships for Regional Innovation

The European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions are launching the Pilot action on Partnerships for Regional Innovation. The hybrid event will take place on the May 17th 2022.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Boosting green growth: Opportunities in Circular Bioeconomy to enable sustainable transformation of European industry

The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU together with UPM are organizing on 17 May the event ‘Boosting green growth: Opportunities in Circular Bioeconomy to enable sustainable transformation of European industry’. The event will focus on the role of the circular bioeconomy in the EU's green transition.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

European Vocational Skills Week 2022

The European Vocational Skills Week is the annual week celebrating all the very best practices in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and it welcomes events by local, regional, national organisations - and other VET partners.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

WIRE 2022: Towards a leading Europe in breakthrough innovation: unleashing the potential of regions

This year's edition of the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will take place on 11-13 May 2022 under the theme “Towards a leading Europe in breakthrough innovation: unleashing the potential of regions”. The event will be hosted by Université Paris-Saclay, France, under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Digital Transformation for Urban Sustainability

On 11 May 2022 in Brussels will be held ‘Digital Transformation for Urban Sustainability’ event. The event will focus on how digital innovation can support sustainable urban development and accelerate the achievement of the SDGs and will be followed by a policy dialogue on urbanisation and digitalisation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Inclusive excellence: A global approach for European Higher Education?

Following the launch of the European Strategy for Universities earlier this year, the ACA, DAAD, HK-dir, VLUHR International, the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research and the Czech Liason Office for Education and research in Brussels, are organising a hybrid session on the principle of inclusive education outlined in the strategy.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Big data test infrastructure webinar

The European Commission is organising a webinar on the Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) on 10 May 2022. The event will have an insight on how BDTI can support EU public administrations in their digital transition.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Global Health EDCTP3 Launch Event

The Global Health EDCTP3 Joint Undertaking (GH EDCTP3 JU) will host its launch event on 10 May 2022.

  • By Tora Margrethe Eide

Nordic Edge Expo 2022

Nordic Edge Expo 2022, 10-11 May The 8th leading Nordic event for future cities and communities will be a physical event in the city centre of Stavanger. 10-11 May we will bring you a meeting place focusing on the topics: Urban Energy, Life Actually, On the Move and Spaces & Places. We call out to politicians, leaders, technology inventors, students, investors, start-ups, artists and citizens who wants smarter and more sustainable cities and communities.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

European Regions for Smart Communities Summit

The European Regions for Smart Communities Summit will be the celebration of the success and achievements of cooperation across Smart Communities and an opportunity to mutually commit to sharing challenges and smart solutions. It will take place from 9-14 May 2022 in Évora (Alentejo, Portugal) and online.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sustainable infrastructure projects under the Recovery & Resilience Fund: what guidance is needed?

The EU-funded project 'Research and knowledge building on sustainable infrastructure projects through stakeholder engagement' is planning a workshop that aims to explore what guidance is needed for sustainable infrastructure projects funded by the Recovery and Resilience Fund.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Economy WG: European Partnerships on water

The Blue Economy Working Group will meet on 3 May to discuss two water-related European Partnerships: Water4All and the S3 Partnership on Water Smart Territories.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Stakeholder Consultation on the CoR opinion "Guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)"

The CoR will draft an opinion on the "Guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)". On Tuesday 3 May 2022, Mrs Isabelle Boudineau (FR/PES) Member of the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, rapporteur for the opinion, is inviting relevant stakeholders to a consultation to gather their position on the subject.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Cultural tourism in post-Covid cities

In the framework of Cultural Heritage in Action, project which ERRIN is partner, Eurocities organises a webinar exploring new trends in cultural tourism in cities and regions after the pandemic. The webinar will be held on 03 May 2022 at 10:30 CEST and is the third episode of a series designed to share good practices and insights on a range of topics relevant to cities, regions and cultural heritage stakeholders.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

RePowerEU cities and regions

The European Committee of the Regions is organising on 2 May 2022 an event to discuss the consequences and opportunities of the European Commission’s new RePowerEU plan.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Smart Specialisation for SDGs: A reflection framework for strengthening sustainability dimension in S3

The JRC is organising an e-Talk on 28 April to present key findings from its paper discussing theoretical and conceptual implications of embedding the sustainability challenges and SDGs in the Smart Specialisation approach. A revised reflection and self-assessment framework developed together with practitioners will also be introduced.

  • By Hilary Webb

Info day on Horizon Europe's WIDERA programme

Save the date for 27 April 10:00 - 12:00 CEST, when the European Commission will host an information session on the Horizon Europe Work Programme on widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA). 

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Smart Cities Marketplace Forum – Towards a just and clean urban transition

The European Commission’s Smart Cities Marketplace is hosting its yearly forum in Brussels, on 26 - 27 April 2022. The forum aims to tackle common challenges and build upon best practices on collaborations between public and private partners working with Smart City solutions to power the green transition.

  • By Hilary Webb

RECIPROCITY: How can we work together to answer mobility challenges?

The RECIPROCITY project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is holding a webinar on the answers to mobility-related challenges. The event will be divided into a plenary and a matchmaking session. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Personalised Medicine in European Regions - A Roadmap to the Future of Medicine

On 25-26 April 2022, SAPHIRe project will hold its final conference entitled “Personalised Medicine in European Regions - A Roadmap to the Future of Medicine”. The event will provide insight and inspiration into how regions contribute to the development and implementation of personalised medicine.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Webinar on the Pilot Call on Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI)

On 20 April 2022 at 12:00-13:00 CEST, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) are hosting an interactive webinar on the Pilot Call on Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI). The deadline for expressions of interest in the call is on 25 April.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

+Resilient | political final event

Political final event of the Interreg MED project '+RESILIENT - Mediterranean Open REsouRcEs for Social Innovation of SociaLly ResponsIve ENTerprises.'

  • By Astrid Hannes

CCRI information session: Call for Pilots and Fellows

On 20 April 2022 the Coordination and Support Office of the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI), managed by ERRIN, is organising a webinar on the call for expression of interest for Pilots and Fellows of the Circular Cities & Regions Initiative. During this informative session, you will receive information on the scope of the CCRI as well as on the open call for Pilots and Fellows.

  • By Hilary Webb

Greening the cruise and recreational boating sectors in the Mediterranean

The Blue Growth Community and the PSAMIDES project are organising a hybrid event on greening the Mediterranean cruise and recreational boating sectors.

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Online Stakeholders Consultation on the European Chips Act

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is launching a stakeholders consultation to discuss the implications of this package for local and regional authorities and for the future of the EU industrial ecosystem.

  • By Loes Rutten

Cyber crime & cyber resilience: Awareness and target hardening in relation to money muling crimes

On 8 April, UASNL and Saxion University of Applied Sciences are organising an online lunch meeting on cybersecurity and money muling, as part of the All Digital Weeks. Participants will have a chance to learn how researchers cooperate with municipalities and regional security stakeholders to increase cyber resilience among citizens and entrepreneurs.

  • By Teresa Vio

HERIT-DATA Final conference

The HERIT DATA project (Interreg MED) organises its Final Conference on the 7th of April, 2022 (13h30-18h00 CET), in Madrid, Spain (hybrid mode).

  • By Hilary Webb

HERIT-DATA Final Conference

The final conference of the Interreg MED project HERIT DATA will take place on Thursday 7 April online and in Madrid.

  • By Sybille DITERICH

12th Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne

12th Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne (in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) will take place on 6 April - 31 July 2022 under the theme "Bifurcations: Choose the essential". It will feature 7 exhibitions and over 200 events.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

'Europe, let's cooperate!' interregional cooperation forum

The 8th edition of 'Europe, let's cooperate!' interregional cooperation forum will take place online on 5 April 2022 at 09:30-16:00 CEST. The day will focus on the launch of the first call for project proposals under the Interreg Europe programme in the 2021-2027 period, which will be open from 5 April until 31 May this year.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Adaptive reuse of (industrial) buildings with a history

The second webinar in the "Sharing stories" series of the Cultural Heritage in Action peer-learning programme will focus on “Adaptive reuse of (industrial) buildings with a history” and take place on Monday 4 April 2022 at 14:00-15:30 CEST.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Workshop: DT4REGIONS and Living-in.EU Joint Capacity Building Programme

ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project and the Living-in.EU initiative are organising a joint interactive workshop to further scope the training needs of cities and regions in digital transformation. All officers, experts and policymakers working for European regions and cities and interested in applying digital transformation processes in their institutions are invited to join.

  • By Hilary Webb

Team Europe for higher education in emergencies?

This event will focus on the need for impactful, lasting and future-orientated support for concerned societies and people in need, in response to protracted global crises and the current war in Ukraine. 

  • By Hilary Webb

UK participation in Horizon Europe: an update

UUK International, the UK Science and Innovation Network and the UK Research Office in Brussels are jointly organising a webinar on 30 March to provide an update on the latest news relating to the United Kingdom's participation in Horizon Europe.

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

Bio360 Expo - Nantes

Bio360 Expo is an international meeting place for people and organisations who are engaged in and committed to accelerating the biotransition. The main focuses of this edition will be the question of carbon, bioenergy and biobased circular economy.

  • By Hilary Webb

BlueInvest Day 2022

BlueInvest Day 2022 will bring Blue Economy innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, industry and enablers together in person and online.

  • By Hilary Webb

Reciprocity webinar: Mobility Innovation Marketplace

In the frame of ERRIN's RECIPROCITY project, a webinar on 28 March will spotlight leading European innovations in the field of urban mobility. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ICT and Smart Cities WGs meeting: Data legislation: Impact on cities and regions

The upcoming joint ICT and Smart Cities WGs meeting will provide a bird’s eye view of the current EU legislation in the field of data, with a focus on the recent Data Act proposal. Impact and possible ways forward for local and regional administrations will be showcased, together with concrete examples of relevant use cases.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ESFRI 20th anniversary conference: European Research Infrastructures at the heart of scientific discoveries

The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) 20th anniversary conference is organised on 25 March in Paris in the frame of the French Presidency of the Council. The event will explore the drivers behind the development of the rich European research infrastructures landscape and discuss emerging trends and challenges for the future.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ICT WG meeting: Regional digital strategies

In this meeting, the ICT Working Group invites all ERRIN members and regional stakeholders to discuss good practices and challenges of regional digital strategies. European Commission experts will outline European digital policy priorities from a regional perspective, which will be followed by presentations of inspiring regional examples from ERRIN’s members.

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

BioComp Event - The Key role of Vocational Excellence in the Biobased Economy

This event, organised by the Netherlands House for Education and Research aims at presenting some conclusions from the Erasmus+ project BioComp.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Platform Workshop: Aligning funding in Blue Bioeconomy

A Blue Platform workshop, 'Aligning funding in the Blue Bioeconomy - the new I3 programme as an opportunity to facilitate interregional innovation investments', will take place online on 24 March.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

NCP Brussels Workshop: Understanding your proposal evaluation under Horizon Europe

NCP Brussels is organising a webinar on 24 March dedicated to proposal evaluation under Horizon Europe and how to make the most of it. The webinar is open to any Brussels-based organisation interested in (re)submitting an application to Horizon Europe calls for proposals (Pillars 2 & 3 only).

  • By Catherine Marston

Policy Workshop on Territorial Inequalities, Cohesion Policy and Spatial Justice in Europe

The IMAJINE Horizon 2020 project co-ordinated by Aberystwyth University is holding a Policy Workshop on Wednesday 23 March at Wales House, Brussels to consider key questions in relation to spatial justice, Cohesion Policy, migration and territorial inequalities in Europe now and in the future. The event will also be live-streamed.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG Meeting: Tourism Transition Pathway

Following the publication by DG GROW of the report on the Transition Pathway for Tourism, the Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG is organising a meeting to stimulate conversation and inform relevant stakeholders on the topic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Education Stakeholder Forum

The European Commission's upcoming Digital Education Stakeholder Forum is the first major European event on digital education in the new context provided by the pandemic. 

  • By Anonymous

ValtraHackathon

In cooperation with Valtra Inc., the BioEconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions that can provide added value to the end customer from the data generated by the working machines, and hence contribute to the digitalization of sustainable food production and primary production, knowledge management, real-time data-based decision-making, adaptation to climate change and profitability in the food chain.

  • By Eva Damm

Bringing personalised medicine in people’s hands: the role of European regions

Regions4PerMed consortium supports the engagement of EU regions on Personalised Medicine by organizing this conference at the European Parliament with the goal of showcasing the great potential that Personalised Medicine holds and increase the commitment of regions to it. A workshop on 22 March will explore this.

  • By Hilary Webb

Civic Engagement in the Climate-Neutral & Smart Cities Mission - Workshop

Save the date for an upcoming workshop as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU will be dedicated to civic engagement in the EU Missions, specifically in the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG meeting: The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI)

This Health Working Group meeting on 17 March will offer an update on the status of the re-launched Innovative Health Initiative partnership, accompanied by a number of relevant examples from ERRIN members.

  • By Silke Antos

YOUMOBIL Final Conference “Boosting Youth Rural Mobility”

On Thursday, 17th March 2022, the final conference of the Interreg Central Europe project YOUMOBIL will take place as a hybrid conference – online and in Weißenfels (Saxony-Anhalt, Germany).

  • By Ewa Chomicz

8th Cohesion Forum: recover, rebuild, reconnect

8th Cohesion Forum, organised by the European Commission on 17-18 March, will debate how Cohesion policy can ensure that no region is left behind in the ongoing structural changes, and that all regions can reap the benefits of the green and digital transitions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Una Europa talk: Towards a joint European Degree

A Una Europa Talk on 16 March will explore the concept of a joint European Degree and ways to ensure that the University of the Future is fit for graduates of the future. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Specialisation WG meeting: From S3 towards S4 - experiences & challenges

The aim of this WG meeting is to learn more about the S4 concept and to provide further information on the S4 pilot that is planned together with the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discover experiences and challenges of S4 implementation thanks to regional examples.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Developing a well-functioning EU market for negative emissions – Towards an EU certification of carbon removals

Later this year, the European Commission will propose legislation on carbon removal certification. Linked to this the Stockholm EU Office is organising a webinar to discuss how to develop a well-functioning EU market for negative emissions and support the innovative CCS technology.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: The EU Soil Strategy and soil activities in regions

The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising a meeting on the EU Soil Strategy for 2030. This meeting also aims to highlight inspiring and innovative soil projects and activities from a number of regions. The meeting will take place on 15 March between 10:00-11:30 CET.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Brussels Talks: 5G is smart, but 6G is smarter

The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Office in Brussels / Business and Science Poland is organising a webinar on Smart Networks and Services partnership and 6G technology, in the framework of its "Brussels Talks" series. 

  • By Hilary Webb

CHARTER Alliance Meetup: How can we describe working in the cultural heritage sector?

ERRIN's project CHARTER Alliance is hosting an online meeting that asks 'how can we describe working in the cultural heritage sector?' 

  • By Sybille DITERICH

The Four Motors for industry: reshoring and attractiveness

In the framework of its presidency of the Four Motors for Europe in 2022, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is organising a video conference on the theme "The Four Motors for industry: relocation and attractiveness". The event will take place on 10 March 2022.

  • By Anonymous

KemiraHackathon

In cooperation with Kemira Oyj, the Bioeconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions and new business models through digitalization and platform economy that can help the chemical industry move from fossil raw materials towards extensive use of renewable natural resources.

  • By Intern SMR

Science Café with Lenka Zychová on Space Weather

Science Café is a series of popular science lectures and debates with the best Czech scientists, innovators, economists, and other professionals on various current topics. The upcoming Science Café will offer an unconventional open discussion focused on the topic of space weather and you.

  • By Hilary Webb

IN-4-AHA Matchmaking event

An upcoming IN-4-AHA event will offer participants an opportunity to find partners, customers or procure innovative solutions in Active and Healthy Ageing.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Summit of Regions and Cities 2022 - Marseilles

The 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities is organised within the frame of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The 2022 Summit aims to increase the impact of the Conference on the Future of Euorpe.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Brainstorming coffee meeting on the new Urban Mobility Package

Brainstorming coffee meeting to discuss the possibility to create an ad hoc group and producing an opinion on the  new Urban Mobility Package

  • By Ewa Chomicz

UVAR Exchange Workshop: Towards a common European road signage for low and zero emission zones

The UVAR Exchange consortium is organising a Stakeholder Workshop that will be held online on 3 March 2022, at 9:00-12:00 CET. The workshop aims at supporting the harmonization of UVAR road signs at the international level. Representatives of UNECE and DG MOVE will participate and share their views on the ongoing work.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Big Data Test Infrastructure webinar

The European Commission is organising a webinar on 2nd March focusing on Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI). Public sector entities and agencies are invited to participate to discover how BDTI can help find new ways to draw data-driven insights for strategic decision making.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

AI for industry and society: trust and frugality

French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA) organise a conference "AI for industry and society: trust and frugality" in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy & SEFS WGs - European Strategy for Universities: How to reinforce links with regions

On 24 February, the Policy and Science & Education for Society Working Groups will together host a meeting on the new European Strategy for Universities and related opportunities to reinforce links with regions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Scotland Europa Missions & Partnerships information session

Scotland Europa is hosting an information session looking at the Horizon Europe Missions and Partnerships. ERRIN's Director Pirita Lindholm will participate in the session.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

we are happy to invite you to our Creative Coffee meeting on 17 February at 09:30. This online meeting will be a chance to get together over a cup of coffee, exchange on the main topics of interest for the moment (such as the Creative Europe programme calls for proposals). We will also talk about our future activities, notably the EU Design Days.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Intro Coffee

The ERRIN Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the upcoming virtual ERRIN Intro Coffee, aiming to offer a concise introduction to ERRIN and its services, as well as encourage networking between members. The meeting is directed mainly towards new ERRIN members and colleagues, but all interested members are welcome to participate.

  • By Catherine Marston

Sustainable Agriculture for the 21st Century

The National Research Networks Wales are holding an online event highlighting research taking place in Wales which is helping to deliver agricultural systems fit for the 21st Century. The event aims to create connections between researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders to consider potential Horizon Europe funding opportunities. More details through this link: https://sustainable-agriculture.b2match.io/

  • By Beatriz Irala

EU Industry Weeks 2022: Taxonomy regulation at regional level

EU Delegation of the Government of Navarre is organising a workshop on good practices in the implementation of taxonomy regulation at regional level, building incentives for SMEs towards the circular economy. Different views, from DG GROW to regions, will be presented.

  • By Hilary Webb

Towards a lighthouses charter: a joint commitment to Restoring our Ocean & Waters

The aim of this high-level, participatory event is to kick-off discussions with Member States and regional key stakeholders to co-create the implementation Charter of Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030. Registration is required by 31 January, please contact the ERRIN secretariat to register.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Economy WG coffee meeting on Baltic and North Sea Basin Lighthouse call in Ocean & Waters Mission

The first Blue Economy Working Group meeting in 2022 will be a coffee meeting to discuss the call under Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters: HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-02: Baltic and North Sea basin lighthouse CSA. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a platform for an informal discussion among ERRIN members considering applying to the call and to explore possibilities for collaboration and consortium building among them.

  • By Hilary Webb

TIME4CS - The role of Citizens in EU Missions Implementation

The EU Missions plan to engage with citizens and boost societal uptake of new solutions and uptakes. This event will ask what exactly will the role of citizens in the EU Missions implementation be in practice? The upcoming Mission calls will also be discussed.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Industry Days 2022

The EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event, highlighting industrial frontrunners, ongoing industrial policy discussions and improving the knowledge base of European industry. It is the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Horizon Europe Cluster 5 brokerage event: Climate, Energy & Mobility

2022 calls under Cluster 5 of Pillar II of Horizon Europe will be the subject of the upcoming brokerage event.

  • By Rickard Eksten

How do we scale up Africa-Europe academic and scientific cooperation?

Universities in South Sweden organise an online event on 4 February to present examples of current work on Africa-Europe academic and scientific cooperation, and encourage discussion on the shared needs and ambitions of European and African universities. The future of EU-Africa cooperation through instruments such as Horizon Europe will also be discussed.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Horizon Europe Cluster 5 info day: Climate, Energy & Mobility

Cluster 5 of Pillar II of Horizon Europe will be the subject of the upcoming info day.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: Presentation of the framework on Urban Mobility Package

The event will be an occasion to hear from Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit, Research and Innovation (and Urban Mobility), DG MOVE and discuss the region's role in the framework of the Urban Mobility Package.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG meeting: Funding opportunities to realise the twin transition

This Smart Cities Working Group meeting aims to highlight some upcoming funding opportunities for cities to realise the twin transition. The European Commission will present two calls under the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities from the recently published Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 on the Missions. This will be followed by a presentation of the Digital Europe Programme calls on data spaces for smart cities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sustainable Carbon Cycles Conference

The European Commission is organising a one-day conference on Sustainable Carbon Cycles. The conference will bring together experts and decision makers to discuss experiences ahead of the upcoming EU regulatory initiative on the certification of carbon removals. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Joint action on tobacco control - kick off meeting

This all-day kick off meeting will include introductions from DG SANTE and HaDEA, as the joint action prepares to strengthen cooperation between EU countries and the Commission in regards to tobacco control. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

The European Strategy for Universities and system-level reforms: Quo vadis?

The European University Association is organising an event on the upcoming European Strategy for Universities and its interplay with national reform processes. The event will take place on 27 January 2022 with participation possible in person or online.

  • By Hilary Webb

Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe

The French Presidency of the Council of the EU will this January host the Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe. ERRIN's Director Pirita Lindholm will participate during one of the discussions on 26 January.

  • By Aliki Varella

Horizon Europe Matchmaking Event on Digital and Emerging Technologies and Human-centred AI

The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, the Slovenian Business & Research Association, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels invite you to participate in Horizon Europe Matchmaking Event on Digital and Emerging Technologies and Human-centred AI.

  • By Anonymous

Responsible tourism in Scotland - the role of Scotland's tourism businesses in driving sustainable and responsible tourism

Scotland House Brussels and VisitScotland are delighted to invite you to our upcoming showcase webinar looking at how businesses catering for the visitor economy in Scotland are leading the way in innovating to develop a more responsible, sustainable tourism industry.

  • By Anonymous

Innovative housing fairs based on the three pillars of New European Bauhaus

The innovation cluster Smart Housing Småland is forming a housing fair apparatus based on innovation and the pillars of New European Bauhaus: Together, Beautiful, Sustainable. Rural areas and smaller towns are especially interesting. Region Kronoberg and Växjö municipality describe their views, challenges, and possibilities when setting up the first planned housing fair BY2030.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU4Health 2022 Work Programme information session

Following the recent adoption of the EU4Health Work Programme, HaDEA is running an information session on the programme.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

First CEF Digital Calls Info Day

On 12 January 2022 the European Commission launched the first calls for proposals under the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) programme. Following the launch, an info day for interested applicants will be organised on 19 January 2022 at 09:30-13:30 CET.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Missions info-days

On 18 and 19 January 2022, the European Commission will host virtual information days dedicated to the Horizon Europe Missions. All five missions will be discussed over the two days.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Policy WG meeting: Widening in the context of ERA Hubs

Policy WG is organising a meeting on widening in the context of ERA Hubs. The meeting will take place online on Monday, 17 January at 15:00-16:00. Stefan Weiers, Head of Sector Widening, ERA & Research Infrastructure Programming at DG RTD, European Commission will join the session for a presentation and Q&A discussion.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

RIPEET project - info session

Social innovation and energy transition are key topics for your region? Join us on 13 January to learn more about ERRIN's project RIPEET, and see how you can benefit from the results of the project and participate in its peer learning programme.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Digital Decade: A deep dive into Multi-Country Projects

DG CNECT, European Commission, is organising a webinar on Multi-Country Projects (MCPs) as a centrepiece of the Path to the Digital Decade policy proposal. The event will take place on 13 January, featuring an overview of MCPs and a dive into their 3 key areas: genomics, data infrastructures and services, and blockchain.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

We are happy to invite you to the next Creative Coffee meeting organised by the Design & Creativity WG meeting on 15 December at 14:30. This online meeting will be a chance to get together again and exchange on the main topics of interest for the moment but also for the next year.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

European Universities Information Session for the 2022 Call for Proposals

The European Education and Culture Executive Agency is organising an online information session dedicated to the European Universities 2022 call for proposals. The session will take place on 14 December at 10:00-12:30 CET.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG meeting: Update on the Mission on Cancer

Following the recent Mission launch and the publication of the Mission Implementation plan, the Health Working Group is pleased to welcome back Tomi Mäkelä, a member of the Mission Board on Cancer, to update ERRIN members on the Mission and opportunities for regional actors.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Earth Observation online networking event

A networking event in the field of Earth observation / Copernicus services will be organised on 13 December between 14.00 and 16.30. It will provide a brief overview of recently launched Horizon Europe calls, yet its main aim is to enable pitching sessions for all those interested to establish new collaborative links across EU. 

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Smart Specialisation WG coffee meeting: I3, and now what?

The first calls of the Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument have now been published. Smart Specialisation WG organises a virtual coffee break on the topic. Grab a cup of (real) coffee or tea and join us in an open discussion on the calls features and possible joint project development.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

E-Government Conference "Human-Centric Digital Transformation of Public Sector"

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising an international E-Government Conference on Human-Centric Digital Transformation of the Public Sector. The conference will take place online on Friday, 10 December 2021 at 09:00-17:30 CET.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Brussels Talks: New European Bauhaus

The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Office in Brussels / Business and Science Poland is organising a webinar on the New European Bauhaus in the framework of its „Brussels Talks” series. The guest of the event will be Michela Magas, an innovation catalyst and a member of the New European Bauhaus high-level roundtable at the European Commission.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2021

ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will take place this year on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and an outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th-anniversary celebrations.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to innovate public administrations and the delivery of public policies

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Info Day: I3 Instrument work programme 2021-2022 and calls

On 9 December 2021, EISMEA is organizing an informative webinar on the Interregional Innovation Investment Work Programme 2021-2022 and the recently announced calls.

  • By Teresa Vio

Horizon Europe Brokerage event: cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity, & Inclusive Society

On 8 December, the Horizon Europe National Contact Points organise an online brokerage event dedicated to consortium building in Cluster 2.

  • By Anonymous

H2Nodes Final Event: Evolution of a European Hydrogen Refueling Station Network on the North Sea-Baltic Corridor

During the webinar, project partners will present an overview of the entire H2Nodes project, summarizing the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor, as well as project's achievements, conclusions and lessons learnt for the future of hydrogen transport.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Cultural Heritage in Action: Sharing solutions in European cities and regions

On 8 December, ERRIN, together with its partners Eurocities, KEA European Affairs, Europa Nostra and Architects Council of Europe, is organising an online stocktaking event to discuss the findings of the Cultural Heritage in Action programme and look ahead.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN Erasmus+ PDW 2021: Plenary session

Welcome to ERRIN's Science and Education for Society Working Group's 2021 Erasmus+ PDW. The plenary session will take place from 10:00 - 11:30 CET on Microsoft Teams and focus on the theme 'Fostering excellence in education and training for the Twin Transitions.'

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe info-days: cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

Cluster 2 of Pillar 2 of Horizon Europe, 'Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society' is the subject of an upcoming info-day.

  • By Maria Orobitg

Monitoring challenge-oriented smart specialisation. Opportunities and limitations of open data and semantic techniques. The case of Catalonia

Monitoring challenge-oriented smart specialisation strategies requires new visualisation tools based on integrated open data, semantic analysis and new classification systems that allow us to map and understand the dynamics of collaboration between both stakeholders and areas of knowledge, the emergence of new patterns of specialisation and the contribution of research and innovation to SDGs.

  • By Hilary Webb

Meet a Scientist

In this meeting, ERRIN members can learn more about Hessen's project 'Meet a Scientist'. The project offers high-school students and their teachers a platform to exchange with scientists from GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR).

  • By Maria Nyroos

Artificial Intelligence and Wellbeing seminar by Digital Economy research platform at the University of Vaasa

You are warmly welcome to participate in a seminar on Artificial Intelligence and Wellbeing organized by the Digital Economy research platform at the University of Vaasa.

  • By Anonymous

Big Data Conference, Linnaeus university

The 7th annual Big Data Conference will take place at Linnaeus University, in Växjö, Sweden and online.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Green transition for competitive and sustainable research infrastructures

CSC - IT Center for Science is organising a virtual event to raise awareness and encourage exchange on the challenges and the success stories of green transition, especially for research infrastructures. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Info session 2: New European Bauhaus funding opportunities

The online event organised by the European Commission will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about the EU funding possibilities available to support beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects and ideas. Join for practical info on the calls and a Q&A.

  • By Valentine Willmann

Scotland House - St Andrew's Lecture 2021 ''A Fairer, Greener Planet - Driving innovation in Scotland to build a planet fit for future generations''

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to the 2021 edition of our annual St Andrew’s Lecture, taking place Wednesday 1 December, from 17:30 – 18:30 CET. This year, we are delighted to announce that the lecture – ''A Fairer, Greener Planet - Driving innovation in Scotland to build a planet fit for future generations'' - will be delivered by Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, Adrian Gillespie, who took up the post in September 2021.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Info session - Policy tools and services for clusters and regions

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and ERRIN are organising an info session on the support services provided by the ECCP to cluster managers and to policy makers.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe Cluster 4 info days: Digital, Industry & Space

Cluster 4 of Pillar II of Horizon Europe will be the subject of the upcoming info days.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Info session 1: New European Bauhaus funding opportunities

The online event organised by the European Commission will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about the EU funding possibilities available to support beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects and ideas. Join for practical info on the calls and a Q&A.

  • By Marie Vaugeois

Benefiting from EU funding opportunities in the boating industry

This webinar, organised by EBI & EEN for the boating industry experts, will provide practical and tailored presentations and advice how to access EU funds, expand their potential and showcase examples of companies having benefited in the past.

  • By Catherine Marston

BioWILL webinar: Development of an Integrated 'Net Zero' Bio-refinery

Environment Platform Wales are hosting a webinar focused on the Interreg North West Europe project 'BioWILL' led by the University of Limerick and also involving Bangor University as well as partners from Belgium and France.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Conference on European Missions

The European Committee of the Regions is organising this conference to launch the implementation of EU Missions with cities and regions and to discuss in more detail the objectives and next steps of the Cities Mission, including the upcoming call for expression of interest later this month.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The 5th Norwegian Circular Economy Conference

The conference will take place on 25 November in a form of a hybrid event streamed live from the new Deichman Library in Oslo. Online participation is open and free of charge. The event is organised in cooperation between SINTEF, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: The mobility-transport-automotive ecosystem as part of the 2020 New Industrial Strategy

In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the new mobility ecosystem from Mehdi Hocine, Deputy Head of Unit, Mobility, DG GROW.

  • By Hilary Webb

Mission on Cancer & Europe's Beating Cancer Plan

Following the launch and adoption of both the Mission and the Beating Cancer Plan, this webinar will be a chance to learn about both initiatives' goals and how they will be delivered. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Innovation Council Summit 2021

In November the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will launch the one and a half day hybrid EIC Summit. The 2021 summit will be a chance for innovation actors to network and connect, as well as to learn more about ecosystem policy and emerging technologies. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Navigating post-COVID workplace innovation evolution

"Navigating post-COVID workplace innovation evolution: Exploring flexible working models, investing in reskilling and wellbeing and evaluating new policy trends" is the final in-person event of the Start at Best project.

  • By Hilary Webb

Information session on Mission Adaptation to Climate Change

On 23 November, the Mission Manager and Deputy Mission Manager of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change will present the mission, its implementation mechanisms and how regions can engage in the process.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Monitoring & Evaluation of Nature-based Solutions

The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is co-organising a webinar on monitoring and evaluation of nature-based solutions (NBS). The webinar aims to create an understanding of NBS impact assessment by presenting the work carried out in the European Taskforce for NBS Impact Assessment.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Open Data Days

he Publications Office of the European Union is organising the first EU Open Data Days on 23-25 November 2021.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

SEFS WG meeting: COST info session

During this information session ERRIN members will be able to explore COST, including benefits and ways of involvement. COST speakers will highlight the opportunities for different regional stakeholders and outline how engagement in COST can serve as a stepping stone to the Horizon Europe projects.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Raw Materials Alliance's first birthday

At the end of EU Raw Materials Week 2021, ERMA, the European Raw Materials Alliance, will hold an event to mark its first birthday. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How Copernicus supports Europe's regions to improve prevention and preparedness to natural disasters

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

  • By Mid-Norway European Office

South Saami Day 2021

The Mid-Norway European Office and partners organise a seminar on 18 November about current South Saami questions and issues, and how European cooperation and development may help strengthen the positions and interests of the South Saami people. The event will be followed by a digital project workshop on Erasmus+.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY - Central European Mobility Roadmap Workshop (in German)

The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Central European geographic area.

  • By jessica mitchell

Gender smart mobility - TInngO project final event

The 10th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management is being held in collaboration with the EU projects DIAMOND and TInnGO’s final conference and will take place from 17th – 19th November 2021. The event will be held virtually with the theme of 'Creating a paradigm shift towards gender and equality in smart mobility'. The final outcomes of both projects will be presented.

  • By Teresa Vio

European Tourism Forum 2021

Every year, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the European Commission organise the European tourism forum. This year, the event takes place online.

  • By Cecilie Tvilum

Embracing dementia final conference - How to create dementia friendly and inclusive societies

The EDEN project has been conceived to support relatives, health care professionals and local communities, in their collaboration and effort to create better lives for people living with dementia. EDEN has developed solutions and material that can support local stakeholders to collaborate better and create more dementia friendly and inclusive societies that correspond better to the needs of people living with dementia and their relatives, and therefore are more sustainable. We are organising a conference to show the results from the project, as well as debating and raising the awareness about the needs of people living with dementia and their relatives, and how we can embrace dementia as a community challenge and not as an individual challenge.

  • By Maria Orobitg

GRACE Project: Public Engagement from the Research Funding Organisations’ Perspective

This webinar focuses on the perspective of research funders on public engagement, touching both on their responsibilities and initiatives in this area, and the expectations they have of the applicants and the research they fund.

  • By Miia Paananen

Healthy boost for your cross-sectoral cooperation – piloted practices and novel tools

How to improve cross-sectoral cooperation for health and well-being in cities? Participate in the webinar 'Healthy boost for your cross-sectoral cooperation – piloted practices and novel tools' on 16 November.

  • By Hilary Webb

Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) are organising the joint event 'Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?'

  • By Ewa Chomicz

LIFE in the New European Bauhaus

The hybrid conference is organised as the LIFE programme’s response to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen’s New European Bauhaus initiative. The three-day event is focused on behavioural change (Day 1), urban transformation (Day 2) and nature-based solutions (Day 3) and will highlight funding opportunities for NEB projects.

  • By Anonymous

Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021

Catalonia region is organising the Circular Economy Hotspot Catalonia 2021 event during the Smart City Expo World Congress 2021 that will take place during the 15-18th November 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Raw Materials Week 2021

The sixth edition of EU Raw Materials Week will take place in Brussels and online this November.

  • By Hilary Webb

Annual Research Conference 2021: Charting the European economy post COVID-19

The 2021 Annual Research Conference will focus on the theme 'Charting the European economy post-COVID-19: unusual times require unconventional policies.'

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG - Update on the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe

With the recent publication of the implementation plans for all five Horizon Europe missions, this Bioeconomy Working Group meeting aims to provide an update on the implementation of the Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' and highlight the opportunities for regions to participate in the mission.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Technology for society: Are we getting it right?

EuroTech Universities Alliance organises a high-level event exploring the benefits and limitations of technology for society. It will offer an opportunity to engage in a discussion with citizens, policymakers and researchers.

  • By Allan Vigouroux

First TindAIR Workshop - Urban Air Mobility Project

TindAIR is a SESAR Joint Undertaking project that will operate a series of large-scale demonstrations to prove the safe integration of Urban Air Mobility as additional airspace user. The project will particularly address the issue of deconfliction as a U-space service.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY - Eastern European Mobility Roadmap Workshop

The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Eastern European geographic area.

  • By Hilary Webb

COP 26: How to turn a city into a smart and net-zero city?

A European Union side event at the COP 26 conference will discuss how to implement smart solutions for urban energy, mobility and water systems. European and international city projects alike will share and discuss essential issues concerning the decarbonisation of urban areas. 

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Policy Working Group Meeting : Shaping the ERA Hubs concept – what can we learn from regional examples?

The objective of this meeting is to further discuss the shape and content of future ERA Hubs with representatives from the European Commission based on blueprints from already existing regional hubs.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG meeting: Call for Expressions of Interest for the Cities Mission

This Smart Cities WG meeting aims to assist ERRIN members in preparing their Expressions of Interest for the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, by inviting the Mission Manager to present the call for Expressions of Interest and answer open questions related to its content and process. Additionally, the NetZeroCities and MOSAIC projects will present how they can support ERRIN members in their activities related to the Cities Mission.

  • By Hilary Webb

POSTPONED - Blue Growth WG meeting: Fit For 55 & the maritime sector

The next Blue Growth Working Group meeting on Monday 8 November will explore maritime specific elements of the European Commission’s Fit For 55 legislation package and the role of regions in these actions.

  • By Caroline Sundberg

European Universities Initiative Brokerage event

Following the latest developments of the European Commission regarding the European Universities Initiative (EUI), there will be new calls for new EUI alliances to be funded under Erasmus+ starting from next year. The Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network, UnILiON, invite ERRIN members to participate in a brokerage event on the morning of 4 November. 

  • By RALUCA ABASEACA

Making the digital transition work for both public and private sectors

ADR Nord-Est is organising an open discussion about the digital transition, focusing on its impact on private and public sectors, from the perspective of EU, US and Romanian stakeholders.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY - Western European Mobility Roadmap Workshop

The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Western European geographic area.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

COP26 Climate Change Conference

The 2021 UN climate change conference (COP26) is scheduled to take place from 1 to 12 November 2021 in Glasgow, under the incoming presidency of the UK.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe brokerage event for 2022 health calls

Bridge2HE is organising an international partnering event for building consortium for the upcoming 2022 calls of the Horizon Europe Health Work Programme.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Smart collaboration in a transnational context

An international conference on Transnational Smart Specialisation for EU macro-regions will take place online on 28 October as part of the GoSmart&Excel BSR project. The event will concentrate on the role of Smart Specialisation Strategies and how they can play a role in innovation development in a transnational context.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Road to the adoption of AI by the Public Sector in Europe

The European Commission organises the 4th Peer-Learning Workshop on the use and impact of AI in the public sector, carried out in the context of the AI Watch initiative jointly handled by the JRC and DG CNECT. The aim of the activity is to further pursue the co-creation work on a collaborative effort to sketch the “Road to the use of AI by the Public Sector”.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe info-days: Health

This info-day will present the Horizon Europe calls related to health.

  • By Hilary Webb

TEHDAS stakeholder forum

TEHDAS, the joint action Towards the European Health Data Space, is running a stakeholder forum in October.

  • By Anonymous

Connecting social innovation in Scotland and the UK

How can we create a more connected UK social innovation ecosystem with stronger transnational ties to Europe and beyond? This event will mark the beginning of the SI Connect initiative in the UK and will bring together social innovation leaders, researchers and practitioners in Scotland.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How Copernicus helps Europe's regions to support biodiversity and environmental protection

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

New European Research Area – Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a conference on the new European Research Area as one of its flagship events in the field of research and innovation. The event will be held in a hybrid format (both physically and virtually).

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe brokerage event for cluster 6 - 2022 calls

The network of Horizon Europe National Contact Points, Bridge2HE, is organising a virtual networking event for finding project partners for the upcoming Horizon Europe cluster 6 calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe info-days: Cluster 6

A second edition of the Horizon Europe Info Days for cluster 6 will take place on 25 and 26 October. The meeting will present the 77 open topics of the Horizon Europe cluster 6 2022 calls and offer insight on the Soil Mission.

  • By Valentine Willmann

Islands and Rural Communities - Transitioning to Net Zero

As part of EU Sustainable Energy Week 2021, Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to the last in our series of 'Road to COP 26' online events.

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

How will technology bring back young people to rural areas?

On 25 October of 2021, the Horizon 2020 funded project 'SmartAgriHubs' will organise a high-level online event. This event aims at fostering debates with key representatives from different fields of the young agricultural sector and the European decision-makers. The event will be chaired by MEPs Bert-Jan Ruissen & Jeremy Decerle, with the support of CEJA, Region Pays de la Loire, MIJARC Europe, RUMRA & Smart Villages and the Young Professionals Network.

  • By Anonymous

Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe

On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021

The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (EUSEW) will once again be held as a digital event, with more opportunities than ever to connect, engage, network and reflect on the biggest issues in clean energy in Europe and beyond. The event will run from 25 to 29 October 2021.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ICT WG meeting: Digital Europe Programme & Skills

This information session will offer ERRIN members a general introduction to the Digital Europe Programme, to then focus on one of its five major components – advanced digital skills. The speakers will reflect on how regions can profit from DIGITAL and explain what the advanced digital skills are, while showcasing differences and possible synergies with other funding programmes. They will also discuss the upcoming calls for proposals and project expectations.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy: making the Green Deal a reality

SEArica organises a seminar dedicated to Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy, with the Informal Baltic Sea group and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Food losses, food waste reduction and organic waste management in the Mediterranean Region

The webinar, organised by the Union for the Mediterranean and the Interreg MED Green Growth community, aims to provide current insight and future predictions on the importance of food losses, food waste reduction and organic waste management in the Mediterranean region.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Exploiting the innovative potential of food waste

This Bioeconomy working group meeting will focus on the valorisation of food waste and aims to showcase innovative examples of how regions and cities around Europe are using food waste as a resource to create new opportunities for their actors. Additionally, the European Commission will present the latest developments of the Food 2030 strategy – the research and innovation policy framework that aims to transform our food systems and highlight the links to Horizon Europe.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021 - Friuli Venezia Giulia the official partner

Friuli Venezia Giulia region is this year’s official partner of the second edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021. The region is organizing a special session on its regional experience on 20 October 2021 at 10.00h

  • By Aliki Varella

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event - Energy

This online matchmaking event will be focused on the research and innovation community of Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, and Hungary but it is also open to other relevant European stakeholders. The goal of the event is to build a platform for everyone to share their ideas and find partners for future consortia in Horizon Europe calls, with a particular focus on Cluster 5, under Energy related topics.

  • By Hilary Webb

Moving together: Getting to know TRA2022

A webinar to introduce the Transport Research Area 2022 Conference (TRA2022) will take place on 18 October. TRA2022 will take place in Lisbon in November 2022.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

"Towards a large-scale skills partnership for the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) ecosystem” - Kick-off meeting

The Commission services (DG GROW, DG EAC, DG CNCT, in cooperation with DG EMPL) are organising an online kick-off meeting on the Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem. Stakeholders active in Cultural and Creative Industries, interested and committed in upskilling and reskilling of the workforce are invited to participate.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Policy Working Group meeting on EU Missions

ERRIN organised a policy WG meeting focusing on EU Missions, giving the opportunity to members to gain additional knowledge on the Missions and ask directly questions to Minna Wilkki from the European Commission.

  • By Catherine Marston

Pro-Enrich project Final Event - From residue to revenue - scaling up bio-solutions

The Pro-Enrich BBI-JU project is holding its final event on 14 October, which will focus on the upscaling of biorefinery solutions including both financial and technological challenges. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Accelerating climate action in EU & Member States through Fit for 55 package and National Plans

Climate Action Network Europe is bringing together high-level speakers to demonstrate and discuss how the Fit for 55 package can further increase the EU's climate ambitions and accelerate the energy transition.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Boosting circular economy: best practices in the Mediterranean region

Four Green Growth Community projects will share their best practices and lessons learnt in the fields of food systems and eco-innovation across the Mediterranean region in the Circular Week 2021 organised by Innowo and the Polish Circular Hotspot.

  • By Catherine Marston

EWRC 2021: Spatial Justice in Post-Pandemic Europe

This interactive session draws on the IMAJINE Horizon 2020 project to present four scenarios for Europe in 2050.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

EWRC 2021: Cohesion and IPA policy for the twin transitions: lessons from local and regional authorities

The Brussels Office of Veneto Region is taking part in and co-organising the EWRC event 'Cohesion Policy and IPA policy for the twin transitions: lessons from local and regional authorities'.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Interreg Europe CYBER: Paving Europe’s Digital Future

The European Cyber Security Organisation is organising a virtual interactive matchmaking event. It will offer the possibility to engage with different regional cybersecurity initiatives that have been successfully implemented and significantly improved their respective cybersecurity ecosystems.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions providing skills and jobs for a green society

DG EMPL is leading an interactive round-table discussion at EU Regions Week 2021 on the role of regions and the impact they will experience in Europe's changing jobs and skills economy. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

EWRC 2021: Accelerating the Mediterranean Green Transition: Contributions from the Interreg Programmes

How can we build a community of resilient people in the Mediterranean area? How can we ease the shift to a greener way of living? The Green Growth project, in which ERRIN is a partner, will in this workshop showcase the Green Growth Community's achievements in the area of circular economy. The workshop is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities under the Green Transition thematic cluster.

  • By Hilary Webb

Farm to Fork conference 2021: Building sustainable food systems together

The second edition of the European Commission's Farm to Fork Conference will take place in the days leading up to World Food Day 2021. The hybrid event will focus on the theme 'building sustainable food systems together'. 

  • By Silke Antos

EWRC 2021: Innovation and cohesion for a resilient, green and digital transition

The workshop will highlight different regional best practices, which will showcase from multiple angles how cohesion funds support citizens by placing them centre stage. The common objective at the subnational level is to enable the transition towards a sustainable and digital society.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

EWRC 2021: S4+ Foresight

The DLR-Project Management Agency is organising a session during the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities jointly with the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences on 'S4+Foresight: Facilitating Smart Specialisation for Europe's Green Recovery and Long-term Resilience', taking place on Wednesday 13 October.

  • By Signe Madsen

StratKIT Final Conference

Do you want to be inspired by how we can make public food procurement even greener? Then sign up for the StratKIT Final Conference on green public procurement and catering services taking place on 13/10 from 9:30 to 13:30 (CEST). The conference is held online.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: How higher education is supporting regions, cities & companies to recover and thrive

This workshop at EU Regions week looks to increase understanding of how higher education is supporting regions, cities and companies to recover and thrive, as well as what green skills need to be cultivated and how. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Regions & urban nodes contributing to the European Year of Rail

ERRIN's Transport Working Group is organising a workshop for the European Week of Regions and Cities on the role of regions and urban nodes in the European Year of Rail.

  • By Hilary Webb

Erasmus Days 2021

The fifth edition of Erasmus Days will take place this October and see three days of celebrations surrounding the Erasmus+ programme and its outcomes.

  • By Helga Aunemo

EWRC 2021: Sustainable, inclusive and beautiful urban areas – how can the New European Bauhaus boost holistic green transition?

This workshop brings together urban actors to exchange inspiring examples of holistic design and to explore how NEB can help urban areas to boost their green transition and to integrate the values of NEB - sustainable, beautiful and inclusive.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: The New European Bauhaus and its relevance for citizens

A digital panel at the European Week of Regions and Cities will discuss the New European Bauhaus and its relevance for citizens.

  • By Vendula Novackova

EWRC 2021: Interoperability of Digital Solutions

This workshop will present the different practices on the different levels of digitalisation by which regions are following the priorities and ambitions settled by the EC. At the same time, it is the beginning of future interregional cooperation.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Digital Transformation for SMEs: Added value of a regional EDIH built upon a S3

ERRIN member Centre Val de Loire is organising a workshop at the European Week of Regions and Cities on the added value of regional European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) for S3. ERRIN's Director, Pirita Lindholm, will moderate the session.

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

EWRC 2021 - The role of demo farms in the Agricultural Knowledge and Innovation Systems: a policy perspective

Emphasising the importance of peer-to-peer learning in agri-food innovation uptake and building on the experience of the H2020 NEFERTITI.

  • By Sybille DITERICH

EWRC 2021: Sustainable development of mountain destinations and territories - inspiration from Alpine regions

In the framework of French Presidency of European Macroregional strategy for the Alpine region, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region organises with 3 other alpine regions Lombardy, Salzburg and Valle d’Aosta a workshop on “sustainable development of mountain tourism destinations and territories”.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Transforming the EU's Blue Economy for a Sustainable Future - the role of regions

Following the publication of the European Commission's Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy, this EU Regions Week info session will explore the opportunities for a green recovery for the blue economy, focussing on the role of regions.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.'

  • By Teresa Vio

Webinar on Call for EU Smart Destinations

Are you a European Smart Destination? Save the date!

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Conference on air quality - the PO Basin together for the quality of air

The PREPAIR project is having a conference on domestic woody biomass combustion. Consumption in the Po Valley and strategies for reducing emissions into the atmosphere: the impact of residential firewood and pellet combustion will be explored through the main results of PREPAIR's actions and the involvement of some national experts on air emissions and energy scenarios. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Illustrating the relevance of Mission Restore our Oceans and Waters by 2030

Europe Jacques Delors, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône and Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers, with the support of the European Commission, will present an event demonstrating the relevance of and need for the Horizon Europe Starfish Mission. 

  • By Eleanor Vaughan

Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference: Connecting Innovation Strengths Across Regions

Register today for the Vanguard Initiative Regional Conference, hosted by Wales and Randstad regions.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How Copernicus helps Europe’s regions to increase resilience to climate change: user stories about climate, water and energy

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

European Cybersecurity Month 2021

The ninth edition of the EU's European Cybersecurity Month awareness campaign will run for the whole month of October 2021 under the motto ‘Think Before U Click'. Hundreds of activities are offered to interested participants.

  • By Kirsi Tallinen

Bioeconomy – Made in Kymenlaakso, Finland

South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences (Xamk) together with Kouvola Innovation organise a webinar for boosting regional bio and circular economy. Register until 28 September.

  • By Hilary Webb

Innovation Procurement in practice: Preliminary market consultation

DG GROW continues its innovation procurement webinar series with a session on the preliminary market consultation in late September 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sustainability outside the box: lessons from natural resource projects

The SUMEX project is preparing for its second virtual clustering workshop: Sustainability outside the box: lessons from natural resource projects, architecture and E-learning.

  • By Hilary Webb

DigitalHealthEurope Summit 2021

The DigitalHealthEurope project will share its findings and policy recommendations at its summit in September 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Energy & Climate Change WG: Adaptation to climate change

Following a number of activities ERRIN has organised around the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change during last year, this meeting explores further how ERRIN members can take an active role in the Mission’s implementation. During the meeting, we will exchange with three regions, learn about their approach to adaptation and their interest in the Mission. We will also hear from the Mission Secretariat on how in practice regions and communities can engage in the next phases of the Mission.

  • By Tina Melfjord

Interaction of Research and Education in Universities’ Cross-Border Cooperation – Case Arctic Five

During this online event, we will discuss the ongoing policy process on the synergies of the European Research Area and the European Education Area, and what we can learn from the long-standing university cooperation of Arctic Five, where the interaction of research and education drives the collaboration. 

  • By Anonymous

Small and medium-sized smart Cities and Communities

Small and medium-sized smart Cities and Communities is Halmstad University's Innovation Conference 2021, a digital conference that requires registration (by September 9). The focus is small and medium-sized cities and the development, challenges and opportunities of the smart city. Compared to big cities and megacities, the small and medium-sized cities normally have their own specific conditions to consider, which requires specific investigations and solutions.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

How Copernicus helps European regions to better preserve and grow Europe's forests

The Network of European Regions Using Space Technologies (NEREUS) together with the European Commission and the European Space Agency organise a webinar as part of the Copernicus4Regions initiative.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health innovation in the cross-border region: collaborative projects for accelerating R&D

The Danish-German border region will share its current knowledge, skills and resources gained by its collaborative innovation activities in the health industry in an upcoming webinar.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health & ICT: State of play of the European Health Data Space & opportunities for regions

This joint meeting between the Health and ICT working groups will explore the European Commission’s ongoing development of a European Health Data Space (EHDS).

  • By Hilary Webb

Green City Accord: ceremony for signatories

The Green City Accord sees local authorities commit to ambitious environmental goals by 2030. To celebrate the involvement of the growing number of cities joining the Green City Accord community, a high-level signatory ceremony will take place online in September.

  • By Hilary Webb

Online info day on 'European Innovation Ecosystems' and 'Startup Europe'

The European Innovation Council (EIC) and the SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA) are together organising an informative webinar on two funding programmes.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Reimagining Urban Mobility: A Shared Journey

POLIS network is organising a CEO roundtable during the European Mobility Week. Mobility leaders will gather together to define the manifesto of the Future of Urban Mobility in Europe.

  • By Valentine Willmann

Nature-based solutions: Peatland restoration for climate and environment

Nature-based solutions: Peatland restoration for climate and environment

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Europe’s Recovery – The Role of Regions

The partner regions Emilia-Romagna, Hessen, Nouvelle-Aquitaine and Wielkopolska invite to the livestream event: Europe’s Recovery – The Role of Regions

  • By Hilary Webb

Nordic Edge Expo & Conference 2021

The 2021 edition of the Nordic Edge Expo will take place this September, bringing together municipalities and city administrations to share smart solutions for cities.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

LIFE ADAPTATE final conference online

LIFE ADAPTATE’s final conference will take place on 16 September. The online event will bring together scientists, policymakers, organisations and citizens involved in climate change impacts and adaptation in the urban environment.

  • By Silke Antos

Summer school on innovative tools to enhance the quality of public transport for youth and young adults

Are you interested to learn about innovative tools to enhance the quality of public transport for youth and young adults? Or to get insights on digital tools tested in European regions? Then you are invited to join the YOUMOBIL project's Summer school.

  • By Hilary Webb

Towards comprehensive mobility approaches: marrying the inclusion, sustainability and digital agendas

The Academic Cooperation Association is planning a hybrid event on international student mobility and how to make it more inclusive and sustainable.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG meeting on DG GROW consultation on transition pathway for tourism

The Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG is working to develop a joint response to the consultation launched by DG GROW on the staff working document: 'Scenarios towards co-creation of transition pathway for tourism for a more resilient, innovative and sustainable ecosystem.'

  • By Anonymous

ALEC IV International Congress "Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together."

The International Network of Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean (ALEC) is organizing, with the help of Autonom’Lab/Gérontopôle Nouvelle-Aquitaine, living lab focused on active and healthy ageing, on 6th, 7th and 8th September 2021 in Limoges (France) its IV International Congress : " Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together".

  • By Hilary Webb

Green City Accord: Towards zero pollution in European cities

An upcoming webinar will ask how European cities can act locally to contribute towards the implementation of the EU's Zero Pollution Action Plan.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

D&C WG: Creative Coffee meeting on Creative Europe Programme

In the context of the launch of the new Creative Europe Programme, we are happy to invite you to the Design & Creativity WG meeting on7 July which will look at Creative Europe Desks and the newly published calls.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting on the New Urban Mobility Initiative

In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the new Urban Mobility Initiative (UMI), from Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit, Research and Innovation (and Urban Mobility), DG MOVE.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Specialisation for Blue Economy Workshop

DG MARE, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and DG REGIO are together preparing a workshop on Smart Specialisation for Blue Economy. The workshop marks the first step in a broader process to support the development of S3 partnerships in the blue economy. 

  • By Catherine Marston

Africa-EU-UK research collaborations: emerging opportunities and prior learning for water and resilience research

Cardiff University is hosting a virtual event focusing on research collaborations involving the African Union, the EU and the UK in the area of water and resilience research.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe brokerage events

Six brokerage events are being organised to following their corresponding cluster at the Horizon Europe Info Days. The events, organised by different partners, will provide opportunities for applicants to meet, discuss their research, ideas and expertise with potential new partners and build consortia for the new Horizon Europe calls. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Infoday: Cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

This info day aims to inform (potential) applicants about topics included in the Cluster 2 'Culture, Creativity and Innovative Societies'.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Horizon Europe brokerage event: Funding calls for nature-based solutions

As part of the Connecting Nature project's virtual enterprise summit, a Horizon Europe brokerage event on funding calls for nature-based solutions will be organised on 30th June between 10:00-11:30 CEST.

  • By Aliki Varella

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Transform your business through advanced technology

Are you working in Banking, Insurance, Retail, Shipping or Telecom? Register to this 3-Day course and learn how Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning can transform your business!

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch of the EC Knowledge Centre on Cancer

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is establishing an EC Knowledge Centre on Cancer (KCC) and will launch the new initiative on 30 June.

  • By Hilary Webb

Successful funding pathways for Digital Health

DigitalHealthEurope is teaming up with the RSCN Network for the interactive webinar 'Successful Funding Pathways for Digital Health'. The session will be a chance to learn all about securing and combining funding at different levels to advance your own digital health and care agendas.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Climate Pact Day of Action

The Climate Pact Day of Action is a one-day digital event taking place on 29 June 2021. It aims to raise awareness of the progress and opportunities in the Pact, encourage pledging, share uplifting stories of climate action and connect people with action in their own country.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The New European Bauhaus - Creating sustainable living environment on local level

ERRIN has become a Bauhaus partner and set up a cross-sectoral task force to shape the New European Bauhaus initiative. As the first activity of the task force, a conversation will be hosted to discuss the objectives of the New European Bauhaus with the European Commission and provide input towards building a joint and multi-disciplinary initiative with regions and cities as its main drivers.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe info-days

The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU R&I Days: Re-imagining science advice to policy after COVID-19

As the global response to COVID-19 can be seen as a success story for scientific research and innovation, this EU R&I Days event will explore how lessons learned can be used going forward with the Recovery and Resilience Facility. 

  • By Lina Forsman

Breakfast Webinar: How can cities and regions support a more circular building sector?

Gothenburg European Office, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden and Lille Métropole is hosting a breakfast webinar that asks 'how can cities and regions support a more circular building sector?'

  • By Hilary Webb

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021

Welcome to ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021!  Taking place on 22 June just before the EU R&I Days, it will provide a great opportunity to exchange on the role and contribution of regional and local research and innovation ecosystems in the EU. The Spring AGM will also be a very special occasion as this year marks 20 years of ERRIN.

  • By Hilary Webb

R&I Days: Knowledge Exchange Platform - Regions and Cities role in the new ERA and opportunities from Horizon Europe

The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission are hosting a joint Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) event as a side event of European Research and Innovation Days 2021. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

CONNECT University Summer School 2021

With the aim of empowering people to a human-centered, sustainable and more prosperous digital future, CONNECT University is organising from 21 June until 2 July a special sixth edition of Summer School that aims to share knowledge and information about the way climate change is interconnected with digital transformation.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN dialogue with European Commission on the Starfish Mission

ERRIN and the European Commission are preparing for a dialogue on the role of regional and local actors in the Mission Area: Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. Members and their relevant stakeholders are invited to take part in the active discussion, which will include two breakout sessions focused on the 'area-based lighthouse demonstrators' described in the Mission proposal. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Funding Opportunities for Digital Health in 2021-2027

During an upcoming webinar in the frame of the DigitalHealthEurope project, in which ERRIN is a partner, Digital Innovation Hubs from Central-Eastern Europe will present their needs and ideas, boosting potential match-making and future partnerships.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Creative Europe Launch Conference

This high-level conference will feature speakers from all over Europe – cultural agents, thinkers, politicians and governmental decision-makers. Its aim is to get Europe behind the new Creative Europe Programme and foster broad debate on the main strategic innovations and new priorities for the 2021-2027 cycle, highlighting the links with other European Union funds and the relationships with current societal issues.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Design & Creativity WG: the new Creative Europe Programme

This WG meeting will provide information on the new Creative Europe Programme, focusing on its new and innovative aspects.

  • By Catherine Marston

Plastic pollution: Are biodegradable plastics a solution?

Academia Europaea, hosted by Cardiff University, is holding a webinar on plastic pollution. This webinar will review the latest scientific evidence on the biodegradability of plastics from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academics) and discuss the policy recommendations made by the European Commission's independent group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

  • By Anna Zanetti

R2BOnAir - Beyond the Boundaries

R2B – Research to Business is the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) and managed by ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory, the Consortium born to foster the sustainable growth, innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalisation of the region. In the current scenario, R2B OnAir edition is an ideal platform where to design and launch new programmes and ideas, including public policies and measures; an opportunity to think about new models for the post-Covid-19 society, in terms of economic development, growth, social inclusion, sustainability, security and digital transition for all.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Plastics pollution: Are biodegradable plastics a solution?

In view of the European Commission's upcoming policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, this event will discuss the latest scientific evidence in the field and the policy recommendations made by the Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.

  • By Martine Elise Farstad

Periscope Forum 2021

Join international stakeholders to discuss the transition of the North Sea Region from a traditionally strong oil and gas sector to a leading renewable energy hub at the Periscope Forum 2021.

  • By SARA TESI

MARLESS project: A clean Adriatic sea for future generations

An upcoming MARLESS high-level event brings together experts, relevant policymakers and the general public in order to discuss and tackle the problem of marine litter in the Adriatic Sea.

  • By Klaas de Boer

Baltic Science Network (BSN) final conference & Baltic Sea Science Day

The Baltic Science Network's (BSN) final conference and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Baltic Sea Science Day will take place this June. The conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss the final outcomes of the BSN project with actors from politics and science at regional, national and European levels and to define the way forward for the Baltic Science Network.

  • By Catherine Marston

Dance Digital - Baden-Wurttemberg and South Wales connect

DANCE DIGITAL is the kick-off event of a new partnership between Clwstwr, a programme to stimulate R&D and innovation in the South Wales media sector, and MFG Baden-Wurttemberg, an institution to promote film culture, the film industry and cultural and creative industries in the South West of Germany.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Development Days 2021: Sustainable Future

The 2021 edition of the European Development Days will see events focus on biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation and consider the role of the European Green Deal in challenging these problems.

  • By Catherine Marston

Hydrogen Networking Activity with the Quebec-Europe Research and Innovation Circle

The Quebec-Europe Research and Innovation Circle, in partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Brussels and the Quebec Smart Energy Network is organising a networking activity on the development of hydrogen-related technologies in the context of Horizon Europe.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

New Urban Mobility Initiative: Five consultation workshops for stakeholders in June

The European Commission is working on a new EU urban mobility framework to support Member States, regions and cities as they develop safe, accessible, inclusive, smart, resilient and zero-emission urban mobility. Within the framework of the consultation process on its new initiative, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport is organising five consultation workshops on topics of interest for stakeholders and the public.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY - What is the importance of "smart cities" in Europe today?

The RECIPROCITY Mobility workshop will involve a wide range of stakeholders and cities to discuss the challenges faced regarding the transport sector and the future of mobility.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ICT WG meeting: Implementing the Green ICT on the regional and local level

This WG meeting will look at the twin transition, notably the digital aspects of the green transition, and where is the place on EU level for the ‘Green ICT’ in the policy context. During the working group meeting, regional examples and best practices will be presented to demonstrate how a sustainable and responsible approach towards digital can be implemented.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Green Week on zero pollution: Flanders best practices in water

This year, the European Green Week is entirely devoted to the imminent Zero Pollution Action Plan.  VLEVA also organises another partner event and focuses on the water aspect within the action plan. A speaker from DG ENV (TBC) will introduce the plan, followed by 3 short pitches from Vlakwa, Vliz and VMM.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Digitisation, Cultural Heritage and Smart Tourism Infoday and Matchmaking Event

We are happy to invite you to learn about the upcoming European funding opportunities for digitization, cultural heritage and smart tourism topics and meet potential partners across Europe during the Infoday and Matchmaking event, which will take place on 9 June.

  • By Ingvild Jacobsen

Transforming artificial sports pitches towards zero pollution

Join us for our #EUGreenWeek Partner Event. The City of Hamburg, Viken County in Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invite you to join the conversation to learn about, and discuss, the state-of-the-art in developing sustainable and circular synthetic turfs.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

I&I WG coffee meeting: Joint Cluster Initiative and European Innovation Ecosystems

We are happy to welcome you to the next meeting of the Innovation & Investment Working Group, which will focus on the Joint Cluster Initiative (Single Market Programme) as well as on the European Innovation Ecosystems (Horizon Europe programme). The meeting aims to provide information about the JCI and EIE, and will then be followed by a moderated discussion on the different project opportunities they entail.

  • By Beatriz Irala

Green week partner event: Exchange of regional practices for the prevention of water pollution

The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar where different examples of regional concrete actions that can contribute to the prevention of water pollution will be presented. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

How to steer and accelerate Europe’s recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations

Join the University Alliance Stockholm Trio - that recently established their office in Brussels - to discuss how we can steer and accelerate Europe's recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Bio-based materials for sustainable built environments

We are happy to welcome you to our next Bioeconomy WG meeting which will look at bio-based materials for sustainable built environments. The meeting will take place on 8 June between 14:00-15:30 CEST. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week: Circular chemical industries for zero pollution in EU regions

In the context of European Green Week 2021, the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising an event on chemical industries for zero pollution.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Horizon Europe – Civil Security for Society Info Day, Brokerage Event and training for stakeholders

Participate at the first official event on security under the new Horizon Europe programme organised by SEREN4 in close cooperation with the European Commission and the Research Executive Agency.

  • By Jesper Blaabjerg Holm

The Nordic Capital Regions: Moving Towards Zero Pollution

At this event, Nordic capitals and capital regions will share best practices and highlight challenges in moving towards zero pollution in rural and urban areas.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism: Towards zero-pollution tourism (Green Week Partner Event)

In the frame of the EU Green Week 2021, the ERRIN Cultural Heritage & Tourism Working Group will host a Partner Event focused on sustainable practices towards zero-pollution tourism. The event will take place online and will be open to members and non-members.

  • By Ilkka Myllymäki

European Green Deal and Forests – Research views supporting policy-making

Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke’s webinar will contribute to the ongoing discussion around the European Green Deal and forests by presenting insights from research. Contributions include topics such  as a review of forest relevant targets in various EU policies and their implications to the forests in the EU, LULUCF, multiple-use forests, and provisioning of EU forest data. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6 (part II)

ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!

  • By Lina Forsman

EU Policy and Urban Water Management - Challenges of Implementation

Ensuring a steady supply of clean water in cities is not simple; pollution, population growth and flooding pose real challenges. Our workshop explores challenges faced by municipal water companies in implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD). By focusing on 1) water quality objectives, 2) rising sea-levels and cloudbursts, and 3) circularity and reuse of water, we consider how revising the UWWTD can help meet the zero-pollution ambition and increase coherence of EU water policy.

  • By Hilary Webb

Regions in Recovery - Global e-festival

This summer the Regions in Recovery e-festival will welcome researchers and policymakers to discuss subjects under themes related to the re-emergence of regions and cities following the pandemic. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

Towards zero pollution in the agri-food sector

This webinar aims to showcase innovative solutions developed by projects within the Green Growth Community on how to move towards zero pollution in the different steps of the agri-food value chain by applying circular economy approaches. The webinar is an official Partner Event to the EU Green Week.

  • By Hilary Webb

Interactive workshop for public sector web authors

An upcoming interactive workshop will share information about the FEAT and CLUSTER projects, which are working to help public sector web authors create accessible content in an easier way.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Zuid-Holland: the new Dutch Hydrogen Valley

Zuid-Holland has the industry, knowledge institutes and transportation capabilities to be Europe’s Hydrogen Hub and supply Europe’s hydrogen demands. The launch event of Zuid-Holland becoming the next Hydrogen Valley will take place on 1 June.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The urgency to step up climate adaptation action - EU Strategy & Horizon Europe Mission

To successfully implement the Horizon Europe Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, including societal transformation and the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, full support from local leaders and civil society is needed. Join the EP Intergroup, DG CLIMA, and DG RTD to discuss critical success factors and key enablers to mobilise national, regional and local engagement and ownership.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Horizon Europe Matchmaking event: Clusters 5 and 6 (part I)

ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway, is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week 2021: Zero Pollution

he European Commission has announced that EU Green Week will take place in May 2021 and focus on the theme: Zero Pollution.

  • By Beatriz Irala

Green week side event: The role of the circular economy in zero pollution strategies for healthier people and planet

The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is hosting a seminar to present concrete practices on how the circular economy in zero-pollution strategies can lead to healthier people and the planet.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar session: The Funding & tenders Portal for beginners

Join this webinar organised by the European Commission to learn more about how to navigate the Funding and Tenders Portal.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Target "Zero pollution" with Water Smart Territories

The three leading regions of Water Smart Territories are organising an event in the framework of the EU Green Week "Target Zero pollution with Water Smart Territories".

  • By Hilary Webb

Coaching technologies for wellbeing and care

The final event for the SAAM project will take place as an open conference on the subject of coaching technologies for wellbeing and care. The event will be live-streamed from 13:00 CEST on Wednesday 26 May.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy Working Group meeting on how to make synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF operational

Join the next Policy WG meeting to discuss how to make synergies between Horizon Europe and the European regional and development fund programmes operational.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Professional Higher Education for Sustainable Development: Creating a Change that Endures

EURASHE will organise its 30th Annual Conference on 20-21 May 2021 together with its members the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP), the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will be structured along the five pillars of Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.

  • By Hilary Webb

Role of maritime clusters in the green recovery: Blue Growth WG workshop at EMD 2021

ERRIN's Blue Growth Working Group will lead a stakeholder workshop during the 2021 edition of European Maritime Day. The workshop will address the role of maritime clusters in the green recovery.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Maritime Day 2021

The annual European Maritime Day (EMD) conference will this year take place in a hybrid format to discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and the sustainable blue economy as usual. 

  • By Anonymous

The role of universities of applied sciences in regional ecosystems

This session will discuss the role of universities of applied sciences in sparsely populated areas and regional innovation ecosystems.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The role of UAS in sparsely populated areas & regional innovation ecosystems

Universities of applied sciences play a pivotal role in regional innovation ecosystems connecting a wide range of partners, which is especially crucial in sparsely populated areas. Join this lunch session to explore the topic in more detail, hear about best practices and related European funding opportunities.

  • By Eva Damm

Workshop on Regional Translational Ecosystems of Personalised Medicine

Workshop on regional translational ecosystems supportive of Personalising Health Industry.

  • By Anonymous

Photonics and Quantum in Scotland: Building partnerships and sharing Scotland's expertise

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to an event focusing on photonics and quantum - technologies that underpin innovations that are fundamental to many aspects of modern life and business. Photonics and quantum is an area where Scotland plays a major role, with its organisations delivering more than 30% of the InnovateUK QT programme.

  • By Thomas Berger

Online event: Researchers’ Mobility with EU Marie-Skłodowska-Curie-Actions – New Chances Ahead for Applicants!

On the occasion of the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project calls under Horizon Europe starting in mid-May 2021, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is pleased to invite all potential applicants and interested stakeholders to an online event on May 18, 2021 to present the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) call and the new Hessian MSCA fellowship programme for holders of the MSCA seal of excellence.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Specialisation WG meeting: New opportunities for interregional collaboration in 2021 – 2027

We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2021 which will focus on S3 and interregional collaboration. The meeting will take place on 17 May between 14:00-15:30.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

Murcia food brokerage event 2021

The 10th Edition of Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2021 will present the latest creations in the field of food technology, providing companies from different European countries with an excellent opportunity to hold bilateral meetings aimed at establishing technology cooperation agreements. 

  • By Mikael Vainio

How to become a pioneering airport region in striving towards climate neutrality?

Helsinki EU Office, the City of Vantaa and the Regional Council of Helsinki-Uusimaa invite you to a virtual event 'How to become a pioneering airport region in striving towards climate neutrality? Discover the Green Deal Manifesto of the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Area' on 12th May 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Joint Smart Cities and Energy & Climate Change WG coffee meeting on Cluster 5

The Energy & Climate Change and Smart Cities Working Groups are happy to invite you to an interactive coffee meeting focusing on the calls in Cluster 5, Destinations 2, 3 and 4 of the Horizon Europe work programme. This informal discussion meeting will take place on 11 May between 10:00-11:30 CEST.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Tech-Brokerage Norte de Portugal - Galicia

Join this first of a kind virtual technology brokerage event organised to matchmake and develop new consortia for Horizon Europe research and innovation projects based on the areas of specialisation in the Norte de Portugal and Galicia region.

  • By Aliki Varella

Matchmaking Event on Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society

The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary would like to invite you to participate in a virtual Matchmaking Event on Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society in Horizon Europe.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

GREEN WEEK 2021 - Impact of nature-based solutions & sustainable agro-practices in the quality of air/water.

This Green Week event will see four LIFE funded projects communicate their NBS practices in the quality of air and water in territorial collectives.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of Horizon Europe in the Brussels-Capital Region

Innoviris and NCP Brussels have invited keynote speakers from the Brussels-Capital Region and the European Commission to officially launch the Horizon Europe programme in the Brussels-Capital Region.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism coffee meeting with DG RTD

Informal coffee meeting with Harald Hartung, Head of Unit RTD.D.3

  • By Hilary Webb

ENhANCE Final Conference

The final conference of the ENhANCE project will present the European Family Community Nurse curriculum and a panel discussion on how it can support patients and families.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Digital information meeting about the research network COST

Are you interested in participating in international networking projects to use research resources more efficiently? In this digital meeting you will find out how and hear about the experience of participating in COST Actions.

  • By Ilkka Myllymäki

Co-creating the City: Design Cities and the New European Bauhaus

The City of Helsinki warmly invites you to a design discussion around the New European Bauhaus initiative: CO-CREATING THE CITY

  • By Hilary Webb

The European Regions for Smart Communities Summit

Under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, ERRIN member Alentejo is one of the organisers of an upcoming summit of local and regional communities sharing a common vision for a smarter tomorrow.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG: Coffee meeting on Horizon Europe Cluster 6

The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising an online coffee meeting that will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work programme by providing an overview of the specifics of the cluster and the calls included in it.

  • By Anonymous

H2Nodes webinar

Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and Rīgas Satiksme are delighted to invite you to this webinar: H2Nodes Webinar, 29th of April 2021 (12:30-14:00 CET). Plans for expansion for more Hydrogen Refuelling Stations along the TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor Key progress and lessons learnt across H2Nodes sites will be presented, along with findings of key project reports on the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea Baltic Corridor, and conclusions for policy makers. Further presentations and discussions will be held to assess plans for hydrogen deployment at nodes along the Corridor, key considerations for future development and opportunities for collaboration. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/h2nodes-webinar-expansion-of-hrs-on-the-ten-t-north-sea-baltic-corridor-tickets-147761790493 The workshop will take place via video conference, with dial in details to be shared in advance.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Digital Health Europe: Supporting scale-up of digital solutions

Within the work of the DigitalHealthProject, the brochure “Supporting demand and supply for scaling up digital health and care solutions” is now available for reading and download. This work will also inspire a topic on the webinar How to build and nurture a regional/national ecosystem that will be held on the 29th April 2021, within a collaboration of the ECHAlliance and the COST Action NET4Age-Friendly.

  • By Eva Damm

Workshop on Personalising Health Industry in Regions

Online workshop on regional R&D ecosystems for Personalising Health Industry.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health & ICT: Funding programmes information session

The Health Working Group, in collaboration with the ICT Working Group, is preparing an information session on the upcoming funding programmes: Horizon Europe, Digital Europe and EU4Health.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ViennaUP´21

Initiated by the Vienna Business Agency, ViennaUP´21 digital brings together all relevant stakeholders – both international and from the local scene – and covers pioneering topics in the field of innovation, creativity and technology in a series of online events. Don´t miss the unique opportunity of networking with an international audience of startups, investors, companies and talents.

  • By Hilary Webb

SEFS WG: The role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

The Science and Education for Society Working Group is organising a meeting on the role of universities and regions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation process. The view of the Commission, as well as regional examples, will be presented.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Green and Digital Transition in the Recovery Plans: The sovereignty of technology and innovation

Organised by the Portuguese Innovation Agency and EARTO, this international event aims to debate the Green and Digital transition in the context of the recovery plans, with a focus on the role of technology and innovation in the development and promotion of regional, national and European tech capabilities.

  • By Anonymous

SIKE project showcase - Social Innovation through Knowledge Exchange

The SIKE Project will be hosting a knowledge exchange showcase 23 April to bring together and showcase some of the outcomes of the project and some of the work of the SIKE partners.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships - how to engage in practice

Building on the discussions during the last Policy WG meeting (23 March 2021), this meeting will continue the conversation on the different ways that regional and local authorities, as well as their ecosystems, can engage in European Partnerships.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The New European Bauhaus conference

The conference of The New European Bauhaus will take place on 22 and 23 April. The agenda features the presentation of the New European Bauhaus Vision and Timeline, but also opening remarks by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. During the two-day event, many dialogues and panel discussions will be organised. 

  • By Hilary Webb

A successful proposal for Horizon Europe: Scientific-technical excellence is key, but don't forget the other aspects

The second part of the European Commission's meeting 'How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe' will take place on 21 April from 10:00 - 12:30 CEST. This session will encourage Horizon Europe applicants to consider all aspects of their proposal, not just the crucial scientific-technical excellence.

  • By Sylwia Skwara

Cultural Heritage in Digital Age

Opportunities to foster the involvement of researchers into a process of digitisation of Europe’s cultural heritage and setting up accessible digital cultural heritage datasets.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EIT Culture & Creativity - Webinar on new innovation opportunities

The EIT is organising a webinar about the upcoming EIT KIC CCI call. Participants will hear about the EIT’s innovation approach, how CCSI will innovate with the EIT and insights into how an EIT KIC innovates.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ICT WG meeting: Common European Data Spaces and AI Testing and Experimentation Facilities

We are happy to invite you to the next ICT WG meeting. This meeting will be dedicated to the Common European data spaces for Smart Manufacturing and the Green Deal, and Testing and Experimentation Facilities.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Second Transport WG Brainstorming coffee meeting on the upcoming Horizon Europe calls, cluster 5, destinations 2, 5 and 6

After the interest you have demonstrated in Horizon Europe, we are organising this second brainstorming coffee meeting on 21 April from 9:00 to 10:00 to discuss your regional priorities related to the upcoming calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

MIREU final event with launch of the CoMMER

The final event of the MIREU project, in which ERRIN is a partner, will take place on 20 April from 12:00 - 16:00 CEST. Partners will proudly share with you all the essential points we learned during the project and launch the new cooperation.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Horizon Europe calls

With the opening of the first round of Horizon Europe calls approaching, we invite you to the upcoming working group meeting on strategic calls for members working on the Design & Creativity.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to reactivate vacant residential buildings in need of refurbishment

A webinar on how to become actively engaged in the reactivation of vacant residential buildings and flats using the ALT/BAU approach will take place this April. 

  • By Federico Bastarolo

SEFAC project final event

The final online event of the SEFAC (Social Engagement Framework for Addressing the Chronic Disease Challenge) project will take place on Friday 16 April 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

The Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and citizens to a virtual conference on the role of circular economy in achieving climate neutrality. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Smart Specialisation for the Recovery Workshop

This event aims to deepen our understanding as to how Smart Specialisation can be an effective tool to help territories recover from the current pandemic-induced crisis and discover new opportunities for more sustainable and inclusive economies.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

Living and housing challenging with inclusives responses in Post-Covid times

ESNA presents a webinar on living and housing challenges with inclusive responses in Post Covid times.

  • By Heidi Johansson

The Business of Biorefining

AberInnovation, which is part of Aberystwyth University, is organising an interactive webinar on Wednesday 14 April with two BEACON biorefining experts.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG meeting: Dialogue with the European Commission on the City Mission

We are happy to welcome you to our next Smart Cities Working Group meeting, which will look at the state of play of the Horizon Europe Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. The meeting will take place on 14 April from 12:00 to 13:00.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Creating destinations after a global pandemic: The new competitive advantage of remote areas

The launch event of the Open Call for local and regional representatives committed to shaping the future of cultural tourism. The informative session will present the Open Call to join the “Beyond Cultural Tourism” Community, as well as the Be.CULTOUR peer-learning programme.

  • By Teresa Vio

Informal discussion on the Commission's Expert Group on Cultural Heritage

In preparation of ERRIN's participation to the fourth meeting of the Commission's expert group on cultural heritage (April 19-20), we invite you to join this informal meeting to look into the priorities that will be addressed and provide inputs.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

Another Creative Coffee meeting organised by the Design & Creativity WG will take place on 1 April.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG Brainstorming coffee meeting on the upcoming Horizon Europe calls, cluster 5, destinations 2, 5 and 6

During this brainstorming coffee meeting, we will discuss your regional priorities related to the upcoming Horizon Europe calls.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Introducing the Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit

In the framework of the POWER4BIO project, the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) organises the online event "Introducing the BSAT: Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit" on March 30th, 2021. The event will present the Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit (BSAT), a toolkit designed for guiding decision-makers in the review or development of regional bioeconomy strategies. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Year of Rail Launch event

The official launch event of the European Commission’s European Year of Rail 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch of JPI Oceans' new strategy

JPI Oceans will launch its new Strategy Framework for 2021 - 2025 in an online webinar, presenting its joint actions and projects and contributions to Horizon Europe and the UN Ocean Decade. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Inland ports boosting green and circular mobility transition

Cities Northern Netherlands, with the province of Overijssel, is to present a webinar on the crucial contribution of small and medium inland ports in the transition to a sustainable and circular mobility sector. The webinar will discuss the benefits of enhanced circularity for people, businesses, regions and cities. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Innovation Ecosystem roundtable: fostering common understanding

ERRIN, together with the Helsinki EU Office and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, is organising a webinar on European Innovation Ecosystems. The round table brings together different innovation ecosystem stakeholders and several European Commission services to share their views on place-based innovation ecosystems.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe

The European Commission is organising a webinar on how to prepare a successful proposal in the Horizon Europe calls. The event is an opportunity for potential Horizon Europe applicants to learn more about the applications process.

  • By Teresa Vio

Energy & Climate Change WG meeting - Hydrogen Economy

This upcoming meeting of the ERRIN Working Group on Energy & Climate Change will focus on the hydrogen economy. Open for more information.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Nature-based solutions for circular water systems

The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising a webinar on nature-based solutions for circular water systems on 24 March 2021, between 10:00-11:30 CET. 

  • By Hilary Webb

ETHNA System workshop: Research and innovation in and for a good society

The ETHNA System project partners will use this workshop to present their findings on the implementation of an RRI governance system and discuss outstanding questions with participants.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Growth meeting on Horizon Europe calls 2021 & European Partnerships

This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on two European Partnerships: Blue Economy and Zero-emissions waterborne transport.

  • By Bogdan Chelariu

EU Industry at the crossroads of Covid-19 pandemic, Green Growth and digital transformation

An open conversation about the EU Industry at the crossroads of Covid-19 pandemic, endless trade wars, industrial revival in Europe, world regions competitors, internationalisation vs nationalisation, green & digital transition and workforce.

  • By Hilary Webb

Science for Policymaking in Regions and Cities

As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March. Ahead of the workshop, a survey on the quality of science for the policy ecosystem in your region is active. 

  • By Heidi Johansson

Connecting Nature Innovation Summit

Over three days in March the Innovation Summit will bring together an international audience to explore how we shift to sustainable, greener cities that deliver for their citizens using nature-based solutions. It will share the learning from the community of cities involved in the Connecting Nature project and introduce the innovative tools and methods being developed through the project.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health technology in connected & integrated care

The aim of this two-day workshop is to encourage and support the implementation of personalised medicine approaches across European regions. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships

The next Policy Working Group meeting will serve as an opportunity to exchange information and collect open questions related to the European Partnerships.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism - Horizon Europe calls

Cultural Heritage & Tourism working group meeting aimed at presenting and discussing a selection of calls under cluster 2 (Culture, Creativity and Inclusive society) in Horizon Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Belgian AI Week - NCP Brussels Session AI funding opportunities for SMEs under Horizon Europe

NCP Brussels is organising A session on AI funding opportunities for SMEs under Horizon Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the new European Innovation Council

The launch of the new European Innovation Council will take place over two days on 18 and 19 March. The event will be organised to provide information about the vision of the EIC and what is behind its funding opportunities.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting on the revision of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure Directive

In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the state of the art of AFID revision from Axel Volkery Team Leader Clean Transport Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the InvestEU Programme

InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding, crowding in private investment in support of sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and helping build a greener, more digital and more resilient European economy.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG Brainstorming coffee meeting for the European Year of Rail 

The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail (EYR) to promote trains as safe and sustainable transport. During this brainstorming coffee meeting, we want to plan with you the upcoming Transport WG related activities.

  • By Hilary Webb

JPI on Cultural Heritage: SRIA 2020 launch

This March, the Joint Programming Initiative on Cultural Heritage will launch its Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda 2020 in a virtual event.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Growth meeting: How can digitalisation improve the status of the seas?

The first Blue Growth Working Group meeting of the year will approach the subject of digitisation in the Blue Growth sector. The meeting will take place from 11:30 - 12:30 CET on Thursday 11 March. 

  • By Hilary Webb

How to attract smart and agile SMEs?

DGGROW is organising a webinar where public buyers and innovative companies will share their views on how to attract smart and agile SMEs.

  • By Valentine Willmann

Building a Hydrogen Economy in Scotland and Germany

Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The months leading to COP 26 in Glasgow are critical for galvanising global ambition and building consensus on the approach needed to tackle the global climate emergency, to deliver a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to rapidly and fairly transform our societies and economies. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net zero ambitions.

  • By Sybille DITERICH

IMPAWATT and ESI Europe H2020 Energy Projects Presentation and open discussions

The Impawatt Consortium will present the Impawatt platform and its main content areas as well as project outcomes. In addition the project ESI (Driving Investment in Energy Efficiency) will be presented which has similar goals like Impawatt. The webinar is organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rhône-Alpes in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project Impawatt and supported by EUROCHAMBERS. It is designed for stakeholders interested on capacity building targeting industry and service companies. The Registration is free, the Program is available for download.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Delivering Net-Zero: Building a Hydrogen Economy in Scotland and Germany

Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net-zero ambitions.

  • By Antoine Videau

Digital opportunities for the future of Agrifood, Forestry and Environment

This event is for providers of digital tools and solutions as well as companies from all over Europe working in the agrifood, forestry and environment sectors.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the European Climate and Health Observatory

To understand, anticipate and minimize the health threats caused by climate change, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, together with other key players in the field, are launching the European Climate and Health Observatory. The Observatory will be a first concrete deliverable of the European Commission’s new Adaptation Strategy, which was published on 24 February.

  • By Hilary Webb

Future of EU mining regions collaboration

The Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry and the ERRIN task force on raw materials invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the future of the EU mining regions collaboration. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives supporting the networking of mining regions.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

I&I WG: Exploring the European Innovation Council

The first I&I WG meeting of 2021 is a unique opportunity to receive first-hand information from two EIC Programme Managers involved in the development of the EIC Work Programmes.

  • By Hilary Webb

Boosting experimental innovation policy to encourage SME growth in Europe

As part of EU Industry Week 2021, The European Commission is hosting an online event on boosting experimental innovation policy to encourage SME growth in Europe. 

  • By Hilary Webb

The importance of the EU regions to Welsh Innovation - A practical approach

To mark St David's Day, Wales' national holiday, a discussion will take place on the subject of Welsh innovation, particularly in relation to its collaboration with EU partners. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Discussing the future opinions of the CoR on strengthening the mandate of the ECDC and on the Pharmaceutical Strategy

EUREGHA and the Committee of the Regions' Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing are organising a webinar where two opinions will be presented on the European Commission's initiatives related to the strengthening of the ECDC mandate and the Pharmaceutical Strategy. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Industry 4.0 - a key element for a green transition

The session will present challenges and obstacles that the industry is facing in the field of the green transition and explore possible solutions and new paths of collaborations between R&I and industry 4.0, that could support the decarbonisation.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN - EUREGHA joint meeting: Beating Cancer Plan

The Beating Cancer Plan will be published in early February. This meeting for ERRIN and EUREGHA members only is a chance to understand more about the plan and its next steps.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG meeting: Cancer and the role of personalised medicine in fighting cancer

This Health Working Group meeting will generate an informed discussion on how personalised medicine can contribute to the fight against cancer.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Climate Adaptation Strategy - Community workshops & panels

Two afternoons of community workshops and high-level science-policy panels will mark the launch of the EU Climate Adaptation Strategy next week.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ICT WG: Policy workshop on the Digital Agenda

This policy workshop will look at the ongoing and planned legislative initiatives of the European Commission to make “Europe fit for the Digital Age”:  Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Digital Services Act, Digital Market Act, Data Governance Act and more.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

EU Industry days: Scaling up SMEs in the midst of Corona

The Region of Murcia Brussels Office / INFO on behalf of the Scale Up consortium invites ERRIN members to attend a session on Scaling up SMEs in the midst of Corona during the 2021 EU Industry Days.

  • By Anna Tranberg

EU Industry Days 2021

EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event on industry. This year the event will address Europe's digital future, how to make Europe's industry climate-neutral by 2050, and EU competitiveness.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Mission on soil health and food

The aim of this Working Group meeting is to look into the state of play of the Mission on soil health and food. The Mission Board will present the key features of the Mission and discuss the role of regions in the Mission. The European Commission will give an update on the Mission’s implementation plan and the next steps.

  • By Heidi Johansson

How to successfully adopt Urban Living Labs

The UNaLab project is as part of The Nature of Cities Festival organising an interactive workshop on the successful adoption of Urban Living Labs, taking place on 23 February at 16:15 CET.

  • By Hilary Webb

Culture KlrC Fest

A festival bringing together culture agents, academics, politicians, entrepreneurs and artists for an open dialogue will take place online in February.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Conference on H2 skills for sustainable industries

The European Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership (which includes 3 ERRIN members among its coordinators: Aragon, Auvergne Rhône Alpes and Normandie) will organise a webinar dedicated to H2 skills for sustainable industries, during the next edition of the EU Industry Days.

  • By Marija Ivoninaite

Industry driving the transition to zero emission mobility

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to a discussion hosted alongside the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), and ID4CAR, based in the Grand Ouest region of France, as part of this year’s EU Industry Week.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

SeAMK International Week

The virtual SeAMK International Week will take place from 15 until 19 February. During the event, the role of higher educational institutions in regional, European and global development will be highlighted.

  • By Hilary Webb

New European Bauhaus information sessions

A series of information sessions on the New European Bauhaus will take place over two weeks in February, with the first session planned for regions, cities and local authorities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on informal carers in Europe

A European dialogue on active and healthy ageing will explore the consequences of the pandemic on informal carers in an upcoming webinar by AAL.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

We are happy to invite you to the first Creative Coffee meeting of 2021!

  • By Hilary Webb

EdU-Talks Policy Dialogue: The European action plan for digital education & the Flemish Digisprong

As part of its EdU-Talks series, VLEVA is orgnaising a policy dialogue between Flanders and Europe on ditisation in education.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG: Briefing on 'Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations' green paper

This health working group meeting will serve as a briefing on the recently published EC green paper on ageing: 'Fostering solidarity and responsibility between generations'. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the Strategy from Joshua Salsby, Strategy & Policy Coordinator, DG MOVE unit Strategy and communication. 

  • By Anonymous

Scottish universities harnessing research excellence to address global challenges with European partners

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to be hosting a joint discussion between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, alongside the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and The Guild.

  • By Hilary Webb

DigitalHealthEurope webinar on EU funding challenges for public authorities

DigitalHealthEurope is holding a webinar to discuss challenges faced and successful approaches established by public health authorities as they seek to secure funding via European sources. The session will also explore their strategies for knowledge exchange and learning best practices.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: Horizon Europe - a focus on pillar 2, destinations 2, 5 and 6 and the synergies with the other clusters

As the Horizon Europe multi-annual programme is nearly finalised, in this WG meeting, we have invited Marina Martínez, H2020 Programme Officer at the Security, Space, Transport, SME´s, Environment & Bioeconomy CDTI-SOST Office to present the upcoming Horizon Europe programme, with a specific focus on destinations 2, 5 and 6 and the synergies with the other clusters.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Co-designing Our Cities Conference

The Co-designing Our Cities Conference marks the culmination of a 2.5 year experimental project which has developed new ways for cities and regions to bring together the public administration and the cultural sector to co-create public policies.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe launch - organised by Portuguese EU Council Presidency

The Portuguese Presidency of the European Council will next week officially launch Horizon Europe, the EU's next ambitious R&I framework programme. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

3rd EU Webinar on the Innovation Partnership

The 3rd EU Webinar on the Innovation Partnership organised by DG GROW will take place on 1st February.

  • By Hilary Webb

A blue dimension to the Green Deal: the way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and SEArica are organising a webinar to engage regional, national and sectorial blue economy stakeholders in the final part of the feedback process for the EC's roadmap on the sustainable blue economy.

  • By Hilary Webb

Urban future with a purpose

The first webinar in the Urban Future with a Purpose series will take place this week with a presentation from President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

  • By Hilary Webb

Kick-off meeting for 19th European Week of Regions and Cities

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities is set to take place from the 11th - 14th October 2021. To begin preparations, a kick-off meeting will take place online this January.

  • By Hilary Webb

Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users

Continuing the Digital Future Mobility Talks series, The Ministry of Transport and Mobility of Hamburg, the Hanse-Office and their partners, present the second dialogue: Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users.

  • By Hilary Webb

What future for European Robotics? - Science for Policy Conference

Next week a three-day Science for Policy conference will discuss the future of robotics in European economic growth and recovery. Organised by the Joint Research Centre, the conference will take a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centre analysis of the technology.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Towards a green and circular economy in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.

  • By Hilary Webb

BlueInvest Day 2021

The 2021 edition of BlueInvest Day, which aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, will take place on 26 January. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Gearing up towards European Digital Innovation Hubs

In coordination with the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy, the first yearly European Digital Innovation Hubs conference will take shape through EDIH GEARING UP.

  • By Christophe Jost

Renewable Energies and the Challenge of Grid Integration

This event will present highlights on renewable energies and grid integration challenges (ENLIT event).

  • By Teresa Vio

EC Workshop on complementary funding for cultural heritage

On January 25-26, the EC will host a Workshop on complementary funding for cultural heritage. The Workshop can be followed in streaming via the links available.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Launch of European Extreme Events Climate Index

The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI). E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management. AGENDA 16:00 – Opening IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data Association Vice-president Matteo Laterza – UnipolSai General Manager 16:15 – E3CI: European Extreme-Events Climate Index Presentation of the Index measuring the severity of extreme weather events Chiara Cagnazzo – Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S Antonio Tirri – Leithà | Unipol Group Guido Rianna – CMCC 17:00 – Discussion Florence Rabier – ECMWF Director-General Antonio Navarra – CMCC President Renzo Giovanni Avesani – Unipol Group, IFAB BoD member Moderator Paola Mercogliano – CMCC 17:45 – Open Q&A session For further information, please visit the webinar web page: https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/advanced-science-and-innovation-for-resilient-societies

  • By Anonymous

UASNL lunch session: SDG11 meets applied research, 20 January 2021

Curious to learn more about SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and how applied research contributes to this? Then join the first UASNL online lunch session on 20 January 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy WG: The regional dimension of the European Research Area

The first Policy WG meeting of 2021 will discuss the regional dimension of the European Research Area, following the Commission's communication.

  • By Anonymous

Tourism and COVID-19 Recovery - The role of data and innovation in driving a sustainable recovery

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to our upcoming event on the role of data and innovation in the responsible recovery of the European tourism sector.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

AURORAL's launching session

A launching session of recently approved project AURORAL led by Alentejo region, ERRIN's member, will take place on 13th January.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG - planning for 2021

We are happy to invite you to the planning meeting of the Design & Creativity WG. During the meeting, we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead.

  • By Hilary Webb

Opportunities for ERRIN members interested raw materials

This meeting is a chance for ERRIN members interested in critical raw materials and sustainable extractives to learn more about a new initiative and the possible opportunities and benefits for their regions.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism Planning meeting #2

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Climate Pact – launch event

The official launch event for the European Climate Pact is planned for 16 December 2020 in the morning. The online event will kick-start the Pact operations following the publication of the European Commission's Communication on the Pact.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Webinar on Cyber awareness - for critical infrastructures

This webinar will consider the sectorial challenges related to cyber awareness.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism Planning meeting #1

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

ENSA disability - Opportunities of the new MFF

ENSA, European Network of Social Authorities, is hosting an interactive elderly and disability thematic working group meeting taking place 14 December 2020 from 10:00 - 12:30. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2020

Welcome to the ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting - an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements during the past year.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health data for innovation - opportunities and societal challenges

SAPHIRe presents an interactive workshop on health data for innovation. The session will discuss how the smart specialisation agenda can leverage regional healthcare innovation to improve citizens' lives. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EGVI session: Towards zero emission road transport

This December the European Green Vehicles Initiative will present an online meeting on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Towards zero emission road transport partnership. 

  • By Federico Bastarolo

SMATH International MED Conference

The SMATH PROJECT EXPERIENCE will share the project's developments as it intends to generate smart atmosphere that are able to support start-ups in the CC sector.

  • By Anna Tranberg

EIT Urban Mobility Summit

Join in the first edition of the EIT Urban Mobility flagship event that brings together partners, stakeholders from all sectors, policymakers and scientific experts.

  • By Hilary Webb

Special briefing on the profound and enduring impact of coronavirus to the way we live

The European Commissioner for health and food safety will join leading public health specialist Nicholas A. Christakis for a discussion on the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Hilary Webb

Big Buyers for Climate and Environment Launch

This launch event is a chance to learn more about the European Commission's initiative: Big Buyers for Climate and Environment.

  • By Teresa Vio

Joint WG webinar: Digitising Cultural Heritage

We are happy to invite you to a joint online meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitisation of European Cultural Heritage and will include a presentation of the Time Machine project.

  • By Hilary Webb

COVID-19: Local and regional authorities on the frontline

The Council of Europe is hosting an event to showcase the stories of regional and local authorities that have been on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Women in Science and European Research

This is an open event for everyone interested in gender-equality issues in the EU policy related to the research and innovation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG: Planning meeting for 2021 activities

The Health Working Group's final meeting of 2020 will be a chance to learn more about and contribute to the WG's plans for 2021.

  • By Denise Nilsson

Industrial Hemp - From the world to Skåne

Join this virtual conference that will tackle the subject of the thriving industrial hemp market and its potential for the Swedish countryside.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Forest Strategy post-2020 in the context of post-EU Green Deal future-fit Europe

East and North Finland EU Office, the ERIAFF Network, the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and Junta de Castilla y Léon present a webinar on the future EU Forest Strategy.

  • By Hilary Webb

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Conference

Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 Thought Leader EHTEL Symposium

The 2020 edition of the EHTEL symposium will be a chance to further develop the Imagining 2029 work programme.

  • By Hilary Webb

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age

The European Commission, the German Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will jointly host 'ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age' in Cologne at the end of this year. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Cultural and Creative Sectors and Local Development

This event is organised by the OECD in cooperation with the European Commission and part of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

2nd EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership

The second EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership will explore laying the foundations for success within the initiative.

  • By Hilary Webb

Universities and the European Innovation Council

The European Universities Association is hosting a webinar to present how university-based projects can benefit from the European Innovation Council's support.

  • By Hilary Webb

Making data useable: regional considerations, best practices and examples

This SAPHIRe workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of the regional perspective in the task of making health data accessible.

  • By Anna Tranberg

FACCE-JPI 10 Year Event “A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future”

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrates its ten year anniversary by engaging in a high-level science-policy discussion. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to discuss on the urgency to change the way we produce food, on setting priorities in science and on knowledge-based policy making.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Design Days 2020

This years’ EU Design Days will focus on the Social Dimension of Design, Co-creation and Civic Engagement. The event will take place in an online format.

  • By Heidi Johansson

UNaLab Project Consortium Webinar Series

The UNaLab project is organising a three-day webinar series between 24-26 November to highlight the application of tools and resources developed by the project to the various phases of the implementation of nature-based solutions.

  • By Anna Tranberg

FIT4FOOD2030 Final Conference - food system transformation

Join the two-day virtual conference to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions develop by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Forum on the Action Plan: Culture and Cultural Heritage in Europe

The Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage will present and discuss its final actions during a digital conference this November.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Online Erasmus+ project development workshop 2020

Welcome to this year's Erasmus+ project development workshop dedicated to the theme global competences - green, digital, intercultural, and lifelong learning skills. Join the plenary session for a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 and some handy tips on writing an application and apply as a partner to participate in the 14 parallel project proposal discussions.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The role of water in the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This webinar aims at addressing water in the new EU adaptation strategy as well as the growing impact of climate change on water, providing MEPs the opportunity to share their views with institutional actors, water sector professionals, industry representatives and NGOs.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Webinar: The importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health

The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is together with the Grow Green, Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities projects organising a webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Putting Cultural Heritage at the Centre of the European Green Deal: A preview of the European Heritage Green Paper

This event will focus on the power of cultural heritage to contribute to achieving the ambitions of the European Green Deal.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Annual Strategy Workshops - co-designing priorities and activities for 2021

To start planning the activities in the WGs for 2021, the WG leaders will meet according to the clusters to discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead. All members are warmly invited to provide input in advance.

  • By Hilary Webb

RTO Innovation Summit

An upcoming conference in Brussels will turn to applied research and innovation to develop solutions for competitiveness, sustainability, leadership in the Digital Age and brining about the green deal.

  • By Hilary Webb

The Entrepreneurial Mission-Oriented State: Lessons from Covid19

A conversation about the economic recovery from COVID-19 between Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet and Professor Mariana Mazzucato will take place online this week.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Transport Days

The third edition of Digital Transport Days will take place virtually on 18 November, covering the European mobility data space, digitalisation in the TEN-T revision and smart mobility in the European Green Deal.

  • By Teresa Vio

“A Cultural Deal for Europe” Conference

On 18 November, Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, coordinating the European Heritage Alliance, are co-hosting the online debate “A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future” to be held from 15h00 to 17h00 CET.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart City Live 2020

Focussing on how COVID-19 has impacted cities and redefined citizen's everyday lives, Smart City 2020 will take place as an online event: Smart City Live.

  • By Elena Nielsen

Green Biorefinery- a Green Deal for agriculture

This seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Green biorefinery – A Green Deal for European Agriculture

Welcome to this seminar organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with the European Parliament, Renew Europe, and EPP on the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.

  • By Hilary Webb

Integrated techniques for the seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of existing buildings

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a three-day workshop on the European pilot project on integrating techniques improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and reducing their seismic vulnerability.

  • By Hilary Webb

SME Assembly 2020

Two-days of policy workshops, roundtables and lectures will make up the upcoming SME Assembly.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Towards a circular society and industry: How can the EU further close the loop?

Join the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” for a discussion on the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth and positive environmental impacts stemming from strategic and circular value chains in Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sex and gender dimension in frontier research

Considering gender in medical care, demographics and digital society, this event will raise awareness about gender dimensions in the research process.

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal: Setting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Industry

Join this webinar organised by the Interreg project ECOPRODIGI to learn more about the European Green Deal's implications for the maritime industry and to discuss how digital tools and solutions can help to reach the ambitious targets set for the industry.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to upscale the implementation of digital health solutions for the elderly

Stavanger Region EU Office and WE4AHA present a thematic workshop on upscaling digital health solutions for the elderly.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sharing and caring: partnerships for adaptive heritage reuse

An OpenHeritage dialogue on the adaptive reuse of historical buildings will explore the opportunities and challenges posed by this community-led process.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Cluster Conference 2020

The European Cluster Conference 2020 is a unique chance to discuss and share about current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development, interregional cooperation and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. 

  • By Hilary Webb

AI in the green digital ERA Quo vadis?

In light of the Germany presidency of the EU Council, this event will focus on the added value of multidisciplinary research and innovation activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

  • By Anna Tranberg

Bioeconomy WG - Regional strategies related to the circular bioeconomy (online workshop)

Welcome to this practical and interactive workshop on regional bio- and circular economy strategies. The discussion will cover several aspects of the development cycle: regional bioeconomy statistics and indicators, stakeholder involvement and consultation processes, aligning regional strategies towards the circular bioeconomy, and linking strategy to funding.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Vocational Skills Week 2020

European Vocational Skills week, a chance for local, regional and national organisations to showcase their VET, will take place in November.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention

In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention.

  • By Hilary Webb

Past, present and future of the Interreg MED programme and governance in the Mediterranean

The Interreg MED Programme is organising a brainstorming conference on the future of European territorial cooperation to better coordinate and strengthen the governance action in the Mediterranean. 

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

Reducing Food Waste from Farm to Fork - Conference and B2B online event

The REAMIT project, which proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains, to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency, is the subject of an upcoming online event over two days.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

WIRE 2020

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The conference provides a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises to discuss research and innovation (R&I) practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.

  • By Vendula Novackova

Food Safety webinar

On 4 November 2020, the Czech Liaison Office for Research Development and Innovation (CZELO) together with the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office (LINO) invite you to an online event on “Food Safety – What is the role of research and innovation?”

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee's annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference will take place in November.

  • By Hilary Webb

MED Green Growth at Ecomondo 2020

The Interreg MED Green Growth project will be present at the technological and industrial innovation event Ecomondo. The event brings all sectors of the circular economy together.

  • By Hilary Webb

Reconstructing education through a global lens

Coventry University's Centre for global learning: education and attainment is hosting its first virtual conference in November.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Online Week of Active & Healthy Ageing

The European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing will consist of online debates and panels placing demographic change at the centre of Europe's R&I agenda.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EuroMed 2020 conference

The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs and focuses this year on Digital Cultural Heritage.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy WG webinar – update on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan

Welcome to the next Policy WG webinar where we will receive an update on the Strategic Plan and the impact expected from the clusters. Focus will also be on the coherence and synergies between the clusters and with European Partnerships as well as with other EU programmes.

  • By Anonymous

NOVAQ innovation festival

NOVAQ is an innovation festival organized by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, in partnership with the French newspaper Le Monde.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

I&I WG webinar: Opportunities for innovative SMEs in the new programming period

The webinar will explore two instruments: InvestEU and the EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs, and the new opportunities they will bring to innovative SMEs in the 2021-2027 programming period.

  • By Hilary Webb

Access to health data - the role of regional actors, gatekeepers, providers and individuals

SAPHIRe is running an interative online workshop on the regional perspective on access to health data.

  • By Hilary Webb

Research and Innovation for Biodiversity: what role for gene drive research?

The European Parliament Intergroup on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development is hosting an online event on the subject of gene drive.

  • By Hilary Webb

Structural Transformation - Socially innovative design

This webinar will ask if and how social policy and the European Green Deal go together. Saxony-Anhalt will use its experience to demonstrate how it is possible to successfully phase out coal production, while pressing that focussing on economic aspects alone is not enough. 

  • By Hilary Webb

What future for the Blue Economy?

This virtual meeting from DG MARE will present the European Commission's concept and orientation of its new comprehensive approach to the blue economy, currently under development. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EIC Greenathon: Hacking the European Green Deal

From 27 - 30 October 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) will host a hackathon to start tackling challenges to help transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

  • By Hilary Webb

Towards a European Green Deal with the Occitanie Citizen's Assembly

Occitanie region will soon approve its own Green New Deal, the first European region to do so through a citizen's assembly. An informal online session will provide insights on how the process came about.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Nordic Way – Innovative Financing of Green Projects

In this webinar, the focus will be on how innovative financing takes place in the Nordic countries.

  • By Hilary Webb

ECRN conference on building the sustainable chemincal industry of tomorrow - Regional response to common European challanges

The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising a conference that will look at the role of regions in delivering the European Green Deal. It will highlight the potential of promising new technologies for accelerating the chemical industry's transition towards a circual, carbon netural and bio-based economy.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week: Finnish municipalities contributing to super year of nature

Several Finnish municipalities are coming together to share their contributions to biodiversity protection. The UNaLab project will be presented as part of this EU Green Week Partner Event.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Cities and regions in green transition

The workshop will be divided into two blocks in which we concentrate firstly on setting sound, long term strategies, financing ambitious climate initiatives and implementing environmental policies.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week 2020

EU Green Week has been postponed to October, this year the themes are nature and biodiversity.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

EU Green Week partner event: Life Adaptate

After 3 years of implementation, the Life Adaptate project is in the position to disseminate the concrete GREEN developments implemented so far.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week partner event: Traceability and circularity of electrical devices and their waste

The Delegation of Catalonia to the EU is hosting a partner event at EU Green Week, the session will explore thee development of an upcoming R&I project.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Towards climate-resilient cities and regions

This event will explore the progress made to date by local and regional authorities (LRAs) across Europe in their actions to adapt to climate change.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Circular economy in the Artic industries: Solutions for a green Europe

This session at the European Week of Regions and Cities will showcase initiatives from regions in or close to the Artic already on the move towards a climate-neutrarl economy. Four different projects and approaches will be presented as examples to demonstrate how future EU policy could contribute to using the potential of the circular economy in industries.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

World Design Policy Conference

Discover the 2020 edition of the WORLD DESIGN POLICY CONFERENCE : its ambition, program and thematic round tables in which we invite you to participate from October 19 to 23.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Alentejo's Green Deal

The Alentejo's Regional Green Deal has been developed to guarantee that the region is directly involved in the implementation of the many initiatives under the EU Green Deal by means of a clear local strategy.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Transport WG webinar - Update on mobility initiatives

To start off the autumn, the Transport WG is organising an information session to provide you with an update on three mobility initiatives: EIT Urban Mobility KIC, S3P safe and sustainable mobility and the ERRIN-Polis opinion on the TEN-T guidelines.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Food2030 conference - Transforming food systems through research and innovation

Welcome to this year's Food2030 conference which will discuss how research and innovation can accelerate the transformation of food systems and contribute more to the evidence-base for strengthening their governance.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Skills reform & partnerships for SMART CCI

The EWRC side event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS. The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.

  • By Anonymous

EWRC session: Tailoring ERDF to deliver industrial symbiosis

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event will consider industrial symbiosis as an efficient means of addressing climate change mitigation and competitiveness.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Investing in a healthy and socially just regional development

As the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need to invest in health promotion, health system preparedness and resilience, EUREGHA is organising a session at the European Week of Regions and Cities to discuss cross-border cooperation across Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Governing local heritage together

Cultural Heritage in Action is the new EU-funded peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions and is implemented by the workshop co-organisers Cultural Heritage in Action. The workshop will explore how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage, based on lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC Session: Towards evidence-informed local policies

This event at the European Week of Regions and Cities will consider the pilot project 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions', proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Resilience of EU innovation ecosystems

The session will analyse the various aspects of the impact of COVID-19 on the EU and how S3 models have helped during the lockdown and will help further in the post-crisis transition.

  • By Teresa Vio

EWRC side event: Minority languages in the digital age

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this webinar organised by the Mid-Norway European Office explores how thinking digital can help empower minority language users in their everyday life.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Interregional Innovation Investments

By bringing quadruple helix stakeholders together and stimulating key actors of the interregional innovation ecosystems, the intention of the workshop is to animate the debate on how to use public money to de-risk cooperation, accelerate innovation and unlock private investments.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Communicating Science #EngageAudience

This workshop, organised by South Moravian Region (Czechia), Wielkopolska Region (Poland), Region of Murcia (Spain), Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), City of Carini (Italy), and City of Nicosia (Cyprus), will address the issue of science communication from different perspectives, including the role of open science.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems

This session will explore Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) - a new thematic area under the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation, which aims to stimulate industry growth through the implementation of new technologies in the sector.

  • By Hilary Webb

Minority languages in the digital age

The Mid-Norway European Office is organising an event that will explore how digital tools can empower minority language users.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC participatory lab: How can digital health drive cohesion in Europe?

COCIR and Siemenns Healthineers are running a participatory lab at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session on digital health driving cohesion in Europe will consider how to unlock EU cohesion and structural funds to provide better healthcare.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: The role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the post COVID-19 era

The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive.

  • By Hilary Webb

Think Innovative! Unlock the potential of the Innovation Partnership to boost the economic recovery

The first EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership will be a chance to discover the key steps for a successful innovation partnership, best practices developed by public buyers and project advice.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cohesion and cooperation in transition

This workshop will press the importance of EU funding for research and interregional cooperation and facilitate active knowledge exchange between policy experts from partner regions.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cultural & Creative Industries 4 Tourism

This EWRC session will share regional examples related to the Cultural and Creative Industries' (CCIs) contribution to the development of Cultural and Creative Tourism (CCT). 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Industrial cooperation & smart recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on industrial activities in the EU. The whole industrial model in EU regions will need to be reconstructed. An additional challenge for Smart Specialisation is to embed the digital and sustainability dimensions into the new programming period to achieve competitive sustainability. In line with the European Green Deal and the EU industrial strategy, the green and digital dimensions of Smart Specialisation will have to be enhanced, thus paving the way for a new generation of Smart Specialisation industrial strategies.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part I)

This session will introduce the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform, followed by a political discussion with representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions on the main aspects of the European Research Area and its impact on regions and cities in Europe.

  • By Antoine Videau

IP issues and protection of digital innovations - Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors

The INNOSUP project DIVA is an accelerator for innovative digital solutions for the Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors. In addtition to providing a financial support to SMEs, DIVA provides expertise support to help companies in setting-up their strategy of development.

  • By Pieter Faber

More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions

The EU Region Talk 'More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions' will be a chance to learn more about the cross-border institute of healthcare systems and prevention.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part II)

The session follows up on the previous session (13 October, 14:30 - 16:00) dedicated to the political launch of the Knowledge Exchange Platform in its advanced version 2.0.

  • By Hilary Webb

Regional innovation ecosystems for healthcare

This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of European regions in promoting and enabling innovation in health and care services and how innovation can be an instrument for regional development.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: EER regions' pathways to economic recovery

The EER secretariat together with the EER 2020 regions – Business Region Gothenburg, Gdansk & Pomorskie and Navarra – are organising a virtual workshop on 13 October 2020.

  • By Louise Årebäck

Frailty, falls & fractures: Assessment and management at specialised clinics/liaison services supporting older adults – what can we learn from each other?

A thematic workshop from the EIP on AHA consider prevention and citizen-centred health services.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Tourism Convention

In October the European Tourism Convention will launch a dialogue on the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector.

  • By Hilary Webb

Second European AI Alliance Assembly: Towards an AI ecosystem of excellence and trust

The second edition of the European AI Alliance Assembly will take place online in October.

  • By Hilary Webb

COVID-19 contact tracing: the usefulness of mobile apps

SAPHIRe is hosting an online workshop to serve as a platform for ongoing discussions about contact tracing apps.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Empowerment of older persons in regions

This workshop will seek answers to the following questions: How can we remove barriers and enable solutions, models and strategies to empower older persons? What role do Reference Sites play in this process?

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions

The Technology Park Ljubljana, Friuli Innovazione and the Slovenian Business & Research Association have the pleasure to invite to a conference Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions. 

  • By Vendula Novackova

Science Café with Leticia Botella Sánchez - ONLINE

The South Moravian Region and its partners are presenting an open discussion on novel species of viruses.

  • By Hilary Webb

The future of our oceans: Towards a new vision for global fisheries & aquacultures

This event will ask: what are the tradeoffs available to balance conservation and food security in oceans and seas?

  • By Hilary Webb

Can building in wood contribute to delivering the Green Deal?

An upcoming webinar will present the regional and city perspective when considering the question: can building in wood contribute to delivering the Green Deal?

  • By Ingvild Jacobsen

The Green Deal and the Nordic Capitals: Urban solutions to climate, nature, and biodiversity challenges

A EU Green Week partner event will share best practices and challenges from the Nordic capitals on how to integrate urbanism with care for biodiversity, nature, climate and circularity.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Digitalising rural areas

Delegation of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar on  “Digitalising rural areas”, which will take place on the 7th of October, from 10.30am to 12pm.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Improving co-creation in public services

Oslo Region is organising a virtual participatory lab “Improving co-creation in public services” during the European Week of Regins and Cities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Implementing EIP on AHA action groups to sauvegarde lives of residents in senior facilities

This workshop will take an example from one of the EIP on AHA reference sites to consider the data quality standards needed to satisfy local requirements related to standardised electronic health records.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC side event: Personal carbon trading on mobility - an example from Lahti

This event is organised by the City of Lahti European Green Capital 2021, LUT University, Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd and the Helsinki EU Office and aims to highlight how cities can build a new and innovative policy tool to reduce mobility emissions. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Week of Regions and Cities

Over 500 events across three weeks - this year the European Week of Regions and Cities will take a different format dealing with three themes: empower citizens, cohesion and cooperation and Green Europe.