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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Welcome to ERRIN's Science and Education for Society Working Group's 2021 Erasmus+ PDW. The plenary session will take place from 10:00 - 12:00 CET on Microsoft Teams and focus on the theme 'Fostering excellence in education and training for the Twin Transitions.'
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.
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.
Save the date for this year’s Autumn Annual General Meeting, which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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+.
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.
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?'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The workshop will take place via video conference, with dial in details to be shared in advance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
This virtual event will bring geoscientists and policy-makers together to discuss how the geosciences can most effectively support the EU Green Deal and ensure that its ambitious biodiversity and zero-pollution targets are reached.
The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the AGE Platform Europe and BAGSO are hosting an online digital conference on 'Stregnthening older people's rights in times of digitalisation'.
A High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation over Zoom will take place on the 28th of September with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission and Markku Markkula, Vice President, European Committee of the Regions.
Industry representatives and financiers will be brought together in March to discuss investment opportunities and strategies to discuss how joining forces with the Innovation Fund will assist delivering on the European Green Deal.
The first workshop of a new initative on ocean literacy - EU4Oceans - will take place later this month. The European Commission's initiative will present 'Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe' online over two days.
The final conference of the InnoWEE project in September will consider how R&I solutions can contribute to energy efficiency and environmental impact. The event will ask how the building sector can become more sustainable by using innovative, economically viable, modular and flexible solutions.
The sixth edition of the Nordic Edge Expo will be broadcast online from seven stages across Europe, while still allowing parallel sessions and networking to take place, covering urban energy, green and blue mobility, smart health and more.
The dates for this year's European Research & Innovation Days have been announced as 22nd - 24th September 2020. The annual policy event brings stakeholders together to shape the future of the research and innovation landscape.
High-level experts and speakers from the European Commission will present innovations and foster discussions on how technology is transforming healthcare. If more than seven of the sessions are followed, attendees will be given a diploma by CONNECT University.
Interested in the Farm to Fork strategy, sustainable food systems and the related Horizon 2020 Green Deal call? The Bioeconomy WG is hosting an information and project facilitation event on the Green Deal call area 6: Farm to Fork that will specifically emphasise the regional and local dimension and the multi-actor approach.
Cruelty Free Europe is hosting an online event that will consider the coordinated, ambitious and pro-active strategy needed across the EU and its institutions in order to build back better following the pandemic.
We will gather online to discuss how we best support SMEs' internationalisation. At these times, due to COVID-19, it is harder than ever to work internationally, and nonetheless increasingly vital for small and medium-sized businesses to do so. This online conference will table issues and provide examples of how we as local and regional business support organisations can improve internationalisation, growth and thus wellbeing.
At the end of 2020, the revised Leipzig Charter and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union will be signed by the national governments. Both strategies set new standards for European spatial planning and urban policy. Metropolitan regions play an increasingly important role in this, because a city alone cannot meet the challenges of the future. Join this online meeting to discuss necessary measures that should be taken for a successful implementation and how metropolitan regions can foster this process.
The Belgian edition of the worldwide science festival, Pint of Science, will take place this week across 14 Belgian cities. the festival includes events on the environment, recycling (on earth and in space), bodies and cities.
MariMatch 2020 will take place as a virtual event as it combines pre-arranged 1-1 meetings online with interactive content about maritime innovation. The three-day event will be made up of meetings, panels and networking opportunities.
Hosted by the European Cluster Alliance (ECA), Eurada and the European Commission, the overall aim is to link and reinforce industrial ecosystems in the European Recovery Plans the Smart Specialisation Strategies.
In view of the upcoming online feedback process that will engage the wider community in the development of the new strategy framework of JPI Oceans, join this webinar to hear more about the draft strategy framework.
As PREVENT comes to an end and PREVENT 2 will start, the project partners and public buyers will use a pre-commercial procurement approach to develop cutting-edge tailored security technologies. The project's final event is open to anyone interested in learning about innovative research and solutions for improving security in public transport networks.
The EsmartCity project, representing one of the modular projects in the Green Growth Community, is organising its final conference to present the result of collaborative experimentations run over the last two years supporting the deployment of smarter and more sustainable cities in the Mediterranean area.
The Scientific Panel for Health (SPH), established under Horizon 2020, is coming to its close as the framework period ends. During this online event, the panel will share its final recommendations for health research in Europe, developed through extensive stakeholder engagement over the last five years.
This webinar will address the need to prepare a new economic recovery plan recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic, which safeguards the environmental and climate goals set before the crisis. The event will bring together policy-makers from the EU and representatives from the private and NGO sector.
Welcome to the next Transport WG webinar on the topic of speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission transport system, specifically looking at issues related to refuelling and recharging stations.
Euro Science Open Forum 2020 (ESOF2020), an EuroScience international conference will take place on 5-9 July 2020 in Trieste, nominated the 2020 European City of Science. The conference is the 9th edition of a series of large biennial meetings which bring together scientists from academia and industry, policy makers from Europe and beyond, students and young researchers, regional agencies and the business world with a mission-oriented approach to innovation.
This meeting will give an update on the Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, discuss the regional and local perspective and explore how regions could engage in the implementation of this mission. Considering the active involvement of ERRIN members in the shaping of the city mission and the proposed climate city contract, synergies between the two missions will also be explored.
The Health WG meeting will focus on the development process of the mission, which will be presented by Tomi Makela, Research Director at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE who takes part of the Mission Board on cancer.
As leading biodiversity scholars at Finnish universities publish their position paper on the EU's post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and Biodiversity Strategy 2030, a webinar has been arranged to reflect on the paper.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s spring Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements of the network.
The H2020 project BRIGAID - a four-year project that aimed to bridge the gap between innovators and end-users in resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather events - is hosting an interactive online conference.
As a part of the measures put forward in the European Green Deal, A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. The webinar will address the production of safe and sustainable chemicals, ensuring innovation for the transition to a circular and sustainable industry and long-term investments, for which rigorous stakeholder involvement and collaboration should be incentivised.
Transnational cooperation will provide important support for regions, municipalities and local actors to mitigate the risks of heavy rain. A thematic exchange on the subject will be presented online this June.
The economic, human and social cost of the coronavirus crisis at regional and local levels will be the subject of discussion in a webinar jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the OECD.
As governments and regional authorities begin to roll out their coronavirus lockdown exit strategies, SAPHIRe is hosting an interactive workshop to help regions gain a better understanding of how to tackle these challenges.
Several policies and initiatives exist on an EU level to promote skills in the forestry sector. In this webinar, the Bioeconomy WG will explore how these different EU policies and strategies support the challenge of ensuring a workforce equipped for an innovative forestry sector and how regions are addressing the issue.
As part of its webinar series, the European Tourism Association is a session to discuss how the long-haul market can be tempted away from some of the most visited destinations, as Europeans travel closer to home after the pandemic.
The bioeconomy has a crucial role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable, and resource-efficient society. This event will provide the opportunity to have an open exchange based on concrete examples on the contribution of the bioeconomy to the EU Green Recovery.
The Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development is hosting an online informal lecture by Norbert Žilka, PhD titled 'From Alzheimer`s disease therapy to COVID-19 prevention - When an out-of-the box vaccine approach can stop a global pandemic'.
The European Biomass Industry Association is hosting a webinar on the topic of innovative solutions for forest management. The discussion will be based on the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”.
The 'Online Convention on Regional Mobility beyond TEN-T' sheds light on practical examples of developing regional public transport in a way so that all inhabitants can benefit from the optimised TEN-T infrastructure, no matter where they live. Join to hear inspiring presentations and discussions from the European Commission, authorities, and universities.
As health systems across Europe dramatically change to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, an upcoming workshop asks "do managers have access to the information and resources they need in order to create best practices and process change for the future?"
During the EUvsVirus Hackathon the European Commission and a jury of experts selected 120 winning teams and innovative solutions. Universities, companies, investors, accelerators, venture capitalists and public authorities will now be matched at the EUvs Virus Demo Day and Matchathon.
The webinar is dedicated to the priority “Citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders”.
You can participate by making questions and provide some inputs on your experience in this subject! We also invite you to present a topic related to citizen access and control of health data and on citizen-controlled data sharing governance.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to rethink how we work and travel. In this webinar hosted by FEDARENE you will hear more about how to enhance digital meetings, organise sustainable events and much more.
Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause the greatest amounts of premature death and disability in the EU and worldwide. 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
This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies.
A web-conference will share knowledge on the negatives impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean and solutions, in an effort to minimise the hidden costs of tourism so that it is no longer burdensome for the environment and local population.
Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of the year where we will discuss the road towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe, by taking a closer look at the developments of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership.
TRA2020, the largest European research and technology conference, will this year focus on the theme: 'rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility' and take place in Helsinki this April.
In 2020, the Commission is set to publish a communication on the future of the ERA. In this Policy WG meeting we will discuss the future elements of the ERA with a focus on the regional and local dimension.
The 6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Advanced Computing. The conference focuses on all technical and practical aspects of high performance computing, green computing, pervasive computing, cloud computing etc. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding advances in computing and establishing new collaborations in these areas.
The seventeenth edition of the BBI JU Info Day will take place in Brussels this April The event will present the 2020 call for proposals and give participants an opportunity to have pre-arranged meetings in person.
The European University Association will present a series of webinars instead of hosting its 2020 annual conference in-person. The first of the webinars will take place on 17th April, and will cover the topic: 'strength in numbers - can university alliances change the game?'
With the first draft of the updated Skills Agenda for Europe set to be published on 18 March, this event will provide information directly from the European Commission on what this new agenda includes and its relevance for regional and local authorities.
The South Moravian Region and its partners are pleased to invite you to the Science Café with Lukáš Tóth, an unconventional open discussion, this time exceptionally held online, focused on the topic of information flow in times of COVID-19.
Join GREAT in Brussels on 18 March 2018 to celebrate the results of the Action. A day of sharing insights on alternative fuel infrastructure from different perspectives. The climate issue is more relevant than ever before and in cooperation between the EU, private businesses and regions across four nations GREAT has worked as an enabler for decarbonisation along the northern part of the TEN-T corridor.
For its annual International Women's Day event, this year the Nordic diplomatic representations and cultural institutes are hosting a breakfast discussion on the subject of women and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Cultural Heritage in Action is a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers willing to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions. Join the webinar to know more about the project and a call for good practices.
A two-day workshop this March aims to share practical experiences in applying S3 as a methodology to reach the SDGs through the implementation of localised, place-based, innovation-driven strategies in member states, regions and cities.
The Climate Pact Citizen's Dialogue will take place on 4th March in Brussels. The event will see the launch of an open public consultation on the Climate Pact, inviting all citizens and stakeholders to contribute ideas.
A science for policy workshop on 'placed-based innovation ecosystems: why context matters', will take place in Brussels in March. The workshop will present 5 case studies before an open debate with policymakers.
The European Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact on regional place-based policies". In view of this, ERRIN members are invited to provide input and discuss the issues at hand during a stakeholder consultation.
ERRIN member, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, will later this month present the results of its TRAIN project at the European Economic and Social Committee. The Interreg project is a cross border platform of validated kits for the biotech industry, with a particular focus on pathologies.
Since its launch in 2016, the Horizon 2020 project “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” (SIMRA) has been at the forefront of promoting the contribution of social innovation to social, economic and environmental development in disadvantaged rural areas. The SIMRA team invites to their final conference on 19 and 20 February 2020.
We are happy to invite you to our first working group meeting of 2020! We will share with you the annual plan and discuss potential meetings, e.g. study trip and the details of this year's edition of Design Days.
Our speakers will be:
Michael Thomson, Consulting Managing Director of the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) who will focus on BEDA clusters, in particular on Cities and Users.
Blockchain for Social Good will see the prize's 23 finalists present and answer questions on their innovative solutions and how Distributed Ledger Technologies will impact the future of sustainability.
The first Policy Working Group meeting will be an internal discussion and information exchange on European Partnerships, European Innovation Ecosystems in pillar III, Horizon Europe governance, and R&I Days.
The Bioeconomy WG is happy to invite you to a meeting on the future prospects of algae cultivation. Algae is becoming increasingly interesting as a sustainable raw material in food, feed and in the production of new materials such as bioplastics. Join us to discuss what is needed to advance the sector both when it comes to R&I and legislation.
Hosted by the European Commission, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will build on the cooperation towards an All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Forum, which is part of the international dimension of the updated EU Atlantic Maritime Strategy, will also be the occasion to launch the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Forum.
A free workshop on entrepreneurship for researchers is being hosted by the STARTED project next month. The Brussels' based workshop aims to foster innovation among researchers and to provide them with skills to develop.
The Ocean Action! conference will bring together policy-makers, scientists, activists, and artists from all over the world to discuss and recall the EU's commitment to protect and restore seas and oceans and inspire action.
Protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.
In this context, DG Environment organises an International Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate on 4-5 February 2020 in Brussels.
An exhibition at the European Parliament serves as an opportunity for stakeholders to test the Finnish Presidency's free online course on artificial intelligence. As part of the exhibition, there is an opening reception and a breakfast event that hopes to demystify AI.
Welcome to the first Transport WG meeting where two proposed European Partnerships in the area of transport in Horizon Europe will be presented: "Towards zero-emission road transport" and "Mobility and Safety for Automated Road Transport".
European Commission is organising a High-level Public Conference to provide an opportunity for open, public stakeholder debate on the European Climate Law before its finalisation and adoption. The conference will take place at the Charlemagne Building on Tuesday 28 January 2019.
High-level stakeholder event: “CCS ECOSYSTEMS: FLIPPING THE ODDS - Financing, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and wider Ecosystem support for Cultural and Creative Sectors” will take place on 28-29 January 2020 at the La Vallée Creative Hub.
We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Cities Working Group meeting for 2020! The meeting will take place on 21st January between 14:00-17:00, followed by a networking drink, and is kindly hosted by the Cities Northern Netherlands office, located on Rue de Trèves 59, 1000 Brussels.
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming meeting on health-related project opportunities for Regions after 2020 on the 16th of January 2020.
The meeting will also be an occasion to plan the 2020 activities of the Health WG.
We look forward to having an active discussion with members and hearing more about their priorities and how to best address them in the upcoming meetings, to maximise knowledge-exchange and project opportunities.
INFORM-PRIORITIZE-COLLABORATE: COOPERATION OF REGIONS ON INNOVATION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT, USE OF WOOD AND FOREST-RELATED SERVICES
The Forest Innovation Workshop is a biennial European initiative which promotes networking and exchanges among the community of forestry and wood industry innovators and actors. It focuses on the following four thematic areas:
The IER - Institute of Economic Research of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano/Bozen and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen are organizing a conference in Brussels on 11 December 2019 on “Brain Drain - Brain Gain: Local and Regional Experience”. The event is based on a study developed by IER on South Tyrol level that was presented in Bolzano/Bozen in March with great success.
The Smart Cities Working Group is happy to invite you to the last WG meeting for this year. This meeting will focus on open calls related to Smart Cities and will function as an informal discussion session. We welcome interested WG members to join us on 10th December between 9:30-11:30 at the Greater Copenhagen EU Office, located on Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels.
Having identified the collective need for “a healthy planet as our greatest challenge and responsibility”, the President–elect, Ms von der Leyen proposed bolder emissions targets, with a reduction of 50% to 55% by 2030 and committed to submit a plan for a “Green Deal for Europe” and a European Climate Law within her first 100 days in office. She also announced plans for sustainable European investment, also through the partial conversion of EIB funds into a “climate bank”, to provide €1 trillion in investments within a decade.
In order to start planning activities for 2020, all Design & Creativity WG members are invited to a meeting where we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead. The meeting will take place on 9th December at ERRIN premises.
Due to participatory character of the meeting and our bottom-up approach, we strongly encourage everyone to collect the key interests for your region/institution beforehand and join our discussion!
The registration is available on the right side of the page.
A roundtable on healthcare innovation will take place at the Hungarian Representation to the EU next week, with a focus on Europe's potential to invent, manufacture and benefit from biomedical achievements.
The second edition of the Stakeholder Forum is a one-day public event that will bring together the bio-based industries community and facilitate open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.
The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all ERRIN members interested in applying for the KIC and give an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Brainport Eindhoven application for Urban Mobility KIC.
The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas
field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands.To tackle these
challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The main goal of this trajectory is
I2M is gathering digital health leaders to discuss constraints and solutions to successfully adopted innovation for the event 'Successful adoption of healthcare innovation: the active and healthy ageing market'.
Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on transforming education, fit for a technology-driven world? Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport: get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme. Mark Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November 2019 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force is delighted to invite you to the fifth edition of the Project Development Workshop (PDW), to take place in Brussels.
SusChem presents an exciting day of speeches and panels that will explore the technological priorities of the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA). This will include an open debate on the subject '"Circular economy and the energy transition: an innovation challenge across value chains".
Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development.
Interreg Europe is hosting a Policy Learning Platform workshop on the subject of Open, Social, and Responsible Innovation (OSRI). The event is a chance for Interreg project partners, authorities and priority networks to exchange knowledge, experience and ideals on the subject.
Thoughts on the latest tools and best practices in OSRI will be shared among attendees as part of a wider knowledge exchange.
The provisional agenda is attached, please follow this link for more information and registration.
Are you ready to share your experiences on sustainable design, circular economy and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and save the date of the EU Design Days 2019! This time the focus is on sustainability and circular economy. In addition to gaining new knowledge about design-related creative innovation systems and co-creative collaborations, you will also get extraordinary possibility to build your network, meet friends and join interactive workshop sessions.
IMDEA energy, as part of the national PICASO project, have organised a workshop that discusses the use of alternative fuels in the Spanish transport sector. With an aim to develop sustainable transport systems the workshop will be attended by researchers from IMDEA energy as well as representatives from the Ministry of Ecological Transition, REPSOL, Nedgia and the National Hydrogen Centre. The event will take place 26th November at IMDEA energy in Madrid.
As part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Scotland House Brussels, St Andrew’s Lecture will take place in honour of Scotland's patron saint. St Andrew's Day is a celebration of Scotland as a diverse, innovative and welcoming nation with a rich heritage, warm heart and inclusive spirit. Our lecture is an annual opportunity for us to reflect on Scotland’s place in Europe and the world.
Design methods have long been a driver of industrial innovation. Its innovative potential is now being unleashed in public policy making by front-runner local governments. Public policy design and other user-centric methods are the missing link between citizens, policy makers and innovators. They help to go further traditional participatory and consultative processes for collecting and analysing citizens’ and users’ views Throughout their local public policy labs and their experiments such as “La Transfo” by Lille Metropole, local authorities are leading the way in this revolution.
Clwstwr is an innovation programme designed to embed R&D and innovation in the Welsh screen sector. The Clwstwr team is keen to make new connections with European partners and discuss potential academic or industrial collaborations.
Following attempts in the UK, Flanders organsation GO! onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap is seeking to explore what exciting opportunities artificial intelligence can bring to education. This event will consider the available research and whether it suggests that AI can offer pupils a truly tailored education.
To register for this event and to view the agenda, please click here.
EIT Food’s first EU conference gathering policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on the future of food. The food sector is facing a number of challenges: malnutrition and obesity have become pandemics, more and more people speak out against factory farming and the sector is still responsible for 12-17% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. However, change is on the horizon.
Explore the multifaceted contribution heritage makes to sustainable and inclusive societies to tackle societal challenges through innovation and to engage in multicultural dialogue. The ILUCIDARE Playground creates a unique space for those unconventional encounters sparking discussion, networking, international exchanges and innovation.
The Civil Protection Volunteers Training project - CiProVoT - will present its final event this November as it comes to a close at the end of 2019. For two years CiProVoT has been a transnational, European training module for Civil Protection Volunteers. The event on 20 November begins at 14:00 and will include a presentation of the project from start to finish as well as its conclusive training methodology and programme.
JPI Urban Europe invites members from adminstrations, local authorities, research communities, SMEs, civil society and grassroots organisations to attend 2019's AGORA Stakeholder Involvement Platform workshop. The event, held in Riga, Latvia, is a thematic dialogue aimed at identifying the dilemmas around public space development and maintenance in order to make such spaces inclusive and secure.
CivTech® is the Scottish Government’s flagship innovation programme to harness digital innovation in public services. It brings together private sector innovation, public sector organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone.
What if cities and regions could contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint thanks to the implementation of their local circular economy policies?
With the campaign "More circularity, less carbon" ACR+ will encourage local public authorities to account for the carbon impact of their circular economy strategies. Even better: participating cities and regions will take steps at their local level to reduce the carbon emissions linked with local resource management by 25% by 2025!
Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to produce biomass.
The EU is predicted to remain a net food importer for the next 30 years and creating a secure and sustainable system for the production of safe, nutritious and affordable food is both a critical European and global challenge.
Society is challenged by a growing number of ageing people that live longer, age in place and feel lonely. Loneliness is a heterogenic problem. Many interventions have been developed to address loneliness. Due to the complexity of loneliness it is not easy for professionals to identify suitable interventions and to implement them. So what can be done? And which knowledge is essential?
The European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU have co-organised a one-day conference on intelectual property (IP). The event will feature experts on IP and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who will share their expertise.
On 14-15 November in Brussels a third edition of Smart Regions conference will take place. During the event the achievements of the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialisation as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27 will be presented by the European Commission, Member States and regions.
There will be three focus topics:
- Boosting innovation-led growth in the EU industrial transition regions
- Supporting the catching up EU regions to close the innovation gap
The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'.
With an audience of policy makers and scientists, as well as the general public, the Closing Event is an opportunity to take stock of ideas that will help cities, municpalities and regions work towards a CO2 neutral future.
Forest-based businesses contribute as much as 7% to economic growth. The sector employs over 3.5 million people across the European Union. It is the EU's third largest employer, just after the metal and food industries.
In rural areas, in particular, forests are a key resource for improving quality of life and job creation and thereby keeping our rural communities alive and thriving. Regional cooperation in the EU is essential to facilitate the exchange of skills and bolster competitiveness of our regions.
The S3 Partnership/ ERIAFF working group is hosting an event open to ERRIN members and the wider community of regional representitives in Brussels. The event welcomes anyone for whom the transformation of food systems, sustainabilty and food production is part of their regional agenda. The informal meeting will serve as an opportunity to learn about the group's previous activities and how you can become further involved with the group and engage with its missions. There will also be a chance to share news from your region, if it's relevent to the partnership's thematic scope.
The first call for proposal for European University alliances was a success and led to the selection of 17 alliances from 114 different higher education institutions and 24 member states. The second call for proposals will be launched this autumn. Using the synergy of the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency event on 7 November, the Opening Science Group of ERRIN will organise an informal meeting dedicated to a discussion of the European Universities Initiative, bringing together representatives from two successful alliances of the first call and the European Commission.
European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. Through the initiative, the Commission is making a key contribution to building the universities of the future.
The European University Association, in partnership with the European Committee of the Regions, is organising an event that aims to underline and enhance universities’ role in innovation ecosystems. This event strives to highlight the potential of universities and how the innovation ecosystem can be enriched by them in the context of new policy priorities for research and innovation. The event will build on examples of successful partnerships between universities, industry, and public authorities.
The Periscope partnership is soon to host the Periscope Forum 2019 in Brussels. The event invites international stakeholders to come and discuss how the North Sea Region can become a global leader in the blue economy. With a special focus on EU programming towards 2030 the event will run from 09:00 and close with a networking lunch. RSVP before 25 October by registering at this link. For more information see the attached invitation.
The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union and the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digitalisation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt cordially invite you to attend “Algae – Sustainable biomass production for a green economy and the future of nutrition in Europe – Innovations made in Saxony-Anhalt” on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU.
Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe strategic planning process.
The second edition of Den Bosch Data Week will officially launch with an afternoon event on 28 October 2019. Organisers invite entrepreneurs, strategic board members, government representatitves and citizen organisations to come together to be inspired about creating a data-driven future.
International speakers will challenge attendees on using data responsibly, its economic links and how the applications of data can improve the lives of city inhabitants.
Now that the Erasmus negotiations have started and vocational education is more and more being recognized as an important part of education systems in Europe, and in the context of the Vocational Skills Week, the ReSET-network (Regions: skills, education and training) is having a timely debate on a new feature of the Erasmus+-programme that wants to elevate the quality and availability of VET-education: Centers of Vocational Excellence.
The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between 9:15-12:00 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. As many regions currently are in the process of updating their S3 strategies, this meeting will discuss the challenges and key learnings of reviewing and redefining the RIS3.
On 23rd October 2019, the Innovation and Investment Working Group is organizing a meeting on “Diving into the European Single Market – Tools for SMEs”. The presentation of the report “Assessing the Investment Potential of SMEs Emerging from the EU R&I programmes” will serve as a starting point to foster the discussion on the negotiations around the Single Market Strategy and relevant initiatives for SMEs.
The next Smart Cities Working Group meeting will take place on Tuesday,22nd October 2019 between 10:00-12:00 at the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office, located on Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels. The meeting will focus on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) and the progress of the plan.
To tackle the challenges posed by growing amounts of municipal solid waste, we need, apart from prevention and reduction, new strategies and solutions of how to reuse the different fractions. Biowaste is one of the most promising fractions as there is great potential for valorisation efforts throughout the supply chain. Biowaste comprises around 30 to 50% of urban waste being a complex and heterogeneous mixture formed of a variety of waste streams including organic material from municipal solid waste (OFMSW), sewage sludge, HORECA (food service industry), pruning, garden waste, etc.
There is still a need to realise the potential of personalised medicine to ensure better prevention and care. The ERRIN health meeting will explore existing ecosystems, strategies and initiatives that ensure the development and implementation of personalised medicine for the benefit of the citizens.
Please notify us if you wish to make a prepared “proposal pitch” (looking for partners and competences from other regions for EU-project proposals).
Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment". With the MFSD, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy and the Circular Plastics Alliance as a starting point this meeting will inform about the European Commission’s thinking regarding marine litter. There will also be presentations on innovative examples from ERRIN members tackling the problem of marine litter.
This year's Celcius Summit is hosting the Fossil-Free Energy District (FED) project's end conference in order to bring stakeholders from across Europe together to share ideas on urban thermal energy systems and how they can power smart citites sustainably. The event runs over two days, please see the provisional agenda for details. For more information and to register for the event, follow this link.
Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy applications, starting from the contribution of the Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership, which will inform participants of opportunities to join the Partnership and their priorities for the future.
October 2019 will mark one year since the launch of the 2018 updated European Bioeconomy Strategy, which put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. To mark the occasion, and to find out what is happening with local bioeconomies, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will hold an event to take stock of progress and to find out what is planned for the next few years.
One of the five future priorities for the EU is “Fair Europe” which centres on social inclusion, health, rule of law and fundamental rights. The promotion of social cohesion and inclusiveness and the health and well-being of its people are central aims of the European Union’s policies and programmes. With the European Pillar of Social Rights, the EU set the direction towards a fairer, inclusive and more social Europe for all European citizens based on a European social model that is fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
Be at the helm of cluster excellence in Europe! Within the new Cluster Accelerator Programme, Participants will work on their own cluster challenges in a workshop style learning setting. The event will take place from 14 to 17 October in Frankfurt. At the end of the programme you will have learned the crucial keys to cluster management, how to build innovation ecosystems for systemic change, and how to apply practical tools and innovative methods to your specific cluster/ecosystem needs.
Side event in the European week of Regions and Cities During this side event, we will highlight the situation of cross border regions and identify gaps and technical barriers in the TEN-T network. We will share best practices and present recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament on how regions can ensure a well-connected, sustainable and strong future for all European regions. When?
"Regions and Cities catalyse Social Innovation" is a thematic seminar organised in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) and will be moderated by ERRIN Director, Pirita Lindholm. Several experts in social innovation, local and regional authorities and EU policy makers will be brought together to discuss the best practices and learn from each other about European innovative initiatives taking place in cities. Participants are encouraged to share the practice cases and discuss potential or obstacles to replicate similar initiatives in other cities or regions.
The Verband Region Rhein-Neckar, member of the ERRIN network, will organize a joint event with the provinces of Flemish-Brabant and North Brabant on the topic of "Green & Smart Mobility: New Solutions for the Mobility of the Future". The event is organised as a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities. What are the newest solutions carmakers and service providers are coming up with to solve technological challenges regarding battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles?
We invite you to take part in an event initiating debates for Portuguese EU presidency agenda (1st semester 2021). During the event there will be a presentation from two speakers from European Commission, a CoR representative, an MEP and top representatives of the major Brussels-based networks of regions. Pirita Lindholm, our director, will open the panel. The event is focused on cooperation corridors: dynamic cooperation between regions to more prompt response to common challenges.
The nine European ORs - the Azores, the Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, La Réunion, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint Martin – are traditionally considered through the "handicap lense". Yet their singularities constitute opportunities to develop solutions that address major local, European and global challenges such as biodiversity conservation and restauration, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy transition, circular economy.
Consumer Behaviour in Circular Economy - H2020 Project FORCE Which political frameworks enable consumers to engage in circular economy practices ? A workshop on consumer behavior and citizens engagement in circular economy will be held on October 9th in Brussels. Through connecting relevant stakeholders from different groups of interest, as well as high professional and innovative H2020 and Interreg projects, existing political frameworks will be evaluated and tools for political implementation proposed. Based on the exchange of various best practice examples, as well as the faced challeng
The cross-cutting nature of the historic environment and cultural heritage bring together many interests and sectors. Changing climate conditions and other factors present management challenges and balancing demands. In this context, and as the public body for the historic environment in Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking at innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and approaches to ensure Scotland’s historic environment can be enjoyed, protected, understood and shared now and in the future.
The Slovenian Business and Research Association in partnership with the CreaInnovation Project invites members to attend a round-table debate on challenges faced by SMEs during their creativity-driven innovation development. The event is open to the public as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The event will discuss solutions developed by project partners, good practice from SMEs and recommendations by experts in the fields of creativity, innovation and sustainability.
The impact-oriented approach of Horizon Europe serves ambitious goals relevant to society, based on the idea that "our common future will depend on how successfully we work together to create valuable research and innovation". The workshop contributes to the Horizon Europe strategic planning co-design of priorities for the first four years of Horizon Europe. It invites policy makers and regional stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences about the participatory agenda setting in the future European research and innovation ecosystem.
In the frame of European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, Regione del Veneto togheter with a partnership of other 16 regions (ALPEUREGIO (Tyrol, South Tyrol, Trentino), Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council, Castilla - La Mancha, EU-Representation Office of Carinthia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region , Marseille, Marche Region, Municipality of Castellón, Nordland county, Pomorskie Region, Union of Municipalities of Attica Region (P.E.D.A.)) is inviting you to the event Cohesion policy for a more social Europe: Regions and C
In the frame of European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, ERRIN network (Transport Working Group) together with POLIS network is organising a conference on new mobility services. The theme will be focused particularly on dockless bikesharing, e-scooter sharing, carsharing and ridehailing, taking into consideration the regulations, requirenments and implementation process. The views and experiences will be shared by cities and regions, including Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Brussels Capital Region, Ile-de-France Region, MADRID, Region Västra Götaland, Stuttgart Region and Zaragoza.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously. One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.
Are you ready to try something new, leave Brussels and explore Belgium a bit? There are interesting projects waiting for you outside the Bubble – come and join us on the 2nd October, you will be surprised! We will organise a study visit to the Luca School of Arts in Genk. Genk is a small town in Flanders that faces similar challenges like many of our regions and cities: youth unemployment, brain drain, an aging population and a multi-cultural environment due to different waves of immigration.
The European Parliament is hosting a Science and Technology Options Assessment Workshop on innovative medicine and precision medicine, in order to explore practical challenges and modern approaches in health in the 21st century. For full agenda and registration, please visit the website of the event.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) invites for an event in the framework of the ‘Science meets Regions’ pilot project by JRC, funded by the European Parliament. The topic of the event is coastal and maritime tourism as Blue Growth is one of the most important emerging themes in the regional development. Coastal and maritime tourism represents a major economic asset for the region, but also entails significant social and environmental consequences in the long-term. The event will discuss ways to develop the sector in a sustainable way.
URBAN GREY COLOURING GREEN & BLUE: FROM PLAN TO PRACTICE - IN FLANDERS (BELGIUM) AND EUROPE IT’S OUR CHALLENGE! The European funded LIFE project Green4Grey (2013-2019) investigated how green and blue infrastructure can respond to urbanisation of the Flemish and European landscape. Find out about the realisations and recommendations for Europe during the final conference of Green- 4Grey on 25-26 September 2019. Discover how the Flemish Land Agency and its multiple partners faced this challenge. Speakers from EU densely populated regions and cities come with concrete examples.
With a common understanding reached between the Council and the Parliament on Horizon Europe, it is now time for the Commission to launch the process of strategic planning, which will heavily influence how the programme is implemented. The Strategic Plan is set to ensure alignment with other relevant EU programmes, while it will also outline the main priorities of the first work programme. The EU R&I Days is one part of this process.
Technology is an enabler for change, but the most important asset of a liveable and sustainable community is its people. Nordic Edge 2019 is all about making a positive change in people’s lives. It’s all about: Life Actually.
The Slovenian Business and Research Association is happy to invite you to a conference on sustainable business models in the circular bioeconomy. In 2015, the European Commission adopted the Circular Economy Action Plan, where circular economy is defined as an economic concept where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and consequently the generation of waste minimised.
European industry is strong in digital sectors such as electronics for automotive, security and energy markets, telecom equipment, business software, as well as laser and sensor technologies.
While creating Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) for mastering the digitisation of European Industry is one of the key pillars of respective EU strategies, in particular innovative regions are often also based on clusters related to key technologies or applications.
BOZAR and Buskerud County invite you to embark on an expedition into solutions for sustainable automated transport systems during the two-day conference Human Explorer, in the framework of the European Mobility Week. Norway has a long-standing tradition of pushing human mobility to its limits through its historic polar explorers, using s