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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This session will explore Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) - a new thematic area under the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation, which aims to stimulate industry growth through the implementation of new technologies in the sector.
By 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 '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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We are happy to inform our members that the Tourism working group is evolving! While Tourism continues to represent a key priority for regions, we want to ensure that our activities can give Cultural Heritage its deserved relevance as a rich and transversal theme affecting urban development, social innovation, regional and local communities and many other areas covered by regional policies.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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?
"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.
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?
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 state-of-the-art technology. As a ‘house of change’ in the heart of the European Capital, BOZAR is the ideal platform to discuss and reflect upon solutions for future mobility systems.
Information days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2020 calls - will take place on 16 and 17 September 2019 in Brussels. The event targets potential applicants to the 2020 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials". Visit the website to register.
The EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK campaign provides the perfect opportunity to present sustainable mobility alternatives to local residents and to explain the challenges that cities and towns are facing. By taking part, towns and cities can showcase the benefits of cleaner transport choices and make progress towards better mobility in Europe. Local authorities are strongly encouraged to use the week to test new transport measures and get feedback from the public.
We warmly welcome you to the Design & Creativity WG meeting on Monday 16 September from 09.30-11.00 at the Helsinki EU Office. This meeting will focus on the publication of the COM proposal for the next EIT Strategic Innovation Agenda, covering the years 2021-2027. We will have a speaker from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) presenting the agenda for cultural and creative industries.
Adaption to climate change in the agricultural sector Like no other the agricultural sector is directly dependent on the climate and the weather. Rising temperatures and hotter summers are being expected. Also the amount and distribution of rainfall will change. Both will lead to a lower quality of crops as well as lower crop yields and can lead as far as a complete crop failure. A greater frequency of extreme weather events such as intense rain, storms and droughts will increase soil erosion.
Circular Innovations for household Waste: Stimulating the Circular Economy for Textiles and Organic waste Cities and regions play a crucial role in the transition towards a Circular Economy. The Eastern Netherlands regions Twente and Cleantech Region have ambitious programmes aimed at reducing and reusing household waste. How does Europe facilitate and stimulate these projects and how can regions across Europe work together to upscale and close the loop on textiles and organic waste?
The conference on cybersecurity in the healthcare sector is organised by the ECSO and the Finland-based JAMK University of Applied Sciences, together with the Regional Council of Central Finland and West Finland European Office, under Finland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, It aims to address such issues as: Healthcare, Cyberwarfare and the National Security Challenge Recovery and lessons learned from a cyber-attack on a hospital Preparedness towards cyber security challenges Simultaneous building of the hospital, novel processes and cyber resilience Awareness-raising and
On the eve of the European Parliament’s 9th term, civil society engages with food policy instigating a debate on priorities and the food system’s capability to foster innovation. The challenges for Europe’s food security are daunting. The onslaught of climate change will soon be felt; environmental degradation currently pressures the food system. Diversification of food sources is mandatory in guaranteeing food security.
The Co-creating Welfare project was created to serve local welfare services like elderly homes, hospitals and schools, that want to work in a closer dialogue with citizens to co-create future welfare services. The Co-creating Welfare project has developed training course material as well as a co-creation concept with guidelines, good practice examples and recommendations, which can help local welfare services to run co-creating processes with citizens and develop welfare services that correspond better to the citizens’ needs, and therefore are more sustainable.
Open to ALL including non-UnILiON stakeholders UnILiON is an informal network of over 40 liaison offices representing more than 120 excellent universities based in Europe, Japan and Russia. The University of Birmingham will host the first UnILiON Open Talk event. This new UnILiON series of events offers an exciting opportunity for all stakeholders (UnIiLiON and outside UnIiLiON) to hear the latest European policy and programme developments, exchange information and networks.
We are pleased to invite you to our next WG meeting that will take place on 10th July from 09.15-11.30. The first part of the meeting will be an internal discussion about this years’ Design Days, taking place on 26th November. In case you are interested in presenting a regional case study, please fill in the attached template. We will kick off the 2nd part of the meeting with an exchange with DG REGIO – Laura Hagemann Arellano will talk about the new partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage within the Urban Agenda.
The European Commission is organising an information day on societal challenge 2 under Horizon 2020, covering Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy. The day is an opportunity to learn about the societal challenge 2 calls for proposal in the Work Programme for 2020, and to get some practical information on how to successfully apply to the open calls for proposals. All sessions will be webstreamed and recorded, and presentations will be published after the event.
Call for Papers is now OPEN!!! Submission deadline: 31st May 12 noon. Notification of acceptance expected mid June. Topics of interest include a focus on microaggressive behaviour, philosophy, and the following: Race and racism, gender and sexuality, disability, neurodiversity, mental health and well-being, religion and faith. Welcoming abstracts up to 500 words max for blind review.
Upcoming H2020 transport calls and the state of play of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) Welcome to the next Transport WG meeting! Towards the end of the year, new transport calls will be published under Horizon 2020. We are very happy to have Marina Martínez, H2020 programme officer at CDTI-SOST, with us to present the upcoming calls. In the second part we will look at the Mobility as a Service starting with a presentation from the European Metropolitan Transport Authorities. They recently published a paper on the governance of MaaS and the role of public authorities.
The European Office of Cyprus is pleased to invite you to the next IGLO Open meeting which will take place on Tuesday 02 July, at 11:30 am at SOST – Spanish Office of Science and Technology, Rue du Trône 62. For a timely start of the meeting, please arive at 11:00 for registration. The topic for this meeting is European Defence with two speakers from the European Defence Agency. Mr.
The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE), organised since 2010, is a main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The event provides a platform for policy makers, public authorities, research centres and enterprises from Europe and gives an opportunity to discuss R&I practices, challenges and possibilities for future works.
The 10th edition will take place from 26 to 28 June in the North-East Regional Development Agency in Iasi (Romania).
The future of the Arctic is characterised by major challenges connected to the big changes in the climate and environment, but also great possibilities. A sustainable development in the Arctic will require international collaboration. Decisions need to be made on a solid knowledge base as pointed out both in the EU's and Norway's white papers for the Arctic.
Do not miss the chance to learn about the development of blue bioeconomy in the EU, to shape the future of this sector and to discuss opportunities with the European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries – Karmenu Vella! The Blue Bioeconomy Forum is an initiative, funded by the European Commission. It brings together a partnership of industry, public authorities, academia and finance in order to strengthen Europe's competitive position in the emerging blue bioeconomy.
Together with our working groups, ERRIN will host a side event during European Sustainable Energy Week considering how the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, can deliver on support the decarbonisation of our energy and transport systems. The meeting will take place on 19th June at 14.00-15.30. The coffee and registration will be available from 13.45. Mobilising the power of Europe’s research and innovation ecosystems at a regional level will be critical in terms of meeting the ambitions of the European Commission’s Clean Planet for All strategy.
On Tuesday June 18th VLEVA introduces you into the wonderful world of energy transition. The topic of this years EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is Shaping Europe’s Energy Future. Bart Castermans, policy officer at DG Energy, will give a keynote speech on the position paper ‘Europe climate neutral by 2050’, while focusing specifically on energy. During this session we will share Flemish (and EU) success stories and projects with promising opportunities for energy transition. Don’t miss this interesting session and register quickly. Discover the complete program on the VLEVA-website.
The Ministry of the Interior and Sports of the State of Saxony-Anhalt together with the Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union cordially invite you to attend the following event: Combating organised cross-border cargo theft, using "tarpaulin cutting” Approaches by the EU agency Europol, the CARGO project and Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) to dismantle European-wide organised criminal structures and -gangs Cargo theft in the freight transport sector causes direct damages of approximately 300 million Euro annually in Germany according to estimate
We welcome you to the final Smart Specialisation Working Group Meeting before the summer break! The meeting will take place on 17th June between 14:00-17:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, which has moved and now is located on Rue Guimard 7, 1000 Brussels. This Working Group meeting will focus on the role of universities and cities in Smart Specialisation.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is back with its 14th edition. This year’s theme is "Shaping Europe’s energy future".
The high point of EUSEW is the annual Policy Conference featuring leading figures and a diverse programme of sessions and side-events aimed at discussing and shaping Europe's energy future.
Uptake of Innovation in Hospitals through Skills Development The demographic issue of the ageing society is one of the key challenges facing the European society today. The health care sector needs to change and to integrate innovative solutions in order to cope – but new technology demands new skills. This event will focus on innovation in hospitals and the crucial need for continuous skill development of healthcare professionals.
Innovative Financial Instruments in support to the social economy with the use of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) - IFISE Project FINAL CONFERENCE will take place on 11 June 2019, 9.00-13.00. The Conference is the final event of the IFISE project1, funded by the European Commission DirectorateGeneral for Regional and Urban Policy. The event is addressed to all the stakeholders involved in implementing policies for the social economy and impact investing at different institutional and territorial level, with the use of EU funding, and to potential financial intermediaries
The main challenge for research and innovation policy in the EU continues to be the “innovation gap” between first-class research results and the fragmented capacity to convert these in societal and commercial value. Recent policy developments, ranging from European research missions to the strategies and tools supporting sustainable Research Infrastructures (RI) or Technology Infrastructures (TI), strive to effectively combine the resources of R&I actors across the EU to achieve solutions for the citizens.
The European Commission and the Digital Cities Challenge initiative invites you to take part in a high-level conference on 'Digital Cities Challenge: A strategy for EU cities in the 21st Century' on 5 June 2019 at the European Commission. The conference will showcase the trends that are shaping urban areas in Europe, strengthen the dialogue on the opportunities offered by advanced technologies to transform cities into catalysts of smart and sustainable growth and pave the way for the future strategy for Intelligent Cities in the 21st century.
The European Parliament, through MEP Cabezón Ruiz, is pleased to invite you to the official presentation of Transfiere - a European meeting on science, technology and innovation, taking place in Malaga in early 2020. It is the main R+D+i event in Southern Europe to share scientific knowledge and promote innovation. The strategic sectors of the economy find in Transfiere business opportunities and innovative solutions to their technological challenges.
ENVRIplus, a Horizon 2020 project bringing together Environmental and Earth System Research Infrastructures, is organising on 4th June an interactive event combining talks, panel discussions, and science market format on the European Environmental Research Infrastructures and the results of their joint collaboration.
In October 2018 the European Commission launched the Blue Bioeconomy Forum as a new tool to boost the blue bioeconomy in Europe. One of the objectives of the BBF is to develop a roadmap where they will “collectively identify strategic developments, market opportunities, appropriate financial assistance, regulatory actions and research priorities to advance the blue bioeconomy in Europe”. The roadmap will more specifically identify the needs of the sector both when it comes to regulation and research as well as financial assistance and product needs.
Tourism is the fourth largest economic activity globally and it is among the fastest-growing economic sectors. But tourism growth comes at a cost. It is the fifth largest polluting industry. There is a need for a paradigm change from mass to environmentally conscious and sustainable tourism in natural and protected areas. At the heart of this transition lie: policy, technological and non-technological innovation, and measures bringing about behavioural change in tourists. The interactive session organised by the ERRIN Tourism WG will focus on these three components.
The LIFE VAQUUMS-project team kindly invites you to participate in our expert workshop, which is a Partner Event of the EU Green Week. During this workshop we aim to discuss the data quality of low cost air quality sensors. In the morning we organise a plenary session. In the afternoon there is a workshop during which we will discuss sensor (data) quality requirements for different use cases. The result of the workshop will be the development of a data quality index which can support legislation on the use of low cost air quality sensors.
Flanders Innovation and Entrepreneurship and POM West-Flanders are joining forces to provide policymakers with new tools that can keep our healthcare affordable and sustainable. That is why we present you the potential of new business models in the healthcare economy in the Flemish Parliament on May 28.
The aim is to make policy makers in Flanders, Europe and Internationally aware of the importance of cross-sectoral cooperation between companies and health actors in order to respond to tomorrow's needs.
The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing is launching a new call for Reference Sites at the end of May. Thanks to ERRIN’s participation in the WE4AHA consortium, we are proposing an online early intelligence information session to the interested ERRIN members about the call on 20/05 from 14:30. Please register below. We will communicate the call-in coordinates to the registered participants only. If you have any questions, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Digital technologies have already changed the way we learn. How can digitalisation influence education in the future? Will traditional classroom-based learning be disrupted, or will it take on board new developments such as gamification? And how can we ensure that digital education is accessible to everyone?
Designscapes is an EU funded, H2020 Coordination and Support Action whose primary aim is to exploit the generative potential of urban environments to encourage the uptake, enhancement and up scaling of Design Enabled Innovation by enterprises, start-ups and SMEs, public authorities and agencies, NGOs and other stakeholders. Designscapes cordially invites you to take part in their mid-term conference: “Towards a Green Paper on Design Enabled Innovation in Cities”, which will be held on Friday 17 May.
The Parliament of Navarra adopted last June a Law on Waste and its Taxation with the aim to develop prevention measures to produce less waste, to implement high-quality separate waste collection, particularly with regard to organic matter and establishing a new taxation system, that penalises waste sent to landfill and creates a waste fund. The money collected by the fund will be used to fund circular economy projects. In this workshop the law from Navarra will be presented together with good practices of waste prevention from Portugal, Germany and the region of Brussels.
Efficient management of limited resources is an ecological and economic necessity. The subject of resource efficiency is not only about the optimised use of raw materials and protection of the environment. Above all, it is a question of safeguarding the competitiveness of local industry. Resource efficiency and environmental technologies are thus among the priorities of the technology promotion policies in Hessen and many other EU regions.
This Smart Cities WG meeting will take place on Tuesday, 14th May between 09:30 and 16:00 at the West Midlands Europe Hub Office, located on Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels. The meeting will be kicked off with a presentation by Haitze Siemers from DG ENER, focusing on future funding related to Smart Cities. This will be followed by presentations from the coordinators and city representatives of the two new European lighthouse projects, MAKING-CITY and +CityxChange.
Oslo’s green governance has led to significant reductions of CO2 emissions and a key factor for the city's ability to do so is a strategic and deliberate approach to green innovative procurements. Oslo has created a market by having several public builders unite to much more rapidly achieve zero-emission construction vehicles in Norway.
This seminar will discuss how cities can create sustainable markets and solutions through green innovations and a more strategic approach to procurement.
This event is a unique chance to hear and discuss about recent and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support an innovative, sustainable industrial modernisation and interregional cooperation, with the spotlight on building bridges among the different actors of the cluster community.
This year’s interactive, participatory conference is dedicated and will focus on topics such as digitalisation and skills gap, circular economy, shared value and social impact.
The 6th edition of the European Cluster Conference will bring together 400 cluster policy-makers, cluster managers
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws have to be properly implemented.
The next edition of EU Green Week (13-17 May 2019) will put this process of environmental implementation into the spotlight. We'll be asking questions like – do these laws really matter, and what the added benefits are for citizens? What does successful implementation look like? Why do "implementation gaps" exist?
On Monday the 13th of May, VLEVA is organizing an event in light of the European Green Week.
The European Green Week is an initiative of the European Commission. During that week, environmental policy is at the center of numerous events.
What to expect?
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our lives. EU legislation improves water and air quality, nature protection, recycling and waste management.
Therefore this year the European Green Week focuses on the implementation of environmental legislation.
On the 8th May a launch event of the Smart City Guidance Package (SCGP) will take place. During the event, the Integrated Planning, Policy and Regulations Action Cluster of the EIP-SCC will present the results of its work in order to provide public authorities of cities and communities, as well as non-governmental actors, with the necessary support for planning and managing smart city projects. Cities and communities that want to implement smart city strategies will benefit by learning through good practices.
The ERRIN Design & Creativity Working Group cordially invite you to the next WG meeting that will take place on Tuesday 7th May, from 14.15-16.00. The focus of the meeting will be on design and CCI support measures. The meeting is divided into two parts: Part 1 will consist of an internal discussion on future activities INNOVATE EU DD Study trip EIT: Establish New Partnerships While the second part will include a presentation by the European Commission (DG EAC).
City of Lahti is a candidate to win the European Green Capital Award 2021!
Pioneering Actions Towards Circular Economy in the City of Lahti, Finland
Sustainable Urban Food Production in the Regional Circular Economy Roadmap
Hosted by City of Lahti
Circular economy is one of the EU´s most important political priorities today which can be also seen in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027. Lahti is well-known for its pioneering work in smart sustainable city development.
IoT is happening at all levels of society and is “top agenda” for decision makers in both the private and public sector – and for good reasons. IoT devices, and especially the data they gather, enable us to make better decisions with enormous potential for both society, business and the individual citizen.
Please note the change of time for the meeting - we are now meeting in the afternoon with a 14.00 start. Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year! This meeting will look at the state of play and future thinking regarding skills and innovation in the maritime sector with a particular focus on the move from the LeaderSHIP 2020 strategy to the LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy.
Biodolomer® – a new renewable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastics
Biodolomer® is an alternative to fossil-based plastics, making it possible to substitute 80% of the world’s fossil volume plastic packaging and products. The material firs into the bio-based circular economy with virtually no effects on the climate.
Welcome to this breakfast seminar to learn more and experience products made from Biodolomer®. The Biodolomer® project is funded through the LIFE programme.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "Research Infrastructures – the Future of the European Research Area (ERA) from a Regional and Cross-border Perspective". The rapporteur, Mr Eamon Dooley (IE/ALDE), Member of Offaly County Council, together with his expert, Mr Gerry Finn, would be happy to meet representatives of relevant stakeholder organisations for a consultation on the thematic of the opinion, in order to gather the different points of views and discuss the main issues.
New innovative services based on emerging technologies related to drones
The European Commission predicts that by 2035 the European drone sector will directly employ over 100,000 people and will contribute more than €10billion a year to the European economy, mainly in the service sector.
Welcome to the joint Health-ICT WG Meeting on April 11! The meeting will be focused on Artificial Intelligence, the latest policy framework, funding and possible applications in the Health sector as well as a panel dission of regions. AI is a theme that will receive great relevance in the Digital Europe programme. We will also explore potential topics addressed by H2020 calls in 2020. Please find the agenda attached. Thank you for coming to the event, all presentations can be found below.
ESPON recently launched an open data portal that would allow users to monitor and analyse social, economic and environmental developments at local, regional, national and European level.
In scope of ESPON transnational outreach activities, ESPON is organising two training activities (free of charge) targeting both policy-makers and data-journalists to use this tool in the future.
'Europe, let's cooperate! interregional cooperation forum' is taking place on 10 April 2019!
In the past editions, numerous partnerships have been brought together and we have seen the launch of 184 Interreg Europe projects. Furthermore, in 2019 a new set of projects will be embarking on their interregional learning and exchange journey. Now, the time has come to take stock of where we are, what has happened, and - above all - what are the results and impact delivered through interregional cooperation.
UPDATE: please find below the presentations and the material related to the projects discussed during the Brokerage. For information related to the pitches given during the marketplace session, please get in touch with the Secretariat at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Energy & Climate Change WG invites you to a Brokerage event dedicated to the upcoming H2020 Programme Call Building a low-carbon, climate resilient, future: secure, clean and efficient energy.
ERRIN and the I4MS Initiative are jointly organising a workshop to present and discuss methods and ways to help the industry of communication technologies (ICT) in regions benefit from the technological developments resulting from this Initiative. This workshop turns to ERRIN members interested in exploring possibilities to help the industry in their own regions, especially SMEs and Mid-Caps. I4MS is a European initiative to help digitise and transform manufacturing SMEs.
Informed decision making is gaining in importance in collaborative planning, governance and programming processes. National and regional authorities working together in the Danube region acknowledge the need for empirical evidence when setting policy priorities, parameters and perimeters of cooperation formats and laud the merits of monitoring instruments and indicators when assessing the impact of public policy interventions.
The EU FrailSafe Team is happy to announce that the final conference of the EU FrailSafe project will take place on 3 April 2019 in Brussels. Partners will present the final outcomes of the project and how the developed integrated system will better assess frailty among older people, contribute to a preventive approach and secure access to their health data. The agenda and information in regards with the venue will be sent in due time. Should you wish to be informed, please fill in the following form and the team will get back to you.
ASTER, the Consortium for innovation and technology transfer of Emilia-Romagna, invites you to the Workshop “Offshore renewable energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry” on innovative solutions on anticorrosion for marine renewables identified in the project NeSSIE: further information is available here.
The workshop is organised in the framework of the Offshore Mediterranean conference OMC 2019.
The event is free of charge, but registration is required: http://bit.ly/nessieOMC
In the framework of OMC, you are also kindly invited to the BROKERAGE event OMC 20
ESPON is organising a unique workshop on 'Understanding the economic impact of cultural heritage: Better investments through improved evidence collection' in Cyprus on 28 March, 2019.
The workshop will bridge the subjects of cultural heritage, economic impact and funding, focusing mainly on built cultural heritage.
We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on Friday 22nd March between 10:00-12:30 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. In this meeting, the Smart Specialisation WG members will be able to engage in a discussion with Peter Berkowitz from DG REGIO on how ERRIN can support the development of Component 5 in the consultation phase.
This event is jointly organized by the URBAN Intergroup of the European Parliament with the European Commission, Directorate General for Research and Innovation, on cities. Cities have moved to the centre of the European and Global Sustainability and Climate Agenda.
This year, once again, the European Robotics Forum (ERF) hands out the award of best robotic start-up in Europe. The ERF Entrepreneurship Prize.
Entrants in the competition will get a chance to participate in the ERF event, and the three Entrepreneurship Prize finalists will gain the opportunity to present their projects in an open ERF workshop in front of leading European experts in entrepreneurship in the robotic business.
Following the adoption of the Clean Energy Package setting long-term targets for 2030, year 2019 will be a critical year for Member States to decide which policy tools can deliver results. Long-term building renovation strategies will be key to supporting the decarbonisation of the EU building stock while National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs) outline measures contributing to reaching these targets. What does this mean for research and innovation in the building renovation sector?
TRINNO and NMP-REG are co-organising an Interregional Workshop on 'Industrial Modernisation and Interregional Cooperation' dedicated to Industry 4.0 on the 19th of March in Florence, at the Baglioni Hotel. This conference proposes an open discussion on how I4.0 is being applied across Europe and how various European and regional actors are dealing with the opportunities and challenges that it brings.
TRINNO and NMP-REG, both co-funded by INTERREG EUROPE are reaching the end of 3 years of intense interregional cooperation in two different thematic areas.
We are happy to welcome you to the first Innovation & Investment Working Group meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on Thursday 14th March between 12:00-14:30 at Occitanie Europe's premises in Brussels, located at Rond Point Schuman, 14 - 1050, Brussels.. In this meeting, the members of the Innovation & Investment Working Group will be able to engage in a discussion with representatives of the European Commission (DG CONNECT and DG RTD) on how regions can modernize public services via Innovation Procurement.
Welcome to our next Policy WG meeting on the topic of European innovation ecosystems in Horizon Europe! In this meeting we will discuss the involvement of regional and local stakeholders in the European innovation ecosystems pillar. The major focus will be the thinking behind, the practicalities of, and implementations of the proposal that this action will give support to joint programmes for interregional smart specialisation strategies in synergy with the EIT activities at national and regional level.
Change is needed to make cities and regions in Central Europe better places to work and live. Young entrepreneurs with brilliant ideas could contribute considerably to this change, as they are a considerable factor to enhance the innovation potential in Europe. However, a lack of entrepreneurial culture as well as inadequate training possibilities often are limiting their efforts. At the same time, countless startup initiatives are growing, making it difficult to find the suitable solution for all needs.
Innovation is key to tackling today’s challenges, and it is a main driver for economic and societal development locally as well as globally. Innovation capacity is also an important element for regional competitiveness. To find innovative and sustainable solutions that benefit society at large, empower citizens, protect the environment and fuel the economy, we need research and education as well as highly skilled people with different talents willing to work together in a creative way.
The importance of creativity in business – how can universities help?
In order to respond to the end-users’ increasingly demanding needs, at the same time comply with sustainability and environmental requirements, industries have to be transdisciplinary and creative, which requires of course new creative skills. Therefore, regional universities adapt their curricula to make sure that industries find the right creative and highly qualified workforce that is in the engine of driving innovation forward.
The H2020 EU FrailSafe funded research & innovation project has joint forces with the WHO Ageing and Life Course Department for a webinar in which you will be able to learn more about an integrated care approach to meet the needs of older persons from the perspective of the WHO ICOPE appr
Following the project discussions during the AGM in December 2018, we invite you to an ERRIN Project Strategy Meeting on the morning of February 28. The aim of this meeting is to inform our members of the following: What projects ERRIN is a partner in and our role in these; The procedures we go through when choosing what projects we get involved in; The policy regarding requests for Letters of Support. See agenda attached. Please note that this meeting is targeting senior EU policy officers.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on A sustainable Bioeconomy for Europe: Strengthening the connection between economy, society and the environment (COM(2018) 673 final).
The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) organises a Workshop on 'Reconversion of industrial areas in the framework of regional policy' on 26 February 2019, in Brussels.
This event enables members to put questions to and exchange views with experts on subjects associated with parliamentary business or subjects of current interest.
ERRIN's director Pirita Lindholm is moderating at the event.
More information is available here
City-REDI Birmingham Business School, supported by ESRC and The UK in a Changing EU, are hosting a Brexit Workshop at the European Committee of the Regions. The workshop aims to bring together political and business leaders, together with academics and civil society organisations to discuss the likely impact of Brexit on European regions.
We are happy to invite you to our next meeting, which will look at urban freight and logistics. We will have presentations from the ALICE ETP on the roadmap “Towards Zero Emissions Logistics 2050” and the Polis Network. The meeting will also provide space for members to present and discuss their priorities in the field – so do bring your input! As we will also have a representative from DG MOVE – Ms Chiarini (Unit B3) – present, it will be an excellent opportunity to share our ideas, projects and expectation with her. Welcome coffee from 14.00.
Climate change and its impact on society and ecosystems is a global challenge and the White Rose Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York aim to provide effective policy and solutions to these problems.
Underpinned by robust research, the speakers will focus on key climate change policy areas and the work being conducted over global networks to enhance physical, technological, economic and social understanding of climate change with strategies for mitigation and adaptation.
Please save the date for the 2019 edition of the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place organised by the European Commission.
The event presents 30 successful projects in six thematic parallel strands of dedicated interactive workshops featuring:
Sustainable energy planning
Financing clean urban transport
Financing energy efficiency in the public sector
Home renovation schemes in cities and regions
Financing climate adaptation
Innovative financing schemes facilitating the market for climate and sustainable energy finance
Practitioners will provide th
An intelligent tourist destination is the result of several factors, including information and communication technologies that promote an innovative territory, cooperation and co-creation, mainly by the tourist. Understanding this aspect, accessibility is one of the categories present in an intelligent tourist destination, both physically and virtual.
The main theme for 2019 will be Smart Tourism Destinations; within that, the WG meeting will be devoted to Regional and Local Assets, Cultural Tourism and Experience Economy. We would like to inspire you for your various regional and/or interregional collaboration proposals. For this reason, we encourage you at each meeting to pitch-present your related project ideas, in order to exchange views and find partners.
Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action (BANOS CSA), supported by EU Horizon 2020, is preparing a framework for the future Baltic and North Sea research and innovation programme envisaged to follow up in spring 2021 when the BANOS CSA ends. The consortium representing the leading research and innovation funders from 12 Baltic and North Sea countries (BE, DK, EE, FR, DE, LV, LT, NL, NO, PL, SE, UK) will advance the start of the future programme designed to underpin and develop EU policies and strategies.
The JPI Urban Europe community welcomes you to the fourth JPI Urban Europe policy conference with the main aim to launch the updated Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA 2.0) and to provide an arena for discussions and exchange on urban transitions.
The SRIA 2.0, with priorities for 2020-2026, has been refurbished with a view to issues and concerns in the wake of international policies such as UN Agenda 2030 SDG 11, UN-Habitat New Urban Agenda and Urban Agenda for the EU.
Welcome to the Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action (BANOS CSA) lunch event which will take place on 12 February in Brussels. BANOS CSA, supported by EU Horizon 2020, is preparing a framework for the future Baltic and North Sea research and innovation programme envisaged to follow up in spring 2021 when the BANOS CSA ends.
Welcome to the first Policy WG meeting of the year! In this meeting we will provide an update on the negotiations on the major files relating to research and innovation. We will also discuss topics and priorities for the coming months. Coffee and registration from 09.00 and the meeting will start at 09.30. Please note that this meeting is only for Policy WG members.
The event aims to shed light on the diverse social, economic and environmental benefits linked to the sustainable management of forests, as well as to highlight forests and trees’ contribution to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Focus will be given on illustrating the socio-economic benefits linked with forest resources as well as to underlining their crucial role in sustaining livelihoods and improving both rural and urban landscapes.
HoNESt H2020 Project ‘Engagement with Nuclear Energy and Society: past, present and future’ organises its final conference on 7 February (10:30 – 16:30) in Rue du Trône 62, 7th floor, Brussels.
The aim of this conference is to share and discuss the research findings on the past, present and future of nuclear energy in society. It will involve stakeholders from industry, associations, politics, research and civil society.
Since September 2015, HoNESt project members have been researching the historical and societal dimensions of nuclear energy in Europe.
The European Commission has launched the 2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) transport call for proposals. This call co-finances projects addressing missing-links and cross-border connections on the trans-European transport network (TEN-T).
The European Committee of the Regions is organising an information session together with the European Commission's DG MOVE who will present the political priorities of the 2019 call.
The Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA Panel) has decided to organise a series of scientific events under the name of ‘Science Week at the European Parliament’. STOA will organise these events in co-operation with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, and with the European Research Council (ERC).
The 'Science Week at the European Parliament' will combine the 'Brussels Week' of the MEP-scientist pairing scheme (5-7 February 2019), the JRC 'Science meets Parliaments' event (6-7 February 2019), and a STOA event with the ERC on 7 February 2019.
You are kindly invited to join the project consortium at an evening event to celebrate the start of ILUCIDARE, a large-scale project dedicated to cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy. The event will be followed by a networking reception. ILUCIDARE is a three-year project supported by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union to promote and leverage cultural heritage-led innovation and diplomacy thanks to an international community of practitioners in Europe and beyond.
The purpose of the ESMH workshop will be to exchange good practices in tackling misinformation and disinformation in science, via the presentation of “case studies”, illustrating existing relevant initiatives touching upon different science disciplines. The format of the workshop is participatory, as the audience will be actively involved in the debate of the case studies and engaged in the topic.
Please, find the draft programme and the registration link here
About The Event
IGLO is an informal association of Brussels-based non-profit R&D Liaison Offices. The aim of IGLO is to facilitate and enhance the interaction, information exchange and co-operation between Members of IGLO, their national research systems and the European institutions on issues related to EU RTD, in particular, the Framework Programme, ( http://www.iglortd.org/ ).
On the first Tuesday of every month, a session of information on issues related to EU RTD, entitled IGLO Open, is organised by one of the member offices on a rotating schedule.
As in previous editions, the EU Industry Days conference will include various sessions organised by different Commission departments and industrial stakeholders.
High profile industry speakers will attend the event with the purpose of influencing and inspiring future industry leaders, and prompting discussion and debate amongst different audience categories.
The thematic areas selected for 2019 are:
industry and sustainability
industry and globalisation
innovation and digitalisation
The third EU Industry Days conference will have a greater focus on societal aspects of industrial policy and wil
The vice-President of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region, Annabel ANDRE-LAURENT welcome you : Monday 4 February 2018 at 18h at the 2nd Rendezvous Eco of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes in Brussels on the theme of: The industry of the future in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Area of excellence flagship regional territory, you will be presented through one of its emblematic sectors, 3D printing. With the participation of :
- Marie-Odile HOMETTE, Déléguée générale du pôle de compétitivité ViaMéca,
- Joëlle SEUX, Responsable Actions internationales et Europe d'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Entreprises,
The ClusterNanoRoad project is aimed at developing & implementing effective smart specialization strategies in the field of NMBP (Nano- technologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology, and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing) aligned with cluster development.
The 2019 AAL call Info day will take place on 31st January 2019 in Brussels. Save this on your calendar and do not miss the opportunity to learn more about this new funding opportunity while meeting potential project partners!
Other than listening to the experts of the Programme on this year call’s specificities, you will have the possibility to assist an interactive panel discussion.
The European Week of Regions and Cities' Team cordially invites you to the Kick-Off meeting of the 17th European Week of Regions and Cities (7-10 October 2019), on Wednesday 30 January at 11H00, to be followed by a reception, at the European Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 101, Brussels, room JDE 52 (5th floor).
Please register via this link by 18 January.
The University of Birmingham is organising on the 25th January 2019 in Brussels the event ''THE NHS AND UK HEALTH LAW: WHERE NOW AFTER BREXIT?''. This event, held as part of the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) UK in a Changing Europe project "Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long-Term Impacts", will examine the state of play in relation to the impact of Brexit on the law and regulation of the NHS and health care delivery post Brexit.
It draws upon a Report published in December 2018 and on-going research following interviews undertaken in October and November
Following the excellent experience of last year, EURADA is co-organizing with IVACE, the RDA of Valencia, INFO, the RDA of Murcia, and ERRIN, the third edition of the Brokerage Event for Innovation Agencies, as part of the 2019 EU Industry days.
The Brokerage Event will be divided into two sessions: During the morning, representatives from DG-GROW will present initiatives from the European Commission to support innovation agencies. Furthermore, to inspire future applicants, any innovation agency is welcome to showcase their success proposals founded by the EC.
Given its experimentalist and result-oriented approach, smart specialisation places a strong emphasis on the role of monitoring and evaluation. The JRC has developed a solid framework for monitoring, in response of a very strong demand from national and regional authorities. As the end of the programming period approaches, it is time to debate on the state of the art of monitoring activities and start defining a framework to evaluate S3. This workshop tackles both aspects.
Concept note and draft agenda
Save the date for the first Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting of 2019! The aim of this meeting will be to present an overview of the key initiatives and policy related to energy storage and batteries, taking also into consideration the role of regional actors. A discussion on the WG priorities for 2019 will follow. The meeting will be hosted by TuR&Bo - Turkish Research and Business Organisations.
The S3 Partnership on Safe and Sustainable Mobility invites you to a meeting in the framework of the European Industry Day on Thursday the 24th of January. This meeting will present this new partnership launched in the framework of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) led by the DG GROW.
Fourteen million jobs in Europe depend on the automotive industry and the sector is the first in terms of R&D investments in the EU.
You are kindly invited to the first Health WG Meeting of 2019! We will have presentations from DG RTD and AAL (Active Assisted Living) in the first part of the meeting. In the second part, the meeting will be an occasion to discuss our priorities and plan the activities of the Working Group for 2019. The event is hosted by the Welsh Government European Office at the Wales house, RPS 11.
Local and regional authorities have a crucial role to play and can be key actors in bringing about this progress, notably through their substantive control over public services. Women remain, however, underrepresented in local decision-making across the EU. To date, only 13% of elected mayors and 29% of members of regional governments and assemblies are female.
In the first part of the meeting we would like to inspire you with an interactive discussion with excellent speakers from DG EAC (Barbara Stacher and Maciej Hofman), and DG CNECT (Ralph Dum and Anni Hellman). We are planning an open, informal dialogue with only very short introductions from the Commission, so please prepare your questions, bring along your ideas and discuss with your stakeholders about their needs and interests in advance!
Welcome to the first Smart Cities WG meeting of the year! At this meeting we will look at Horizon Europe and the SET-Plan as well as at our workplan for 2019. Please find the agenda attached and sign up via the button/form below. (Please note that you need to be logged in to sign up.)
Helsinki EU Office is happy to invite you to a high level conference "Cities in the Forefront of Digitalizing Europe: Helsinki's Journey to Becoming the Most Functional City in the World" organized by the City of Helsinki.
Date: Tuesday 1st of October 2019, 9:00 - 14:00Venue: Helsinki EU Office, Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels
The event will be moderated by Krista Taipale, Head of International Affairs, Helsinki EU Office
The seminar is organised in collaboration with Helsinki EU Office and Forum Virium Helsinki (The Ci
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "Brain Drain in the EU: addressing the challenge at all levels". This is an own initiative opinion, scheduled to contribute to addressing the challenges that the brain-drain phenomenon can pose to the EU's territorial development, cohesion, and competitiveness.
Final InfoDay of the Life DRAINUSE project in Brussels. The objective of the project was to convert open soilless culture system which is very contaminant (nitrate, phosphate leached to the environment) to closed system where the drainages are recirculated.
Since beginning of 2017, the AMIF-funded project MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) aims at facilitating, fostering and strengthening migrant entrepreneurship in five EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Italy, France and Germany) through light incubation cycles supported by mentors.
While migrants are more likely to start businesses than their native-born peers, they have to cope with various obstacles in setting up, maintaining and expanding a business.
Launch event - GECKO
Governance principles and mEthods enabling deCision maKers to manage and regulate the changing mObility systems
GECKO is led by the international public transport association, UITP, and involves several key stakeholder organisations (Polis, IRU and CORTE) as well as research and knowledge centres and businesses.
With this conference, EUREGHA aims to emphasise the importance of involving regions to achieve sustainable health care systems today and for the future.
Through panel discussions and the presentation of regional best practice cases of integrated care and primary care reform, EUREGHA will present its vision on the policies, skills and investments needed for the healthcare of tomorrow.
The University of Birmingham is delighted to invite you to a round-table discussion lead by Professor Jenny Phillimore, Director of the Institute for Research into Superdiversity (IRiS) with the purpose to share with you the findings of the project "UPWEB - Understanding the practice and developing the concept of welfare bricolage" and explore the best ways of disseminating the results across Europe.
The UPWEB project, partly funded by FP7, aims to identify cross-EU solutions to welfare state transformation.
The Associação Têxtil e Vestuário de Portugal (ATP) has the pleasure to invite you to discover 'Sustainable Fashion From Portugal: Meeting the Belgian Market' in Brussels on 6 December, as part of its FASHION FROM PORTUGAL 4.0 project.
In presenting the Portuguese textile and clothing sector to an international audience, the event will focus on Sustainable fashion.
Speakers include EURATEX Board Member for Portugal and ATP Vice-President, Mário Jorge Machado, and CREAMODA (Belgium) General Manager Erik Magnus.
At the end of the session, Portuguese food and Port Wine will be served.
The Labour Market Observatory of the EESC is organising a conference entitled "Challenges and opportunities of SMEs in the context of future of work and digitalisation" on the 6 December 2018 10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m., at the EESC.
The event will look into the current situation of SMEs in the EU, in the context of recent developments linked to technological change. It will discuss about the policies that are needed to support SMEs and showcase good practices from EU countries.
It is our pleasure to cordially invite you to The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 10:00 at the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU (Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels).
The main objective of the conference is to demonstrate the importance of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) research for competitiveness of Europe and well-being of its citizens, their contribution in solving main societal challenges and the added value of multidisciplinary research.
The long term objective seeks to ensure that SSH rece
The Slovenian Business & Research Association cordially invites you to The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 10:00 at the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU (Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels).
The main objective of the conference is to demonstrate the importance of Social Sciences & Humanities (SSH) research for competitiveness of Europe and well-being of its citizens, their contribution in solving main societal challenges and the added value of multidisciplinary research.
The long term objective
The seminar will provide information on the creation of the CALIN network and the role of EU funding in supporting opportunities for university-industry collaboration to deliver economic benefits to EU regions.
Creating partnerships - establishing collaborative models from concept to implementation.
The session will explore CALIN from project concept to delivery.
Energy storage will be a key component of the sustainable energy system of the future. As energy storage technology accelerates, a highly skilled workforce along the whole value chain needs to be developed and strengthened. EIT InnoEnergy leads the industrial work stream (known as EBA@250) in conjunction with 120+ European and non-European stakeholders from across the entire value chain.
We warmly welcome you to the last Bioeconomy WG meeting of the year! At this meeting we will have speakers from the JRC Bioeconomy Knowledge Centre and European Network for Rural Development. We will also look at what the WG could focus on in 2019, so come prepare with your ideas! Alternatively you can fill in this form to submit your ideas for the year ahead. Please find the agenda above and the presentations from the meeting below.
We are pleased to invite you to the next instalment of our Scotland House Discussion Series. Join Professor Patricia Findlay and Grahame Smith, Co-Chairs of Scotland’s Fair Work Convention and Linda Murray, Head of Strategy Services for Scottish Enterprise for a conversation on the potential of and challenges in developing a fair work agenda for Scotland.
Social partnership approaches to delivering on economic and social priorities are an integral feature of some European countries, but are less commonly developed in liberal market economies like the UK. Scotland, however, has pursued a stron
The latest IPCC Report has highlighted the urgency with which the world needs to change course if it is to meet the climate change challenge. A focus on innovation eco-systems and a systems innovation approach is needed to accelerate the speedy transition to a low-carbon society. Increasingly, this has been the model adopted by Climate-KIC.
Therefore, it's a great moment to bring together a range of actors working on these issues. This Brussels workshop is open to Climate-KIC staff and partners, along with policy-makers and practitioners working on environmental issues.
Together with the seminar host, MEP Dr. Igor Šoltes, the co-organizers The Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise (NHO Brüssel) and the National Suppliers Development Programme (Innovative Procurements) cordially invite you to the seminar SCALING UP THE GREEN INNOVATIONS.
Seminar scope and purpose:
The inherent benefits of using public procurement strategically will be discussed, as well as allowing for more innovation through public procurement – especially when public procurers join forces.
The HEPCOM project was created to serve local communities and schools, that want to work more strategically with health promotion towards children and young people.
The HEPCOM project has developed a learning platform that helps local communities and schools to have easier access to research results and practical tools, that have been developed within European projects.
Welcome to a breakfast where we will explore interest and opportunities for ERRIN members to contribute to the Week of Innovative Regions – WIRE – 2019. WIRE 2019 is organised by our member ADR Nord-Est in Romania together with the European Commission in the framework of the Romanian Council Presidency. To attend please sign up below, deadline to register is Thursday the 30 November EOB.
We all long to live in places where our local or reginal authority works for its citizens; where we have hassle-free interactions with the administration, can deal with them electronically from our home if we want to, where we know our data is handled appropriately, but where we can also engage and make our voices heard about decisions that will impact our lives.
Member States have committed to make their public administrations just like that; user-centric in the design and delivery of digital public services (see: Tallinn Ministerial Declaration on eGovernment).
But how are local and regional
The MooDFOOD project invites you to join them for their final interactive Workshop and Poster Session, announcing MooDFOOD project results and to explore how you may want to take up the findings and materials in your own constituencies from a policy to practice perspective.
The MooDFOOD project harnessed a multi-centre European consortium with expertise in nutrition, psychology, psychiatry and food-related consumer behaviour to evaluate and test the potential for the prevention and treatment of depression through nutritional strategies.
The FP7 European Commission funded project included exten
After several NEMO Conferences in Stuttgart, Germany, and two editions in California, the Brussels conference aims at bringing together creative community with the mobility industry and policy makers active in the development of future urban infrastructure in Europe.
How will we move within cities and regions in the future? Which transportation methods are needed to design urban mobility? How will they not only follow technical criteria but build on the urban culture and life style as well as topographic conditions of regions?
This meeting will be a follow-up of the cultural heritage event “The Road from War to Peace, More Democracy and European Integration. War Architecture, Sites and Memories as Part of European Heritage and History” that the Opening Science Working Group organised on 3rd July at the House of European History. The aim of this meeting is to wrap up the input and the ideas obtained during the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 and look into the future. The intention is to explore opportunities for an ERRIN project in the field and possible interaction with the network EFFORTS .
Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) are at the core of the Digitising European Industry initiative. They are already helping companies -especially SMEs- all across Europe to digitalise their products, processes and services through innovative technologies.
The 2018 edition of the Digital Innovation Hubs annual event will take place in Warsaw, co-organised this year by the European Commission, the Department of Innovation at the Polish Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology, and the EU-funded initiative I4MS.
Discover how EU research and innovation improves everyday life in a conference organised by the European Parliament and the European Commission on 27 November.
On Tuesday 27 November, the Parliament will host a conference on how research and innovation affect everyday life. The conference is open to everyone.
Over the last 30 years, the EU has invested €200 billion in research and innovation projects improving life for everyone.
From Galileo - the European GPS - to Casper, a robot that helps children fighting cancer, the benefits of research are wide-ranging.
Neth-ER cordially invites you to its annual international networking event, taking place on 22 November 2018 from 17:30h to 20:00h in Brussels. This year’s theme is ‘Knowledge first: ambitions for the future of Europe’.
After an opening address by Sander van Eijnden, Neth-ER President, keynote speaker Gert-Jan Koopman, Director-General of DG Budget, will take the floor.
This joint ESPON-Interact conference over two days will focus on migratory flows and integration and will shed light on the distribution of asylum seekers and refugees at regional and urban levels and how has this been changing over time as a result of European and national policy decisions in recent decades.
ERRIN is organising a policy dialogue focusing on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) as means of supporting businesses, and notably SMEs and non‐tech industry, in their digital transformation under the Digitising European Industry (DEI) initiative. The event aims to provide a broad snapshot of what currently exists and is being established across Europe, while exploring what are the requirements needed to close the gap. Therefore, broad perspectives from both regional actors and end-users will be presented.
Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on new ways of educating? 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.
Highlight November 22 and 23 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force is delighted to invite you to the fourth edition of the Project Development Workshop (PDW), to take place in Brussels.
EU Research and Innovation Infrastructures: a forward agenda for cross-regional collaboration and access.
On November 22nd 2018 in Brussels (Belgium), INNO INFRA SHARE project will organise the conference “EU Research and Innovation Infrastructures: a forward agenda for cross-regional collaboration and access”. It will allow us to bring together the INNO INFRA SHARE partner regions, the wider EU expert community (including institutions, associations and innovation players from the “supply” and “demand” sides of the research and innovation infrastructure (RII) landscape).
As part of a series of high-level events, this one addresses the future visions of Finnish universities regarding EU Research and Innovation Policy and Horizon Europe. The events will gather representatives of European institutions, public and private sector, and other stakeholders, to discuss the great global challenges of our time and their scientific solutions, together with researchers and academic leaders.
Join in on November 22nd to discuss how the Health research can respond to the European level challenges, such as improving productivity and quality in the health and care industry.
Following a successful workshop earlier in October, DG DIGIT (Informatics) cordially invites you and your colleagues to participate in a half day workshop being organised with the regional and city representatives. The main goal of the workshop is to gather views and opinions on the challenges faced by different stakeholders at regional and local levels when it comes fostering interoperability and digitising public administrations across the European Union. The outputs of the workshop will be used to shape the role of interoperability in the new Digital Europe programme.
For the ninth time the New Education Forum NEF gives the key stakeholders focused on education opportunity to:
• Join the international cross-sectorial NEF network
• Share their know-how and expertise on effective learning innovations
• Present their ideas and anticipated projects and find potential partners to enforce them
• Prepare recommendations for the European Parliament committees related with the above topics.
The organisers of the event welcome the business community, local and regional governments, educational centres and research institutions to participate in plenary and networking
MEP José Inácio FARIA (EPP) will host the conference to discuss how Academia and Research & Innovation allied with cooperation with coastal cities, can improve effectiveness in terms of resources management. In view of the Blue Growth strategy, views will be exchanged on how to better support sustainable growth in the marine and maritime sectors as a whole.
Representatives from the World Maritime University, the University of Azores, Nord University and the Arctic University of Norway will be present to foster a fruitful debate on the topic.
Please register here.
University of Helsinki, University of Turku and Tampere University of Technology together with the Universities Finland UNIFI, is pleased to invite you to the high-level seminar addressing the future visions of Finnish universities regarding EU Research and Innovation Policy and Horizon Europe.
Registrations are now open for the ERRIN Health Partnering Event 2018, on November 19-20! The aim of the event is to foster partnerships in a broader sense within ERRIN members and between ERRIN and other network members. The two days will host presentations, exchange of project examples and group discussions on relevant themes related to the health sector. To register for the event, please sign up below. Please note that your registration will not be confirmed automatically – you will receive an email once your participation is confirmed.
The EU Sustainable Energy Week 2019 (known online as #EUSEW19) is back for its 14th edition!
Having run the Week since 2006, the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) together with Directorate-General for Energy are hosting a session to learn more about EUSEW19 in Brussels on 15 November 2018.
Are you curious to know how innovation in cultural heritage is promoted across borders and countries? Do you want to discover the results of EU projects in cultural heritage? Are you interested in joining an open Community of Innovators in Cultural Heritage? participate to the 'Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage’!
Organised by the European Commission as a key event of 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage, the ‘Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage’ will combine research and innovation, policy, arts and creative solutions.
Are you ready to share your experiences on design, digitalization and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and register for the EU Design Days 2018 on 14th of November, 09:00-17:30! This time the focus is on digitalisation and design. In addition to gaining new knowledge about design-related creative innovation systems and co-creative collaboration in the digital sphere, you will also get extraordinary possibility to build your network, meet friends and join interactive workshop sessions.
Horizon Europe: Climate, Energy and Mobility Cluster Together with the European Commission’s Directorate General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD), ERRIN is organising a high-level meeting to explore how the Horizon Europe cluster on climate, energy and mobility could be implemented. Collaboration between these areas is crucial to build sustainable low carbon regions and cities. Breaking the silos and working in the intersection between energy, climate, ICT and transport, is already happening on a local and regional level.
The aim of this workshop is to help maximise the exploitation of your Pilot Line and contributing to create a European sustainable pilot ecosystem. Participants will learn how to make the best out of the commercial exploitation of your Pilot Line and have the opportunity to engage in a dynamic session that will promote knowledge sharing with experts from the nanotech arena.
Participants will be able to meet potential partners while getting to know more about good practices and exchange experiences.
See the invitation attached for full agenda.
Please visit the website for registration.
Join us in Scotland House 11 December for the launch of this exciting new INTERREG North West Europe project to develop a network for the testing and demonstration of solutions in the field of water innovation.
Led by Scottish Water, the Water Test Network will establish a transnational network of testing facilities, which can be used by SMEs in North West Europe to test, demonstrate and develop new products for the water sector.
Following the success of the Raw Materials Week 2017, the 3rd edition of the EU "Raw Materials Week" will take place from Monday 12 to Friday 16 November 2018 in Brussels. It builds up on a series of events organised by the European Commission addressing the latest news on raw materials in the EU.
The Commission is organising a high-level conference on the collaborative economy on 11 October in Brussels. The conference aims to take stock of policy, regulatory and market developments since the adoption of the Commission Communication on the collaborative economy in June 2016 and to discuss policy solutions.
Commissioner Bieńkowska will open the conference.
9-nov.-2018 - 11-nov.-2018
SAVE THE DATE:Czech & Slovak Fashion Festival
Fresh ideas, superb craftsmanship and ethical manufacturing are common traits of the work of contemporary young Czech and Slovak fashion designers. Fashion design from experimental to minimalist, for women and men, statement accessories, design toys, outstanding jewelry… 18 Czech and Slovak shooting stars at a designers market in Halles St.
Brexit is soon upon us and there is uncertainty whether there will be a soft or hard Brexit. This uncertainty is not only weakening the universities in the UK but also potential partners in the rest of the EU. In regard to this, the Opening Science WG is organising a meeting with the aim to learn more about the political state of play and to look at already existing schemes that have been put in place to secure cooperation between universities and regions post-Brexit. Please find the agenda above and the presentations from the meeting below.
Although maritime and coastal (M&C) tourism in the Mediterranean basin, which is the world’s leading tourism destination, is a growing business and a predominant source of revenue, growth and jobs, it also represents a huge challenge. Indeed, the development of tourism in the Mediterranean could be jeopardized by several factors if not managed in an adequate and sustainable way, i.e.
Why a discussion about Smart Specialisation in border regions?
The workshop aims to explore how border regions in the EU have cooperated around Smart Specialisation thus far, and what their experiences can teach us ahead of the post 2020 programming period. The workshop will be centered around two moderated discussion blocks focusing on these aspects. Key outcomes could feed into processes to update Smart Specialisation strategies in regions participating in the event, where relevant.
This event intends to give to European companies the opportunity to deepen the debate on the impact of the new European framework on sustainable mobility and Blue Growth, in order to better define a route to follow, so that industry can be ready not only to face the wave of change but also to govern it, seizing all opportunities that will derive from it and the supporting funding schemes to innovative sustainable solutions for Blue Economy.
As an example, €27 billion savings are expected over the period 2018-2040 thanks to digitisation in transport.
Hence, which are the impacts of future innov
Welcome to the next Transport WG meeting! This time we will focus on the topic of inland waterways, with speakers from Inland Navigation Europe, an Interreg Baltic Sea Region project - EMMA, and a researcher from Vrije Universiteit Brussel developing a synchronisation model for Belgian inland transport. Please see the agenda attached and register for the event via the sign up button, deadline for registration: 5 November. We look forward to seeing you on the 7 November!
‘Pitch perfect and boost the European bio-economy’ is a one-day event of intense cross-border matchmaking and networking, with the aim to create new partnerships for the future and the further development of innovative, cross-border and cross-sectoral industrial value chains in the bio-based economy.
This matchmaking and networking event brings together investors, SMEs, startups, about-to-be start-ups, scale-ups, large companies, and ROs as well as organisations offering relevant innovation services such as scale-up trials, application testing, business plan writing, feedstock analysis, life c
We are happy to welcome you to the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting that will take place on 11th June 2018 between 14:30-16:45 at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, located at Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. During this WG meeting, the main elements of the cohesion policy in the new MFF proposal will be presented by Benoît Nadler from DG REGIO, whereas the S3 and interregional cooperation in the new proposal will be presented by Marek Przeor from DG REGIO.
The CIRC-PACK H2020 project invites all interested stakeholders to a midday conference on the transition towards a circular value chain for the plastic packaging sector.
The objective of the conference is to present the project CIRC-PACK to all the actors in the plastic packaging value chain and gather their concerns, interests and experiences. This also includes the development of new bio-based materials (biopolymers) and thus the chemical industry is one of the main stakeholders of this project.
This event will boost the discussion from different perspectives (consumers, business and admi
On the 30th October 2018 Scotland House Brussels will host a unique brokerage event dedicated to supporting the European wide development of project ideas and consortia building for two upcoming Health focused Horizon 2020 topics
The topics are:
DTH-01: Big data and Artificial Intelligence for monitoring health status and quality of life after the cancer treatment”
DTH-11: Large Scale pilots of personalised & outcome based integrated care
You can now register your interest to attend at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/horizon-2020-eu-partnering-event-tickets-48880908112.
The Project PPACT (funded by COSME, EU’s Programme for SMEs) has faced the challenge of improving SMEs participation in cross-border tenders related to Smart Cites (e.g. in mobility, health or energy). Now, reaching its end after 18 months, BSO services have been upgraded and SMEs bidding capabilities raised, aiming at spurring the procurement markets throughout Europe.
Today, digital technologies are a reality in current societies. They offer great opportunities in the field of healthcare, enabling innovation in independent living, patient empowerment as well as in integrated healthcare. Moreover, these transformations not only will benefit people but also the sustainability of healthcare systems.
The EFFECT Project is pleased to invite you to the workshop “FET Innovation ecosystems: Regional support for a European Impact”, which will take place in Brussels on the 25th of October. Please, find enclosed the preliminary agenda. The objective of the workshop is to discuss how European multi financial schemes can support breakthrough technology and high risk research and how to find synergies at all levels to unlock this innovation potential.
The Brussels workshop will examine the challenges based around the implementation of spatial strategies. The three regions of Belgium: Brussels Capital, Flanders and Wallonia are each responsible for the elaboration and implementation of their spatial planning strategies. Each region has been developing a spatial strategy over the past years and each region is now on the point of political approval of the strategy.
After two years of intensive work, the SCIROCCO project has validated and tested the Maturity Model for Integrated Care that was developed by the B3 Action Group on Integrated Care of the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIPonAHA).
The Model has been operationalised in the form of an online self-assessment tool that is ready to be used by stakeholders who are working on innovative solutions that support the delivery of integrated health and care.
The European Commission is organising a virtual infoday to present upcoming funding opportunities for mobility, automated road transport, green vehicles and batteries projects.
More information is available here.
The hearing is part of the preparation of an opinion on Europe Creative Programme (Rapporteur Ms Butaud-Stubbs, Corapporteur Mr Kotowski) following the referral from the Council.
After its adoption, the opinion will be transmitted to the European Institutions for consideration.
Europe's rich cultural heritage and dynamic cultural and creative sectors are a part of European identity.
The achievement of the European Union's long-term objectives for a low-carbon and circular economy requires systemic transformations at regional and local level. The EU's cohesion policy has for many years helped regions and Member States to invest to protect the environment, reduce emissions, help adapt to climate change and ensure compliance with the Acquis.
For the post-2020 period, the Commission wishes to further improve the effectiveness of cohesion policy investment in delivering the EU’s environmental and climate goals.
This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will look at marine data sharing initiatives and projects. We will start with exploring the developments of the Blue Cloud Pilot proposed by the European Commission, followed by three other initiatives namely EMODNet, BlueBRIDGE Project, and NEREUS. Finally, we will also discuss the planning for next year. Please register your attendance via the sign up button until the 16 October. We look forward to seeing you! Please find the presentations from the meeting below. The presentation from the Commission will be uploaded shortly.
In reaction to the significant demographic and epidemiological transition that is taking place in Europe, digital innovation has quickly emerged as a solution to develop new and more integrated care models.
The focus of this meeting will be to do an update on Horizon Europe, and to discuss upcoming meetings. Amongst other things we will discuss the joint ERRIN-EUROCITIES meeting with Permanent Representations, the Horizon Europe Climate, Energy and Mobility event, and the event in Digital Innovation Hubs. Moreover, we would like to thank you for the input regarding Pilar III last week! Above you will find the document we sent to DG RTD.
The Government of Navarre, the Nouvelle-Acquitaine Region and the Basque Government are pleased to invite you to "Interregional Cooperation through Smart Specialisation: good practices and new proposals". The workshop aims to discuss the future of Smart Specialisation as a bridge of interregional cooperation. Interregional cooperation is crucial to creating possible European value chains and common investments.
Co-organized by MEP Enrico Gasbarra and MEP Massimo Paolucci, the aim of this conference is to discuss the importance that recycling has in a circular economy and, therefore, the key role of products' design in ensuring high recyclability.
To confirm your participation, please send an email.
ERRIN is one of the partners of the Pilots4U project, which is organising this workshop. The workshop is a satellite event to the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy organised in Toulouse (France) on 16-18 October 2018. Aim and focus of the workshop Besides the establishment of a database, the Pilots4U project also carried out an online survey to understand the equipment needs and related services required by potential users of open-access pilot and demonstration facilities.
The project partners of the EU-funded project Scrubbers: Closing the loop together with Region Västra Götaland have the pleasure to invite you to a workshop where we will discuss the technical and regulatory dimensions of scrubber technology in reducing air emissions and meeting EU and IMO regulations.
Marking World Thrombosis Day, the European Cancer Patient Coalition (ECPC) will launch the report of the first survey ever on awareness of Cancer-Associated Thrombosis among cancer patients. The findings from six EU countries shed light on the need for raising awareness on CAT, and will be sure to open a discussion on how to address this with targeted policy measures.
Preliminary results indicate that 72% of cancer patients were not aware of their increased risk of developing thrombosis.
This ESPON workshop is one of a series of Transnational Outreach events in North Europe in 2018 and examines current challenges in spatial planning such as the redesign of future national and regional spatial planning systems. In much of Europe, there was a post-war golden age of spatial planning linked to sustained economic growth. Since 2000, a more market-focused approach supply has led to a decline in national and in some countries regional spatial planning.
The workshop will examine current issues in the spatial planning systems using Estonia, Nordic and EU countries as case studies.
By bringing together public and private organizations, this seminar aims at discussing current digital challenges of the public administration, with a focus on those areas of interest where to concentrate efforts and resources in order to improve PA capacity building and better address services to citizens. The seminar will thus offer an informed discussion on how to embrace digital technologies in the public administration and will represent an opportunity to facilitate collaboration by sharing experiences across Europe.
During the European Week of Regions and Cities, the inDemand project is hosting a session built around the inDemand model, a new, innovative bottom-up, demand-lead model where health care organisations identify real needs and jointly with and companies co-create eHealth solutions, with economic support from regional funds. Registration is open here. Code for registration: 11PS114. Please note that ERRIN is partner of the InDemand project.
Be first in touch with Bilbao, Brno, Guimarães, Helsinki, Sønderborg, Vienna, Vilnius’ best practices on Smart Cities and innovative urban governance!
Cities for Excellence event will be held in Brussels on October 11th and 12th during the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 at the Lithuanian and Portuguese Permanent Representations to EU.
Follow in first-hand the presentations from European Commission both opening and closing the plenary session, Friday October 12th.
Interventions from ERRIN, EUROCTITES, CARTIF, GAIA, VITO and Universities of Vilnius (VGTU) Minho, Wolverhampton will b
The EIT Climate-KIC is pleased to invite you to the Masterclass on Smart Specialisation with prof. Dr. Dominique Foray.
The Masterclass will focus on:
Innovation and entrepreneurial discovery process
Critical elements on industrial settings, regional specialisation and the policy process
Regional needs to focus by developing distinctive and original areas of specialisation
Contextualizing the elements in specific cases via a participatory exercise.
If you are interested, please sign up via email to email@example.com by 28 September 2018.
During this workshop, the JRC will:
Show the essentials of the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor (CCCM), a new tool measuring the performance of 168 European cities using both quantitative and qualitative data;
Guide the audience through the accompanying online tool to assess and benchmark European cities;
Actively engage with the participants, by inviting them to test the CCCM mobile web app Cultural Gems aimed at promoting Europe's heritage in a playful way.
You are kindly invited to explore new blockchain based data SmartLog IoT logistics solution and drones and robotics experiments developed in the innovative Kymenlaakso area in South-Eastern part of Finland and tested on the TEN-T corridors.
How can we engage people in co-creation? What is a "City-as-a-Service"?
The Six City Strategy is a joint strategy of the six largest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together they tackle great challenges such as urbanisation and digitalisation and still evolve towards true human-centric cities. They turn schools, shopping centres, hospitals, nursing homes, streets, and neighbourhoods into innovation platforms and co-creation facilities, where new products and services are developed and tested.
Join the seminar 'Digital Solutions in Health and Prevention' on regional, national and EU developments enabling the digital transformation of health and care.
Expect key note speeches by three Directorates-general (SANTE, CONNECT and RESEARCH) from the European Commission as well as a discussion panel with leading individuals from the University of Wageningen, the industry (Orikami), and government (Dutch Permanent Representation and DG CONNECT). Annemieke Traag, Member of the Executive Council of the Province Overijssel, will open the seminar.
Modern cities should empower their citizens to shape their living environments by involving them in the co-creation of innovative projects. Housing is not to be viewed only as a matter of buildings, but as an integrated policy: an intermediate for social inclusion, economic integration and cultural connectivity.
The Six City Strategy is hosting an event during the European Week of Regions and Cities and would like to welcome you to join the discussion about cities and their significance in the future of Europe.
6Aika, The Six City Strategy, is a shared sustainable urban development strategy of the six biggest cities in Finland: Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Tampere, Turku and Oulu. Together with businesses, universities, and citizens they have developed their cities into innovation platforms where businesses thrive and better services are created.
The discussion will be led by i.a. Dr.
The session is a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 organised by Zero Waste Scotland, and will present the circular economy in action in Scotland and hear from EU partners on their experiences.
Please register by using the form on the website.
This session introduces the ‘Smart City Hospitality’ (SCITHOS) concept to support tourism to make the transition towards a sector that contributes to a long-term sustainable and liveable city, using a variety of ‘Smart’ tools.
The session is a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018, organised by Breda University of Applied Sciences.
Register via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SWEDEN IS A FRONTRUNNER WHEN IT COMES TO INNOVATION
But what does the Swedish innovation eco-system for food, environment and health have to do with you?
INVITATION: TASTE, LISTEN & DISCUSS
We welcome you to taste the famous finger food à la nordic, while discussing new ideas!
As the largest incubator and science park in Sweden within the food sector, and with a cross over to the areas health and environment, Krinova is developing the ability of innovation environments to provide an even better incubation and innovation support to companies within the food supply chain.
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Where are the experts for the mining of tomorrow? What is necessary in research to assure that Europe can explore important raw materials on its own territory? The event will discuss these and other issues with experts from the EC and representatives from mining regions and academic institutions in Europe.
Innovative fast-track integration to the labour market is an important challenge for regions. Through the FIER project (EU funded under EaSI), regions from Austria, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden and Turkey exchange and develop strategies to support integration in the labour market while addressing social and economic cohesion.
During the European Week of Regions and Cities, three Interreg Europe projects whose focus is on innovation - Urban M, Design4Innovation and ecoRIS, will share their experiences from interregional learning process and discuss key success factors in promoting design, makerspaces and eco-systems as catalysts for regional innovation.
16.30 Opening session on the future of innovation
16.45 Short introductions to the work of the 3 Interreg projects.
17.00 Break-out sessions (3 mini workshops led by each project)
Discussion on key success factors and major pitfalls in promoting specif
We kindly invite you to participate in
Fostering EU's economic growth by platform economy
The Role of Cities in Building Effective Co-Operation Platforms and Urban Ecosystems
European Week of Regions and Cities Side Event
Hosted by City of Espoo
Brussels │9th of October 2018, 16:00 – 18:00Venue: Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17 B- 1040 Brussels
In today´s economy added value is created increasingly in collaboration platforms that consist of different stakeholders that share an interest to work together.
In this seminar we will focus on the different roles that cities play in such a pla
The main objective of this workshop is to gather stakeholders' views on the most pressing priorities and issues related to the achievement of digital government across Europe and on the role that the EU could play in assisting the Member States.
Copernicus’ years of successful operations have brought about numerous innovations, an ever-growing network of Copernicus enthusiasts and users as well as stimulated bold ambitions for the programme’s future. In 2016, the Copernicus stakeholders had come together for the "Value Chain Workshop", a first of its kind conference.
The workshop will explore different topics concerning the integration of Big data and ICT solutions, education of healthcare professionals and innovative personalized medicine approaches and solution to the market.
This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by Regions for Health Innovation Partnership, composed of Northern Ireland (UK), Podlaskie (PL), Umbria (IT), and ERRIN Member Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (FR).
Please register using the code 9WS207.
The workshop will present the main results achieved by the on-going projects INNOVACT (platform to promote territorial cooperation and cross-border value chains, in which ERRIN is partner) and INNOV-AL (promotion of decentralised innovation policies) in Latin America with the overall aim to offer participants a source of reference when further developing their policy strategies to implement the 2030 Agenda.
This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by the European Commission - DG REGIO.
Please register by using the code 9WS43URB.
The event will be an open discussion and a participatory session based on the RIS3, focusing mostly but not exclusively on the role of authorities and multi-level governance issues; on implementation tools; on continuous EDP and involvement of users; on open dimension and strategic use of Interreg; and on monitoring S3.
This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by Alliances4development, a partnership composed by Aragon (ES), Nord-Est Romania (RO), ERRIN Member Northern Netherlands (NL), Silesia (PL) and Suleymanpasa (TR).
Please register by using the code 9PS218
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.
Developing from the initial concept, the event has become a European networking platform for experts in regional and local development.
The event showcases the opportunities and strengths as well as the territorial challenges within the blue economy, through the voices of industry representatives, the public sector and policy-makers.
This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by Advanced regions for blue growth, a partnership composed by Niedersachsen (DE), Groningen (NL), and ERRIN Members South Norway (NO), Region Västra Götaland (SE), South Denmark (DK) and Groningen (NL).
Please register by using the code 9WS212.
Cohesion policy for all regions has been essential for reducing disparities within the EU. With the EU budget under pressure and new societal challenges facing Europe’s regions, a strong Cohesion policy is more important than ever. To remain effective, Cohesion policy must become more responsive to citizens’ needs and enable regions to strengthen their innovation systems. By giving Europe’s regions more flexibility, they can generate tailor-made approaches to effectively tackle societal challenges.
The event will illustrate how the Four Motors’ regions (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes – FR, Catalonia – ES, Lombardy – IT, and Baden-Württemberg – DE) empower women and girls to pursue careers in STEM-professions, in particular in information and communication technologies.
The event aims at increasing the contribution of regions to the EC strategy to Digitise European industry. In this regard, initiatives such as I4MS or SAE are producing disrupting technological advances, which are being experimented in a few firms but with limited impact in the industry beyond those firms.
This session is a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018, organised by I4MS CSA Regional Advisory Board, which ERRIN is part of.
Please register to the session by sending an email to: email@example.com.
An updated agenda of the event is attached herewith.
Fraunhofer is hosting The RTO Innovation Summit together with nine other European Research and Technology Organisations (RTO).
Five thematic areas will be explored, in line with the five clusters of the “Global Challenges and Industrial Competitiveness” pillar, the heart of Horizon Europe for RTOs.
MEP Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Chair of the “Bioeconomy” Working Group of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development”, cordially invites you to the event "From research to reality: How Europe’s bioeconomy is leading the way to a truly circular economy". Across Europe, innovative companies are growing the bio-based economy, helping create jobs, spurring research and improving people’s lives.
On 10 April, the VSNU (Association of Universities in the Netherlands) andNeth-ER will organise the networking event ‘Bridging the EU Innovation Divide'.
Opening by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of Groningen
Welcome address by Ronald van Roeden, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union
Panel discussion moderated by Elmer Sterken, Rector Magnificus University of GroningenStanislaw Kistryn, Vice-Rect
This ESPON* seminar in Växjö, Sweden will examine how to support and encourage SMEs and exploit endogenous resources such as natural capital, heritage, renewable energy, bio-economy and tourism in rural regions. Successful exploitation may require new models of governance, social innovation, high-level ICT systems as well as public sector support. The recent review of the CAP points to a strengthening of knowledge flows, more research and innovation in rural areas (e.g.
Sustainable Solutions for bio-based plastics on land and sea As argued by the DG GROW, bio-based products can make the economy more sustainable and lower its dependence on fossil fuels. For this reason, the EU has declared the bio-based products sector to be a priority area with high potential for future growth, reindustrialisation, and addressing societal challenges. An assessment done by the European Commission has indicated that bio-based products and biofuels represent approximately EUR 57 billion in annual revenue and involve 300,000 jobs.
The first Policy Working Group meeting of the autumn will focus on the state of play with the post 2020 proposals, in particular Horizon Europe and the Interregional innovation investment. To start off the meeting we will have Ms Henna Virkkunen, MEP, who is the rapporteur for Horizon Europe in the TRAN committee, speaking to us about her position on the programme. We will then take stock on the advocacy activities already carried out by the ERRIN secretariat and by the members and plan our next steps.
DG GROW in cooperation with EASME and ECRN cordially invite you to the "Final Conference of the European Sustainable Chemicals Support Service Phase II - Exploring how capturing and re-using currently emitted industrial gases could be stimulated through industrial symbiosis" together with Ecofys and the University of Sheffield.
The conference aims to stimulate the re-use of gases, such as CO2, CO, H2, SOx and NOx by the industry.
This interactive workshop will bring together relevant stakeholders from municipalities, academia and businesses to address real life climate issues, which today's European smart cities are facing. Through a facilitated gamified co-creation tool – the CoCo-toolkit, participants will explore pre-selected urban challenges. The expert facilitator will guide the contributors through the cases presented, explore the boundaries and weaknesses, and co-create potential solutions.
”Transforming our food systems to be more resilient and sustainable in the future – How to make most of the € 10 billion for Food & Natural Resources in Horizon Europe?”
European Commission’s Horizon Europe proposal foresees a strong investment in Food and Natural Resources related R&I activities.
This conference offers a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Particular attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment.
The HDV CO2 emissions reduction strategy: what potential for decarbonising EU Transport?
Commercial transport – trucks and buses – is rightly expected to play a role in this reduction. To rise to the challenge, a number of questions need to be answered.
What is the correct regulatory framework? How can we ensure the competitiveness of European industry?
In response to the European Commission's proposal on Horizon Europe and the draft report of the European Parliament, UAS4EUROPE, the networking platform for Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) invites you to the second edition of the Croissant Event: UAS4EUROPE for Horizon Europe!
Speakers of the event include:
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General, DG RTD (tbc)
Angelika Niebler, MEP, European Parliament
Henrik Wolff, 2018-2019 Representative of UAS4EUROPE, President of UASnet
Johann Kastner, Vice-President, UAS Upper Austria
Final agenda and registration will follow end of August.
This ESPON* workshop in Luxembourg is the third in a series of Transnational Outreach events in West Europe in 2018 and 2019 examining new developments in national and regional spatial planning. By linking the five events together, participants of all five events will gain an excellent overview of both key issues in current spatial planning theory and practice and related ESPON research.
The workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss public participation processes and how to integrate the outcomes of these processes in spatial planning strategies.
The global water technology sector is increasingly organized in hubs. The European Water Tech Week Leeuwarden 2018 (EWTW 2018) will connect these hubs in Leeuwarden, the United Nations Innovating City for water technology.
How can we increase the tourism potential of our cultural heritage sites through innovation? How can we achieve that they evoke emotions and offer a personal experience to visitors? How can we ensure that the experience economy, involving the local communities, will offer affordable, inclusive and sustainable services in the medium/long run? Are you interested to brainstorm with us about these questions? Then come along and be part of the discussion that the Tourism Working Group of ERRIN is organising with the support of the Design and Creativity, ICT and Opening Science Working Groups.
This conference takes place within the context of the 2nd European Day of Sustainable Communities and is part of ongoing collaboration between the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) and the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability (ECOLISE).
In this conference, ECVET-Lab project partners will present the identified best environmental management practices in European labs, the new Qualification Standard of environmental management competence for laboratory technicians, and a free Online Training Course for obtaining this innovative qualification.
Invitation to exchange about women’s performance, engagement and opportunities in Horizon 2020 and beyond.
Although women constitute 52% of the total EU population, they represent only one third of the self-employed workforce and 30% of its start-up population. And here they constitute the majority of one person enterprises (78%). The areas of business that women prefer are health and social work activities, services and education.
Female creativity and entrepreneurial potential are an under-exploited source of economic growth.
Save the date for the first Health WG Meeting after summer! During this meeting we will learn more about the future of health in the next programming period and new health-related initiatives. We will have speakers from the Commission; DG CNECT, DG RTD, DG SANTE and DG EMPL discussing how health will be addressed in the next MFF. You will also be informed about the upcoming ERRIN health brokerage event that will take place in November. Please find the agenda attached. The meeting will take place at the Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino.
The Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) is organising a Horizon 2020 energy virtual info day to present upcoming funding opportunities for renewables, carbon capture and storage and next-generation batteries.
During the info day, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via sli.do using the #H2020Energy hashtag.
Please note that:
The presentations will be in English, no interpretation will be provided
A video recording of the info day will be available later on
the event can be followed on Twitter using #H2020Energy
Registration is only possible here.
Information and networking days on the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020, Challenge "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials" - 2019 calls - will take place on 11 and 12 September 2018 in Brussels in the European Commission's Charlemagne building, rue de la Loi 170.
The event targets potential applicants to the 2019 calls for project proposals under the Horizon 2020 Challenge 5 "Climate Action, Environment, Resource Efficiency and Raw Materials".
DISCOVER INNOVATIONS THAT WILL SHAPE THE FUTURE OF EUROPE
EIT Digital is launching its 3rd edition of the EIT Digital Conference in Brussels this year, showcasing EIT Digital's vision and achievements about shaping digitalization in Europe.
Get to know innovations and companies that will change the rules of the game in the digital wellbeing, infrastructure, cities, industry and finance domains, and educational courses to prepare students and reskill workers for the jobs of the future.
Get access to:
More than a dozen selected fast-growing startups to watch out for in 2018.
More than 30 deep-t
The role of regions in the transition towards a Circular Economy
INFORMATION, INSPIRATION and ACTIVATION on the field of circular economy.
Cities and regions play a crucial role in the transition towards a Circular Economy: what do the Eastern-Netherlands Clean Tech Region, Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Zwolle and other European regions have to offer, and how does Europe facilitate and stimulate these projects, using regulation, funding and skills?
Local and inter-regional cooperation pushing for territorial and value-chain symbioses
Supporting the circular econom
ERRIN & Polis recognise the importance of the Connecting Europe Facility as the main funding programme for the deployment of sustainable urban transport projects. European Union should secure the level of urban nodes projects funding in the next MFF. Concrete transport cases, all with European added value, will illustrate that the urban nodes priority within the programme have helped solve some of the ‘last mile’ issues, thus increasing the overall TEN-T network efficiency.
Slovenian Business and Research Association (SBRA), Brussels and the Ministry of Defence of Republic of Slovenia,
are pleased to invite you to the conference on
EU FUNDING FOR DEFENCE AND SECURITY
8 March 2018, 10:00 – 15:00
Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia, Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels
The objective of the conference is to present the EU defence policy and the landscape of different EU funding opportunities for defence industry and research.
The next ERRIN Policy Working Group meeting will take place on 11 July starting at 9.30 at North East Finland EU Office (location still to be confirmed) The meeting will focus on planning our next steps related to the Horizon Europe and Cohesion proposals (Smart specialisation 2.0 and interregional cooperation) In practice we will: Share information and analysis on the newly adopted proposals Discuss our key messages (how to modify, where to focus) Identifying key people / contacts at European Parliament and national level (permanent representations etc.) We look forward to this important
Dear Design & Creativity Working Group Members,
Thank you for joining our last meeting and the brainstorming! We coordinators have met with the ERRIN secretariat to compile your ideas and we decided to give the Design Day 2018 a theme: Design and Digitalisation. This gives us the opportunity to tackle a very topical theme we all are working with and a lot of possibilities for regions to bring in their ideas and speakers.
On 7 June, Flux50 organises an energy day during the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). The focus of the days is the new call of the ERA-Net Smart Energy Systems.
The project session, in the morning, is free.
Fujitsu World Tour FWT is back again for 2018 on the 7th of June in Brussels. Fujitsu is at the heart of this, contributing connected technologies such as Cloud, AI, IoT , Cyber Security and Blockchain - all of which will be showcased throughout the Fujitsu World Tour 2018.
Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) carries the potential to revolutionize the way that businesses transact with their customers and with each other.
The Scottish Government earlier this year launched the Rural Innovation Support Service to improve and further develop innovation across the rural economy in Scotland.
Following on from the 11th OECD Rural Development Conference in Edinburgh in April, Scotland House would like to invite you to a morning workshop on ‘Enhancing Innovation in Rural Areas’ in Brussels on 7 June 2018.
The workshop will bring together policy makers with those involved in practical implementation of rural innovation projects.
The Energy transition is a necessity imposed by climate change, but also an occasion for Europe to transform a major threat into a one-off opportunity to bring the continent to the forefront of the international scene from an industrial, scientific, and political perspective.
This session will explore how innovation in clean energy technologies can boost lighthouse ambitions and how the EU can play a decisive role in making all stakeholders joining their force to pull in the same direction.
The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union, the Ministry of Economy, Science and Digitalisation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt, the Halle Institute for Economic Research, Member of the Leibniz Association, and the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology are organising this event to highlight current research and policy agendas in migration. In addition to enabling an exchange of views on EU policy, the aim of the event is to highlight the importance of SSH research on societal challenges in the next research framework programme.
The Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA) organizes the information session "The Austrian presidency and the EU-funding programmes: Horizon Europe and COSME"
The successors of Horizon2020 and COSME are the talk of the town in Europe. Starting in 2021 there will be two new programmes in place. The European Commision launched their proposals for Horizon Europe and the new COSME-programme.
WIRE, the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe, brings together regional, national and European innovation experts and stakeholders, including public organisations, policymakers, research communities and enterprises. This year, the conference will be organised during the first week of the Austrian EU Council Presidency on 4-6 July in Innsbruck. As the conference takes place shortly after the proposals for the post 2020 EU instruments, WIRE 2018 will include intensive debates on the new Horizon Europe proposal.
100 years after the end of World War I, the conference will focus on the wars raging in Europe between 1914 and 1945, as well as other relevant events before and after that period that shaped and changed Europe in many ways. It will address political as well as educational aspects of memories and memorial sites and explore the role of war memories for our common European History and European Identity.
We are recycling household waste and are gradually switching to tap water. But did you know that the financial sector also has an important role to play in the transition to a greener economy and cleaner energy? The European Commission is planning a series of interventions to get the financial system on a more sustainable path.
SCOUT workshop on roadmap for level 4/5 connected and automated driving
On 7 March 2018, the SCOUT project will organise an expert workshop “Building a comprehensive European roadmap for level 4/5 connected and automated driving” at the Fondation Universitaire in Brussels.
The roadmap development process within SCOUT started with the analysis of user expectations and requirements to co-create a vision of CAD in Europe in 2030. According to the results of this analysis, level 4/5 automation would be the most preferred scenario from a users’ perspective.
During this Tourism WG meeting will discuss innovatove business models for smart destinations, and will take place on the morning of June 29, at the FVG Region.
The seminar intends to investigate how to increase regional competitiveness by developing common projects having transnational dimension and how digitalization and innovative business models can create new opportunities for tourism operators and for the entire tourism value chain.
You can find the agenda attached above.
Ocean Microplastics have attracted increasing scientific, political and public concern as this phenomenon impacts the whole value chain of aquatic products, interfering with ecosystems processes and contaminating the food and feed chain.
Smart Data Smart Region (SDSR) is an exciting EU project that is pioneering and transformative linking the use of smart data to the transformation of the regions in a smart way. The “Smart” data sector is growing at a rapid rate, and is fast becoming one of the leading industries in Europe. However, whilst the demand for these transversal skills is growing, the supply is not. SDSR have launched their national ‘presentation days’ in the four countries involved in the project: United Kingdom, Ireland, The Netherlands and Germany.
Please find agenda attached.
Participants need to provide type of
The European Commission organises an Info Day on Horizon 2020 Societal Challenge 2 (SC2) ‘Food security, sustainable agriculture and forestry, marine and maritime and inland water research and the bioeconomy’. The event will take place in Brussels on 25 June 2018 and will showcase the calls for 2019 of the new version of the SC2 Work Programme for 2018-2020. More detailed information on the Info Day programme is provided here.
Following the Info Day, on 26 June 2018, there will be a corresponding brokerage event organised by the EU-funded BioHorizon project.
The EUIPO is launching the first-ever anti-counterfeiting blockchain competition in Europe and invites the brightest blockchain teams to take part in a 4-day Blockathon from 22 to 25 June 2018, in the heart of the European Union in Brussels.
The Blockathon will be held at AutoWorld, a museum housed in an emblematic location built during the industrial revolution and used for the International Exposition of 1897, at a time when society moved away from using horses to ‘horseless carriages’.
The Slovenian Business & Research Association (SBRA) is organising Transforming Consumers and Health-Oriented Society through Science and Innovation on Wednesday, 20 June 2018 at the premises of the Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the EU (Rue du Commerce 44, Brussels).
The objective of the conference is to present future trends in the innovation in healthcare sector with the focus on benefits for consumers and society and the importance of the cooperation between public and private research.
Renowned experts from business, European health associations and European C
Social innovation is the process of developing and deploying effective solutions to challenging and often systemic social and environmental issues, in support of social progress. Social innovation is not the prerogative or privilege of any organizational form or legal structure. Solutions often require the active collaboration of constituents across government, business, and the nonprofit world.
The Energy and Climate Change Working Group is pleased to invite you to the first meeting of this year, which will take place on 14th June from 14.30 at Unioncamere Lombardia (Place du Champ Mars 2, Brussels).
The meeting will focus on an initiative that Unioncamere Lombardia, together with the other member regions leading the Energy WG and ERRIN, is looking to undertake with a view to engaging European industries and SMEs in energy efficiency programmes.
Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU Flagship Conference
2nd FOOD 2030 High Level Event
"Research & Innovation for Food and Nutrition Security – Transforming our food systems“
The Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of EU is organising a Flagship Conference dedicated to Research and Innovation (R&I) as a driver of sustainable food systems transformation.
The first ICT Working Group meeting of this year will take place on 13th June from 14.30 at the House of Dutch Provinces (Rue des Treves 59-61, Brussels). The event is designed to provide regions with an overview on the activities in the field of blockchain at European level but also to explore existing application fields and related regional activities.
After the keynote speech of Mr Prieto from the BISITE Digital Innovation Hub of the University of Salamanca, who will give a detailed introduction to the blockchain technology, we will have a presentation by a representative from Lynkeus on M
“Integrated Care in Europe: the way ahead”
European Committee of the Regions
6 December 2018, 8:00-9:00
In recent years, Europe has faced important demographic changes affecting the ageing population. As a result, increased chronic conditions, multi-morbidity and an ageing population of both the workforce and patients have led to the development of a new integrated care model across Europe.
With this conference, EUREGHA aims to emphasise the importance of involving regions to achieve sustainable health care systems today and for the future.
Through panel discussions and the presentation of regional best practice cases of integrated care and primary care reform, EUREGHA will present its vision on the policies, skills and investments needed for the healthcare of tomorrow.
Modernization. Excellence. Societal Impact.
The EuroTech Universities High Level Event 2018 will take place on 6 November at the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union.
Browse the programme & register for our interactive showcase of state-of-the-art technologies and high-level panel debate on the challenges faced by the “university of the future”.
Moderated by SEAN KLEIN, former BBC Bureau Chief for Europe
JEAN-ERIC PAQUET, Director-General for Research & Innovation, European Commission
The 2018 ERIAFF -conference is an opportunity for everyone involved in the food sector from all European regions to gather and exchange knowledge on food safety issues, and meet partners and stakeholders. The three core conference themes
High Tech Agriculture,
provide an integrated approach to present innovative solutions to food safety.
In the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting, Alexander Ferstl from the Austrian Presidency will present the state of play of the discussions on the post-2020 Cohesion policy proposal in the Council, with a focus on innovation and S3 related issues. We will also have a dialogue with Peter Berkowitz from DG REGIO on the Interregional innovation investments (component 5).
Small and medium enterprises are the core of the solid biomass to energy sector. What are the business opportunities in bioenergy and how can investments in sustainable supply chains be facilitated? The main objectives of the event are:
Present lessons learnt from SMEs on accessing finance for bioenergy projects
Investigate the risks and opportunities of SME financing for bioenergy market uptake projects
Explore green finance instruments to access funding for sustainable bioenergy
The Finance Day brings together experts and representatives from the industry and the financial sector.
Co-managing energy & water assets: Lessons and policy recommendations from RECENT, a Renewable Energy Community Empowerment Project in Northern Europe
The transition to a low-carbon economy is one of the key priorities of the European Union. Co-managing of energy and water assets can deliver essential economic and environmental gains. The RECENT project, co-funded by the Interreg Northern Periphery and Arctic Programme, has supported the development of community empowerment energy-water projects in rural communities.
We are pleased to invite you to the ERRIN EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) side event "Energy Storage Vision 2025. Can Europe beat Elon Musk?", which will take place on 6th June from 14.00 at the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office (Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28 Oudergemselaan, Brussels)
The event will showcase two innovative, sustainable, stationary energy storage technologies from two European Regions, Thuringia (DE) and Friesland (NL) and will look at how these technologies work, how far the development has progressed until now, but also what needs to be done to further improv
Interreg South West (Sudoe) began 15 years ago as the transnational cooperation programme for economic, social, territorial and cultural development within Soutwestern Europe. In celebration of this milestone, the programme is organising a high level conference on territorial cooperation, which will take place on 6/06/2018 in Brussels. The former BBC reporter, Ms. Claire Doole, will moderate an interesting debate between political and institutional representatives on the success of Sudoe and the future of cohesion policy within Southwestern Europe.
The Liaison agency Flanders-Europe (VLEVA) organizes the information session “Clean energy: inspiring cases from energy saving to the use of hydrogen”.
A representative of the European Commission will kick-off the event with an overview of the European policy on energy efficiency and energy transition. This is followed by a presentation about the challenges for energy transition in Europe and Flanders. Finally, innovative projects in Flanders are discussed.
This event is an official Energy Days event of the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW2018).
The EU Sustainable Energy Week will be back for its 13th edition, from 4 to 8 June 2018 in Brussels. This year’s theme of Europe’s most important conference on energy efficiency and renewables is Energy transition. Sessions organised by the European Commission and energy stakeholders will debate policy developments, best practices, initiatives and ideas that support Europe’s move towards clean, secure and efficient power as part of the Energy Union.
Eric Andrieu, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-President of the Sky and Space Intergroup, is organising with Eurospace a conference entitled “Agriculture: a new frontier for the European Space Policy" Tuesday 6 March in the European Parliament.
While the potential of space technologies for the agricultural sector is today not sufficiently well-known and exploited in Europe, this conference will gather stakeholders from the space and agriculture communities to identify opportunities for synergies between both sectors, so as to best address the specific constraints of rural areas and f
In April 2018 the European Commission will publish the third monitoring report on Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) integration. Shortly after, the Commission proposal on FP9 is expected. You are invited to join our debate with the European Commission and scientific stakeholders.
For registration and programme, please see here.
For more information, contact Copenhagen EU Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Register by: 18th May 2018
Recent innovations in vertical farming and methods such as hydroponics and recycling of water and nutrients has stimulated interest in urban agriculture. Presentations will explore case studies of systems and technologies, and the current trends in urban agriculture. Registration is free to the event, and will include a buffet lunch and networking opportunity.
09:30 Registration and welcome
10:00 Introduction, Sessions moderator Stephen Fox, Panliska ltd
10:15 Christine Zimmermann-Loess, Chairwoman of the Association for Vertical Farming
10:30 Ine Pertry fr
The City of Gothenburg and Region Västra Götaland have high ambitions in reducing climate change. A cornerstone of this work is the regional objective to be fossil free by 2030, which includes a fossil free public transport fleet. There are many on-going initiatives supporting the objective and as a result about 95 % of the procured public transport in the region ran on renewable fuels in 2017.
The general objective of the Clean Vehicles Directive is to increase the market uptake of low- and zero-emission vehicles in public procurement and contribute to reducing overall transport emissions.
The event is organised as a part of the EU Green Week 2018 conference.
The event presents environmental messages and innovative measures of public campaigns, which aimed on shaping pro-environmental behaviour among citizens to act collectively in the policy development process. Civic engagement is core to successful social change.
Welcome to this lunch discussion on how to reach a resource efficient system for textile materials in Europe. Sustainability, with its economic, environmental and social dimensions, is a challenge in the textile and clothing industry.
Energy storage will be a key component of the sustainable energy system of the future. As energy storage technology accelerates, a highly skilled workforce along the whole value chain needs to be developed and strengthened. EIT InnoEnergy leads the industrial work stream (known as EBA@250) in conjunction with 120+ European and non-European stakeholders from across the entire value chain.
This conference will show how regional partnerships including universities and other higher education institutions can drive smart specialisation. It is the result of two related projects: Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with DG Education and Culture, and Thinking Smart, an Erasmus+ funded consortium of European HEIs.
Please find more information and registration here.
Last December, ERRIN organised a meeting with the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC) to discuss about the Innovation Camps. Developed in 2010 by the Aalto University Campus in Espoo (Finland), the Innovation Camps have been adopted by the JRC and the Committee of the Regions as a tool to help regions identify and tackle societal challenges locally.
Since a call will be launched soon for funding a number of Innovation Camps around Europe, ERRIN is hosting a breakfast discussion with Stijn Verleyen, Coordinator for interinstitutional relations at the JRC.
The Swedish Government has recently announced a new Sustainable Cities Council as
well as a new support for municipalities’ work on urban ecosystem services. This is
championed by the Swedish Environment Minister, Ms Karolina Skog. The Sustainable
Cities Council will serve as a national forum aimed at strengthening urban conditions
to develop into living, green, healthy and safe places where people meet. The overall
task of the Council is to implement the city development policy. The mission extends
to May 2022 and involves ten authorities.
You are kindly invited to the Launch of the EC-OECD STIP COMPASS. This new web portal is a joint initiative by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research & Innovation and the OECD’s Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation. It aims to support the smart monitoring and analysis of countries’ STI policies. It should become a central platform for policy research and advice in support of government officials, analysts and scholars.
The launch event will include an interactive demonstration of the tool followed by a panel with STI experts.
Started in 2014 as a joint initiative of relevant European organizations interested in keeping vital and innovative the forest-based sector, the 3rd edition of the European Workshop devoted to Forest innovation will take place on 26 April 2018 in Brussels, kindly hosted by the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union (Rue Wiertz 77, 1000 Brussels).
A Call for Expressions of Interest (EoI) to present innovative cases is open till 16 March 2018 at https://www.webropolsurveys.com/S/D98C22EA83D6F58C.par
Innovative cases have to address one of the following thematic areas:
The interest of using test beds, or innovation infrastructures, to accelerate innovation processes is steadily increasing. Cities and regions play a fundamental role in stimulating efficient innovation ecosystems where nearness to actors and understanding of the local environment is a determining factor of success. Indeed, cities and regions can support test beds through co-investments, help local business accessing test beds and collaborate with test beds to develop better public policies through so-called Policy Labs.
The European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the Climate Chance Association would like to invite you to an event on 23 April to launch the European Dialogue on Non-State Climate Action. The purpose of this event will be to put forward an action plan aiming at assessing, recognising, accelerating and supporting climate actions, as well as improving governance.
REVAB (REuse and Valorisation of Agricultural Buildings through training based on real experiences) is an Erasmus+ project to develop a training programme for farming entrepreneurs to learn about reusing existing agricultural buildings.
Over the course of the project, case studies have been developed which gather the best practices in agricultural building reuse from all over Europe.
The first Innovation & Investment WG Meeting of 2018 will take place on April 19th between 2pm and 5 pm, and will be kindly hosted by the Autonomous Province of Trento at the premises of the European region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino in Brussels (Rue de Pascale, 45-47, B - 1040 Brussels)
Next to grants, financial instruments will continue to be a strong part of the future EU toolbox. In order to be best prepared, and to highlight the problems currently faced, the event will showcase practices (good and bad) from different ERRIN members.
You are invited to the final conference of the CHANGE! Network, taking place in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
CHANGE! is a project, coordinated by the city of Eindhoven, co-funded by URBACT, and focusing on collaborative public services, and people-powered public services.
Registration for the event is open here. Please find the agenda of the event below.
13.30 - 14.00 Registration & Coffee
14.00 - 14.05 Opening speech
Samir Toub, CHANGE!
The project aims to tackle the growing number of young people who are Not in Education, Employment, or Training (NEET), by increasing their employment opportunities in the footwear industry in Europe, while addressing companies’ significant skills mismatch. The innovation lies on a hands-on approach to education by creating a training system inspired by the successful Danish “Production School model”.
Together with the Province of Gelderland and the AER, ERRIN Members Arnhem Nijmegen City Region and the Cleantech Region are organising a study visit on the energy transition in Gelderland (NL) to share and learn from each other’s experiences.
Originally, the study visit was planned for October 31st-November 2nd 2017 but has now been rescheduled for April 17-19 2018. All ERRIN members are invited to participate and can find the new programme and registration form online.
Registration is now open for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Info Day, taking place on 17 April 2018 in Brussels.
The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2018 Call for proposals.
The morning sessions will provide information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the Call process.
Coventry University is ranked 12th in the UK by The Guardian in 2018, and three times in the last five years has held the title UK Modern University of the Year, awarded by The Times. Coventry University has recently opened a Brussels Office, and is organising a launch event on 16 April from 12.30 at Residence Palace, Brussels.
The afternoon will have three main elements:
University West, located in Region Västra Götaland invites you to the lunch seminar "Research in cooperation - new partnerships". At this lunch seminar you will have the opportunity to hear about four research themes at the university, namely:
Learning and nursing for an equal and sustainable healthcare today and tomorrow, Prof. Elisabeth Dahlborg Lyckhage, Prof. Anna Dåderman, Assoc. Prof. Sandra Pennbrant
Production Technology West, the largest and most dedicated researchenvironment on production technology in Sweden, Prof. Nicolaie Markocsan, Assoc. Prof. Joel Andersson, Assoc. Prof.
2018 marks 30 years of EU Cohesion Policy, and 28 years since the development of European Territorial Cooperation. Territorial and inter-regional cooperation is vital now more than ever to maximise the scope of joint regional projects and delivering the desired impact of European engagement. Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales have used inter-regional cooperation to focus on areas of potential growth, working in collaboration with our EU partner regions in areas of complementary strength.
We are delighted to invite you and your esteemed colleagues to the workshop ‘The Economy of Robots’ that will take place on the 9th of April 2018 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The workshop will be hosted by the distinguished Member of the European Parliament Mrs. Mady Delvaux-Stehres and will be chaired by the Research Board Member of the euRobotics and SPARC Prof.
The workshop is organized within the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Project called TOGETHER (Towards a Goal of Efficiency Through Energy Reduction).
The TOGETHER project aims at promotion & dissemination of the concept of integrated energy management in public buildings, also by involving building users in the process and giving them opportunity to follow real-time energy consumption through the installation of smart meters.
During the event the participants will have a unique opportunity to get familiar with:
holistic vision of a building, considering it not only as a structure but also a set of
On 4 May 2018, Sparks will hold its final forum in Brussels: we are proud to present the results and lessons learnt of this three-year pan-European collaboration.
The event will bring together projects partners, DIY scientists featured in the Sparks’ exhibition, artists, academics, science communicators, policy makers and more to share knowledge and ideas on participatory practices in science.
This forum will be a fantastic opportunity to reflect and share knowledge on various forms of public engagement in science tested during the lifetime of the project.
The HoNESt (History of Nuclear Energy Society) project team is organising a Stakeholder Engagement Workshop on Thursday 5 April 2018 in Munich.
The theme of the workshop will be “Discussing Nuclear Histories and Futures in Central and Eastern Europe” and will be held in Deutsches Museum, Munich.
You will find the the invitation and programme of the workshop in the documents attached.
The workshop is free of charge but registration is mandatory through Eventbrite.
Laval Mayenne and Vision2020, with the support of Euro-VR and Laval Virtual, are organising an ICT/Virtual Reality event hosted by Laval Mayenne Technopole in Laval, France (1h30 west from Paris) as part of the Laval Virtual International Conference where more than 300 exhibitors and 20.000 visitors are expected.
This event will focus on specific calls related to ICT and Virtual reality across two Horizon2020 Work Programmes: ICT and Europe in a Changing World (Societal Challenge 6).
The following calls for projects will be addressed:
ICT-25-2018-2020: Interactive Technologies (ICT) – Dates
The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and the European Commission have the pleasure of inviting you to the 2018 edition of the "Stakeholder Forum" in the context of the implementation of the "Digitising European Industry" initiative.
The Stakeholder Forum is a yearly public event co-organised by the EC and the Member States; it is the key European conference addressed to all stakeholders interested in digitisation of industry, from the entire value chain.
The event is organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU. Skåne European Office has had the honor of participating in a Programme Committee supporting the implementation of the conference, thanks to a previous involvement via ERRIN in the ERA stakeholder platform "doers group" on long term sustainability of research infrastructures.
Research infrastructures (RIs) are one of the key elements for the development and improvement of knowledge and technology.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council from Southern England, UK is holding the final TechTown event in Brussels on 22 March.
The event is funded under URBACT and focuses on:
Growing the digital economy and digital jobs (spaces and places, business support, entrepreneurship, digitalising existing businesses or industry)
Growing, attracting, retaining and returning digital talent and skills
The role of the city in a digital ecoystem
To register, please click here.
UniLiON (Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network) is a newly established informal network consisting of 35 university liaison offices collaborating in Brussels and representing more than 100 universities with the aim to be the single entry point to a world of excellent universities and to be a gateway to European Institutions and partners for the universities participating in UniLiON.
As a part of UniLiON’s collaboration work between the universities, a survey was conducted by the UniLiON Brexit Working Group* with the home institutions of its members across Europe, to explore the ground
We are glad to invite you to the iEER Conference: Boosting innovative Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Regions for Growth and Jobs Creation on 22 – 23 March 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
After nearly two years of intensive learning, this event is one of the key milestones where we are excited to share with you these outstanding good practices that we have discovered and will be implemented in the regions to improve the support and dynamic of entrepreneurship ecosystem for young entrepreneurs and startups.
Cultural and Creative Industries in the European Regions: An unrecognized potential?
Message from MEP Christian Ehler (co-chair of the Intergroup): The Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) in Europe provide a great potential for the European Union. Challenges like unemployment, reindustrialisation and economic growth in an ever growing global competition can be somewhat tackled by the influences of the European CCIs. We would hence like to create a stronger link between the regions and the Cultural and Creative Industries.
The Lombardy Region is pleased to invite you to the round table "From the Local Transport to Macro-regional Mobility: the development model of FNM and the Lombardy Region compared to Europe" on 21 March 2018 at 17:30 in the offices of the Delegation of the Lombardy Region to the EU.
The ESPON TIA web Tool is an interactive web application that can be used to support policy makers and practitioners with identifying potential territorial impacts of new legislation and policies.
This e-learning consists of two webinars guided by OIR, experts on the ESPON Territorial Impact Assessment tool (TIA tool).
Sense about Science is holding a Standing up for Science EU workshop at KoWi, Brussels (Rue du Trône 98, 1050 Ixelles) on Friday 16 March 2018. This FREE full day event is for early career researchers and scientists in all sciences, social sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent).
During the workshop, we combine discussion about research-related controversies in public debates with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media and politicians. Please find more information and apply here.
These workshops are very popular and places are limited.
Could closer cooperation between metropolitan regions be the key to future competitiveness and prosperity in Europe, in the Nordic countries? What is the potential of Western Scandinavia – the area from Oslo via Gothenburg to Skåne /Öresund? What are the most important issues for the future in areas such as innovation, attractiveness, integration and infrastructure? What is the role of cities and regions?
On March 15, the OECD launches its Territorial Review of Megaregion Western Scandinavia in Gothenburg at an international conference on urban networks and megaregions.
The Vanguard Initiative originated Interreg Europe project “Enhancing policies through interregional cooperation: New industrial value chains for growth (S34GROWTH)” , involving 10 VI regions, was launched in 2016 with a bold ambition to explore and define how industry-led, inter-regional collaboration can accelerate EU ambitions to improve industrial innovation and competitiveness.
NCP Brussels is organizing an info session for security to present the challenges and opportunities at regional and European level for all different operators.
The workshop is free of charge, but registration is mandatory. Please note that 'no-shows' will be noted and given lower priority for future events.
To register, please click here.
The Representation of Lower Saxony in Brussels and NBank invite you to a panel discussion with internationally renowned experts in the fields of science and politics and from associations and companies. The event will bring together research and political stakeholders with experts on Medicine practice.
The agenda is available here.
Registration is possible here until 8 March.
The European Robotics Forum (ERF), the most influential meeting of the robotics community in Europe, will be held in Tampere in March 2018. 1000 European robotics top experts are expected to attend the conference.
The European Robotics Forum 2018 (ERF2018) will be held in the Tampere Hall on 13─15 March 2018. ERF2018 covers current societal and technical themes related to the field of robotics. Interesting subjects will be discussed, including human-robot-collaboration and how robotics can improve industrial productivity and service sector operations.
Enterprise Europe Brussels c/o impulse.brussels, in collaboration with DroneDays Expo and Enterprise Europe Network invites you to take part in the 3rd edition of the DroneDays B2B event.
3 NEW REASONS to COME this year :
DUAL USE DRONE TECHNOLOGIES
transfer from defense drone techs to civil application domains
TECHNICAL CHALLENGES from LARGE ACCOUNTS (coming soon)
POSSIBILITY TO CHOOSE THE "EXHIBITION – PITCHING – MATCHMAKING" FULL PACKAGE
And as in the past editions:
EXHIBITION AREA & DRONE DEMOS
Civil and commercial use of drones (known as well as RPAS or UAV) has endless application’s
ERRIN's Design & Creativity Working Group welcomes you to an event on the 8th of March, 09.00 - 13.00, where participants will explore benefits of including design and creative industries in innovation. The event is hosted by Unioncamere Lombardia (Place du Champs de Mars 2, Brussels).
During the first part of the event we will learn about design-driven innovation and creative industries supported through EU programmes. After that, we will focus on access to finance via the Cultural and Creative Sector Guarantee Facility as well as crowdfunding.
The workshop aims to offer an overview on some EU funding programmes that support awareness raising and education activities on the European cultural heritage (namely ‘Europe for Citizens’, ‘Erasmus+’ and ‘Creative Europe’), as well as examples of some relevant projects co-financed by the Commission in the previous years. Moreover, the workshop intends to foster the discussion on possible forms of cooperation among regional stakeholders.
Therefore, the workshop will be articulated in two parts.
Unioncamere Lombardia is hosting a free training courses on design-driven innovation on 7 March at its premises in Brussels. The course is offered by the European Commission in the framework of Design for Entreprises, a three-year programme of courses to discover how design-driven innovation can become the key to improve European SMEs competitiveness, efficiency and sustainability.
This short course aims to provide participants with a meaningful view on the benefits and the opportunities of design-driven innovation, with presentations, case studies and team work in one full day.
Powered by the EU-funded SEED project, the European Silver Economy Awards aim to reward and celebrate innovative ICT- related products and services from all sectors that help to improve the quality of life of senior citizens. This way, the Awards aim to raise awareness of and strengthen the European Silver Economy.
This event will be dedicated to reviewing the action plans of the Action Groups and the Reference Sites Collaborative Network, and especially how these plans are aligned with the European Commission policy activities, notably the "Transformation of health and care in the Digital Single Market" that was announced in the mid-term review of the European Commission's Digital Single Market. The event is open to EIP partners.
More information will be provided soon. Registration is not yet open.
In the framework of the EU Industry Day 2018, Ile-de-France Europe is organising a workshop on Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH). The event will aim to present the DIHs state of play and practical examples of how DIHs operate and help SMEs embrace digital transformation, how they interact with regional, national and EU ecosystems and how to improve their impact though coordinated EU, national and regional funding.
The agenda is attached herewith and the registration is open here until 8th February.
Market engagement is a cornerstone of innovation procurement.
This webinar will focus on the context and perspectives of suppliers and will take a practical look at the different tools and approaches that can be used, and the benefits, challenges and success factors of effective engagement with the market.
The main speaker in this workshop is Gaynor Whyles of JERA Consulting, a leading European expert on innovation procurement.
To register, click here. The agenda of the event is available here.
ERRIN and two of its members, Government of Navarra and East and North Finland, together with Social Economy Europe, are organising an event during the EU Industry Day with the aim to analyse how to combine the efforts of S3 and the social economy to optimise efforts in achieving smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Building on the constructive dialogue that was initiated during the first European Industry Day in February 2017, the second edition of the event will update stakeholders on the Commission's strategic approach to industrial policy and actions to further develop industrial competitiveness in Europe.
It will also serve as a forum where stakeholders contributing to European industrial competitiveness can showcase their activities, learn from each other, discuss cross-cutting issues and develop joint visions for the future.
The second European Industry Day will be divided into 3 parts:
On 23 Febru
Dear Policy WG members and WG leaders,
The first Policy WG meeting of 2018 will take place on 20 February 09:00-11:00 at London Higher, Rue du Trone 108.
The meeting will focus on the MFF consultation and ERRIN contribution to it. Tentatively the Policy WG has foreseen an ERRIN contribution to the thematic consultations on 1) Cohesion and 2) Research and Innovation.
To participate to the discussion, please sign up below.
Please note that this event is reserved for Policy WG members and ERRIN WG Leaders only.