This high-level conference will feature speakers from all over Europe – cultural agents, thinkers, politicians and governmental decision-makers. Its aim is to get Europe behind the new Creative Europe Programme and foster broad debate on the main strategic innovations and new priorities for the 2021-2027 cycle, highlighting the links with other European Union funds and the relationships with current societal issues.
During an upcoming webinar in the frame of the DigitalHealthEurope project, in which ERRIN is a partner, Digital Innovation Hubs from Central-Eastern Europe will present their needs and ideas, boosting potential match-making and future partnerships.
ERRIN and the European Commission are preparing for a dialogue on the role of regional and local actors in the Mission Area: Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. Members and their relevant stakeholders are invited to take part in the active discussion, which will include two breakout sessions focused on the 'area-based lighthouse demonstrators' described in the Mission proposal.
With the aim of empowering people to a human-centered, sustainable and more prosperous digital future, CONNECT University is organising from 21 June until 2 July a special sixth edition of Summer School that aims to share knowledge and information about the way climate change is interconnected with digital transformation.
Welcome to ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021! Taking place on 22 June just before the EU R&I Days, it will provide a great opportunity to exchange on the role and contribution of regional and local research and innovation ecosystems in the EU. The Spring AGM will also be a very special occasion as this year marks 20 years of ERRIN.
As the global response to COVID-19 can be seen as a success story for scientific research and innovation, this EU R&I Days event will explore how lessons learned can be used going forward with the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.
ERRIN has become a Bauhaus partner and set up a cross-sectoral task force to shape the New European Bauhaus initiative. As the first activity of the task force, a conversation will be hosted to discuss the objectives of the New European Bauhaus with the European Commission and provide input towards building a joint and multi-disciplinary initiative with regions and cities as its main drivers.
As part of the Connecting Nature project's virtual enterprise summit, a Horizon Europe brokerage event on funding calls for nature-based solutions will be organised on 30th June between 10:00-11:30 CEST.
The International Network of Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean (ALEC) is organizing, with the help of Autonom’Lab/Gérontopôle Nouvelle-Aquitaine, living lab focused on active and healthy ageing, on 6th, 7th and 8th September 2021 in Limoges (France) its IV International Congress : " Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together".
The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.
The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (EUSEW) will once again be held as a digital event, with more opportunities than ever to connect, engage, network and reflect on the biggest issues in clean energy in Europe and beyond. The event will run from 25 to 29 October 2021.
In view of the European Commission's upcoming policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, this event will discuss the latest scientific evidence in the field and the policy recommendations made by the Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Academia Europaea, hosted by Cardiff University, is holding a webinar on plastic pollution. This webinar will review the latest scientific evidence on the biodegradability of plastics from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academics) and discuss the policy recommendations made by the European Commission's independent group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
The Baltic Science Network's (BSN) final conference and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Baltic Sea Science Day will take place this June. The conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss the final outcomes of the BSN project with actors from politics and science at regional, national and European levels and to define the way forward for the Baltic Science Network.
DANCE DIGITAL is the kick-off event of a new partnership between Clwstwr, a programme to stimulate R&D and innovation in the South Wales media sector, and MFG Baden-Wurttemberg, an institution to promote film culture, the film industry and cultural and creative industries in the South West of Germany.
R2B – Research to Business is the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) and managed by ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory, the Consortium born to foster the sustainable growth, innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalisation of the region. In the current scenario, R2B OnAir edition is an ideal platform where to design and launch new programmes and ideas, including public policies and measures; an opportunity to think about new models for the post-Covid-19 society, in terms of economic development, growth, social inclusion, sustainability, security and digital transition for all.
The 2021 edition of the European Development Days will see events focus on biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation and consider the role of the European Green Deal in challenging these problems.
The Quebec-Europe Research and Innovation Circle, in partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Brussels and the Quebec Smart Energy Network is organising a networking activity on the development of hydrogen-related technologies in the context of Horizon Europe.
The European Commission is working on a new EU urban mobility framework to support Member States, regions and cities as they develop safe, accessible, inclusive, smart, resilient and zero-emission urban mobility. Within the framework of the consultation process on its new initiative, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport is organising five consultation workshops on topics of interest for stakeholders and the public.
This year, the European Green Week is entirely devoted to the imminent Zero Pollution Action Plan. VLEVA also organises another partner event and focuses on the water aspect within the action plan. A speaker from DG ENV (TBC) will introduce the plan, followed by 3 short pitches from Vlakwa, Vliz and VMM.
This WG meeting will look at the twin transition, notably the digital aspects of the green transition, and where is the place on EU level for the ‘Green ICT’ in the policy context. During the working group meeting, regional examples and best practices will be presented to demonstrate how a sustainable and responsible approach towards digital can be implemented.
Join us for our #EUGreenWeek Partner Event. The City of Hamburg, Viken County in Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invite you to join the conversation to learn about, and discuss, the state-of-the-art in developing sustainable and circular synthetic turfs.
We are happy to invite you to learn about the upcoming European funding opportunities for digitization, cultural heritage and smart tourism topics and meet potential partners across Europe during the Infoday and Matchmaking event, which will take place on 9 June.
We are happy to welcome you to the next meeting of the Innovation & Investment Working Group, which will focus on the Joint Cluster Initiative (Single Market Programme) as well as on the European Innovation Ecosystems (Horizon Europe programme). The meeting aims to provide information about the JCI and EIE, and will then be followed by a moderated discussion on the different project opportunities they entail.
Join the University Alliance Stockholm Trio - that recently established their office in Brussels - to discuss how we can steer and accelerate Europe's recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations.
The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar where different examples of regional concrete actions that can contribute to the prevention of water pollution will be presented.
In the frame of the EU Green Week 2021, the ERRIN Cultural Heritage & Tourism Working Group will host a Partner Event focused on sustainable practices towards zero-pollution tourism. The event will take place online and will be open to members and non-members.
ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!
Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke’s webinar will contribute to the ongoing discussion around the European Green Deal and forests by presenting insights from research. Contributions include topics such as a review of forest relevant targets in various EU policies and their implications to the forests in the EU, LULUCF, multiple-use forests, and provisioning of EU forest data.
Ensuring a steady supply of clean water in cities is not simple; pollution, population growth and flooding pose real challenges. Our workshop explores challenges faced by municipal water companies in implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD). By focusing on 1) water quality objectives, 2) rising sea-levels and cloudbursts, and 3) circularity and reuse of water, we consider how revising the UWWTD can help meet the zero-pollution ambition and increase coherence of EU water policy.
Zuid-Holland has the industry, knowledge institutes and transportation capabilities to be Europe’s Hydrogen Hub and supply Europe’s hydrogen demands. The launch event of Zuid-Holland becoming the next Hydrogen Valley will take place on 1 June.
This webinar aims to showcase innovative solutions developed by projects within the Green Growth Community on how to move towards zero pollution in the different steps of the agri-food value chain by applying circular economy approaches. The webinar is an official Partner Event to the EU Green Week.
To successfully implement the Horizon Europe Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, including societal transformation and the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, full support from local leaders and civil society is needed. Join the EP Intergroup, DG CLIMA, and DG RTD to discuss critical success factors and key enablers to mobilise national, regional and local engagement and ownership.
ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway, is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!
The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is hosting a seminar to present concrete practices on how the circular economy in zero-pollution strategies can lead to healthier people and the planet.
The final event for the SAAM project will take place as an open conference on the subject of coaching technologies for wellbeing and care. The event will be live-streamed from 13:00 CEST on Wednesday 26 May.
EURASHE will organise its 30th Annual Conference on 20-21 May 2021 together with its members the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP), the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will be structured along the five pillars of Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.
Universities of applied sciences play a pivotal role in regional innovation ecosystems connecting a wide range of partners, which is especially crucial in sparsely populated areas. Join this lunch session to explore the topic in more detail, hear about best practices and related European funding opportunities.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to an event focusing on photonics and quantum - technologies that underpin innovations that are fundamental to many aspects of modern life and business. Photonics and quantum is an area where Scotland plays a major role, with its organisations delivering more than 30% of the InnovateUK QT programme.
On the occasion of the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project calls under Horizon Europe starting in mid-May 2021, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is pleased to invite all potential applicants and interested stakeholders to an online event on May 18, 2021 to present the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) call and the new Hessian MSCA fellowship programme for holders of the MSCA seal of excellence.
The 10th Edition of Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2021 will present the latest creations in the field of food technology, providing companies from different European countries with an excellent opportunity to hold bilateral meetings aimed at establishing technology cooperation agreements.
Helsinki EU Office, the City of Vantaa and the Regional Council of Helsinki-Uusimaa invite you to a virtual event 'How to become a pioneering airport region in striving towards climate neutrality? Discover the Green Deal Manifesto of the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Area' on 12th May 2021.
The Energy & Climate Change and Smart Cities Working Groups are happy to invite you to an interactive coffee meeting focusing on the calls in Cluster 5, Destinations 2, 3 and 4 of the Horizon Europe work programme. This informal discussion meeting will take place on 11 May between 10:00-11:30 CEST.
The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary would like to invite you to participate in a virtual Matchmaking Event on Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society in Horizon Europe.
Join this first of a kind virtual technology brokerage event organised to matchmake and develop new consortia for Horizon Europe research and innovation projects based on the areas of specialisation in the Norte de Portugal and Galicia region.
Are you interested in participating in international networking projects to use research resources more efficiently? In this digital meeting you will find out how and hear about the experience of participating in COST Actions.
Under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, ERRIN member Alentejo is one of the organisers of an upcoming summit of local and regional communities sharing a common vision for a smarter tomorrow.
The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising an online coffee meeting that will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work programme by providing an overview of the specifics of the cluster and the calls included in it.
Within the work of the DigitalHealthProject, the brochure “Supporting demand and supply for scaling up digital health and care solutions” is now available for reading and download. This work will also inspire a topic on the webinar How to build and nurture a regional/national ecosystem that will be held on the 29th April 2021, within a collaboration of the ECHAlliance and the COST Action NET4Age-Friendly.
Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and Rīgas Satiksme are delighted to invite you to this webinar:
H2Nodes Webinar, 29th of April 2021 (12:30-14:00 CET).
Plans for expansion for more Hydrogen Refuelling Stations along the TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor
Key progress and lessons learnt across H2Nodes sites will be presented, along with findings of key project reports on the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea Baltic Corridor, and conclusions for policy makers.
Further presentations and discussions will be held to assess plans for hydrogen deployment at nodes along the Corridor, key considerations for future development and opportunities for collaboration.
The workshop will take place via video conference, with dial in details to be shared in advance.
Initiated by the Vienna Business Agency, ViennaUP´21 digital brings together all relevant stakeholders – both international and from the local scene – and covers pioneering topics in the field of innovation, creativity and technology in a series of online events. Don´t miss the unique opportunity of networking with an international audience of startups, investors, companies and talents.
The Science and Education for Society Working Group is organising a meeting on the role of universities and regions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation process. The view of the Commission, as well as regional examples, will be presented.
Organised by the Portuguese Innovation Agency and EARTO, this international event aims to debate the Green and Digital transition in the context of the recovery plans, with a focus on the role of technology and innovation in the development and promotion of regional, national and European tech capabilities.
The conference of The New European Bauhaus will take place on 22 and 23 April. The agenda features the presentation of the New European Bauhaus Vision and Timeline, but also opening remarks by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. During the two-day event, many dialogues and panel discussions will be organised.
Building on the discussions during the last Policy WG meeting (23 March 2021), this meeting will continue the conversation on the different ways that regional and local authorities, as well as their ecosystems, can engage in European Partnerships.
After the interest you have demonstrated in Horizon Europe, we are organising this second brainstorming coffee meeting on 21 April from 9:00 to 10:00 to discuss your regional priorities related to the upcoming calls.
The EIT is organising a webinar about the upcoming EIT KIC CCI call. Participants will hear about the EIT’s innovation approach, how CCSI will innovate with the EIT and insights into how an EIT KIC innovates.
We are happy to invite you to the next ICT WG meeting. This meeting will be dedicated to the Common European data spaces for Smart Manufacturing and the Green Deal, and Testing and Experimentation Facilities.
The second part of the European Commission's meeting 'How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe' will take place on 21 April from 10:00 - 12:30 CEST. This session will encourage Horizon Europe applicants to consider all aspects of their proposal, not just the crucial scientific-technical excellence.
The final event of the MIREU project, in which ERRIN is a partner, will take place on 20 April from 12:00 - 16:00 CEST. Partners will proudly share with you all the essential points we learned during the project and launch the new cooperation.
This event aims to deepen our understanding as to how Smart Specialisation can be an effective tool to help territories recover from the current pandemic-induced crisis and discover new opportunities for more sustainable and inclusive economies.
The Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and citizens to a virtual conference on the role of circular economy in achieving climate neutrality.
We are happy to welcome you to our next Smart Cities Working Group meeting, which will look at the state of play of the Horizon Europe Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. The meeting will take place on 14 April from 12:00 to 13:00.
The launch event of the Open Call for local and regional representatives committed to shaping the future of cultural tourism. The informative session will present the Open Call to join the “Beyond Cultural Tourism” Community, as well as the Be.CULTOUR peer-learning programme.
In preparation of ERRIN's participation to the fourth meeting of the Commission's expert group on cultural heritage (April 19-20), we invite you to join this informal meeting to look into the priorities that will be addressed and provide inputs.
In the framework of the POWER4BIO project, the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) organises the online event "Introducing the BSAT: Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit" on March 30th, 2021. The event will present the Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit (BSAT), a toolkit designed for guiding decision-makers in the review or development of regional bioeconomy strategies.
Cities Northern Netherlands, with the province of Overijssel, is to present a webinar on the crucial contribution of small and medium inland ports in the transition to a sustainable and circular mobility sector. The webinar will discuss the benefits of enhanced circularity for people, businesses, regions and cities.
ERRIN, together with the Helsinki EU Office and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, is organising a webinar on European Innovation Ecosystems. The round table brings together different innovation ecosystem stakeholders and several European Commission services to share their views on place-based innovation ecosystems.
This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on two European Partnerships: Blue Economy and Zero-emissions waterborne transport.
An open conversation about the EU Industry at the crossroads of Covid-19 pandemic, endless trade wars, industrial revival in Europe, world regions competitors, internationalisation vs nationalisation, green & digital transition and workforce.
The European Commission is organising a webinar on how to prepare a successful proposal in the Horizon Europe calls. The event is an opportunity for
potential Horizon Europe applicants to learn more about the applications process.
Over three days in March the Innovation Summit will bring together an international audience to explore how we shift to sustainable, greener cities that deliver for their citizens using nature-based solutions. It will share the learning from the community of cities involved in the Connecting Nature project and introduce the innovative tools and methods being developed through the project.
As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March. Ahead of the workshop, a survey on the quality of science for the policy ecosystem in your region is active.
The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail (EYR) to promote trains as safe and sustainable transport. During this brainstorming coffee meeting, we want to plan with you the upcoming Transport WG related activities.
In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the state of the art of AFID revision from Axel Volkery Team Leader Clean Transport Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport.
The launch of the new European Innovation Council will take place over two days on 18 and 19 March. The event will be organised to provide information about the vision of the EIC and what is behind its funding opportunities.
InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding, crowding in private investment in support of sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and helping build a greener, more digital and more resilient European economy.
The Impawatt Consortium will present the Impawatt platform and its main content areas as well as project outcomes. In addition the project ESI (Driving Investment in Energy Efficiency) will be presented which has similar goals like Impawatt. The webinar is organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rhône-Alpes in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project Impawatt and supported by EUROCHAMBERS. It is designed for stakeholders interested on capacity building targeting industry and service companies. The Registration is free, the Program is available for download.
Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The months leading to COP 26 in Glasgow are critical for galvanising global ambition and building consensus on the approach needed to tackle the global climate emergency, to deliver a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to rapidly and fairly transform our societies and economies. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net zero ambitions.
Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net-zero ambitions.
To understand, anticipate and minimize the health threats caused by climate change, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, together with other key players in the field, are launching the European Climate and Health Observatory. The Observatory will be a first concrete deliverable of the European Commission’s new Adaptation Strategy, which was published on 24 February.
The Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry and the ERRIN task force on raw materials invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the future of the EU mining regions collaboration. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives supporting the networking of mining regions.
The session will present challenges and obstacles that the industry is facing in the field of the green transition and explore possible solutions and new paths of collaborations between R&I and industry 4.0, that could support the decarbonisation.
EUREGHA and the Committee of the Regions' Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing are organising a webinar where two opinions will be presented on the European Commission's initiatives related to the strengthening of the ECDC mandate and the Pharmaceutical Strategy.
This policy workshop will look at the ongoing and planned legislative initiatives of the European Commission to make “Europe fit for the Digital Age”: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Digital Services Act, Digital Market Act, Data Governance Act and more.
The aim of this Working Group meeting is to look into the state of play of the Mission on soil health and food. The Mission Board will present the key features of the Mission and discuss the role of regions in the Mission. The European Commission will give an update on the Mission’s implementation plan and the next steps.
The European Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership (which includes 3 ERRIN members among its coordinators: Aragon, Auvergne Rhône Alpes and Normandie) will organise a webinar dedicated to H2 skills for sustainable industries, during the next edition of the EU Industry Days.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to a discussion hosted alongside the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), and ID4CAR, based in the Grand Ouest region of France, as part of this year’s EU Industry Week.
The virtual SeAMK International Week will take place from 15 until 19 February. During the event, the role of higher educational institutions in regional, European and global development will be highlighted.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to be hosting a joint discussion between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, alongside the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and The Guild.
As the Horizon Europe multi-annual programme is nearly finalised, in this WG meeting, we have invited Marina Martínez, H2020 Programme Officer at the Security, Space, Transport, SME´s, Environment & Bioeconomy CDTI-SOST Office to present the upcoming Horizon Europe programme, with a specific focus on destinations 2, 5 and 6 and the synergies with the other clusters.
DigitalHealthEurope is holding a webinar to discuss challenges faced and successful approaches established by public health authorities as they seek to secure funding via European sources. The session will also explore their strategies for knowledge exchange and learning best practices.
The Co-designing Our Cities Conference marks the culmination of a 2.5 year experimental project which has developed new ways for cities and regions to bring together the public administration and the cultural sector to co-create public policies.
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and SEArica are organising a webinar to engage regional, national and sectorial blue economy stakeholders in the final part of the feedback process for the EC's roadmap on the sustainable blue economy.
The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.
Continuing the Digital Future Mobility Talks series, The Ministry of Transport and Mobility of Hamburg, the Hanse-Office and their partners, present the second dialogue: Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users.
Next week a three-day Science for Policy conference will discuss the future of robotics in European economic growth and recovery. Organised by the Joint Research Centre, the conference will take a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centre analysis of the technology.
The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI).
E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management.
16:00 – Opening
IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development
Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director
Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister
Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data Association Vice-president
Matteo Laterza – UnipolSai General Manager
16:15 – E3CI: European Extreme-Events Climate Index
Presentation of the Index measuring the severity of extreme weather events
Chiara Cagnazzo – Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S
Antonio Tirri – Leithà | Unipol Group
Guido Rianna – CMCC
17:00 – Discussion
Florence Rabier – ECMWF Director-General
Antonio Navarra – CMCC President
Renzo Giovanni Avesani – Unipol Group, IFAB BoD member
Paola Mercogliano – CMCC
17:45 – Open Q&A session
For further information, please visit the webinar web page: https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/advanced-science-and-innovation-for-resilient-societies
This meeting is a chance for ERRIN members interested in critical raw materials and sustainable extractives to learn more about a new initiative and the possible opportunities and benefits for their regions.
The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.
The official launch event for the European Climate Pact is planned for 16 December 2020 in the morning. The online event will kick-start the Pact operations following the publication of the European Commission's Communication on the Pact.
The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.
Welcome to the ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting - an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements during the past year.
SAPHIRe presents an interactive workshop on health data for innovation. The session will discuss how the smart specialisation agenda can leverage regional healthcare innovation to improve citizens' lives.
We are happy to invite you to a joint online meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitisation of European Cultural Heritage and will include a presentation of the Time Machine project.
Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.
The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrates its ten year anniversary by engaging in a high-level science-policy discussion. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to discuss on the urgency to change the way we produce food, on setting priorities in science and on knowledge-based policy making.
Welcome to this year's Erasmus+ project development workshop dedicated to the theme global competences - green, digital, intercultural, and lifelong learning skills. Join the plenary session for a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 and some handy tips on writing an application and apply as a partner to participate in the 14 parallel project proposal discussions.
Join the two-day virtual conference to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions develop by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation.
The UNaLab project is organising a three-day webinar series between 24-26 November to highlight the application of tools and resources developed by the project to the various phases of the implementation of nature-based solutions.
This webinar aims at addressing water in the new EU adaptation strategy as well as the growing impact of climate change on water, providing MEPs the opportunity to share their views with institutional actors, water sector professionals, industry representatives and NGOs.
The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is together with the Grow Green, Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities projects organising a webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
An upcoming conference in Brussels will turn to applied research and innovation to develop solutions for competitiveness, sustainability, leadership in the Digital Age and brining about the green deal.
To start planning the activities in the WGs for 2021, the WG leaders will meet according to the clusters to discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead. All members are warmly invited to provide input in advance.
The third edition of Digital Transport Days will take place virtually on 18 November, covering the European mobility data space, digitalisation in the TEN-T revision and smart mobility in the European Green Deal.
On 18 November, Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, coordinating the European Heritage Alliance, are co-hosting the online debate “A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future” to be held from 15h00 to 17h00 CET.
This seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.
Welcome to this seminar organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with the European Parliament, Renew Europe, and EPP on the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.
Join the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” for a discussion on the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth and positive environmental impacts stemming from strategic and circular value chains in Europe.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a three-day workshop on the European pilot project on integrating techniques improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and reducing their seismic vulnerability.
Join this webinar organised by the Interreg project ECOPRODIGI to learn more about the European Green Deal's implications for the maritime industry and to discuss how digital tools and solutions can help to reach the ambitious targets set for the industry.
The European Cluster Conference 2020 is a unique chance to discuss and share about current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development, interregional cooperation and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems.
Welcome to this practical and interactive workshop on regional bio- and circular economy strategies. The discussion will cover several aspects of the development cycle: regional bioeconomy statistics and indicators, stakeholder involvement and consultation processes, aligning regional strategies towards the circular bioeconomy, and linking strategy to funding.
The REAMIT project, which proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains, to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency, is the subject of an upcoming online event over two days.
Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The conference provides a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises to discuss research and innovation (R&I) practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.
On 4 November 2020, the Czech Liaison Office for Research Development and Innovation (CZELO) together with the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office (LINO) invite you to an online event on “Food Safety – What is the role of research and innovation?”
Welcome to the next Policy WG webinar where we will receive an update on the Strategic Plan and the impact expected from the clusters. Focus will also be on the coherence and synergies between the clusters and with European Partnerships as well as with other EU programmes.
This webinar will ask if and how social policy and the European Green Deal go together. Saxony-Anhalt will use its experience to demonstrate how it is possible to successfully phase out coal production, while pressing that focussing on economic aspects alone is not enough.
Occitanie region will soon approve its own Green New Deal, the first European region to do so through a citizen's assembly. An informal online session will provide insights on how the process came about.
The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising a conference that will look at the role of regions in delivering the European Green Deal. It will highlight the potential of promising new technologies for accelerating the chemical industry's transition towards a circual, carbon netural and bio-based economy.
This session at the European Week of Regions and Cities will showcase initiatives from regions in or close to the Artic already on the move towards a climate-neutrarl economy. Four different projects and approaches will be presented as examples to demonstrate how future EU policy could contribute to using the potential of the circular economy in industries.
To start off the autumn, the Transport WG is organising an information session to provide you with an update on three mobility initiatives: EIT Urban Mobility KIC, S3P safe and sustainable mobility and the ERRIN-Polis opinion on the TEN-T guidelines.
The Alentejo's Regional Green Deal has been developed to guarantee that the region is directly involved in the implementation of the many initiatives under the EU Green Deal by means of a clear local strategy.
Welcome to this year's Food2030 conference which will discuss how research and innovation can accelerate the transformation of food systems and contribute more to the evidence-base for strengthening their governance.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need to invest in health promotion, health system preparedness and resilience, EUREGHA is organising a session at the European Week of Regions and Cities to discuss cross-border cooperation across Europe.
Cultural Heritage in Action is the new EU-funded peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions and is implemented by the workshop co-organisers Cultural Heritage in Action. The workshop will explore how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage, based on lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project.
The EWRC side event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS. The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.
COCIR and Siemenns Healthineers are running a participatory lab at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session on digital health driving cohesion in Europe will consider how to unlock EU cohesion and structural funds to provide better healthcare.
This workshop, organised by South Moravian Region (Czechia), Wielkopolska Region (Poland), Region of Murcia (Spain), Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), City of Carini (Italy), and City of Nicosia (Cyprus), will address the issue of science communication from different perspectives, including the role of open science.
The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive.
By bringing quadruple helix stakeholders together and stimulating key actors of the interregional innovation ecosystems, the intention of the workshop is to animate the debate on how to use public money to de-risk cooperation, accelerate innovation and unlock private investments.
This session will explore Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) - a new thematic area under the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation, which aims to stimulate industry growth through the implementation of new technologies in the sector.
As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this webinar organised by the Mid-Norway European Office explores how thinking digital can help empower minority language users in their everyday life.
The EU Region Talk 'More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions' will be a chance to learn more about the cross-border institute of healthcare systems and prevention.
This session will introduce the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform, followed by a political discussion with representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions on the main aspects of the European Research Area and its impact on regions and cities in Europe.
The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on industrial activities in the EU. The whole industrial model in EU regions will need to be reconstructed. An additional challenge for Smart Specialisation is to embed the digital and sustainability dimensions into the new programming period to achieve competitive sustainability. In line with the European Green Deal and the EU industrial strategy, the green and digital dimensions of Smart Specialisation will have to be enhanced, thus paving the way for a new generation of Smart Specialisation industrial strategies.
The INNOSUP project DIVA is an accelerator for innovative digital solutions for the Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors. In addtition to providing a financial support to SMEs, DIVA provides expertise support to help companies in setting-up their strategy of development.
This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of European regions in promoting and enabling innovation in health and care services and how innovation can be an instrument for regional development.
This workshop will seek answers to the following questions: How can we remove barriers and enable solutions, models and strategies to empower older persons? What role do Reference Sites play in this process?
The Technology Park Ljubljana, Friuli Innovazione and the Slovenian Business & Research Association have the pleasure to invite to a conference Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions.
This workshop will take an example from one of the EIP on AHA reference sites to consider the data quality standards needed to satisfy local requirements related to standardised electronic health records.
This event is organised by the City of Lahti European Green Capital 2021, LUT University, Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd and the Helsinki EU Office and aims to highlight how cities can build a new and innovative policy tool to reduce mobility emissions.
Over 500 events across three weeks - this year the European Week of Regions and Cities will take a different format dealing with three themes: empower citizens, cohesion and cooperation and Green Europe.
This virtual event will bring geoscientists and policy-makers together to discuss how the geosciences can most effectively support the EU Green Deal and ensure that its ambitious biodiversity and zero-pollution targets are reached.
The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the AGE Platform Europe and BAGSO are hosting an online digital conference on 'Stregnthening older people's rights in times of digitalisation'.
A High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation over Zoom will take place on the 28th of September with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission and Markku Markkula, Vice President, European Committee of the Regions.
Industry representatives and financiers will be brought together in March to discuss investment opportunities and strategies to discuss how joining forces with the Innovation Fund will assist delivering on the European Green Deal.
The first workshop of a new initative on ocean literacy - EU4Oceans - will take place later this month. The European Commission's initiative will present 'Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe' online over two days.
The final conference of the InnoWEE project in September will consider how R&I solutions can contribute to energy efficiency and environmental impact. The event will ask how the building sector can become more sustainable by using innovative, economically viable, modular and flexible solutions.
The sixth edition of the Nordic Edge Expo will be broadcast online from seven stages across Europe, while still allowing parallel sessions and networking to take place, covering urban energy, green and blue mobility, smart health and more.
The dates for this year's European Research & Innovation Days have been announced as 22nd - 24th September 2020. The annual policy event brings stakeholders together to shape the future of the research and innovation landscape.
High-level experts and speakers from the European Commission will present innovations and foster discussions on how technology is transforming healthcare. If more than seven of the sessions are followed, attendees will be given a diploma by CONNECT University.
Interested in the Farm to Fork strategy, sustainable food systems and the related Horizon 2020 Green Deal call? The Bioeconomy WG is hosting an information and project facilitation event on the Green Deal call area 6: Farm to Fork that will specifically emphasise the regional and local dimension and the multi-actor approach.
Cruelty Free Europe is hosting an online event that will consider the coordinated, ambitious and pro-active strategy needed across the EU and its institutions in order to build back better following the pandemic.
We will gather online to discuss how we best support SMEs' internationalisation. At these times, due to COVID-19, it is harder than ever to work internationally, and nonetheless increasingly vital for small and medium-sized businesses to do so. This online conference will table issues and provide examples of how we as local and regional business support organisations can improve internationalisation, growth and thus wellbeing.
At the end of 2020, the revised Leipzig Charter and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union will be signed by the national governments. Both strategies set new standards for European spatial planning and urban policy. Metropolitan regions play an increasingly important role in this, because a city alone cannot meet the challenges of the future. Join this online meeting to discuss necessary measures that should be taken for a successful implementation and how metropolitan regions can foster this process.
The Belgian edition of the worldwide science festival, Pint of Science, will take place this week across 14 Belgian cities. the festival includes events on the environment, recycling (on earth and in space), bodies and cities.
MariMatch 2020 will take place as a virtual event as it combines pre-arranged 1-1 meetings online with interactive content about maritime innovation. The three-day event will be made up of meetings, panels and networking opportunities.
Hosted by the European Cluster Alliance (ECA), Eurada and the European Commission, the overall aim is to link and reinforce industrial ecosystems in the European Recovery Plans the Smart Specialisation Strategies.
In view of the upcoming online feedback process that will engage the wider community in the development of the new strategy framework of JPI Oceans, join this webinar to hear more about the draft strategy framework.
As PREVENT comes to an end and PREVENT 2 will start, the project partners and public buyers will use a pre-commercial procurement approach to develop cutting-edge tailored security technologies. The project's final event is open to anyone interested in learning about innovative research and solutions for improving security in public transport networks.
The EsmartCity project, representing one of the modular projects in the Green Growth Community, is organising its final conference to present the result of collaborative experimentations run over the last two years supporting the deployment of smarter and more sustainable cities in the Mediterranean area.
The Scientific Panel for Health (SPH), established under Horizon 2020, is coming to its close as the framework period ends. During this online event, the panel will share its final recommendations for health research in Europe, developed through extensive stakeholder engagement over the last five years.
This webinar will address the need to prepare a new economic recovery plan recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic, which safeguards the environmental and climate goals set before the crisis. The event will bring together policy-makers from the EU and representatives from the private and NGO sector.
Welcome to the next Transport WG webinar on the topic of speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission transport system, specifically looking at issues related to refuelling and recharging stations.
Euro Science Open Forum 2020 (ESOF2020), an EuroScience international conference will take place on 5-9 July 2020 in Trieste, nominated the 2020 European City of Science. The conference is the 9th edition of a series of large biennial meetings which bring together scientists from academia and industry, policy makers from Europe and beyond, students and young researchers, regional agencies and the business world with a mission-oriented approach to innovation.
This meeting will give an update on the Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, discuss the regional and local perspective and explore how regions could engage in the implementation of this mission. Considering the active involvement of ERRIN members in the shaping of the city mission and the proposed climate city contract, synergies between the two missions will also be explored.
The Health WG meeting will focus on the development process of the mission, which will be presented by Tomi Makela, Research Director at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE who takes part of the Mission Board on cancer.
As leading biodiversity scholars at Finnish universities publish their position paper on the EU's post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and Biodiversity Strategy 2030, a webinar has been arranged to reflect on the paper.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s spring Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements of the network.
The H2020 project BRIGAID - a four-year project that aimed to bridge the gap between innovators and end-users in resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather events - is hosting an interactive online conference.
As a part of the measures put forward in the European Green Deal, A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. The webinar will address the production of safe and sustainable chemicals, ensuring innovation for the transition to a circular and sustainable industry and long-term investments, for which rigorous stakeholder involvement and collaboration should be incentivised.
Transnational cooperation will provide important support for regions, municipalities and local actors to mitigate the risks of heavy rain. A thematic exchange on the subject will be presented online this June.
The economic, human and social cost of the coronavirus crisis at regional and local levels will be the subject of discussion in a webinar jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the OECD.
As governments and regional authorities begin to roll out their coronavirus lockdown exit strategies, SAPHIRe is hosting an interactive workshop to help regions gain a better understanding of how to tackle these challenges.
Several policies and initiatives exist on an EU level to promote skills in the forestry sector. In this webinar, the Bioeconomy WG will explore how these different EU policies and strategies support the challenge of ensuring a workforce equipped for an innovative forestry sector and how regions are addressing the issue.
As part of its webinar series, the European Tourism Association is a session to discuss how the long-haul market can be tempted away from some of the most visited destinations, as Europeans travel closer to home after the pandemic.
The bioeconomy has a crucial role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable, and resource-efficient society. This event will provide the opportunity to have an open exchange based on concrete examples on the contribution of the bioeconomy to the EU Green Recovery.
The Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development is hosting an online informal lecture by Norbert Žilka, PhD titled 'From Alzheimer`s disease therapy to COVID-19 prevention - When an out-of-the box vaccine approach can stop a global pandemic'.
The European Biomass Industry Association is hosting a webinar on the topic of innovative solutions for forest management. The discussion will be based on the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”.
The 'Online Convention on Regional Mobility beyond TEN-T' sheds light on practical examples of developing regional public transport in a way so that all inhabitants can benefit from the optimised TEN-T infrastructure, no matter where they live. Join to hear inspiring presentations and discussions from the European Commission, authorities, and universities.
As health systems across Europe dramatically change to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, an upcoming workshop asks "do managers have access to the information and resources they need in order to create best practices and process change for the future?"
During the EUvsVirus Hackathon the European Commission and a jury of experts selected 120 winning teams and innovative solutions. Universities, companies, investors, accelerators, venture capitalists and public authorities will now be matched at the EUvs Virus Demo Day and Matchathon.
The webinar is dedicated to the priority “Citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders”.
You can participate by making questions and provide some inputs on your experience in this subject! We also invite you to present a topic related to citizen access and control of health data and on citizen-controlled data sharing governance.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to rethink how we work and travel. In this webinar hosted by FEDARENE you will hear more about how to enhance digital meetings, organise sustainable events and much more.
Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause the greatest amounts of premature death and disability in the EU and worldwide. In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on Tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention
This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies.
A web-conference will share knowledge on the negatives impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean and solutions, in an effort to minimise the hidden costs of tourism so that it is no longer burdensome for the environment and local population.
Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of the year where we will discuss the road towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe, by taking a closer look at the developments of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership.
TRA2020, the largest European research and technology conference, will this year focus on the theme: 'rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility' and take place in Helsinki this April.
In 2020, the Commission is set to publish a communication on the future of the ERA. In this Policy WG meeting we will discuss the future elements of the ERA with a focus on the regional and local dimension.
The 6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Advanced Computing. The conference focuses on all technical and practical aspects of high performance computing, green computing, pervasive computing, cloud computing etc. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding advances in computing and establishing new collaborations in these areas.
The seventeenth edition of the BBI JU Info Day will take place in Brussels this April The event will present the 2020 call for proposals and give participants an opportunity to have pre-arranged meetings in person.
The European University Association will present a series of webinars instead of hosting its 2020 annual conference in-person. The first of the webinars will take place on 17th April, and will cover the topic: 'strength in numbers - can university alliances change the game?'
With the first draft of the updated Skills Agenda for Europe set to be published on 18 March, this event will provide information directly from the European Commission on what this new agenda includes and its relevance for regional and local authorities.
The South Moravian Region and its partners are pleased to invite you to the Science Café with Lukáš Tóth, an unconventional open discussion, this time exceptionally held online, focused on the topic of information flow in times of COVID-19.
Join GREAT in Brussels on 18 March 2018 to celebrate the results of the Action. A day of sharing insights on alternative fuel infrastructure from different perspectives. The climate issue is more relevant than ever before and in cooperation between the EU, private businesses and regions across four nations GREAT has worked as an enabler for decarbonisation along the northern part of the TEN-T corridor.
For its annual International Women's Day event, this year the Nordic diplomatic representations and cultural institutes are hosting a breakfast discussion on the subject of women and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics).
Cultural Heritage in Action is a peer-learning programme for local and regional policymakers willing to exchange knowledge on cultural heritage, with a focus on participatory governance, adaptive reuse and quality of interventions. Join the webinar to know more about the project and a call for good practices.
A two-day workshop this March aims to share practical experiences in applying S3 as a methodology to reach the SDGs through the implementation of localised, place-based, innovation-driven strategies in member states, regions and cities.
The Climate Pact Citizen's Dialogue will take place on 4th March in Brussels. The event will see the launch of an open public consultation on the Climate Pact, inviting all citizens and stakeholders to contribute ideas.
A science for policy workshop on 'placed-based innovation ecosystems: why context matters', will take place in Brussels in March. The workshop will present 5 case studies before an open debate with policymakers.
The European Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact on regional place-based policies". In view of this, ERRIN members are invited to provide input and discuss the issues at hand during a stakeholder consultation.
ERRIN member, the region of Friuli Venezia Giulia, will later this month present the results of its TRAIN project at the European Economic and Social Committee. The Interreg project is a cross border platform of validated kits for the biotech industry, with a particular focus on pathologies.
Since its launch in 2016, the Horizon 2020 project “Social Innovation in Marginalised Rural Areas” (SIMRA) has been at the forefront of promoting the contribution of social innovation to social, economic and environmental development in disadvantaged rural areas. The SIMRA team invites to their final conference on 19 and 20 February 2020.
We are happy to invite you to our first working group meeting of 2020! We will share with you the annual plan and discuss potential meetings, e.g. study trip and the details of this year's edition of Design Days.
Our speakers will be:
Michael Thomson, Consulting Managing Director of the Bureau of European Design Associations (BEDA) who will focus on BEDA clusters, in particular on Cities and Users.
Blockchain for Social Good will see the prize's 23 finalists present and answer questions on their innovative solutions and how Distributed Ledger Technologies will impact the future of sustainability.
The first Policy Working Group meeting will be an internal discussion and information exchange on European Partnerships, European Innovation Ecosystems in pillar III, Horizon Europe governance, and R&I Days.
The Bioeconomy WG is happy to invite you to a meeting on the future prospects of algae cultivation. Algae is becoming increasingly interesting as a sustainable raw material in food, feed and in the production of new materials such as bioplastics. Join us to discuss what is needed to advance the sector both when it comes to R&I and legislation.
Hosted by the European Commission, the All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum will build on the cooperation towards an All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance. The Forum, which is part of the international dimension of the updated EU Atlantic Maritime Strategy, will also be the occasion to launch the All-Atlantic Ocean Youth Ambassadors Forum.
A free workshop on entrepreneurship for researchers is being hosted by the STARTED project next month. The Brussels' based workshop aims to foster innovation among researchers and to provide them with skills to develop.
The Ocean Action! conference will bring together policy-makers, scientists, activists, and artists from all over the world to discuss and recall the EU's commitment to protect and restore seas and oceans and inspire action.
Protecting forests means protecting biodiversity and working for a climate neutral and climate resilient land.
In this context, DG Environment organises an International Conference on Forest for Biodiversity and Climate on 4-5 February 2020 in Brussels.
An exhibition at the European Parliament serves as an opportunity for stakeholders to test the Finnish Presidency's free online course on artificial intelligence. As part of the exhibition, there is an opening reception and a breakfast event that hopes to demystify AI.
Welcome to the first Transport WG meeting where two proposed European Partnerships in the area of transport in Horizon Europe will be presented: "Towards zero-emission road transport" and "Mobility and Safety for Automated Road Transport".
European Commission is organising a High-level Public Conference to provide an opportunity for open, public stakeholder debate on the European Climate Law before its finalisation and adoption. The conference will take place at the Charlemagne Building on Tuesday 28 January 2019.
High-level stakeholder event: “CCS ECOSYSTEMS: FLIPPING THE ODDS - Financing, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and wider Ecosystem support for Cultural and Creative Sectors” will take place on 28-29 January 2020 at the La Vallée Creative Hub.
We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Cities Working Group meeting for 2020! The meeting will take place on 21st January between 14:00-17:00, followed by a networking drink, and is kindly hosted by the Cities Northern Netherlands office, located on Rue de Trèves 59, 1000 Brussels.
We are pleased to invite you to our upcoming meeting on health-related project opportunities for Regions after 2020 on the 16th of January 2020.
The meeting will also be an occasion to plan the 2020 activities of the Health WG.
We look forward to having an active discussion with members and hearing more about their priorities and how to best address them in the upcoming meetings, to maximise knowledge-exchange and project opportunities.
INFORM-PRIORITIZE-COLLABORATE: COOPERATION OF REGIONS ON INNOVATION IN FOREST MANAGEMENT, USE OF WOOD AND FOREST-RELATED SERVICES
The Forest Innovation Workshop is a biennial European initiative which promotes networking and exchanges among the community of forestry and wood industry innovators and actors. It focuses on the following four thematic areas:
The IER - Institute of Economic Research of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano/Bozen and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen are organizing a conference in Brussels on 11 December 2019 on “Brain Drain - Brain Gain: Local and Regional Experience”. The event is based on a study developed by IER on South Tyrol level that was presented in Bolzano/Bozen in March with great success.
The Smart Cities Working Group is happy to invite you to the last WG meeting for this year. This meeting will focus on open calls related to Smart Cities and will function as an informal discussion session. We welcome interested WG members to join us on 10th December between 9:30-11:30 at the Greater Copenhagen EU Office, located on Rue du Luxembourg 3, 1000 Brussels.
Having identified the collective need for “a healthy planet as our greatest challenge and responsibility”, the President–elect, Ms von der Leyen proposed bolder emissions targets, with a reduction of 50% to 55% by 2030 and committed to submit a plan for a “Green Deal for Europe” and a European Climate Law within her first 100 days in office. She also announced plans for sustainable European investment, also through the partial conversion of EIB funds into a “climate bank”, to provide €1 trillion in investments within a decade.
In order to start planning activities for 2020, all Design & Creativity WG members are invited to a meeting where we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead. The meeting will take place on 9th December at ERRIN premises.
Due to participatory character of the meeting and our bottom-up approach, we strongly encourage everyone to collect the key interests for your region/institution beforehand and join our discussion!
The registration is available on the right side of the page.
A roundtable on healthcare innovation will take place at the Hungarian Representation to the EU next week, with a focus on Europe's potential to invent, manufacture and benefit from biomedical achievements.
The second edition of the Stakeholder Forum is a one-day public event that will bring together the bio-based industries community and facilitate open discussion on the impact, achievements and strategic direction of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) programme, as well as the latest developments in the bio-based industries sector.
The purpose of the meeting is to bring together all ERRIN members interested in applying for the KIC and give an opportunity to learn from the experiences of Brainport Eindhoven application for Urban Mobility KIC.
The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas
field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands.To tackle these
challenges, the four largest Northern cities have started a trajectory with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC). The main goal of this trajectory is
I2M is gathering digital health leaders to discuss constraints and solutions to successfully adopted innovation for the event 'Successful adoption of healthcare innovation: the active and healthy ageing market'.
Do you have a great idea for an innovative European Project on transforming education, fit for a technology-driven world? Whether it is in higher education, school or vocational education and training, adult education, youth or sport: get ready to set up your European project proposal and benefit from EU funding from the Erasmus+ programme. Mark Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 November 2019 in your agenda. The ReSET Task Force is delighted to invite you to the fifth edition of the Project Development Workshop (PDW), to take place in Brussels.
SusChem presents an exciting day of speeches and panels that will explore the technological priorities of the new Strategic Innovation and Research Agenda (SIRA). This will include an open debate on the subject '"Circular economy and the energy transition: an innovation challenge across value chains".
Our upcoming meeting will focus on the Blueprint for Sectoral Skills on Cultural Heritage. The call, recently launched by the European Commission, represents a great opportunity for members that have Cultural Heritage as part of their innovation priorities or are involved in actions dedicated to skills development.
Interreg Europe is hosting a Policy Learning Platform workshop on the subject of Open, Social, and Responsible Innovation (OSRI). The event is a chance for Interreg project partners, authorities and priority networks to exchange knowledge, experience and ideals on the subject.
Thoughts on the latest tools and best practices in OSRI will be shared among attendees as part of a wider knowledge exchange.
The provisional agenda is attached, please follow this link for more information and registration.
Are you ready to share your experiences on sustainable design, circular economy and creativity? Do you want to get inspired by innovative stories from across Europe? Then take the next step and save the date of the EU Design Days 2019! This time the focus is on sustainability and circular economy. In addition to gaining new knowledge about design-related creative innovation systems and co-creative collaborations, you will also get extraordinary possibility to build your network, meet friends and join interactive workshop sessions.
IMDEA energy, as part of the national PICASO project, have organised a workshop that discusses the use of alternative fuels in the Spanish transport sector. With an aim to develop sustainable transport systems the workshop will be attended by researchers from IMDEA energy as well as representatives from the Ministry of Ecological Transition, REPSOL, Nedgia and the National Hydrogen Centre. The event will take place 26th November at IMDEA energy in Madrid.
As part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of Scotland House Brussels, St Andrew’s Lecture will take place in honour of Scotland's patron saint. St Andrew's Day is a celebration of Scotland as a diverse, innovative and welcoming nation with a rich heritage, warm heart and inclusive spirit. Our lecture is an annual opportunity for us to reflect on Scotland’s place in Europe and the world.
Design methods have long been a driver of industrial innovation. Its innovative potential is now being unleashed in public policy making by front-runner local governments. Public policy design and other user-centric methods are the missing link between citizens, policy makers and innovators. They help to go further traditional participatory and consultative processes for collecting and analysing citizens’ and users’ views Throughout their local public policy labs and their experiments such as “La Transfo” by Lille Metropole, local authorities are leading the way in this revolution.
Clwstwr is an innovation programme designed to embed R&D and innovation in the Welsh screen sector. The Clwstwr team is keen to make new connections with European partners and discuss potential academic or industrial collaborations.
Following attempts in the UK, Flanders organsation GO! onderwijs van de Vlaamse Gemeenschap is seeking to explore what exciting opportunities artificial intelligence can bring to education. This event will consider the available research and whether it suggests that AI can offer pupils a truly tailored education.
To register for this event and to view the agenda, please click here.
EIT Food’s first EU conference gathering policy-makers and food innovation experts to brainstorm on the future of food. The food sector is facing a number of challenges: malnutrition and obesity have become pandemics, more and more people speak out against factory farming and the sector is still responsible for 12-17% of the greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. However, change is on the horizon.
Explore the multifaceted contribution heritage makes to sustainable and inclusive societies to tackle societal challenges through innovation and to engage in multicultural dialogue. The ILUCIDARE Playground creates a unique space for those unconventional encounters sparking discussion, networking, international exchanges and innovation.
The Civil Protection Volunteers Training project - CiProVoT - will present its final event this November as it comes to a close at the end of 2019. For two years CiProVoT has been a transnational, European training module for Civil Protection Volunteers. The event on 20 November begins at 14:00 and will include a presentation of the project from start to finish as well as its conclusive training methodology and programme.
JPI Urban Europe invites members from adminstrations, local authorities, research communities, SMEs, civil society and grassroots organisations to attend 2019's AGORA Stakeholder Involvement Platform workshop. The event, held in Riga, Latvia, is a thematic dialogue aimed at identifying the dilemmas around public space development and maintenance in order to make such spaces inclusive and secure.
CivTech® is the Scottish Government’s flagship innovation programme to harness digital innovation in public services. It brings together private sector innovation, public sector organisations and citizens to develop more efficient and effective products and services, which translate to new, better, faster and easier experiences for everyone.
What if cities and regions could contribute to reducing the global carbon footprint thanks to the implementation of their local circular economy policies?
With the campaign "More circularity, less carbon" ACR+ will encourage local public authorities to account for the carbon impact of their circular economy strategies. Even better: participating cities and regions will take steps at their local level to reduce the carbon emissions linked with local resource management by 25% by 2025!
Circularity is a core element of the European Commission’s vision for the EU bioeconomy. Applying the circular economy to the agri-food sector is important to increase resource efficiency and to produce biomass.
The EU is predicted to remain a net food importer for the next 30 years and creating a secure and sustainable system for the production of safe, nutritious and affordable food is both a critical European and global challenge.
Society is challenged by a growing number of ageing people that live longer, age in place and feel lonely. Loneliness is a heterogenic problem. Many interventions have been developed to address loneliness. Due to the complexity of loneliness it is not easy for professionals to identify suitable interventions and to implement them. So what can be done? And which knowledge is essential?
The European Commission, the European Committee of the Regions and Finland’s Presidency of the Council of the EU have co-organised a one-day conference on intelectual property (IP). The event will feature experts on IP and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) who will share their expertise.
On 14-15 November in Brussels a third edition of Smart Regions conference will take place. During the event the achievements of the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialisation as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27 will be presented by the European Commission, Member States and regions.
There will be three focus topics:
- Boosting innovation-led growth in the EU industrial transition regions
- Supporting the catching up EU regions to close the innovation gap
The City-zen Closing Event will explore how Amsterdam and Grenoble worked together on their journey to carbon neutrality. The two day event will showcase all the lessons learnt from the last five years in what is 'truly a tale of two cities'.
With an audience of policy makers and scientists, as well as the general public, the Closing Event is an opportunity to take stock of ideas that will help cities, municpalities and regions work towards a CO2 neutral future.
Forest-based businesses contribute as much as 7% to economic growth. The sector employs over 3.5 million people across the European Union. It is the EU's third largest employer, just after the metal and food industries.
In rural areas, in particular, forests are a key resource for improving quality of life and job creation and thereby keeping our rural communities alive and thriving. Regional cooperation in the EU is essential to facilitate the exchange of skills and bolster competitiveness of our regions.
The S3 Partnership/ ERIAFF working group is hosting an event open to ERRIN members and the wider community of regional representitives in Brussels. The event welcomes anyone for whom the transformation of food systems, sustainabilty and food production is part of their regional agenda. The informal meeting will serve as an opportunity to learn about the group's previous activities and how you can become further involved with the group and engage with its missions. There will also be a chance to share news from your region, if it's relevent to the partnership's thematic scope.
The first call for proposal for European University alliances was a success and led to the selection of 17 alliances from 114 different higher education institutions and 24 member states. The second call for proposals will be launched this autumn. Using the synergy of the European Commission and the Finnish Presidency event on 7 November, the Opening Science Group of ERRIN will organise an informal meeting dedicated to a discussion of the European Universities Initiative, bringing together representatives from two successful alliances of the first call and the European Commission.
European Universities are transnational alliances promoting European values, and working to revolutionise the quality and competitiveness of European higher education. Through the initiative, the Commission is making a key contribution to building the universities of the future.
The European University Association, in partnership with the European Committee of the Regions, is organising an event that aims to underline and enhance universities’ role in innovation ecosystems. This event strives to highlight the potential of universities and how the innovation ecosystem can be enriched by them in the context of new policy priorities for research and innovation. The event will build on examples of successful partnerships between universities, industry, and public authorities.
The Periscope partnership is soon to host the Periscope Forum 2019 in Brussels. The event invites international stakeholders to come and discuss how the North Sea Region can become a global leader in the blue economy. With a special focus on EU programming towards 2030 the event will run from 09:00 and close with a networking lunch. RSVP before 25 October by registering at this link. For more information see the attached invitation.
The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the European Union and the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Science and Digitalisation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt cordially invite you to attend “Algae – Sustainable biomass production for a green economy and the future of nutrition in Europe – Innovations made in Saxony-Anhalt” on Tuesday, 5 November 2019 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU.
Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe strategic planning process.
The second edition of Den Bosch Data Week will officially launch with an afternoon event on 28 October 2019. Organisers invite entrepreneurs, strategic board members, government representatitves and citizen organisations to come together to be inspired about creating a data-driven future.
International speakers will challenge attendees on using data responsibly, its economic links and how the applications of data can improve the lives of city inhabitants.
Now that the Erasmus negotiations have started and vocational education is more and more being recognized as an important part of education systems in Europe, and in the context of the Vocational Skills Week, the ReSET-network (Regions: skills, education and training) is having a timely debate on a new feature of the Erasmus+-programme that wants to elevate the quality and availability of VET-education: Centers of Vocational Excellence.
The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between 9:15-12:00 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. As many regions currently are in the process of updating their S3 strategies, this meeting will discuss the challenges and key learnings of reviewing and redefining the RIS3.
On 23rd October 2019, the Innovation and Investment Working Group is organizing a meeting on “Diving into the European Single Market – Tools for SMEs”. The presentation of the report “Assessing the Investment Potential of SMEs Emerging from the EU R&I programmes” will serve as a starting point to foster the discussion on the negotiations around the Single Market Strategy and relevant initiatives for SMEs.
The next Smart Cities Working Group meeting will take place on Tuesday,22nd October 2019 between 10:00-12:00 at the Greater Birmingham and West Midlands Brussels Office, located on Avenue d'Auderghem 22-28, 1040 Brussels. The meeting will focus on the European Strategic Energy Technology Plan (SET Plan) and the progress of the plan.
To tackle the challenges posed by growing amounts of municipal solid waste, we need, apart from prevention and reduction, new strategies and solutions of how to reuse the different fractions. Biowaste is one of the most promising fractions as there is great potential for valorisation efforts throughout the supply chain. Biowaste comprises around 30 to 50% of urban waste being a complex and heterogeneous mixture formed of a variety of waste streams including organic material from municipal solid waste (OFMSW), sewage sludge, HORECA (food service industry), pruning, garden waste, etc.
There is still a need to realise the potential of personalised medicine to ensure better prevention and care. The ERRIN health meeting will explore existing ecosystems, strategies and initiatives that ensure the development and implementation of personalised medicine for the benefit of the citizens.
Please notify us if you wish to make a prepared “proposal pitch” (looking for partners and competences from other regions for EU-project proposals).
Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) requires EU Member States to ensure that, by 2020, "properties and quantities of marine litter do not cause harm to the coastal and marine environment". With the MFSD, the European Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy and the Circular Plastics Alliance as a starting point this meeting will inform about the European Commission’s thinking regarding marine litter. There will also be presentations on innovative examples from ERRIN members tackling the problem of marine litter.
This year's Celcius Summit is hosting the Fossil-Free Energy District (FED) project's end conference in order to bring stakeholders from across Europe together to share ideas on urban thermal energy systems and how they can power smart citites sustainably. The event runs over two days, please see the provisional agenda for details. For more information and to register for the event, follow this link.
Save the date for the upcoming Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting on Hydrogen! The aim of this meeting will be to discuss and present solutions to R&I barriers in Hydrogen energy applications, starting from the contribution of the Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership, which will inform participants of opportunities to join the Partnership and their priorities for the future.
October 2019 will mark one year since the launch of the 2018 updated European Bioeconomy Strategy, which put forward an action plan to develop a sustainable and circular bioeconomy. To mark the occasion, and to find out what is happening with local bioeconomies, the European Economic and Social Committee, the European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission will hold an event to take stock of progress and to find out what is planned for the next few years.
One of the five future priorities for the EU is “Fair Europe” which centres on social inclusion, health, rule of law and fundamental rights. The promotion of social cohesion and inclusiveness and the health and well-being of its people are central aims of the European Union’s policies and programmes. With the European Pillar of Social Rights, the EU set the direction towards a fairer, inclusive and more social Europe for all European citizens based on a European social model that is fit for the challenges of the 21st century.
Be at the helm of cluster excellence in Europe! Within the new Cluster Accelerator Programme, Participants will work on their own cluster challenges in a workshop style learning setting. The event will take place from 14 to 17 October in Frankfurt. At the end of the programme you will have learned the crucial keys to cluster management, how to build innovation ecosystems for systemic change, and how to apply practical tools and innovative methods to your specific cluster/ecosystem needs.
Side event in the European week of Regions and Cities During this side event, we will highlight the situation of cross border regions and identify gaps and technical barriers in the TEN-T network. We will share best practices and present recommendations to the European Commission and the European Parliament on how regions can ensure a well-connected, sustainable and strong future for all European regions. When?
"Regions and Cities catalyse Social Innovation" is a thematic seminar organised in the frame of the European Week of Regions and Cities (EWRC) and will be moderated by ERRIN Director, Pirita Lindholm. Several experts in social innovation, local and regional authorities and EU policy makers will be brought together to discuss the best practices and learn from each other about European innovative initiatives taking place in cities. Participants are encouraged to share the practice cases and discuss potential or obstacles to replicate similar initiatives in other cities or regions.
The Verband Region Rhein-Neckar, member of the ERRIN network, will organize a joint event with the provinces of Flemish-Brabant and North Brabant on the topic of "Green & Smart Mobility: New Solutions for the Mobility of the Future". The event is organised as a side event of the European Week of Regions and Cities. What are the newest solutions carmakers and service providers are coming up with to solve technological challenges regarding battery electric and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles?
We invite you to take part in an event initiating debates for Portuguese EU presidency agenda (1st semester 2021). During the event there will be a presentation from two speakers from European Commission, a CoR representative, an MEP and top representatives of the major Brussels-based networks of regions. Pirita Lindholm, our director, will open the panel. The event is focused on cooperation corridors: dynamic cooperation between regions to more prompt response to common challenges.
The nine European ORs - the Azores, the Canary Islands, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, La Réunion, Madeira, Martinique, Mayotte and Saint Martin – are traditionally considered through the "handicap lense". Yet their singularities constitute opportunities to develop solutions that address major local, European and global challenges such as biodiversity conservation and restauration, climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy transition, circular economy.
Consumer Behaviour in Circular Economy - H2020 Project FORCE Which political frameworks enable consumers to engage in circular economy practices ? A workshop on consumer behavior and citizens engagement in circular economy will be held on October 9th in Brussels. Through connecting relevant stakeholders from different groups of interest, as well as high professional and innovative H2020 and Interreg projects, existing political frameworks will be evaluated and tools for political implementation proposed. Based on the exchange of various best practice examples, as well as the faced challeng
The cross-cutting nature of the historic environment and cultural heritage bring together many interests and sectors. Changing climate conditions and other factors present management challenges and balancing demands. In this context, and as the public body for the historic environment in Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is looking at innovative ideas and new ways of thinking and approaches to ensure Scotland’s historic environment can be enjoyed, protected, understood and shared now and in the future.
The Slovenian Business and Research Association in partnership with the CreaInnovation Project invites members to attend a round-table debate on challenges faced by SMEs during their creativity-driven innovation development. The event is open to the public as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The event will discuss solutions developed by project partners, good practice from SMEs and recommendations by experts in the fields of creativity, innovation and sustainability.
The impact-oriented approach of Horizon Europe serves ambitious goals relevant to society, based on the idea that "our common future will depend on how successfully we work together to create valuable research and innovation". The workshop contributes to the Horizon Europe strategic planning co-design of priorities for the first four years of Horizon Europe. It invites policy makers and regional stakeholders to exchange ideas and experiences about the participatory agenda setting in the future European research and innovation ecosystem.
In the frame of European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, Regione del Veneto togheter with a partnership of other 16 regions (ALPEUREGIO (Tyrol, South Tyrol, Trentino), Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Bouches-du-Rhône Departmental Council, Castilla - La Mancha, EU-Representation Office of Carinthia, Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, Kujawsko-Pomorskie Region , Marseille, Marche Region, Municipality of Castellón, Nordland county, Pomorskie Region, Union of Municipalities of Attica Region (P.E.D.A.)) is inviting you to the event Cohesion policy for a more social Europe: Regions and C
In the frame of European Week of Regions and Cities 2019, ERRIN network (Transport Working Group) together with POLIS network is organising a conference on new mobility services. The theme will be focused particularly on dockless bikesharing, e-scooter sharing, carsharing and ridehailing, taking into consideration the regulations, requirenments and implementation process. The views and experiences will be shared by cities and regions, including Arnhem Nijmegen City Region, Brussels Capital Region, Ile-de-France Region, MADRID, Region Västra Götaland, Stuttgart Region and Zaragoza.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. The event was created in 2003 when the European Committee of the Regions invited Brussels-based local and regional representations to the European Union to open their doors to visitors simultaneously. One year later the European Commission's DG for Regional Policy also joined the adventure.
Are you ready to try something new, leave Brussels and explore Belgium a bit? There are interesting projects waiting for you outside the Bubble – come and join us on the 2nd October, you will be surprised! We will organise a study visit to the Luca School of Arts in Genk. Genk is a small town in Flanders that faces similar challenges like many of our regions and cities: youth unemployment, brain drain, an aging population and a multi-cultural environment due to different waves of immigration.
The European Parliament is hosting a Science and Technology Options Assessment Workshop on innovative medicine and precision medicine, in order to explore practical challenges and modern approaches in health in the 21st century. For full agenda and registration, please visit the website of the event.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK) invites for an event in the framework of the ‘Science meets Regions’ pilot project by JRC, funded by the European Parliament. The topic of the event is coastal and maritime tourism as Blue Growth is one of the most important emerging themes in the regional development. Coastal and maritime tourism represents a major economic asset for the region, but also entails significant social and environmental consequences in the long-term. The event will discuss ways to develop the sector in a sustainable way.
URBAN GREY COLOURING GREEN & BLUE: FROM PLAN TO PRACTICE - IN FLANDERS (BELGIUM) AND EUROPE IT’S OUR CHALLENGE! The European funded LIFE project Green4Grey (2013-2019) investigated how green and blue infrastructure can respond to urbanisation of the Flemish and European landscape. Find out about the realisations and recommendations for Europe during the final conference of Green- 4Grey on 25-26 September 2019. Discover how the Flemish Land Agency and its multiple partners faced this challenge. Speakers from EU densely populated regions and cities come with concrete examples.
With a common understanding reached between the Council and the Parliament on Horizon Europe, it is now time for the Commission to launch the process of strategic planning, which will heavily influence how the programme is implemented. The Strategic Plan is set to ensure alignment with other relevant EU programmes, while it will also outline the main priorities of the first work programme. The EU R&I Days is one part of this process.
Technology is an enabler for change, but the most important asset of a liveable and sustainable community is its people. Nordic Edge 2019 is all about making a positive change in people’s lives. It’s all about: Life Actually.
The Slovenian Business and Research Association is happy to invite you to a conference on sustainable business models in the circular bioeconomy. In 2015, the European Commission adopted the Circular Economy Action Plan, where circular economy is defined as an economic concept where the value of products, materials and resources is maintained in the economy for as long as possible, and consequently the generation of waste minimised.
European industry is strong in digital sectors such as electronics for automotive, security and energy markets, telecom equipment, business software, as well as laser and sensor technologies.
While creating Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) for mastering the digitisation of European Industry is one of the key pillars of respective EU strategies, in particular innovative regions are often also based on clusters related to key technologies or applications.
BOZAR and Buskerud County invite you to embark on an expedition into solutions for sustainable automated transport systems during the two-day conference Human Explorer, in the framework of the European Mobility Week. Norway has a long-standing tradition of pushing human mobility to its limits through its historic polar explorers, using 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com .
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
'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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 .