Events

Events

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

Creative Europe Launch Conference

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

Funding Opportunities for Digital Health in 2021-2027

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

ERRIN dialogue with European Commission on the Starfish Mission

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

CONNECT University Summer School 2021

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

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021

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

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

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

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

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

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

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

Horizon Europe info-days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Launch of the EC Knowledge Centre on Cancer

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

Infoday: Cluster 2 - Culture, Creativity & Inclusive Society

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

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

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

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

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

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021

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

EU Open Data Days

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

Events

Events

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

Plastics pollution: Are biodegradable plastics a solution?

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

  • By Catherine Marston

Plastic pollution: Are biodegradable plastics a solution?

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

  • By Martine Elise Farstad

Periscope Forum 2021

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

  • By SARA TESI

MARLESS project: A clean Adriatic sea for future generations

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

  • By Klaas de Boer

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

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

  • By Catherine Marston

Dance Digital - Baden-Wurttemberg and South Wales connect

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

  • By Anna Zanetti

R2BOnAir - Beyond the Boundaries

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

  • By Hilary Webb

European Development Days 2021: Sustainable Future

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

  • By Catherine Marston

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Ingvild Jacobsen

Transforming artificial sports pitches towards zero pollution

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Digitisation, Cultural Heritage and Smart Tourism Infoday and Matchmaking Event

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Beatriz Irala

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

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

  • By Jesper Blaabjerg Holm

The Nordic Capital Regions: Moving Towards Zero Pollution

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

  • By Teresa Vio

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Ilkka Myllymäki

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Regions in Recovery - Global e-festival

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

  • By Lina Forsman

EU Policy and Urban Water Management - Challenges of Implementation

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Zuid-Holland: the new Dutch Hydrogen Valley

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Towards zero pollution in the agri-food sector

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Interactive workshop for public sector web authors

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

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week 2021: Zero Pollution

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Beatriz Irala

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

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar session: The Funding & tenders Portal for beginners

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Target "Zero pollution" with Water Smart Territories

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Coaching technologies for wellbeing and care

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

European Maritime Day 2021

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Eva Damm

Workshop on Regional Translational Ecosystems of Personalised Medicine

Workshop on regional translational ecosystems supportive of Personalising Health Industry.

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Eelko Steenhuis

The role of universities of applied sciences in regional ecosystems

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

  • By Philip Piatkiewicz

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

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

  • By Thomas Berger

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

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

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

Murcia food brokerage event 2021

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

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

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

  • By Mikael Vainio

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Aliki Varella

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

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

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

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

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

Tech-Brokerage Norte de Portugal - Galicia

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

  • By Hilary Webb

ENhANCE Final Conference

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

Digital information meeting about the research network COST

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

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism coffee meeting with DG RTD

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of Horizon Europe in the Brussels-Capital Region

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

  • By Ilkka Myllymäki

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

The European Regions for Smart Communities Summit

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG: Coffee meeting on Horizon Europe Cluster 6

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Digital Health Europe: Supporting scale-up of digital solutions

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

  • By Arnout Smit

H2Nodes webinar

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

  • By Eva Damm

Workshop on Personalising Health Industry in Regions

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ViennaUP´21

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Health & ICT: Funding programmes information session

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Matthew Broadbent

SIKE project showcase - Social Innovation through Knowledge Exchange

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The New European Bauhaus conference

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EIT Culture & Creativity - Webinar on new innovation opportunities

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Sylwia Skwara

Cultural Heritage in Digital Age

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

  • By Hilary Webb

MIREU final event with launch of the CoMMER

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Horizon Europe calls

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

  • By Hilary Webb

How to reactivate vacant residential buildings in need of refurbishment

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

  • By Federico Bastarolo

SEFAC project final event

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Smart Specialisation for the Recovery Workshop

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

  • By Federico Bastarolo

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

World Circular Economy Forum + Climate

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

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

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

The Business of Biorefining

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Teresa Vio

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Introducing the Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch of JPI Oceans' new strategy

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Year of Rail Launch event

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Inland ports boosting green and circular mobility transition

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

  • By Hilary Webb

European Innovation Ecosystem roundtable: fostering common understanding

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

  • By Teresa Vio

Energy & Climate Change WG meeting - Hydrogen Economy

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Growth meeting on Horizon Europe calls 2021 & European Partnerships

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Nature-based solutions for circular water systems

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

  • By Bogdan Chelariu

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Connecting Nature Innovation Summit

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Science for Policymaking in Regions and Cities

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Health technology in connected & integrated care

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships

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

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism - Horizon Europe calls

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG Brainstorming coffee meeting for the European Year of Rail 

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the new European Innovation Council

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the InvestEU Programme

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

  • By Hilary Webb

JPI on Cultural Heritage: SRIA 2020 launch

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

How to attract smart and agile SMEs?

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

  • By Sybille DITERICH

IMPAWATT and ESI Europe H2020 Energy Projects Presentation and open discussions

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

  • By Valentine Willmann

Building a Hydrogen Economy in Scotland and Germany

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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

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

  • By Antoine Videau

Digital opportunities for the future of Agrifood, Forestry and Environment

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Launch of the European Climate and Health Observatory

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Future of EU mining regions collaboration

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

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

I&I WG: Exploring the European Innovation Council

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Boosting experimental innovation policy to encourage SME growth in Europe

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Industry 4.0 - a key element for a green transition

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN - EUREGHA joint meeting: Beating Cancer Plan

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ICT WG: Policy workshop on the Digital Agenda

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

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Climate Adaptation Strategy - Community workshops & panels

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

  • By Anna Tranberg

EU Industry Days 2021

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

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

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

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

Bioeconomy WG meeting: Mission on soil health and food

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Conference on H2 skills for sustainable industries

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

  • By Heidi Johansson

How to successfully adopt Urban Living Labs

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Culture KlrC Fest

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

  • By Marija Ivoninaite

Industry driving the transition to zero emission mobility

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

SeAMK International Week

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

New European Bauhaus information sessions

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Creative Coffee meeting

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Transport WG meeting: the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy

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

  • By Philip Piatkiewicz

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

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

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

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

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

  • By Hilary Webb

DigitalHealthEurope webinar on EU funding challenges for public authorities

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

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Co-designing Our Cities Conference

The Co-designing Our Cities Conference marks the culmination of a 2.5 year experimental project which has developed new ways for cities and regions to bring together the public administration and the cultural sector to co-create public policies.

  • By Hilary Webb

Horizon Europe launch - organised by Portuguese EU Council Presidency

The Portuguese Presidency of the European Council will next week officially launch Horizon Europe, the EU's next ambitious R&I framework programme. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

3rd EU Webinar on the Innovation Partnership

The 3rd EU Webinar on the Innovation Partnership organised by DG GROW will take place on 1st February.

  • By Hilary Webb

Kick-off meeting for 19th European Week of Regions and Cities

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities is set to take place from the 11th - 14th October 2021. To begin preparations, a kick-off meeting will take place online this January.

  • By Hilary Webb

A blue dimension to the Green Deal: the way towards a sustainable recovery of the blue economy in Europe

DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and SEArica are organising a webinar to engage regional, national and sectorial blue economy stakeholders in the final part of the feedback process for the EC's roadmap on the sustainable blue economy.

  • By Hilary Webb

Urban future with a purpose

The first webinar in the Urban Future with a Purpose series will take place this week with a presentation from President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Towards a green and circular economy in the Euro-Mediterranean region

The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.

  • By Hilary Webb

Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users

Continuing the Digital Future Mobility Talks series, The Ministry of Transport and Mobility of Hamburg, the Hanse-Office and their partners, present the second dialogue: Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users.

  • By Hilary Webb

What future for European Robotics? - Science for Policy Conference

Next week a three-day Science for Policy conference will discuss the future of robotics in European economic growth and recovery. Organised by the Joint Research Centre, the conference will take a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centre analysis of the technology.

  • By Hilary Webb

BlueInvest Day 2021

The 2021 edition of BlueInvest Day, which aims to boost innovation and investment in sustainable technologies for the blue economy, will take place on 26 January. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Gearing up towards European Digital Innovation Hubs

In coordination with the Luxembourg Ministry of Economy, the first yearly European Digital Innovation Hubs conference will take shape through EDIH GEARING UP.

  • By Christophe Jost

Renewable Energies and the Challenge of Grid Integration

This event will present highlights on renewable energies and grid integration challenges (ENLIT event).

  • By Teresa Vio

EC Workshop on complementary funding for cultural heritage

On January 25-26, the EC will host a Workshop on complementary funding for cultural heritage. The Workshop can be followed in streaming via the links available.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Launch of European Extreme Events Climate Index

The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI). E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management. AGENDA 16:00 – Opening IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data Association Vice-president Matteo Laterza – UnipolSai General Manager 16:15 – E3CI: European Extreme-Events Climate Index Presentation of the Index measuring the severity of extreme weather events Chiara Cagnazzo – Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S Antonio Tirri – Leithà | Unipol Group Guido Rianna – CMCC 17:00 – Discussion Florence Rabier – ECMWF Director-General Antonio Navarra – CMCC President Renzo Giovanni Avesani – Unipol Group, IFAB BoD member Moderator Paola Mercogliano – CMCC 17:45 – Open Q&A session For further information, please visit the webinar web page: https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/advanced-science-and-innovation-for-resilient-societies

  • By Eelko Steenhuis

UASNL lunch session: SDG11 meets applied research, 20 January 2021

Curious to learn more about SDG11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), and how applied research contributes to this? Then join the first UASNL online lunch session on 20 January 2021.

  • By Matthew Broadbent

Tourism and COVID-19 Recovery - The role of data and innovation in driving a sustainable recovery

Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to our upcoming event on the role of data and innovation in the responsible recovery of the European tourism sector.

  • By Hilary Webb

Policy WG: The regional dimension of the European Research Area

The first Policy WG meeting of 2021 will discuss the regional dimension of the European Research Area, following the Commission's communication.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG - planning for 2021

We are happy to invite you to the planning meeting of the Design & Creativity WG. During the meeting, we will discuss the possible topics for the year ahead.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

AURORAL's launching session

A launching session of recently approved project AURORAL led by Alentejo region, ERRIN's member, will take place on 13th January.

  • By Hilary Webb

Opportunities for ERRIN members interested raw materials

This meeting is a chance for ERRIN members interested in critical raw materials and sustainable extractives to learn more about a new initiative and the possible opportunities and benefits for their regions.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism Planning meeting #2

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Climate Pact – launch event

The official launch event for the European Climate Pact is planned for 16 December 2020 in the morning. The online event will kick-start the Pact operations following the publication of the European Commission's Communication on the Pact.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Webinar on Cyber awareness - for critical infrastructures

This webinar will consider the sectorial challenges related to cyber awareness.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism Planning meeting #1

The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

ENSA disability - Opportunities of the new MFF

ENSA, European Network of Social Authorities, is hosting an interactive elderly and disability thematic working group meeting taking place 14 December 2020 from 10:00 - 12:30. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2020

Welcome to the ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting - an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements during the past year.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health data for innovation - opportunities and societal challenges

SAPHIRe presents an interactive workshop on health data for innovation. The session will discuss how the smart specialisation agenda can leverage regional healthcare innovation to improve citizens' lives. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EGVI session: Towards zero emission road transport

This December the European Green Vehicles Initiative will present an online meeting on the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of the Towards zero emission road transport partnership. 

  • By Federico Bastarolo

SMATH International MED Conference

The SMATH PROJECT EXPERIENCE will share the project's developments as it intends to generate smart atmosphere that are able to support start-ups in the CC sector.

  • By Anna Tranberg

EIT Urban Mobility Summit

Join in the first edition of the EIT Urban Mobility flagship event that brings together partners, stakeholders from all sectors, policymakers and scientific experts.

  • By Hilary Webb

Special briefing on the profound and enduring impact of coronavirus to the way we live

The European Commissioner for health and food safety will join leading public health specialist Nicholas A. Christakis for a discussion on the long-term impacts of the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Hilary Webb

Big Buyers for Climate and Environment Launch

This launch event is a chance to learn more about the European Commission's initiative: Big Buyers for Climate and Environment.

  • By Teresa Vio

Joint WG webinar: Digitising Cultural Heritage

We are happy to invite you to a joint online meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitisation of European Cultural Heritage and will include a presentation of the Time Machine project.

  • By Hilary Webb

COVID-19: Local and regional authorities on the frontline

The Council of Europe is hosting an event to showcase the stories of regional and local authorities that have been on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Women in Science and European Research

This is an open event for everyone interested in gender-equality issues in the EU policy related to the research and innovation.

  • By Hilary Webb

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Conference

Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG: Planning meeting for 2021 activities

The Health Working Group's final meeting of 2020 will be a chance to learn more about and contribute to the WG's plans for 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Forest Strategy post-2020 in the context of post-EU Green Deal future-fit Europe

East and North Finland EU Office, the ERIAFF Network, the European State Forest Association (EUSTAFOR) and Junta de Castilla y Léon present a webinar on the future EU Forest Strategy.

  • By Denise Nilsson

Industrial Hemp - From the world to Skåne

Join this virtual conference that will tackle the subject of the thriving industrial hemp market and its potential for the Swedish countryside.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 Thought Leader EHTEL Symposium

The 2020 edition of the EHTEL symposium will be a chance to further develop the Imagining 2029 work programme.

  • By Hilary Webb

ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age

The European Commission, the German Presidency and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research will jointly host 'ICT 2020: Leading the Digital Age' in Cologne at the end of this year. 

  • By Hilary Webb

2nd EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership

The second EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership will explore laying the foundations for success within the initiative.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Cultural and Creative Sectors and Local Development

This event is organised by the OECD in cooperation with the European Commission and part of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

Universities and the European Innovation Council

The European Universities Association is hosting a webinar to present how university-based projects can benefit from the European Innovation Council's support.

  • By Anna Tranberg

FACCE-JPI 10 Year Event “A world in transition: Journey towards a sustainable future”

The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrates its ten year anniversary by engaging in a high-level science-policy discussion. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to discuss on the urgency to change the way we produce food, on setting priorities in science and on knowledge-based policy making.

  • By Hilary Webb

Making data useable: regional considerations, best practices and examples

This SAPHIRe workshop will help participants gain a better understanding of the regional perspective in the task of making health data accessible.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Design Days 2020

This years’ EU Design Days will focus on the Social Dimension of Design, Co-creation and Civic Engagement. The event will take place in an online format.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Online Erasmus+ project development workshop 2020

Welcome to this year's Erasmus+ project development workshop dedicated to the theme global competences - green, digital, intercultural, and lifelong learning skills. Join the plenary session for a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 and some handy tips on writing an application and apply as a partner to participate in the 14 parallel project proposal discussions.

  • By Anna Tranberg

FIT4FOOD2030 Final Conference - food system transformation

Join the two-day virtual conference to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions develop by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Forum on the Action Plan: Culture and Cultural Heritage in Europe

The Partnership on Culture and Cultural Heritage will present and discuss its final actions during a digital conference this November.

  • By Heidi Johansson

UNaLab Project Consortium Webinar Series

The UNaLab project is organising a three-day webinar series between 24-26 November to highlight the application of tools and resources developed by the project to the various phases of the implementation of nature-based solutions.

  • By Anna Tranberg

The role of water in the new EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change

This webinar aims at addressing water in the new EU adaptation strategy as well as the growing impact of climate change on water, providing MEPs the opportunity to share their views with institutional actors, water sector professionals, industry representatives and NGOs.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Webinar: The importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health

The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is together with the Grow Green, Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities projects organising a webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Putting Cultural Heritage at the Centre of the European Green Deal: A preview of the European Heritage Green Paper

This event will focus on the power of cultural heritage to contribute to achieving the ambitions of the European Green Deal.

  • By Hilary Webb

RTO Innovation Summit

An upcoming conference in Brussels will turn to applied research and innovation to develop solutions for competitiveness, sustainability, leadership in the Digital Age and brining about the green deal.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Annual Strategy Workshops - co-designing priorities and activities for 2021

To start planning the activities in the WGs for 2021, the WG leaders will meet according to the clusters to discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead. All members are warmly invited to provide input in advance.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Transport Days

The third edition of Digital Transport Days will take place virtually on 18 November, covering the European mobility data space, digitalisation in the TEN-T revision and smart mobility in the European Green Deal.

  • By Teresa Vio

“A Cultural Deal for Europe” Conference

On 18 November, Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, coordinating the European Heritage Alliance, are co-hosting the online debate “A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future” to be held from 15h00 to 17h00 CET.

  • By Hilary Webb

The Entrepreneurial Mission-Oriented State: Lessons from Covid19

A conversation about the economic recovery from COVID-19 between Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet and Professor Mariana Mazzucato will take place online this week.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart City Live 2020

Focussing on how COVID-19 has impacted cities and redefined citizen's everyday lives, Smart City 2020 will take place as an online event: Smart City Live.

  • By Elena Nielsen

Green Biorefinery- a Green Deal for agriculture

This seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Green biorefinery – A Green Deal for European Agriculture

Welcome to this seminar organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with the European Parliament, Renew Europe, and EPP on the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sex and gender dimension in frontier research

Considering gender in medical care, demographics and digital society, this event will raise awareness about gender dimensions in the research process.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Towards a circular society and industry: How can the EU further close the loop?

Join the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” for a discussion on the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth and positive environmental impacts stemming from strategic and circular value chains in Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

SME Assembly 2020

Two-days of policy workshops, roundtables and lectures will make up the upcoming SME Assembly.

  • By Hilary Webb

Integrated techniques for the seismic strengthening and energy efficiency of existing buildings

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a three-day workshop on the European pilot project on integrating techniques improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and reducing their seismic vulnerability.

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Green Deal: Setting the Course for Sustainable Maritime Industry

Join this webinar organised by the Interreg project ECOPRODIGI to learn more about the European Green Deal's implications for the maritime industry and to discuss how digital tools and solutions can help to reach the ambitious targets set for the industry.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to upscale the implementation of digital health solutions for the elderly

Stavanger Region EU Office and WE4AHA present a thematic workshop on upscaling digital health solutions for the elderly.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sharing and caring: partnerships for adaptive heritage reuse

An OpenHeritage dialogue on the adaptive reuse of historical buildings will explore the opportunities and challenges posed by this community-led process.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Cluster Conference 2020

The European Cluster Conference 2020 is a unique chance to discuss and share about current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development, interregional cooperation and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

Bioeconomy WG - Regional strategies related to the circular bioeconomy (online workshop)

Welcome to this practical and interactive workshop on regional bio- and circular economy strategies. The discussion will cover several aspects of the development cycle: regional bioeconomy statistics and indicators, stakeholder involvement and consultation processes, aligning regional strategies towards the circular bioeconomy, and linking strategy to funding.

  • By Hilary Webb

AI in the green digital ERA Quo vadis?

In light of the Germany presidency of the EU Council, this event will focus on the added value of multidisciplinary research and innovation activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Vocational Skills Week 2020

European Vocational Skills week, a chance for local, regional and national organisations to showcase their VET, will take place in November.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention

In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention.

  • By Hilary Webb

Past, present and future of the Interreg MED programme and governance in the Mediterranean

The Interreg MED Programme is organising a brainstorming conference on the future of European territorial cooperation to better coordinate and strengthen the governance action in the Mediterranean. 

  • By Angèle LIAIGRE

Reducing Food Waste from Farm to Fork - Conference and B2B online event

The REAMIT project, which proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains, to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency, is the subject of an upcoming online event over two days.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

WIRE 2020

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The conference provides a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises to discuss research and innovation (R&I) practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.

  • By Vendula Novackova

Food Safety webinar

On 4 November 2020, the Czech Liaison Office for Research Development and Innovation (CZELO) together with the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office (LINO) invite you to an online event on “Food Safety – What is the role of research and innovation?”

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee's annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference will take place in November.

  • By Hilary Webb

MED Green Growth at Ecomondo 2020

The Interreg MED Green Growth project will be present at the technological and industrial innovation event Ecomondo. The event brings all sectors of the circular economy together.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EuroMed 2020 conference

The 8th biannual European-Mediterranean (EuroMed-2020) conference is co-organised by the UNESCO and the EU ERA Chairs and focuses this year on Digital Cultural Heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

Reconstructing education through a global lens

Coventry University's Centre for global learning: education and attainment is hosting its first virtual conference in November.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Online Week of Active & Healthy Ageing

The European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing will consist of online debates and panels placing demographic change at the centre of Europe's R&I agenda.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy WG webinar – update on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan

Welcome to the next Policy WG webinar where we will receive an update on the Strategic Plan and the impact expected from the clusters. Focus will also be on the coherence and synergies between the clusters and with European Partnerships as well as with other EU programmes.

  • By Camille ARNOUILH

NOVAQ innovation festival

NOVAQ is an innovation festival organized by the Nouvelle-Aquitaine Region, in partnership with the French newspaper Le Monde.

  • By Hilary Webb

Research and Innovation for Biodiversity: what role for gene drive research?

The European Parliament Intergroup on climate change, biodiversity and sustainable development is hosting an online event on the subject of gene drive.

  • By Hilary Webb

Access to health data - the role of regional actors, gatekeepers, providers and individuals

SAPHIRe is running an interative online workshop on the regional perspective on access to health data.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

I&I WG webinar: Opportunities for innovative SMEs in the new programming period

The webinar will explore two instruments: InvestEU and the EU Partnership on Innovative SMEs, and the new opportunities they will bring to innovative SMEs in the 2021-2027 programming period.

  • By Hilary Webb

Structural Transformation - Socially innovative design

This webinar will ask if and how social policy and the European Green Deal go together. Saxony-Anhalt will use its experience to demonstrate how it is possible to successfully phase out coal production, while pressing that focussing on economic aspects alone is not enough. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EIC Greenathon: Hacking the European Green Deal

From 27 - 30 October 2020 the European Innovation Council (EIC) will host a hackathon to start tackling challenges to help transform Europe into the first climate-neutral continent by 2050.

  • By Hilary Webb

What future for the Blue Economy?

This virtual meeting from DG MARE will present the European Commission's concept and orientation of its new comprehensive approach to the blue economy, currently under development. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Towards a European Green Deal with the Occitanie Citizen's Assembly

Occitanie region will soon approve its own Green New Deal, the first European region to do so through a citizen's assembly. An informal online session will provide insights on how the process came about.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Nordic Way – Innovative Financing of Green Projects

In this webinar, the focus will be on how innovative financing takes place in the Nordic countries.

  • By Hilary Webb

ECRN conference on building the sustainable chemincal industry of tomorrow - Regional response to common European challanges

The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising a conference that will look at the role of regions in delivering the European Green Deal. It will highlight the potential of promising new technologies for accelerating the chemical industry's transition towards a circual, carbon netural and bio-based economy.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week: Finnish municipalities contributing to super year of nature

Several Finnish municipalities are coming together to share their contributions to biodiversity protection. The UNaLab project will be presented as part of this EU Green Week Partner Event.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week 2020

EU Green Week has been postponed to October, this year the themes are nature and biodiversity.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Towards climate-resilient cities and regions

This event will explore the progress made to date by local and regional authorities (LRAs) across Europe in their actions to adapt to climate change.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Cities and regions in green transition

The workshop will be divided into two blocks in which we concentrate firstly on setting sound, long term strategies, financing ambitious climate initiatives and implementing environmental policies.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Green Week partner event: Traceability and circularity of electrical devices and their waste

The Delegation of Catalonia to the EU is hosting a partner event at EU Green Week, the session will explore thee development of an upcoming R&I project.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

EU Green Week partner event: Life Adaptate

After 3 years of implementation, the Life Adaptate project is in the position to disseminate the concrete GREEN developments implemented so far.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Circular economy in the Artic industries: Solutions for a green Europe

This session at the European Week of Regions and Cities will showcase initiatives from regions in or close to the Artic already on the move towards a climate-neutrarl economy. Four different projects and approaches will be presented as examples to demonstrate how future EU policy could contribute to using the potential of the circular economy in industries.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Transport WG webinar - Update on mobility initiatives

To start off the autumn, the Transport WG is organising an information session to provide you with an update on three mobility initiatives: EIT Urban Mobility KIC, S3P safe and sustainable mobility and the ERRIN-Polis opinion on the TEN-T guidelines.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

World Design Policy Conference

Discover the 2020 edition of the WORLD DESIGN POLICY CONFERENCE : its ambition, program and thematic round tables in which we invite you to participate from October 19 to 23.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Alentejo's Green Deal

The Alentejo's Regional Green Deal has been developed to guarantee that the region is directly involved in the implementation of the many initiatives under the EU Green Deal by means of a clear local strategy.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Food2030 conference - Transforming food systems through research and innovation

Welcome to this year's Food2030 conference which will discuss how research and innovation can accelerate the transformation of food systems and contribute more to the evidence-base for strengthening their governance.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Investing in a healthy and socially just regional development

As the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need to invest in health promotion, health system preparedness and resilience, EUREGHA is organising a session at the European Week of Regions and Cities to discuss cross-border cooperation across Europe.

  • By Sophia Karner

EWRC session: Tailoring ERDF to deliver industrial symbiosis

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this event will consider industrial symbiosis as an efficient means of addressing climate change mitigation and competitiveness.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Governing local heritage together

Cultural Heritage in Action is the new EU-funded peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions and is implemented by the workshop co-organisers Cultural Heritage in Action. The workshop will explore how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage, based on lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Skills reform & partnerships for SMART CCI

The EWRC side event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS. The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC participatory lab: How can digital health drive cohesion in Europe?

COCIR and Siemenns Healthineers are running a participatory lab at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session on digital health driving cohesion in Europe will consider how to unlock EU cohesion and structural funds to provide better healthcare.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Communicating Science #EngageAudience

This workshop, organised by South Moravian Region (Czechia), Wielkopolska Region (Poland), Region of Murcia (Spain), Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), City of Carini (Italy), and City of Nicosia (Cyprus), will address the issue of science communication from different perspectives, including the role of open science.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: The role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIH) in the post COVID-19 era

The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Interregional Innovation Investments

By bringing quadruple helix stakeholders together and stimulating key actors of the interregional innovation ecosystems, the intention of the workshop is to animate the debate on how to use public money to de-risk cooperation, accelerate innovation and unlock private investments.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Resilience of EU innovation ecosystems

The session will analyse the various aspects of the impact of COVID-19 on the EU and how S3 models have helped during the lockdown and will help further in the post-crisis transition.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC Session: Towards evidence-informed local policies

This event at the European Week of Regions and Cities will consider the pilot project 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions', proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems

This session will explore Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) - a new thematic area under the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation, which aims to stimulate industry growth through the implementation of new technologies in the sector.

  • By Teresa Vio

EWRC side event: Minority languages in the digital age

As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this webinar organised by the Mid-Norway European Office explores how thinking digital can help empower minority language users in their everyday life.

  • By Hilary Webb

Minority languages in the digital age

The Mid-Norway European Office is organising an event that will explore how digital tools can empower minority language users.

  • By Hilary Webb

Think Innovative! Unlock the potential of the Innovation Partnership to boost the economic recovery

The first EU webinar on the Innovation Partnership will be a chance to discover the key steps for a successful innovation partnership, best practices developed by public buyers and project advice.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cohesion and cooperation in transition

This workshop will press the importance of EU funding for research and interregional cooperation and facilitate active knowledge exchange between policy experts from partner regions.

  • By Louise Årebäck

Frailty, falls & fractures: Assessment and management at specialised clinics/liaison services supporting older adults – what can we learn from each other?

A thematic workshop from the EIP on AHA consider prevention and citizen-centred health services.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC session: Cultural & Creative Industries 4 Tourism

This EWRC session will share regional examples related to the Cultural and Creative Industries' (CCIs) contribution to the development of Cultural and Creative Tourism (CCT). 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: EER regions' pathways to economic recovery

The EER secretariat together with the EER 2020 regions – Business Region Gothenburg, Gdansk & Pomorskie and Navarra – are organising a virtual workshop on 13 October 2020.

  • By Pieter Faber

More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions

The EU Region Talk 'More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions' will be a chance to learn more about the cross-border institute of healthcare systems and prevention.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part II)

The session follows up on the previous session (13 October, 14:30 - 16:00) dedicated to the political launch of the Knowledge Exchange Platform in its advanced version 2.0.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part I)

This session will introduce the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform, followed by a political discussion with representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions on the main aspects of the European Research Area and its impact on regions and cities in Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Industrial cooperation & smart recovery

The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on industrial activities in the EU. The whole industrial model in EU regions will need to be reconstructed. An additional challenge for Smart Specialisation is to embed the digital and sustainability dimensions into the new programming period to achieve competitive sustainability. In line with the European Green Deal and the EU industrial strategy, the green and digital dimensions of Smart Specialisation will have to be enhanced, thus paving the way for a new generation of Smart Specialisation industrial strategies.

  • By Antoine Videau

IP issues and protection of digital innovations - Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors

The INNOSUP project DIVA is an accelerator for innovative digital solutions for the Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors. In addtition to providing a financial support to SMEs, DIVA provides expertise support to help companies in setting-up their strategy of development.

  • By Hilary Webb

Regional innovation ecosystems for healthcare

This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of European regions in promoting and enabling innovation in health and care services and how innovation can be an instrument for regional development.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Tourism Convention

In October the European Tourism Convention will launch a dialogue on the sustainable recovery of the tourism sector.

  • By Hilary Webb

Second European AI Alliance Assembly: Towards an AI ecosystem of excellence and trust

The second edition of the European AI Alliance Assembly will take place online in October.

  • By Hilary Webb

COVID-19 contact tracing: the usefulness of mobile apps

SAPHIRe is hosting an online workshop to serve as a platform for ongoing discussions about contact tracing apps.

  • By Hilary Webb

Can building in wood contribute to delivering the Green Deal?

An upcoming webinar will present the regional and city perspective when considering the question: can building in wood contribute to delivering the Green Deal?

  • By Hilary Webb

The future of our oceans: Towards a new vision for global fisheries & aquacultures

This event will ask: what are the tradeoffs available to balance conservation and food security in oceans and seas?

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC side event: Empowerment of older persons in regions

This workshop will seek answers to the following questions: How can we remove barriers and enable solutions, models and strategies to empower older persons? What role do Reference Sites play in this process?

  • By Vendula Novackova

Science Café with Leticia Botella Sánchez - ONLINE

The South Moravian Region and its partners are presenting an open discussion on novel species of viruses.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions

The Technology Park Ljubljana, Friuli Innovazione and the Slovenian Business & Research Association have the pleasure to invite to a conference Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: Improving co-creation in public services

Oslo Region is organising a virtual participatory lab “Improving co-creation in public services” during the European Week of Regins and Cities.

  • By Ingvild Jacobsen

The Green Deal and the Nordic Capitals: Urban solutions to climate, nature, and biodiversity challenges

A EU Green Week partner event will share best practices and challenges from the Nordic capitals on how to integrate urbanism with care for biodiversity, nature, climate and circularity.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Digitalising rural areas

Delegation of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar on  “Digitalising rural areas”, which will take place on the 7th of October, from 10.30am to 12pm.

  • By Hilary Webb

Implementing EIP on AHA action groups to sauvegarde lives of residents in senior facilities

This workshop will take an example from one of the EIP on AHA reference sites to consider the data quality standards needed to satisfy local requirements related to standardised electronic health records.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC side event: Personal carbon trading on mobility - an example from Lahti

This event is organised by the City of Lahti European Green Capital 2021, LUT University, Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd and the Helsinki EU Office and aims to highlight how cities can build a new and innovative policy tool to reduce mobility emissions. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Week of Regions and Cities

Over 500 events across three weeks - this year the European Week of Regions and Cities will take a different format dealing with three themes: empower citizens, cohesion and cooperation and Green Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital tools for patient empowerment and person-centred care

DigitalHealthEurope will present an online workshop led by the European Patients' Forum (PEF) on patient empowerment and digital solutions.

  • By Hilary Webb

Thematic workshop series: Co-mapping a strategy towards efficient social prescription for older adults in Europe

A series of workshops for the EIP on AHA begins in October with 'Co-mapping a strategy towards efficient social prescription for older adults in Europe'. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

EP Intergroup webinar on "Integrating science into the EU Green Deal"

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Urban Mobility Days 2020 - Digital conference

Urban Mobility Days 2020 will combine the CIVITAS Forum Conference and the European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs) and take place online.

  • By Hilary Webb

Strengthening older people's rights in times of digitalisation - lessons learned from COVID-19

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'.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Financing innovative clean tech conference

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

First EU4Ocean workshop: Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

FUture Teaching: How to use design approaches and co-creation to create engaging and interesting teaching

This FUTE project webinar will present concrete examples of how to use design methods in schools. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Final conference of the InnoWEE project

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Nordic Edge Expo & Conference

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Research and Innovation Days 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Digital Health - Connect University Autumn School 2020

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.

  • By Rickard Eksten

Halmstad University Health Innovation Day 2020

Halmstad University will host its Health Innovation Day 2020 in September, a chance to tackle the healthcare challenges of today.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG meeting

The Design & Creativity WG is happy to invite its members to a networking WG meeting on 17 September.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smarter 2020 Conference: Place-based responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis

An uncomping webinar will focus on short-term reactions to the COVID-19 crisis that relate to S3/S4 governance and what role it will play in the longer recovery.

  • By Hilary Webb

Symposium on ethical aspects of digital solutions in nursing care

The Institute of History and Ethics of Medicine has organised a symposium on the ethical aspects of digital nursing solutions, which will take place in Germany this September.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Mobility Week 2020

Local authorities are invited to register for European Mobility Week 2020. It is an opportunity for towns and cities to showcase their commitment to clean and sustainable urban transport.

  • By Hilary Webb

FIRECE Project final event: Greener SMEs for a more sustainable world

The Emilia Romagna region invites members to join the final event of the FIRECE Project, which supports the implementation of partners' regional energy plans.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Information and project facilitation workshop - Farm to Fork Strategy and the Horizon 2020 Green Deal call

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

DEEDS project final conference

The DEEDS project, which focusses on facilitating co-creation of knowledge for European decarbonisation pathays, will present its final conference online in September. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

Linking the ERA, EHEA, and EEA - Creating a coherent European space for research, innovation, and education

The Science & Education for Society WG warmly invites you to a discussion on the links between the European Research Area, the European Higher Education Area, and European Education Area.

  • By Hilary Webb

Building Back Better: A roadmap to human relevant research in a post COVID-19 world

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. 

  • By Tarik Kehli

Boosting SME Internationalisation

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Lessons learnt from the COVID-10 pandemic and future of HTA collaboration at EU level

The European Patients' Forum, the European Rare Diseases Organisation and MEP Tiemo Wölken are co-organising a webinar in September.

  • By Hilary Webb

Should I use blockchain? Sector challenges and future trends

An upcoming online event will present the current status of blockchain technology and the sectors that can benefit from blockchain-based solutions. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Brussels Economic Forum

The Brussels Economic Forum is the flagship annual economic event of the European Commission.

  • By Hilary Webb

High-level expert workshop on climate adaptation modelling

DG Climate Action is organising a three-day workshop in the context of the SAM-PS project to bring experts on adaptation modelling together.

  • By Hilary Webb

Moving the frontier of the macroeconomic modelling of research & innovation

The conference will contribute to the further enhancement of macroeconomic modelling tools for R&I to support public policymaking in scientific, technological and economic development. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

What comes next, after the adoption of the Leipzig Charter and Territorial Agenda of the European Union? What role do metropolitan regions play?

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Pint of Science Belgium 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Virtual MariMatch 2020 - International Maritime Event

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Cities, Design & Innovation - The role of culture and creative industries in preparation for the EIT CCI KIC

An upcoming high-level conference will focus on how the European knowledge and innovation community can benefit from goal-orientated, hybrid innovations, new business models and creative technologies.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Cluster Alliance Against Coronavirus Webinars on Recovery and Resilience

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Sustainable AI in practice - online webinar

The Technical University of Denmark together with KPMG in Denmark is running a webinar, where leading experts share their insights into how AI can be used sustainably.

  • By Anna Tranberg

JPI Oceans Beyond 2020: Stakeholder Webinar

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.

  • By Lucie Durocher

PREVENT’S final event will share knowledge and analysis of security needs in public transport.

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

The COVID-19 industrial cluster response: the role of European clusters in recovery strategies

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is presenting a capacity-building webinar to conclude its series on the industrial cluster response to the pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Stakeholder consultation on CoR opinion 'Towards more sustainable tourism for EU cities and regions'

The European Committee of the Regions invites stakeholders to offer their thoughts on its upcoming opinion 'Towards more sustainable tourism for EU cities and regions'.

  • By Heidi Johansson

The Smart City in Mediterranean Territories: Funding, deployment and 2021-2027 opportunities

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

A greener, more resilient and more inclusive recovery beyond the COVID-19 crisis

Scotland House is to host an event to mark the publication of Scotland's Advisory Group on Economic Recovery's recent report 'Towards a Robust, Resilient Wellbeing Economy for Scotland'. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Pilot actions for managing authorities promoting citizen egagement in cohesion policy - kick-off event

The European Commission and OECD will kick-off the first pilot project intended to stimulate citizen engagement in implementing cohesion policy on the ground with a virtual event.

  • By Hilary Webb

Closing webinar of the Scientific Panel for Health - Recommendations for health research in Europe - Design for Impact

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. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

An ambitious Green Recovery Plan - ensuring green investments delivering climate neutrality

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

A circular economy at the heart of climate action: how materials connect the dots in the EU Green Deal

MEPs Maria Spyraki and Mohammed Chahim are to host an online event on the importance of materials in Europe's green transition.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Transport WG webinar - Speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission transport system

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Euro Science Open Forum 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

No one size fits all: artificial intelligence as key technology for personalised medicine

The representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the European Union is hosting a webinar on the topic of AI and personalised medicine.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Blue Growth WG webinar: Mission Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters

Join the Blue Growth WG to get an update on the mission area healthy oceans, seas, coastal and inland waters and discuss the involvement of regional and local stakeholders.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Joint Energy and Smart Cities WG meeting: Mission on adaptation to climate change

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Early-stage investors (who they are and what they are looking for)

The AAL programme is running a webinar that aims to prepare early-stage start-ups for approaching the right investors with the right tools to secure financing. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG Meeting: Horizon Europe mission on Cancer - information session

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030 webinar

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. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

BBI JU call for proposals - online project facilitation workshop

Call for partners to participate in the online project facilitation workshop for the 2020 BBI JU call for proposals.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals: part two

This meeting will focus on the implementation of the science, technology and innovation for SDGs roadmaps in the context of their contribution to sustainable recovery and future resilience

  • By Hilary Webb

Procurement: Responding to COVID-19

This webinar will ask how Innovation in Procurement (IP) can bridge these gaps and how it cam concretely help in the response to the COVID-19 challenge. 

  • By Antoine Videau

Meet Industry 4.0 start-ups and SMEs

The Gazelle Accelerator programme (set up in the framework of EIT Manufacturing) invites you to its 1st Roadshow Day taking place on June 30th.

  • By Hilary Webb

More Years Better Lives infosession on equality and well-being calls

The Joint Programming Initiative More Years Better Lives (JPI MYBL) is hosting an online information session on its current call for proposals on equality and well-being. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EuroPCom 2020

The dates for this year's European Public Communication Conference, EuroPCom, have been announced as 29th - 30th June 2020. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Workshop on state of the cities and regions in the COVID-19 crisis - Barometer of cities and regions

The European Committee of the Regions' upcoming workshop will consist of a qualitative assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on Europe's regions and cities.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Bridging the gap for innovations in disaster resilience

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

E²Tech4SmartCities 2020

E²Tech4SmartCities is an opportunity to discover business and cooperation opportunities in the field of energy-efficient and sustainable technologies.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability - How can we enhance safety and competitiveness?

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

S3 European Hydrogen Valleys Partnership webinar

S3 European Hydrogen Valleys Partnership is organising an open webinar for ERRIN members, as a part of its plenary meeting.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

EU Sustainable Energy Week will run from 22nd - 26th June 2020. Due to the coronavirus crisis it will take place online.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals: part one

This workshop will focus on the lessons learnt from the Global Pilot Programme for science, technology and innovation for SDGs from the pilot countries, UN partners, the World Bank and the EU's JRC.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Smart specialisation for economic recovery at the local and regional level

This webinar will examine the role of smart specialisation in economic recovery strategies post-COVID19 at the local and regional level.

  • By Hilary Webb

Heavy rain risk management and emergency response

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.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Webinar: Driving Urban Transitions - State of Play of a European Partnership under Development

This interactive webinar will focus on the Driving Urban Transitions Partnership and the outcomes of the AGORA Virtual Dialogue 2020 as well as the public consultation on the programme.

  • By Hilary Webb

Joint CoR & OECD webinar: the impact of COVID-19 on EU regions and cities

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

SAPHIRe online workshop - Exit strategies for COVID-19 lockdown: what role do regions play?

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Health and ICT WG meeting: Telemedicine as an answer to the current challenges

This joint WG meeting will look at telemedicine as an opportunity for the future and as a phenomenon in the context of the current crisis.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

The role of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the post-pandemic recovery

The Smart Specialisation Working Group webinar offers an opportunity to exchange views on the role of the RIS3 in the EU’s green, digital and innovative recovery post-pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Innovation Procurement for Startups with DG CONNECT

The Startup Europe Regions Network - SERN - is hosting a webinar on innovation procurement for startups.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Bioeconomy WG webinar: Ensuring a sufficient provision of skills for an innovative European forestry sector

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Coimbra Group Open Session Webinar on the "European Universities Alliances"

The Coimbra Group is pleased to invite you to this open session webinar on the European Universities Alliances. 

  • By Aki Ishiwa

R2B - Research to Business 2020 goes Digital! International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation

Following the COVID-19 emergency, the event - renamed R2B OnAir - will be organised in a totally-digital format and web-streamed on 10th, 11th and 12th June 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

Focus on regional diversity in European tourism - ETOA webinar

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Europe, let's cooperate! 2020

The 2020 edition of the Interreg Europe 'Europe, let's cooperate! interregional cooperation forum' takes place online on 9 June 2020 (10-11:30 CEST).

  • By Anna Tranberg

Web-conference: A circular bioeconomy: Providing solutions to the EU Green Recovery Plan

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Mission on 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030

The EUREC is organising the workshop 'Mission on 100 climate-neutral cities by 2030', in reference to the specific Mission planned for the Horizon Europe funding programme. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Debate: rethinking and reviving travel and tourism

Euronews will this week host a debate on the impacts and challenges ahead for the tourism sector following the coronavirus pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Energy ConFusion 2020

The second year of North Sweden Cleantech's innovative, interactive and inspirational energy conference is set to take place in June 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

The Green Deal & Recovery Plan: a new economic model for Europe?

Forum Europe is hosting an online event to analyse how the EU Green Deal will be impacted by the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy WG webinar - briefing on Horizon Europe missions

Join us for a briefing on the state of play of the development of the Horizon Europe missions and the related communication that is expected at the end of this year.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Online Science Evening - From Alzheimer´s disease therapy to COVID-19 prevention

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'.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar - Innovative solutions for Forest management: the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”

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”.

  • By Hilary Webb

Report launch: Science, research & innovation performance of the EU 2020

The report 'Science, Research and Innovation performance of the EU, 2020'  will be launched during an online event this May.

  • By Hilary Webb

3D Digital Cultural Heritage for resilience, recovery & sustainability

A three-part digital conference will explore initiatives, technologies and policies for overcoming mobility and access limitations during and after the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Teresa Vio

Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG Webinar: Rebuilding the tourism sector after the COVID-19 crisis

This Cultural Heritage and Tourism Working Group meeting has the primary objective to reflect on the way forward for Regions and Tourism Destinations in the aftermath of the COVID-19 crisis.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Regional mobility beyond TEN-T

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

DIH webinar: Artificial Intelligence for Smart Cities

This webinar will build on previous discussions to explore how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) will accelerate the take-up of AI by public administrations.

  • By Hilary Webb

European hospitals & COVID-19: reacting and adapting

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?"

  • By Hilary Webb

#EUvsVirus Matchathon & Demo Day

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

The future of DIHs & reference sites in the digital transformation of health & care in the EU

The European Commission is to host a webinar on the role of Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and Reference sites in the digital transformation of health and care in the EU.

  • By Hilary Webb

Giant leaps start with small steps: e-Governance conference

This year's e-Governance conference will take place online and provide an opportunity to challenge the pandemic together through the use of the Internet.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Maritime Day 2020

European Maritime Day 2020 is set to take place in May, this year in Cork, Ireland.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Webinar: Support measures for CCI sector in times of COVID-19

The next Design & Creativity WG meeting will focus on different support measures for the CCI sector in times of COVID-19. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

DigitalHealthEurope: webinar on Citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

INSPIRE 2020 Conference

INSPIRE 2020 will this year take place in Croatia and focus on digital sustainability.

  • By Hilary Webb

LIFE programme webinar: Funding for Climate Change Adapation

Prospective Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) project promoters are invited to register for a LIFE webinar in May, which will focus on vulnerable 'green' areas and urban 'grey' areas. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Vienna UP'20

ViennaUP'20 is a week of more than 80 events designed to inspire startups, corporates, investors and talent, connecting the Viennese startup scene with the world.

  • By Hilary Webb

Regions and Cities: Vital for Europe's recovery

This Europe Day, the Committee of the Regions moves its open day online to highlight the role of regions and cities in Europe's recovery from the pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Cultural heritage as a catalyst for the future of Europe - webinar

Europe Day 2020 will be marked by a special webinar on how cultural heritage can be a powerful catalyst for the future of Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

Europe Day: Digital cultural heritage webinar

To mark Europe Day 2020, the Ministers for Culture from Cyprus and Malta, along with the Commission, are presenting a webinar dedicated to digital cultural heritage. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

FEDARENE Webinar: Sustainability work related to mobility & transport

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Webinar: Financing green transition

In light of the current COVID-19 crisis, the event will be organised as a webinar. We thank you in advance for your understanding.

Please register via this link. If you have already signed up, you will receive the information on how to connect directly to your inbox. 

  • By Anonymous

POSTPONED: Online Health WG meeting on tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention

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

  • By Hilary Webb

European Tourism Day 2020

European Tourism Day 2020 has been announced to take place on 5th May in Brussels with the theme 'European tourism - leading to a greener future'.

  • By Hilary Webb

Postponed - EU Green Deal: setting the course for sustainable maritime industry

ECOPRODIGI has organised a stakeholder workshop on the implications of the European Green Deal on the maritime industry.

  • By Hilary Webb

Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference

The annual Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference has been announced to take place from 4th - 5th May 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

EIT Digital DeepHack: Data against COVID-19

EIT Digital is challenging people to find digital solutions for data-driven epidemic and pandemic lifecycle management by joining its DeepHack in May. 

  • By Hilary Webb

JRC workshop: Science for policymaking engaging with cities

As part of the JRC's workshop series on strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe, a session on cities will take place in May 2021.

  • By Hilary Webb

LIFE information and networking day

An information and networking day for the upcoming LIFE call for project proposals has been organised for the end of April.

  • By Hilary Webb

Demand-driven ePitching session facilitated by the EIC to fight COVID-19

The European Innovation Council is organising an ePitching session on 30th April 2020 to match innovative solutions developed by companies to the emerging needs of the healthcare sector.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

How can DIHs help the transition towards smart cities?

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Minimising the hidden costs of tourism in Mediterranean islands: Waste prevention actions and circular economy perspectives

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Webinar on open data for smarter cities

The Policy Learning Platform is hosting a webinar on the subject of open data for smarter cities. The session will focus on the benefits of measuring energy and transport data.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG Webinar: Towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe - A city mission and an urban partnership

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Transport Research Arena - TRA2020

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Policy WG webinar – the future of the European Research Area

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.

  • By Anonymous

6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020)

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

EUvsVirus Hackathon

The European Commission will host a pan-European hackathon in response to the coronavirus crisis.

  • By Tomas Hejatko

Seminar and networking event on current trends in biotechnology

The Czech Liason Office for Research Development and Innovation will host a seminar and networking event on biotechnology trends.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Living Labbers Webinar #9: UNaLab NBS in the City of Eindhoven

The Living Labbers webinar series of the European Network of Living Labs showcases the variety of living labs across the globe.

  • By Hilary Webb

WIRE 2020: XI - Week of innovative regions of Europe

The dates for 2020's Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) have been announced as 22nd - 24th April 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

BBI JU Info Day 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

International Ocean Governance Forum

In association with the European External Action service, the European Commission will present the International Ocean Governance Forum on 22nd-24th April 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

SAPHIRe workshop: the role of regional actors as health data providers and users

The SAPHIRe - Securing Adoption of Personalised Health in Regions - project is hosting its third workshop in April.

  • By Hilary Webb

2020 EUA Annual Conference webinar series launch

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?'

  • By Hilary Webb

Global Hack: online hackathon to build resilience post-pandmeic

The European Commission has leant its support to an upcoming global hackathon to create solutions to problems posed during to coronavirus pandemic.

  • By Anna Tranberg

JPI Oceans beyond 2020: A stakeholder consultation forum

The Forum will bring together diverse stakeholders to solicit feedback, engagement and discussion on the draft Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda (SRIA) of JPI Oceans.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European City Facility - Launch Webinar

A webinar on the European City Facility will provide municipalities with all the essential information to apply to the facility and get support for their sustainable energy actions.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Postponed: Infosession on the Updated Skills Agenda

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Opportunities to tackle the COVID-19 Crisis through Innovation Procurement

This one-hour webinar provides guidance to public buyers on how to proceed in the short- and middle/long-term periods in procuring the supplies and services required.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar: Update on European Partnerships – Policy WG meeting

Welcome to the Policy WG webinar which will give you an update on the development of European Partnerships.

  • By Vendula Novackova

Science Café with Lukáš Tóth - ONLINE

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar: Data and the future mobility system

What implications does the new EU data strategy have for research and innovation and especially for regions and their innovation ecosystems? Join this Transport WG meeting to discuss this further.

  • By Hilary Webb

JRC workshop: Science for policymaking engaging with citizens

As part of the JRC's workshop series on strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe, a session on policymaking engaging with citizens will take place in April 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Postponed: Digitising Cultural Heritage

We are happy to invite you to a joint meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups on 26 March. This meeting will focus on digitisation of the European cultural heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

How to enrich online teaching activities in higher education through Virtual Exchanges

As education institutions and students adapt their working arrangements due to the coronavirus outbreak, Erasmus+ Virtual Exchange will present digital resources in an online meeting next week. 

  • By Hilary Webb

DIHNET webinar: How can DIHs help in times of COVID-19?

An online event will seek to consider how Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) can help with the challenge of managing a pandemic.

  • By Hilary Webb

Innovative procurement in small municipalities for digital and circular transformation

Three Swedish municipalities will share insights on innovation procurement at a seminar in March.

  • By Eelko Steenhuis

Opening reception of the UASNL network in Brussels

A new ERRIN member, UASNL - Universities of Applied Sciences NL, is hosting an opening event to celebrate its arrival in Brussels.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Postponed: Improve innovative SMEs access to finance: new SME Strategy and alternative financing models

The first Innovation and Investment Working Group meeting of the year will be a chance to discuss the WG's scope, with an enhanced focus on the SME component of regional innovation ecosystems.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Webinar: European Partnership on zero-emission waterborne transport

Welcome to the first Blue Growth WG meeting of the year where we will explore the future of clean waterborne transport.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart factories of the future: from industry 4.0 to industry 5.0

The Slovenian Business & Research Association is organising a conference on the meaning and future of smart factories and their benefits to society.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Postponed: Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: State of play with Component 5

The first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2020 will take place on 19th March between 9:30-12:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, located on Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels.

  • By Hilary Webb

The European Union's digital policies: what is the role of universities?

The European University Association is offering a webinar on the European Union's digital policies and how universities can benefit from them.

  • By Hilary Webb

Food Waste Fest 2.020

Food Waste Fest 2.020 arrives in Brussels next month for an afternoon of workshops, talks and a fair on reducing food waste.

  • By Ylva Reisnert

Welcome to a GREAT end conference!

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

EnergyWeek Vaasa 2020

Vaasa's annual EnergyWeek conference will take place next month, bringing together energy enthusiasts from around the world.

  • By Anonymous

YERUN Dialogue on Graduate Employability

YERUN (Young European Research Universities ) is organising a dialogue on Graduate Employability at its offices in Brussels next month.

  • By Hilary Webb

New green deal and new industrial policy: a new agenda for maritime industries

The Committee of the Regions is to host an interactive discussion of the development of maritime industries in light of regional decarbonisation and technological advances.

  • By Hilary Webb

Women & STEM: IWD breakfast discussion

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). 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information webinar on Cultural Heritage in Action project

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Covenant of Mayors ceremony & European Climate Pact announcement

The European Covenant of Mayors' ceremony next month will serve as the occasion for the European Commission to launch its Climate Pact.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Climate Pact Citizen's Dialogue launch

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Place-based innovation ecosystems: why context matters

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

SEDEC - Stakeholders' consultation on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact in regional place-based policies"

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Technology transfer in Biotech: successful cases in an Italian border region

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

European Innovation Council Pilot: How to succeed in the EIC Pathfinder and Accelerator 2020 calls

An infoday webinar on the topic “European Innovation Council Pilot: How to succeed in the EIC Pathfinder and Accelerator 2020 calls” will take place on 26 March.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

CyberSec4Europe Discussion and Reception

The results of the CyberSec4Europe, along with three other pilot projects, will be the topic of an upcoming event at the Representation of the State of Hessen tot he EU.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

SIMRA final conference

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Getting zero-emission trucks on the road

A discussion on how what efforts can and must be made in order to decarbonise road freight will take place in Brussels next week.

  • By Hilary Webb

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

Save the date for 2020's Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Energy Efficiency Finace Market Place, which will take place in Brussels 18-19th February 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

A European perspective on Artificial Intelligence (AI): Paving the way for SME’s AI adoption in key industrial value chains

A two-day conference aimed at aiding European SMEs to develop their artificial intelligence applications will take place in Brussels from 18-19th February 2020.

  • By Hilary Webb

Time Machine CSA Final Conference

The CSA Time Machine final conference will take place in Brussels on Monday 17th February 2020 and will offer insight into the digitization of cultural heritage.

  • By Hilary Webb

Mission Clean Oceans: how can science and innovation tackle ocean pollution?

Next week, JPI Oceans and SEARICA present a discussion on how science and innovation can tackle the challenge of ocean pollution.

  • By Hilary Webb

Europe under digital transformation: Recent developments, possibilities & challenges

Helsinki EU office is hosting a call with a digital expert from Aalto University.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG meeting

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Launch event for the European exposome network

The emerging research interest of deciphering how environmental exposures affect our health, known as the human exposome, is the subject of a network launching in Brussels next week.

  • By Hilary Webb

Webinar: Renewable energy on islands - electricity storage and integration challenges

A one-hour webinar will ask how best to integrate renewable energies on islands, with a particular focus on storage, grids and infrastructure.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blockchains for Social Good

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Horizon Europe state of play - Policy WG internal meeting

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Future prospects of algae cultivation for a greener and more sustainable society

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Free entrepreneurship workshop for researchers on creating Innoven-driven enterprises

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Ocean Action! conference

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

International Conference on forests for biodiversity and climate

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Blue Invest Day 2020

Blue Invest Day 2020 will bring entrepreneurs, innovators and investors in the blue economy together in Brussels to generate concrete business opportunities.

  • By Hilary Webb

Elements of AI Exhibition

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Future European Partnerships in the transport area

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".

  • By Hilary Webb

AAL Info Day 2020

AAL are hosting an information day in Vienna to introduce prospective participants to its 2020 call.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Briefing session: "Peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions"

ERRIN is hosting an information session to present its involvement in the 'peer learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions' initiative.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Global markets need smart green batteries for sustainable future

Finland wants to strengthen further and create new mutually fruitful partnerships with European ecosystem players both in the areas of R&D and business.

  • By Hilary Webb

Demographic scenarios & healthy ageing policies

AGE Platform Europe and ATHLOS are hosting a meeting on demographic scenarios and healthy ageing policies at the European Parliament.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Public conference on implementing the European Green Deal

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

CCS ecosystems: Flipping the odds

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Tampere Smart City Week 2020

Tampere Smart City Week will take place at the end of January and includes a replication workshop on 29th January 2020.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG Meeting: Towards the Mission on Climate Neutral Cities

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Energy Innovation: how to deliver on the European Green Deal?

The French Permanent Representation is hosting an event in the context of President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen's Green Deal. 

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health WG Meeting on project opportunities for Regions after 2020 + Planning Meeting

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Science with and for society 2020

A knowledge and brokerage event for the Horizon 2020 programme 'Science with and for Society' has been arranged for 16th January 2020. Register before 7th January if you wish to participate.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Call for expression of interest - Forest Innovation Workshop

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:

  • By Aki Ishiwa

The future of rail transport for European regions: challenges and perspectives beyond 2020

The Emilia Romagna region is bringing institutions, networks, logistics experts and stakeholders together to foster discussions on rail freight transport policies.

  • By Hilary Webb

From blue sky to tangible impact: how basic research and disruptive innovation define the future of Europe

This event will consider the importance of both the European Innovation Council (EIC) and the European Research Coucil (ERC) in the innovation chain.

  • By Hilary Webb

Scoping The Horizon Workshop

This workshop at MetroLab will offer participants an opportunity to share the burden of preparing to respond to various calls.

  • By Hilary Webb

Engineering (for) Europe's Future

Eindhoven University of Technology and its partners are organising a timley discussion on how best to address the need for future skills in order to empower a new generation of Europeans. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Time's up for food waste! Setting the EU action agenda towards 2030

The European Commission is hosting an interactive conference where participants will help set the agenda in the fight against food waste.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Brain Drain - Brain Gain: Local and Regional Experience

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.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Smart Cities WG Meeting: Discussion on Open Calls

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. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

Financing the future of mobility

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Design & Creativity WG: Planning for 2020

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Invented and made in Europe: Healthcare innovation roundtable

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.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

State of art gender medicine in Italy and European challenges

The conference aims at presenting the research and application of gender medicine in Italy.

  • By Anna Tranberg

BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019

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. 

  • By Rickard Eksten

Collaborating towards a Horizon Europe mission on climate-neutral cities by and for citizens – how do we ensure smartness?

Delivering results for a mission on climate neutral and smart cities, by and for citizens, requires established models of collaboration at city and regional level.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Informal meeting to discuss the EIT KICs

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Automated and Connected Mobility

This December the Hanse-Office will host an event on automated and connected mobility.

  • By Anna Tranberg

ERRIN autumn Annual General Meeting 2019

Welcome to ERRIN's autumn Annual General Meeting of 2019! The meeting is kindly hosted by the West Midlands Europe Hub.

  • By Pieter Faber

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

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 

  • By Hilary Webb

Successful adoption of healthcare innovation - EHTEL 2019 Satellite Session

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'.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Sustainable Maritime Transport

Join us for Trøndelag County Authority’s presentation of their process aiming to develop the world’s first emission-free high-speed boats for public transport.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU Digital Policy Discussion: Digital Europe for All

CoR invites you to attend this discussion that will consider how to strengthen local and regional dimensions in an inclusive digital single market.

  • By Anonymous

Transforming education for a technology driven world: Project Development Workshop 2019

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Sustainable Chemistry to solve global challenges: the new SusChem Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda

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"

  • By Teresa Vio

Bridging the skills gap in Cultural Heritage

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.

  • By Anonymous

Science Café with Eva Cudlínová - Can we grow our clothes in the garden?

Representation of the South Moravian Region and its partners are pleased to invite you to the Science Café with Eva Cudlínová, an unconventional open discussion focused on the bioeconomy.

  • By Hilary Webb

Thematic workshop: Open, Social and Responsible Innovation (OSRI)

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. 

  • By Anonymous

EU Design Days 2019

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.  

When: 26th November

  • By Anna Tranberg

WG Leaders Strategy Workshop – planning for 2020 - Horizontal cluster

In order to start planning WG activities for 2020, all WG leaders are invited to a workshop where we will discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead.

The WGs will meet according to their respective cluster:

Culture and Creative Industries, ICT, and Health clusters: Design & Creativity, Health, ICT, Tourism (19 November)

Circular Economy and Low Carbon clusters: Bioeconomy, Blue Growth, Energy & Climate Change, Transport (20 November)

  • By Hilary Webb

Workshop on alternative fuels for road transport – PICASO project

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. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Sustainable Tourism Growth in a Changing Climate

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.

  • By Aki Ishiwa

Soil degradation: how to bring green land back to the community

The Emilia-Romagna Delegration invites you to the conference “Soil Degradation: how to bring green land back to community – the contribution of LIFE Biorest project”.

  • By Anonymous

Public Policy Design: from cities to Europe, and back!

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Clwstwr programme: Where ideas thrive

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Seminar on the future of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) in the North Sea Region

This seminar will highlight the regional efforts around the North Sea to ensure a swift implementation of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T).

  • By Hilary Webb

Artificial Intelligence in Education

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

  • By Anonymous

EIT Food conference - The Future of Food Event

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.

  • By Anonymous

ILUCIDARE Playground - Cracking the future of heritage

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

WG Leaders Strategy Workshop – planning for 2020 - Circular Economy and Low Carbon clusters

In order to start planning WG activities for 2020, all WG leaders are invited to a workshop where we will discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead.

The WGs will meet according to their respective cluster:

Culture and Creative Industries, ICT, and Health clusters: Design & Creativity, Health, ICT, Tourism (19 November)

Circular Economy and Low Carbon clusters: Bioeconomy, Blue Growth, Energy & Climate Change, Smart Cities, Transport (20 November)

  • By Hilary Webb

CiProVoT final event - How to best train volunteers

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Agora Thematic Dialogue: Unfolding dilemmas in urban public space development and maintenance

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. 

  • By Philip Piatkiewicz

Harnessing Digital Innovation Solutions - Rising to Public Sector Challenges

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. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

More circularity, less carbon - launch event

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!

  • By Anonymous

Bioeconomy and Energy WG: Opportunities for waste from the agri-food sector

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

WG Leaders Strategy Workshop – planning for 2020 - Culture and Creative Industries, ICT, and Health clusters

In order to start planning WG activities for 2020, all WG leaders are invited to a workshop where we will discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead.

The WGs will meet according to their respective cluster:

Culture and Creative Industries, ICT, and Health clusters: Design & Creativity, Health, ICT, Tourism (19 November)

  • By Anna Tranberg

Sustainable Food - A systems approach for EU Policy

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.

  • By Lucía HUERTAS

UNICORN Final Demo Event for SMEs: ‘Developing in multi-cloud environment with the UNICORN project: cheaper, easier and more efficient’

It is estimated that among European digital SMEs, on average, each of them uses up to 6 different clouds.

  • By Federico Bastarolo

Invitation FILO project - Fighting Against Loneliness, final conference

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?

  • By Hilary Webb

Innovative, Collaborative, Regional: smart intellectual property for a competitive Europe, Brussels

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. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Smart Regions Conference 3.0: Transformation through Smart specialisation

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

  • By Hilary Webb

City-zen Closing Event

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. 

  • By Anna Tranberg

NAT Conference on Regional Forest Innovation

Forest-based busine​​sses 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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Call for Regions: Consumer Involvement in Agrifood Innovation

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.  

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

European Universities Initiative – supporting regional development

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3

We are honoured to invite you to the conference Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3 organized by the Smart-Space project funded through Interreg Alpine Space Programme.

The conference will:

  • By Hilary Webb

TWI Hellas Innovation Summit

TWI Hellas Innovation Summit – Fostering European Collaboration for Technology Innovation and Development – 7 November 2019 – 09.00-16.30, Athens, Greece  

  • By Anna Tranberg

European Universities Initiative - Building the universities of the future

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.

  • By Teresa Vio

European Conference on Policies for Makerspaces

Our objective is to ensure that collaborative makerspaces succeed.

Network, share your knowledge, learn from like-minded people from across the continent and attain new skills at the European Conference on Policies for Makerspaces (ECPM).

  • By Hilary Webb

Universities as drivers of European innovation ecosystems

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Periscope Forum 2019

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Algae – Sustainable biomass production for a green economy and the future of nutrition in Europe – Innovations made in Saxony-Anhalt

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Den Bosch Data Week

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. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Centres of vocational excellence: what, how and when?

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. 

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Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: Reviewing the RIS3

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. 

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Innovation & Investment WG: Diving into the European Single Market – Tools for SMEs

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 agenda can be found in the attachment.   

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Climate neutral and smart cities – from SET Plan to city mission

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Bioeconomy WG - Exploiting the potential of urban biowaste

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.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Climate, Security and Migration: Using Advanced Distributed AI Models

Discussing opportunities and challenges of using artificial intelligence technologies in the policy decision-making process

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Health WG Meeting on Personalised Medicine

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).

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Blue Growth WG - Innovative solutions to prevent marine litter

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.

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Celsius Summit: Thermal energy systems of the future - hot trends and cool solutions for cities

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Tourism WG in transition - planning meeting

Join us on October 17th to find out what has changed and how your region can get involved in the definition of the next activities for the rest of the year and for 2020.

  • By Teresa Vio

Energy & Climate Change WG Meeting: Hydrogen energy applications

 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.

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European Bioeconomy: Regions, Cities and Civil Society

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.

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Public sector workshop: which authoring tool to procure for more accessible digital services?

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Clusters of Change Bootcamp - Frankfurt

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.

CONTENT:

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Mobilizing the potential of European cross border cooperation within TEN-T

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?

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EWRC: Thematic Seminar - Regions and Cities catalyse Social Innovation - in the context of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP)

"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.

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Green & Smart Mobility: New Solutions for the Mobility of the Future

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?

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European Emerging Regions

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.  

Registration and more information available here.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Fostering Excellence Research in Outermost Regions : the Forward project

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.

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Consumer Behaviour in Circular Economy - H2020 Project FORCE

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

  • By Hilary Webb

Brokerage event on Circular Economy and Transforming Industry

The European Commission has just published the topics for last calls for Horizon 2020 with a deadline in 2020. The Brokerage event will take place in Warsaw and will enable you to:

• Present, discuss and develop new future proposals at international level;

• Expand the collaboration network to include international partners;

• Get insights from the European Commission and High Level Speakers;

• Get support on the spot from H2020 National Contact Points;

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Heritage for all: Scotland's historic environment in a changing world

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.

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The 21st Century Demand for Creative Entrepreneurship and How to Take Advantage

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.

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EWRC: Strategic planning co-design and participatory agenda setting in R&I: Regions engaging in Horizon Europe

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.

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EWRC: Cohesion policy for a more social Europe: Regions and Cities inclusive for all

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

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EWRC: The integration of the new mobility services in public transport

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.

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Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day

The Horizon 2020 Transport Info Day 2019 will take place on Monday, 7 October 2019 from 09:30 to 15:00 in the European Commission's Charlemagne building in Brussels.

The event will present upcoming funding opportunities of approximately €356 million under the following calls: •    Mobility for Growth (MG)

•    Automated Road Transport (ART)

•    Green Vehicles (GV)

•    Next Generation Batteries (BAT)  

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European Week of Regions and Cities 2019

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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Smart Health for Europe

In connection with the Finnish EU Presidency 2019, an event Smart Health for Europe will be held on 7th of October at 9.00-17.00 in Musiikkitalo, Helsinki Finland.

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Design & Creativity WG: Study visit to Luca School of Arts in Genk - postponed

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.

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Innovative solutions for research in healthcare

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.   

  • By Hilary Webb

COASTAL AND MARITIME TOURISM & SUSTAINABLE GROWTH, FINLAND

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.

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Green for Grey: final conference

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.

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European Research and Innovation Days

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. 

  • By Hilary Webb

NORDIC EDGE EXPO, NORWAY

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.

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Sustainable Business Models in Circular Bioeconomy

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.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

DIGITAL INNOVATION HUBS AS SERVICE PROVIDERS FOR DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

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.

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Human Explorer Conference

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.

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Design & Creativity WG - KIC for cultural and creative industries

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.   

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Horizon 2020 Environment and Resources Information Days

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.

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EU MOBILITY WEEK 2019

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.

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Adaptation to climate change in the agricultural sector

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.

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Circular Innovations for household Waste: Stimulating the Circular Economy for Textiles and Organic waste

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?

REGISTER HERE

Venue: Hotel Renaissance, Rue du Parnasse 19

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Cybersecurity in the healthcare sector

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

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Unblocking innovation — Shaping ‘Food 2030’ — Envisaging ‘Food 2050’

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.

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Co-creating Welfare Seminar

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.

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2021 – 2027: What the future holds for Education and Research

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.

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Design&Creativity WG meeting: Exploring collaboration opportunities in the area of CCI

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.

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Micro-aggressions, Philosophy and Academia Conference 2019 - Call for Papers

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.

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Horizon 2020 Info Day on Societal Challenge 2

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.

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European Office of Cyprus invites you to IGLO Open on European Defence

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.

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Upcoming H2020 transport calls and Mobility as a Service (MaaS)

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.

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Week of Innovative Regions in Europe 2019

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).

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Policy for the future Arctic – the importance of research

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.

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Blue Bioeconomy Forum Final Stakeholder event

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.

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Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days

The Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days will take place on 25-27 June in Brussels.

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EU Sustainable Energy Week side event: Smart Regions - Smart Solutions

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.

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Combating organised cross-border cargo theft, using 'tarpaulin cutting'

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

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EU Sustainable Energy Week: How does Flanders tackle the transition to sustainable energy?

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.

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Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: The Role of Universities and Cities in Smart Specialisation

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.

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European Sustainable Energy Week 2019

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.

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Health WG Meeting: Uptake of Innovation in Hospitals through Skills Development

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.

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IFISE Project FINAL CONFERENCE

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

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ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2019

Welcome to ERRIN's spring Annual General Meeting of 2019! The meeting is kindly hosted by South Norway at Norway House (Rue Archimède 17).

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Understanding the panorama of European Research Infrastructures for improved investments

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.

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The Digital Cities Challenge Conference - A Strategy for EU Cities in the 21st Century

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.

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COLLABORATION FOR THE IMPACTFUL EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE – EUROPEAN ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURES

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.

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Presentation - Transfiere - European meeting on science, technology and innovation

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.

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Blue Growth WG - Blue Bioeconomy Forum

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.

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Green Week partner event: VAQUUMS - Expert workshop

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.

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Green Week partner event: From policy to practice: knowledge-building for innovative and sustainable tourism in regions

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.

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Flanders demonstrates: Cooperation between Industry & Healthcare through integrated business models

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.

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EIP on AHA new call for Reference Sites - online early intelligence information session

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 anett.ruszanov@errin.eu .   

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ICT WG meeting: Digital and Gamified Learning

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?

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SAVE THE DATE - DESIGNSCAPES mid-term conference: “Towards a Green Paper on Design Enabled Innovation in Cities”

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.

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Green Week partner event: Workshop on good practices and lessons learnt on waste prevention

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.

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Expert Workshop: Resource Efficiency as a Topic of ERDF-Funding – Best Practices 2014-2020, Ideas for 2021-2027

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.

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European Cluster Conference 2019

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

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Smart Cities WG Meeting: Latest developments on PEDs and the future of Smart Cities

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.

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Zero is the new Hero: Big buyers joining forces to achieve zero emission construction sites

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.

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EU Green Week 2019

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?

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Green Week partner event: Flanders takes the initiative: towards a better environment

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.

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The Smart City Guidance Package: the way forward

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.

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Design & Creativity Working Group Meeting: Design and CCI support measures

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).

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Pioneering Actions Towards Circular Economy in the City of Lahti, Finland - Sustainable Urban Food Production in the Regional Circular Economy Roadmap

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 Luncheon Seminar 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.

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What role for public utilities in the European Energy transition? Italy’s north-east – a case history

Regione del Veneto is inviting you to the thematic event “What role for public utilities in the European Energy transition? Italy’s north-east – a case history”.

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Dialogue meeting about IoT Week 2019

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.

Denmark is the “IoT place to be” in 2019

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Blue Growth WG - LeaderSHIP strategy

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.

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Biodolomer® – a new renewable, biodegradable and compostable alternative to plastics

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.

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Health-ICT WG Meeting on AI

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.  

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Transport WG - New innovative services based on emerging technologies related to drones

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.

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Research Infrastructures – the Future of the European Research Area (ERA) from a Regional and Cross-border Perspective

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. 

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Europe, let's cooperate! Interregional Cooperation Forum Brussels

'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. 

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e-Learning on the ESPON Database Portal

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.

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Energy Brokerage Event

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 agnieszka.wieczorek@errin.eu or teresa.vio@errin.eu.

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.

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Training on the ESPON Database Portal

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.

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From evidence to action: territorial trends and challenges identified in the ESPON projects

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. 

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ICT Working Group Meeting – in cooperation with I4MS

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.

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Towards a circular agro-food industry

New opportunities for the uptake of circular business models in the agro-food industry are emerging across the world to address climate challenges and contribute to the revitalisation of rural areas.

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SAVE THE DATE - EU FrailSafe

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.

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Offshore renewable energy: emerging opportunities for the offshore industry

Dear Madame/Sir, 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

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ESPON Workshop - Understanding the economic impact of cultural heritage: Better investments through improved evidence collection

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.  Outline The workshop will bridge the subjects of cultural heritage, economic impact and funding, focusing mainly on built cultural heritage.

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Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: New Initiative (Component 5)

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.

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Save the Date: EU Research and Innovation for Cities of the Future

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.

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Meeting Europe’s building renovation challenge

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?

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European Robotics Forum - and ERF Entrepreneurship Prize

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.

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NMP-REG/TRINNO Interregional Workshop - Industrial Modernisation and Interregional Cooperation

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.

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Welcome Alentejo!

Welcome Alentejo!

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Innovation & Investment Working Group: Lunch Briefing on Innovation Procurement

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.

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Policy WG meeting - European Innovation Ecosystems

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.

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Workshop on European Start-up Activities - CERIecon goes Brussels!

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.

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Open innovation ecosystems: universities connecting the dots

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.

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Design & Creativity WG Meeting: The importance of creativity in business – how can universities help?

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.

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2019 Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference: Success Stories and New Challenges

The European Commission and the European Economic and Social Committee will host the 2019 European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference on March 6 and 7 in Brussels. 

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Joint Webinar on Intrinsic Capacities by WHO & EU FrailSafe

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

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ERRIN Project Strategy Meeting

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.

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CoR - Stakeholder Consultation on the European Bioeconomy Strategy

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).

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Tourism - a key driver for socio-‎economic progress

Tourism plays an important role in the EU because of its economic and employment potential, as well as its social and environmental implications.

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STOA Workshop: Reconversion of industrial areas in the framework of regional policy

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.   Register here More information is available here  

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The Economic Implications of Brexit on European Regions

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.

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Transport WG - Urban freight and logistics

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.

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Adapting to Climate Change: are our solutions working

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.

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Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum – Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place

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

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Smart Tourism in Smart Cities

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.

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Tourism WG Meeting | Exploiting regional and local assets: cultural tourism and experience economy

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.  

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Baltic and North Sea Support and Coordination Action (BANOS CSA) lunch event

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.

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BANOS CSA lunch event

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.

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JPI Urban Europe Policy Conference 2019

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.

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Policy WG meeting

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.   

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High-Level Conference - Forests at the heart of Sustainable Development

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.

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Webinar: New solutions for sustainable district heating in European cities

The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system.

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HoNESt H2020 Project ‘Engagement with Nuclear Energy and Society: past, present and future'

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.

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2019 Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) transport call for proposals

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.

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ILUCIDARE evening and networking event

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.

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European Science-Media Hub Knowledge Lab ‘Tackling misinformation and disinformation in science’

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

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Science Week at the European Parliament

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.

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EU Industry Days 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

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IGLO Open “Bioeconomy as the next wave of the European economy”

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.

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Rendez-Vous Eco d'Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes à Bruxelles

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,

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ClusterNanoRoad Validation Workshop

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.

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2019 AAL Call Info Day

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.

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Kick-Off meeting - EU Regions Week 2019

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.

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The future of Europe is co-created. Digital public services for age-friendly cities and communities

  Governments and public services rely on open data to communicate with citizens, to provide specific services, and to shape policies at various level.

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THE NHS AND UK HEALTH LAW: WHERE NOW AFTER BREXIT?

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

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S3 Partnership on Safe & Sustainable Mobility - EU Industry Days

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.

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Brokerage Event for Innovation Agencies

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.

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Monitoring and evaluation of Smart Specialisation - State of the play and next steps

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 Webstreaming

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Energy and Climate Change WG meeting: Energy storage and Batteries

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.  

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Health WG Meeting: Work plan 2019

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. 

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Europe for Her

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.

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Design & Creativity Working Group Meeting

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!

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Smart Cities WG meeting - information session

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.)

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Cities in the Forefront of Digitalising Europe: Helsinki's Journey to Becoming the Most Functional City in the World

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

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Brain Drain in the EU: addressing the challenge at all levels

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.

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ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2018

We are very happy to invite all of you to our winter Annual General Meeting, which will take place on Thursday the 13 December.

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Lunchtime conference LIFE-Drainuse

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.

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MEnt (Migrant Entrepreneurs team-up with mentors) Final Conference

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.

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Launch event : GECKO

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.

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Collaborating for Impact - Launch event of Lärosäten Syd Brussels Office

As of September 2018, Lärosäten Syd, the network of Universities in South Sweden, has an office in Brussels.

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Healthcare seeking and provision in Europe’s superdiverse neighbourhoods

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.

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EUREGHA High-Level Annual Conference: EU Regions for Health “Changing today for tomorrow”

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.

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The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe

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

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The Value of Social Science & Humanities in Europe

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

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Challenges and opportunities of SMEs in the context of future of work and digitalisation

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.

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Sustainable Fashion From Portugal: Meeting the Belgian Market

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. Click here

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Building The Battery Workforce, A Matchmaking Event

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.

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University-Industry Collaboration across Borders – CALIN seminar

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.

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Co-creation workshop on a quality label for user-centric cities and regions

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

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Driving Fair Work

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

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Breakfast discussion – WIRE 2019

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.

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Conference on Health Promotion and Prevention of Childhood Obesity in Schools and Local Communities

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.

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Bioeconomy WG Meeting

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.     

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Scaling Up The Green Innovations

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.

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Turning Climate Transitions Into Practice: Experiments For Change

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.

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MooDFOOD Final Conference

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

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NEMO - New Mobility Design Conference

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?

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D4I - Data Challenge on Integration of Migrants in Cities Final Workshop

The best nine research projects from all the participating proposals will be presented.

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Cultural Heritage: project and cooperation opportunities

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 .

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