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. It will be followed by a more practical session, going into detail on one of the key drivers of the new ERA.
14.30 Introduction to the KEP 2.0 and the renewed European Research Area
Signe Ratso, Deputy Director-General, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
15:00 Round table discussion & Questions from the audience
Chair: Tanya Hristova, European Committee of the Regions
Anna Panagopoulou, Director, European Commission, DG Research and Innovation
Christophe Clergeau, European Committee of the Regions
Maria Chivite-Navascués, European Committee of the Regions
- What is the relevance of the European Research Area for regions and cities in Europe?
- How can regions and cities benefit from the planned activities under the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP 2.0)?
15.50 Concluding remarks and introduction to the next session
Anne Karjalainen, Chair of SEDEC Commission, European Committee of the Regions (tbc)
Deadline for registration is 27th of September. Registration and more information here. General information about the session can be found here.