EWRC session
13/10/2020 - 14:30

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

  • Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha
  • 13/10/2020 - 14:30
  • Working Group

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.

 Draft agenda 

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.