Flanders is represented at ERRIN jointly by VLEVA, VLAIO and EWI.
VLEVA (Liaison Agency Flanders-Europe) is a public-private partnership, consisting of 35 member organisations from Flemish civil society and local governments. Our mission is to open up European policy to Flemish governments and civil society. This way they can promote their European interests in a timely and informed manner. We create a platform for Flanders in Europe, and underline how important Europe is to Flanders.
Office address: Kortenberglaan 71, 1000 Brussel
Contact person: Ute De Meyer
VLAIO (Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship) is a regional public research and innovation agency providing grants to Flanders-based companies and managing economic instruments supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in Flanders. VLAIO manages e.g. research, development, innovation and cluster programmes and vouchers, as well as implements knowledge cooperations among research organisations, start-ups and scale-ups. The agency acts as the National Contact Point in Horizon, is partner in Enterprise Europe Network and is the ERDF managing authority for the region.
Office address: Koning Albert II-laan 35 box 12, 1030 Brussels
EWI (Department of Economy, Science & Innovation) is administration for the cabinet of minister for Science and Innovation of the Flemish government. The department does the policy preparation, monitoring and evaluation of the Flanders’ scientific and innovation activities and related economic support programs and mechanisms. EWI does the policy coordination for building coherent innovation ecosystems and smart value chains. EWI staff are active as national/regional delegates in the EU programme committees of Horizon, in international organisations and research fora. EWI is also member of the Vanguard Initiative and connects with its interested R&I stakeholders to get engaged in smart interregional cooperations (projects, policy initiatives).
Office address: Koning Albert II-laan 35 box 10, 1030 Brussels
Contact person: Hilde Vermeulen