Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Brussels Office

Considered a science and technology hub including a significant number of internationally known research infrastructures, the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region (FVG), located at the heart of Central and South East Europe, hosts a large community of international students and researchers together with a noteworthy network of public and private research institutions. Thanks to the regional Scientific and Innovation System network (SiS), territorial players can count on a strategic tool that enhances activities that help valorisation of innovation and scientific and technology research. According to the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2023, Friuli Venezia Giulia is recognised as a strong innovator, thanks to the high number of scientific publications, design applications and SMEs innovating in-house.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region - Brussels Office

S3 Strategy

The Sustainable Smart Specialisation Strategy (S4) of the Friuli Venezia Giulia 2021-2027 encompasses five specialisation areas: Energy transition, circular economy and environmental sustainability; Smart factory and sustainable development of Made in Italy supply chains; Maritime Technologies - Sustainable Waterborne Mobility and its Land Connections connections; Health, quality of life, agribusiness and bio-economy; Cultural heritage, design, creative industries, tourism.


Agrifood _ FABFVG

Wood Furniture Home Cluster

Advanced manufacturing – COMET

Digital technology district – DITEDI

Maritime Technology Cluster FVG

Life science Cluster

Strategic R&I Projects

European Entrepreneurial Region (EER)

Friuli Venezia Giulia won the European Entrepreneurial Region 2024 award in July 2023, the specific territorial strategies which will be pursued next year rely on the implementation of three basic pillars: sustainability, digitalisation and clean energy in order to achieve climate neutrality by 2045 as set out in the Regional FVGreen Strategy.

At the 2024 edition of the European Entrepreneurial Region award Friuli Venezia Giulia was awarded for its entrepreneurial visions promoting sustainable, resilient and digital growth

GO!2025 Goriza-Nova Gorica European Capital of Culture 2025

The City of Gorizia, together with the city of Nova Gorica, will host the first cross-border European Capital of Culture in 2025. The European Grouping for Territorial Cooperation (EGTC GO) will be the tool used to carry out shared project both in Slovenia and in Italy. It can invest across the shared territory of the cities without the constraints of national and administrative borders, while coordinating cross-border investments and thus implementing a true joint conurbation.

EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter

FVG is a signatory of the Adaptation to Climate Change Charter in order to better understand and manage climate risks, as well as to develop innovative solutions to improve preparedness and resilience.

Host organiser Big Science Business Forum

Friuli Venezia Giulia is the Host Organizer of Big Science Business Forum (BSBF 2024)

Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site

FVG is part of the Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site Collaborative Network (awarded “3 stars” European Active and Healthy Ageing Reference Site by the European Commission).

Fair of Culture and Creativity EUREKA Friuli Venezia Giulia

EUREKA Fair 2024, promoted by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region, serves as a dynamic platform for European businesses in the cultural and creative industries. 
The initiative aims to promote networking, dialogue, innovation, and collaboration among CCI and traditional companies, making it ideal for enterprises seeking to improve their competitiveness as well as for all culture and innovation enthusiasts. As an exhibitor at Eureka 2024, by reserving a booth, they will have the opportunity to meet leaders in the cultural and creative industry and take part in two days of exposition, B2B meetings, workshops, and conferences.
All the information about the new edition of the Eureka Fair in 2024 and how to participate as exhibitors are now available on the webpage.

EUREKA 2024: Fair of culture and creativity - Friuli Venezia Giulia | ERRIN Website


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  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Join the ERRIN New European Bauhaus Task Force: Call for a new leader

The New European Bauhaus Task Force is looking for a new leader to join the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen – South Tyrol, Helsinki EU Office, Scotland Europa and Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region in the leadership. Express your interest by 10 May 2024.

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University of Udine is searching for partners for Horizon FARM2FORK call

University of Udine is searching for partners for Horizon FARM2FORK call: Animal nutritional requirements and nutritional value of feed under different production management conditions.

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Open call for technical assistance: Harnessing talent, empower regions

Until 20 October 2023, 46 regions that have been identified as facing a sharp working-age population decline, in combination with a low and stagnating share of people with tertiary education and brain drain can apply for an open call for technical assistance under the Talent Booster Mechanism.

  • By Lucy Hammond

Two ERRIN members win European Entrepreneurial Region (EER) 2024

Congratulations to ERRIN members, South Moravia and the City of Brno (Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU) and Regione Autonoma Friuli Venezia Giulia on winning the European Entrepreneurial Region 2024 award!

  • By Lucy Hammond

100 ERRIN member cities and regions become signatories of the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter

During the recent European Research and Innovation Days, the European Commission announced the 2nd wave of signatories to the EU Mission for Adaptation to Climate Change Charter, with a further 100 regions and local authorities signing. Of the now 215 signatories, a staggering 100 are associated with ERRIN member cities and regions.

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The University of Udine is looking for partners for the CLOUD ART project proposal

This proposal intends to investigate how the new technological potential can support or transform new remote experiences in the field of contemporary art, but more generally in the currently standardized archiving process.