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Ile-de-France Europe represents in Brussels the Ile-de-France Region, six local Councils from the region and Ile-de-France Mobilités, the regional transports organising authority. We work directly for/with regional and local politicians and their administrations and a series of regional organisations in various areas that we help develop their European projects and initiatives. In the field of research & innovation, we are in contact with many organisations from the regional ecosystem such as higher education institutions and research organizations, regional clusters and digital innovations hubs, both public and private companies, etc. As far as R&I is concerned, the major areas of expertise in Ile-de-France are industrial and digital technologies (AI, Big data, IoT, cybersecurity, robotics, optics & photonics), smart & clean mobility, smart cities, clean tech/environment technologies & circular economy, health, aeronautics and SSH. More generally speaking, with more than 645,000 students, 16 universities and many other higher education institutions on one side, and more than 150,000 R&D staff (including 103,000 researchers) in its public and private research laboratories (representing 38% of the national workforce in the field) the Ile-de-France region is a major player in higher education and R&I.

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S3 Strategy

The 2014-2020 smart specialisation strategy of the Ile-de-France region focuses on three main priority areas : health and well-being, mobility and environment/energy and five strategic innovation domains at the crossroads of these three areas : medical devices ; smart and sustainable mobility ; digital creation ; complex systems engineering and software ; eco-construction and high performance building districts. Also two key emerging technologies, photonics and robotics, have been identified as transversal priorities directly contributing to the fast development of applications in the five priority areas. The future 2021-2027 regional S3 strategy has not been validated yet, it is still in preparation.

Strategic R&I Projects

The Paris Region Fellowship Programme (ParisRegionFP)

ParisRegionFP is a Horizon 2020 COFUND project aimed at recruiting 52 talented international post-doctoral researchers willing to develop research projects in many disciplines in outstanding research institutions in our region. 

Safe Sustainable Mobility Partnership

Coordinated by Aragon, Bavaria and the Paris Region, the project aims at tackling the industrial challenges of the transition towards decarbonisation and digitalisation of road transport system by boosting interregional innovation and investment.


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Latest Updates

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Local and regional authorities networks call for greater support for Urban Nodes to ensure success of the TEN-T

The Urban Nodes Alliance, a collaboration between leading European networks of regions and cities and Territorial groupings, has published the position paper ‘Urban Nodes: Empowering cities and regions to build the TEN-T’

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

13 cities from ERRIN member regions selected as NetZeroCities Twin Cities

The NetZeroCities project, in which ERRIN is a partner, has through its Twinning Programme matched 40 Twin Cities from across Europe with the 53 Pilot Cities that were selected earlier this year. ERRIN is pleased to see that 13 of the selected Twin Cities come from ERRIN member regions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Spring AGM 2023 – taking stock of the EU Missions

ERRIN’s Spring Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 took place on 22 June this year. As always, it brought together the large and dynamic community of member regions and cities. Following the format part with the update from the network, the main focus was the EU Missions, approached in two policy debates, on the support and implementation frameworks in Adaptation, Ocean and Waters and Soil Missions, and the governance innovation and the perspective on Cities and the Cancer Missions.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

RECIPROCITY: Outcomes of the Istanbul Mobility Mission and new opportunities for members!

ERRIN recently participated in the RECIPROCITY Mobility Mission held in Istanbul from 23-26 May. This mission was a valuable opportunity to explore Istanbul’s innovative mobility ecosystem, engage in knowledge sharing and discuss best practices. Beyond the Mobility Missions, the RECIPROCITY project offers further opportunities for ERRIN members.

  • By Mathieu SIMON

Ile-de-France is looking to join a consortium on Horizon call: Urban greening and re-naturing for urban regeneration, resilience and climate neutrality

Ile-de-France is looking to join a consortium intending to respond to the call HORIZON-MISS-2023-CLIMA-CITIES-01-01 (Urban greening and re-naturing for urban regeneration, resilience and climate neutrality)

  • By Anonymous

Partner search for Creative Europe call for revitalising heritage sites

The City of Vincennes is leading a project on creative opportunities to revitalise heritage sites and is searching for an additional partner. The project: the creation of 3 video-mapping films of approximately 15 minutes which will then be projected on 3 heritage sites, in a setting chosen by the partner (specific event, already existing festival, etc.).