Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

Our mission as Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’s office in Brussels is to support our region (elected officials, services and stakeholders) on EU policies, programmes and legislation especially In the following sectors: transport, environment and energy; research, education, innovation and economic development; agriculture and cohesion policy; tourism and Culture, Digital. In this context, we organise and contributes to the hosting of technical and political missions in Brussels, with Region's services or regional partners (like innovation stakeholders: Universities, academics, clusters, agency…). We provide our expertise in European policies and programmes to facilitate access to EU funding, through targeted information and support, and our involvement in thematic networks and initiatives like ERRIN. In addition, we represent the Region toward EU Institutions and other partners (PermRep, Regions, Networks, enterprises …) to raise the interests of the territory to influence the decision-making process. The aim is also to make visible the policies and projects of the Region in Brussels and the achievements of Europe in the territories, by organizing events.

Contact detail

  • Brussels Office Address

    Rue du Trône 62
    1050 Brussels

Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

S3 Strategy

Our Smart Specialisation is based on 8 areas of excellence (DOMEX: Domaines d'Excellence) : Construction and Public Works; Industry of the Future and Industrial Production; Agriculture, Agri-food, and Forests; Energy; Digital Technology; Mobility and Intelligent Transport Systems; Health; Sports, Mountains, and Tourism

Strategic R&I Projects

Zero Emission Valley (ZEV)

The overall objective of ZEV is to foster fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) use in AURA, will deploying a network of hydrogen refueling stations (HRS) at regional level to reach a critical mass for the market uptake.

Latest Updates

  • By Sybille DITERICH

Varagnes domain transformation: search for partners/good practices by the Seguin Foundation

The “Association des Amis de la Fondation Seguin” is looking for European partners in the context of the transformation of the Varagnes domain (in Ardèche, France). The aim is to protect the cultural heritage of the domain of Varagnes created by Marc Seguin, and to promote responsible innovation through the Seguin Foundation. The idea is to transform the Varagnes domain which is dedicated to creation, research and innovation into a place for cultural activities that will host projects with university researchers, schools, cultural associations, artists, businesses and communities as well as events combining arts and sciences.

  • By Hilary Webb

Winning cities announced for European Green Capital 2022 & European Green Leaf 2021 awards

Grenoble has been announced as the winner of the European Green Capital Award 2022 and two cities will share the title of the European Green Leaf 2021 award.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN welcomes Sarah English as the new Network Chair

Yesterday, the ERRIN Management Board selected Sarah English (Scotland Europa) as the new network Chair. She has been a member of the ERRIN Management Board since 2014 and served as a Vice-Chair for the last three years. The Troika is now composed of Sarah English, Lars Holte Nielsen and Hortense Lutz-Hermellin who will continue to collaborate in their efforts to support the Board and secretariat in taking the network forward.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

TERRALIA-PASS is loooking for partners for several H2020 calls on bioeconomy

The new cluster TERRALIA-PASS is a network of more than 450 members. It gathers companies, research and training organizations and more than 5000 academics and researchers. All actors are spread within the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, South Provence Alpes-Côtes d'Azur and Occitanie (Languedoc-Roussillon) regions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Pilot project – Makers' Mobility

ENSATT Background and experience The École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre - ENSATT is a « school-Theatre » that each year welcomes around 160 students in full training courses and lifelong Learning/Continuing Professional Development internships along with 70 to 80 professionals on short training courses, post graduate students, auditors and foreign students enrolled to obt

  • By Sybille DITERICH

EWRC 2021: Sustainable development of mountain destinations and territories - inspiration from Alpine regions

In the framework of French Presidency of European Macroregional strategy for the Alpine region, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region organises with 3 other alpine regions Lombardy, Salzburg and Valle d’Aosta a workshop on “sustainable development of mountain tourism destinations and territories”.