Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

Turku-Southwest Finland European Office (Turku EU Office) represents City of Turku and Regional Council of Southwest Finland bringing together all 27 municipalities in the region. Our focus areas are: Blue Growth (maritime industry, Baltic Sea), Green transition (climate, energy, circular economy, mobility), Smart transformation (digitalisation and smart urban solutions).

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Turku-Southwest Finland EU Office

S3 Strategy

Smart specialisation focus areas in Southwest Finland are:

1) Blue growth and industrial modernisation,

2) Innovative Food Chains,

3) Life sciences and Health technology

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  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN at the EWRC 2023

The European Week of Cities and Regions (EWRC) has come to an end. This year’s edition has been particularly rich in ERRIN’s involvement, with the Secretariat co-organising four events, promoting projects, and the Working Group Leaders participating in several panel discussions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The RESIST project - testing adaptation solutions to key climate challenges

The RESIST project, launched last week, is a five-year EU-funded project coordinated by SINTEF in collaboration with INOVA+, which will support twelve regions across the EU in their efforts to build resilience against the impacts of climate change. ERRIN’s role in the project is to develop a Community of Practice and identify needs for a mutual-learning scheme. Following this, ERRIN will link LSD/Twinning regions with the wider Community of Interest.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

What is the future of Europe’s sustainable mobility strategy? Well, maybe ask our youth!

On 11 October, the ERRIN transport WG co-organised with POLIS network, Stavanger, Berlin, Turku and Ile de France regions, a panel as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. The event discussed how young people’s voices can be elevated in the future of sustainable urban mobility and how our future transport systems can cater to their needs.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

  • By Hilary Webb

More than 65 cities from ERRIN Member Regions selected for EU Cities Mission

The European Commission has announced the 112 cities selected for the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. Over 65 of the selected cities come from ERRIN Member Regions. Selected cities will work together to reach climate neutrality by 2030.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN members preparing for Cities Mission co-creation activities with MOSAIC

Last month, ERRIN’s project MOSAIC ran an open call to find cities and regions preparing for the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, interested in collaborating with MOSAIC on their citizen engagement activities. ERRIN is pleased to share that 14 ERRIN members are being engaged under this initiative.