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 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.

  • By Hilary Webb

Successful ERRIN - EC dialogue on Mission Starfish

On 18 June ERRIN’s Blue Growth Working Group organised together with the Mission Starfish Secretariat a dialogue on the role of regions in area-based lighthouses anticipated in the Mission. It was an opportunity for ERRIN members to come together with those working on the Mission and its implementation plan to discuss potential lighthouse activities, their scale and governance.

  • By Lucy Hammond

ERRIN R&I Days networking reception

On the occasion of the European R&I Week, we would like to warmly invite you to a networking reception on 19 March from 18:00-20:30 at the ERRIN premises in Brussels (Rue du Luxembourg 3). On the eve of the EU R&I Days 2024, ERRIN wishes to bring together local and regional R&I enthusiasts from our community across Europe to meet up and discuss the way forward with the EU R&I policy and funding.  

  • By Miia Paananen

Collaborative Citizen Engagement in the development of Positive Energy Districts

The RESPONSE project is organising its 5th Webinar: Collaborative Citizen Engagement in the Development of Positive Energy Districts (PED) - focused on introducing the topic “Collaborative Citizen Engagement in the Development of Positive Energy Districts” and presentation of RESPONSE activities regarding citizen engagement implemented in Turku and Dijon. The webinar will be held on 16 January 2024 from 12:00 to 13:00 CEST.