On 28 September, Pirita Lindholm, Director of ERRIN, spoke on the role of European networks in supporting internationalisation in R&I and presented ERRIN's activities during a panel debate on innovative regions. The debate was hosted and moderated by ERRIN member, the North-East Romania Regional Development Agency (ADR Nord-Est).
This occasion provided an excellent opportunity to reach out to all Romanian Development Agencies that were present at the event, staying in line with one of ERRIN's priorities for 2021 - tapping into underutilised R&I potentials. ERRIN continues its efforts in this context, among other things through a Management Board Task Force aiming at increasing diversity and deepening engagement from all parts of Europe. ADR Nord-Est remains an active member of the Task Force, actively engaging in advancing ERRIN's diversity mission.
The panel debate was part of a conference "European values in the Romanian regions" organised by the Association of Regional Development Agencies in Romania (ROREG). The event brought together all Romanian Development Agencies, as well as representatives of national and regional authorities and stakeholders, EU institutions with Commissioner Elisa Ferreira, and international organisations.
The conference opened a series of events dedicated to the exchange of experience and expertise at the level of public authorities in Romania, so that they face challenges and opportunities in a strategic, sustainable way, and for the benefit of citizens.
You may learn more about the conference in Romanian here.