Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the year, closely linking to its core missions and priorities, as well as the key initiatives in the EU R&I agenda. Each of the 15 Working Groups and Task Forces develops an Annual Plan, which defines their key priorities, looking at the strategic EU initiatives, as well as cross-cutting topics to be tackled in clusters.
To better coordinate the ERRIN activities and to avoid siloes, the cluster approach within ERRIN has been strengthened this year. ERRIN’s Working Groups and Task Forces have been clustered to mirror Horizon Europe’s Pillar 2: Global Challenges and European Industrial Competitiveness already since 2018. By prioritising collaborative work within the clusters, ERRIN aims to implement a more transversal approach with a stronger emphasis on strategic issues going beyond thematic priorities.
All annual plans are available on a dedicated website, which can be accessed here.
ERRIN currently has two network-wide priorities that help focus and better coordinate our activities. The two priorities are 1) further shaping and supporting members’ engagement in the EU Missions and 2) widening and deepening engagement in research and innovation with the aim of achieving a more inclusive ecosystem approach across Europe. Both priorities are embedded into the activities of ERRIN Working Groups and Task Forces and followed up by the Management Board.