Highlights

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Highlights
  • By Hilary Webb

2020 EU budget: increased funds for R&I

The EU has agreed the budget for 2020, which includes an increase in funds for research and innovation.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Online consultation on Digital Europe Programme

The European Commission has opened a consultation on the draft Orientation of the first two years of its proposed Digital Europe programme. Inputs received through the consultation will help the Commission finalise the Orientations for Digital Europe. These will then shape the work programmes and calls for proposals for the programme’s first two years (2021-2022).

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

European Green Capital & European Green Leaf Awards

Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf Awards 2019! If your city has achievements in sustainable urban mobility, sustainable land use, waste and circular economy and many more, check more information and apply until 14th October 2019.

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Get the latest news from ERRIN and its members and learn about innovation opportunities in the European regions.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Call for Peer Reviews - deadline 28 June

The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform called Peer Reviews for Managing Authorities and Regional Development entities is a constructive way for managing authorities and regions to obtain input and feedback on the challenges that policy makers for renewable energy, energy efficiency and mobility are facing.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Call for expression of interests for Programme Managers

The proposal for Horizon Europe was adopted by the European Commission on 7 June 2018. European Heads of State endorsed the creation of a European Innovation Council (EIC) in the next EU budget, and invited the Commission to launch a new pilot initiative on breakthrough innovation within the remaining period of Horizon 2020 (see here).

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Innovative place-based Triple Helix approaches for regional development through Smart Specialisation Strategies

The School of Business and Society at St Mary’s University in the UK in cooperation with the Triple Helix Association and with the support from Erasmus+ programme is organising an event on 28-29 June. The participants can present cases and join the debate on ‘Innovative Place-Based Triple Helix Approaches for Regional Development through Smart Specialisation Strategies’.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

The European Entrepreneurial Regions have been announced

We are very happy to inform that the European Committee of the Regions rewarded the most credible and forward-looking entrepreneurial regions, all of them being ERRIN members: city of Gdańsk in cooperation with the Pomorskie Region, the Business Region of Gothenburg and the region of Navarra. The regions were selected for their entrepreneurial achievements and outstanding strategies contributing to their economic development.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

The first 17 European Universities have been announced

Today a big step towards building a common European Education Area has been made. 17 European Universities involving 114 higher education institutions from the EU have been selected to facilitate cooperation of researchers, staff and students by creating inter-universities campuses. The overall goal of the initiative is to develop a common long-term strategy based on excellence and sustainability, where students and researchers can benefit from mobility and exchange of knowledge.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Week of Innovative Regions in Europe - Romania

The Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The aim of this conference is to provide a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises from all over Europe to discuss R&I practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs. This year, the North-East Regional Development Agency (Romania) will host the 10th edition of the “Week of Innovative Regions in Europe“- WIRE X 2019 in Iași. The event is o