Our work is guided by four missions:
Bringing a place-based perspective
ERRIN brings a bottom-up place-based perspective to European research and innovation policy and funding programmes. Through our member-driven working groups ERRIN strengthens EU policy development via the promotion of a regional innovation ecosystems approach and Smart Specialisation.
Making connections and facilitating EU engagement
ERRIN builds close, informal relationships between member regions, EU institutions, and other partners and works as a bridge between them. We facilitate access to people, knowledge, and ideas and encourage members to pool resources to more effectively respond to these opportunities.
Increasing project opportunities for members
ERRIN supports regional collaboration and project development by providing networking opportunities for members to share project ideas, best practices, and personal contacts. We develop and participate in projects that further members’ and the wider network’s interests.
Positioning regional interests in the research and innovation landscape
ERRIN supports EU policy development through the promotion of regional experience and expertise. We create platforms and participate in events to share members’ knowledge, further ERRIN’s reputation, and enhance the understanding of regional perspectives. This activity is essential for the successful delivery of the other ERRIN missions.