Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Policy Working Group.

Policy

The Policy Working Group works closely with the Management Board and the leaders of the other WGs to develop ERRIN’s positions on cross-cutting policy issues. The WG follows closely overall Research and Innovation Policy and focuses on the Horizon Europe programme. Also, the European Research Area (ERA) as the renewed policy framework for research and innovation will be closely followed up by the group.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy

Policy Working Group meeting on EU Missions

Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

ERRIN has been closely following the development of the EU Missions these past months. To keep up with the latest R&I policy developments, we had the pleasure to organise a Policy WG meeting

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy Working Group meeting on how to make synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF operational

Anna Tranberg

Horizon Europe aims to increase opportunities for synergies with European regional and development fund programmes to further increase the impact of research and innovation funding. Whilst at

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships - how to engage in practice

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships - how to engage in practice

Anna Tranberg

Building on the discussions during the last Policy WG meeting (23 March 2021), this meeting will continue the conversation on the different ways that regional and local authorities, as well as their

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Annual Research Conference 2021: Charting the European economy post COVID-19

The 2021 Annual Research Conference will focus on the theme 'Charting the European economy post-COVID-19: unusual times require unconventional policies.'

Technology for society: Are we getting it right?

EuroTech Universities Alliance organises a high-level event exploring the benefits and limitations of technology for society. It will offer an opportunity to engage in a discussion with citizens, policymakers and researchers.

New European Research Area – Towards a Responsible Knowledge-Driven Society of the 3rd Millennium

The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a conference on the new European Research Area as one of its flagship events in the field of research and innovation. The event will be held in a hybrid format (both physically and virtually).

Policy Working Group meeting on EU Missions

ERRIN organised a policy WG meeting focusing on EU Missions, giving the opportunity to members to gain additional knowledge on the Missions and ask directly questions to Minna Wilkki from the European Commission.

EWRC 2021: Innovation and cohesion for a resilient, green and digital transition

The workshop will highlight different regional best practices, which will showcase from multiple angles how cohesion funds support citizens by placing them centre stage. The common objective at the subnational level is to enable the transition towards a sustainable and digital society.

EWRC 2021: Cohesion and IPA policy for the twin transitions: lessons from local and regional authorities

The Brussels Office of Veneto Region is taking part in and co-organising the EWRC event 'Cohesion Policy and IPA policy for the twin transitions: lessons from local and regional authorities'.

WG Documents

WG Documents

Draft ERRIN recommendations on the future of the European Research Area

In view of the upcoming European Commission communication on the future of the European Research Area, ERRIN has prepared a set of recommendations to strengthen the regional and local dimension of the ERA.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

EWRC 2021: Survey on Knowledge Exchange Platform

The European Commission is running a survey on people's understanding of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), in particular, following sessions on the KEP at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021. 

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

Introducing NetZeroCities: ERRIN to play a key role in the journey towards climate-neutral cities

As a partner in the NetZeroCities project – the project selected to support cities as they drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions through climate action to achieve climate neutrality – ERRIN will work closely with its members to support them in achieving their climate neutrality goals.

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.

Stakeholder survey on Europe's innovation ecosystem

The European Commission is running a survey to gather views on challenges faced by European innovation ecosystem actors, their future opportunities and expectations.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN annual survey: Provide input on ERRIN’s 2022 priorities and share feedback on activities!

To start planning Working Group activities for 2022, the Working Group leaders will take part in the annual strategy workshops at the end of November. To inform these workshops, ERRIN members are invited to take part in an annual survey – an opportunity to provide input on the network’s future priorities and reflect on past activities.

  • By Hilary Webb

EWRC 2021: Survey on Knowledge Exchange Platform

The European Commission is running a survey on people's understanding of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), in particular, following sessions on the KEP at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 18 October.

  • By Hilary Webb

Introducing NetZeroCities: ERRIN to play a key role in the journey towards climate-neutral cities

As a partner in the NetZeroCities project – the project selected to support cities as they drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions through climate action to achieve climate neutrality – ERRIN will work closely with its members to support them in achieving their climate neutrality goals.

  • By Hilary Webb

Five Horizon Europe Missions launch

The European Commission has today launched its five Horizon Europe Missions as a new way to work towards ambitious goals related to health, the climate and the environment by 2030. Read about the announcements and ERRIN's work on the Missions so far.