Working Group Leaders

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

David Fenner

David Fenner

Saxony-Anhalt

Philip Piatkiewicz

Philip Piatkiewicz

Scotland Europa

Jenna Huhtanen

Jenna Huhtanen

East & North Finland EU Office

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.

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy WG webinar - briefing on Horizon Europe missions

Anna Tranberg

We are happy to invite you to a briefing on the state of play of the development of the Horizon Europe missions and the related communication that is expected at the end of this year. We will be

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy WG webinar – the future of the European Research Area

Anna Tranberg

The ERRIN presentation is available below together with a summary of the points and Q&A with the European Commission.  The draft ERRIN recommendations on the future of the European Research Area

WG Events

WG Events

Reconstructing education through a global lens

Coventry University's Centre for global learning: education and attainment is hosting its first virtual conference in November.

EWRC Session: Towards evidence-informed local policies

This event at the European Week of Regions and Cities will consider the pilot project 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions', proposed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC. 

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part II)

The session follows up on the previous session (13 October, 14:30 - 16:00) dedicated to the political launch of the Knowledge Exchange Platform in its advanced version 2.0.

EWRC: Regions and cities as a driving force towards a renewed European Research Area (Part I)

This session will introduce the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform, followed by a political discussion with representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions on the main aspects of the European Research Area and its impact on regions and cities in Europe.

European Week of Regions and Cities

Over 500 events across three weeks - this year the European Week of Regions and Cities will take a different format dealing with three themes: empower citizens, cohesion and cooperation and Green Europe.

Boosting SME Internationalisation

We will gather online to discuss how we best support SMEs' internationalisation. At these times, due to COVID-19, it is harder than ever to work internationally, and nonetheless increasingly vital for small and medium-sized businesses to do so. This online conference will table issues and provide examples of how we as local and regional business support organisations can improve internationalisation, growth and thus wellbeing.

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

Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions - Final report published

The Joint Research Centre's flagship initiative 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions' aimed to stimulate policymakers' engagement with the best available scientific evidence. The final report of the project is available now.

Highlights from President Ursula von der Leyen's first State of the Union

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday delivered her first state of the union speech and addressed EU4Health, increased ambition for the Green Deal and supporting innovation ecosystems with a European cloud for data.

EU leaders reach agreement on 2021-2027 MFF budget

After five days of negotiation, EU leaders have agreed on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget, with €80.9 allocated to Horizon Europe.

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

ERRIN recommendations on the Future of the European Research Area (ERA)

ERRIN has developed a set of concrete recommendations to the European Research Area highlighting the role of regional innovation ecosystems in achieving more efficient and impactful ERA.

The Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

With the aim to deliver on global challenges and to modernise industry through cooperation frameworks, the European Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions - Final report published

The Joint Research Centre's flagship initiative 'Science meets Parliaments/Science meets Regions' aimed to stimulate policymakers' engagement with the best available scientific evidence. The final report of the project is available now.

  • By Hilary Webb

Highlights from President Ursula von der Leyen's first State of the Union

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen yesterday delivered her first state of the union speech and addressed EU4Health, increased ambition for the Green Deal and supporting innovation ecosystems with a European cloud for data.

  • By Hilary Webb

EU leaders reach agreement on 2021-2027 MFF budget

After five days of negotiation, EU leaders have agreed on the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) budget, with €80.9 allocated to Horizon Europe.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN recommendations on the Future of the European Research Area (ERA)

ERRIN has developed a set of concrete recommendations to the European Research Area highlighting the role of regional innovation ecosystems in achieving more efficient and impactful ERA.

  • By Simon De Wachter

Stakeholder consultation for EU initiatives: we would appreciate your experiences and comments

An internal evaluation (by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) of the Flemish EU-Platform is currently being conducted. As part of that evaluation, we would like to benchmark the EU-Platform against similar initiatives across Europe and welcome input.