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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships

Hilary Webb

The Policy Working Group's next meeting will be dedicated to the subject of European Partnerships. Horizon Europe aims to simplify the landscape of the European Partnerships and to introduce a more

European flags flying outside European Commission building

Policy WG: The regional dimension of the European Research Area

Hilary Webb

The first meeting for Policy WG members in 2021 will discuss the regional dimension of the European Research Area (ERA).  The meeting follows the European Commission’s communication, outlining the

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy WG webinar – update on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan

Anna Tranberg

Please find the presentation slides as well as a summary of the meeting below.  You can find a draft version of the Strategic Plan in the Register of Commission Expert Groups here.  The first

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities 2021

The 19th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities will take place as a mostly digital event this October under the theme 'Together for Recovery.' Apply to become an event partner by 26 March 2021.

European Research and Innovation Days 2021

The 2021 edition of the European Research and Innovation Days will take place as an online event this coming June.

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

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 ecosystems, can engage in European Partnerships.

European Innovation Ecosystem roundtable: fostering common understanding

ERRIN, together with the Helsinki EU Office and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, is organising a webinar on European Innovation Ecosystems. The round table brings together different innovation ecosystem stakeholders and several European Commission services to share their views on place-based innovation ecosystems.

Science for Policymaking in Regions and Cities

As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March. Ahead of the workshop, a survey on the quality of science for the policy ecosystem in your region is active. 

Policy Working Group meeting on European Partnerships

The next Policy Working Group meeting will serve as an opportunity to exchange information and collect open questions related to the European Partnerships.

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

ERRIN's new SwafS project MOSAIC

Learn more about ERRIN's new project MOSAIC - Mission-Oriented SWafS to Advance Innovation through Co-creation. The project explores a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach to Open Innovation, involving a range of different stakeholders.

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Parliament has approved the Recovery and Resiliency Facility, which aims to ensure that European economies recover from the pandemic while preparing for a sustainable and digital future.

ERA Forum for Transition launch announced at CoR plenary

In a debate at the Committee of the Regions plenary, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announced the launch of the ERA Forum for Transition.

EIT Strategy agreed for 2021 - 2027

This week a political agreement was reached between the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the EIT and its new Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027. Also agreed was the launch of two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

2021 kicks off with new R&I opportunities and the 20th anniversary of ERRIN

2021 marks a start of the new EU financial period that comes with new programmes, instruments and actions. Taking full advantage of those new opportunities for regions and regional innovation ecosystems is one of our key priorities this year.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN's new SwafS project MOSAIC

Learn more about ERRIN's new project MOSAIC - Mission-Oriented SWafS to Advance Innovation through Co-creation. The project explores a Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) approach to Open Innovation, involving a range of different stakeholders.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Now available: ERRIN priorities 2021 and Working Groups annual plans

Every year ERRIN defines workstreams to guide its work throughout the coming 12 months, closely linking to its core missions and indicating the crucial interests towards the EU R&I agenda. 

  • By Hilary Webb

European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility

The European Parliament has approved the Recovery and Resiliency Facility, which aims to ensure that European economies recover from the pandemic while preparing for a sustainable and digital future.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERA Forum for Transition launch announced at CoR plenary

In a debate at the Committee of the Regions plenary, Commissioner Mariya Gabriel announced the launch of the ERA Forum for Transition.

  • By Hilary Webb

EIT Strategy agreed for 2021 - 2027

This week a political agreement was reached between the EU Member States and the European Parliament on the EIT and its new Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027. Also agreed was the launch of two new Knowledge and Innovation Communities.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

2021 kicks off with new R&I opportunities and the 20th anniversary of ERRIN

2021 marks a start of the new EU financial period that comes with new programmes, instruments and actions. Taking full advantage of those new opportunities for regions and regional innovation ecosystems is one of our key priorities this year.