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.

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Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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Webinar: Update on European Partnerships – Policy WG meeting

Anna Tranberg

Building on the last Policy WG meeting as well as the separate meetings organised by other WGs on European Partnerships, this webinar will give you an update on the development of European

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Horizon Europe state of play - Policy WG internal meeting

Anna Tranberg

During the first half of the year, our focus on Horizon Europe will remain as the programme is being finalised. The Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe was published

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Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Anna Tranberg

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities

The 18th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities has been announced to take place from 12th - 15th October 2020. The event is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.  The event is a communication and networking platform that brings regions and cities from all over Europe together to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practices.  The themes for 2020 are Green Europe, Cohesion and Cooperation and Empowering Citizens. This event will be updated as more information becomes available. Find more details here. 

Webinar: Update on European Partnerships – Policy WG meeting

Building on the last Policy WG meeting as well as the separate meetings organised by other WGs on European Partnerships, this webinar will give you an update on the development of European Partnerships. Among other things, we will address the governance of the partnerships, the development of the Strategic Research and Innovation Agendas, timeline for consultations and input as well as synergies with other programmes and initiatives. More information on how to connect will be provided shortly. If you would like, you can register using the button on the right and we will send you the…

SEDEC - Stakeholders' consultation on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact in regional place-based policies"

The European Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact on regional place-based policies". The opinion is meant to assess the effect of RIS on the design, implementation and monitoring of regional, place-based policies and strategies related to research and innovation. To gather input and discuss the main issues regarding the opinion, the rapporteur of the opinion, Mr. Mikel IRUJO AMEZAGA (ES/EA), Representative of the Parliament of Navarre, together with his expert, Ms. María Dolores UGARTE MARTÍNEZ, are happy to invite you to a…

Horizon Europe state of play - Policy WG internal meeting

During the first half of the year, our focus on Horizon Europe will remain as the programme is being finalised. The Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe was published going into this year providing a solid foundation for the Strategic Plan and the first Work Programmes with the Strategic Plan expected after May. More specifically, our main priorities will be to monitor/influence/advocate for: the mainstreaming of ecosystem thinking and the multi-actor collaboration throughout the programme including the design of the European Innovation Ecosystems in pillar III,…

Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe strategic planning process. While many of the Horizon Europe European Partnerships are currently under consultation (DL 6 November), we wanted to organise this discussion to see how to these synergies can be created in practice. Two pairs of S3 partnerships and Horizon Europe partnerships will be presented: Safe and sustainable mobility – European…

Policy WG meeting - European Innovation Ecosystems

Welcome to our next Policy WG meeting on the topic of European innovation ecosystems in Horizon Europe! In this meeting we will discuss the involvement of regional and local stakeholders in the European innovation ecosystems pillar. The major focus will be the thinking behind, the practicalities of, and implementations of the proposal that this action will give support to joint programmes for interregional smart specialisation strategies in synergy with the EIT activities at national and regional level. As this pillar links to actvities in other programmes, we will also discuss potential…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

The ERRIN secretariat wishes to remind members about changes to Working Group meetings scheduled to take place next week.  Taking place as online webinar:  Wednesday 1st April - 15:00 - Transport WG - Data and the future mobility system - click here for details and registration.  Thursday 2nd April - 10:00 - Policy WG - Update on European partnerships - click here for details and registration.  Postponed:  Wednesday 1st April - Health WG - Tackling diseases & reduce disease burden - rearranged for Tuesday 5th May - click here for more details.  Friday 3rd April - Science &…

Update on ERRIN's work

As we are sure you are all very much aware, the current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to take a moment to reassure all of you, our members and subscribers, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely. We will continue to serve our members in the best possible ways, mainly through online tools. However, considering the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, there are some actions that we are required to take, especially related to our upcoming…

State of play - European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

On 9 and 10 March, ERA-LEARN together with the European Commission, DG Research and Innovation, organised a workshop on the future European Partnerships. The workshop was an occasion to exchange, share views and coordinate the development processes of the candidate Partnerships. In his opening speech, the Director-General of DG Research and Innovation, Jean-Eric Paquet, called for a more ambitious approach in relation to the European Partnerships by “taking partnerships to another level”. He stressed the need to ensure that the partnerships support achieving the key policy objectives set at…

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online. Please find below a list of Working Group meetings for the month of March:   Online webinar:  - Blue Growth WG meeting on clean waterborne transport (23 March)   Postponed meetings: - Smart Specialisation WG meeting on Component 5 (19 March) - Innovation & Investment WG meeting on access to finance for SMEs (24 March) - ICT and Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG meeting on…

The European Industrial Strategy announced

The Commission has announced a new strategy that focuses on a new approach to European industrial policy. The new industrial strategy aims to drive competitiveness and strategic autonomy by supporting all players of European industry, including big and small companies, innovative start-ups, research centres, service providers, suppliers and social partners. A dedicated strategy for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will assist enterprises within and beyond the single market and guide them to bring about the digital and green transitions. The strategy will deliver on three priorities…

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

  Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise. We advise all our members to follow our communications in the coming weeks for possible updates on the current situation.    

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  • By Hilary Webb

Upcoming Working Group Meetings

The ERRIN secretariat wishes to remind members about changes to Working Group meetings scheduled to take place next week. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

State of play - European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

The European Partnerships are set to deliver on the objectives of Horizon Europe and the priorities of the European Union through concerted research and innovation effort with the Member States, private sector, foundations and other stakeholders. Ideally the European Partnerships allow bringing together a broad range of actors to work towards a common vision and translating it into concrete roadmaps and coordinated implementation of activities.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The European Industrial Strategy announced

The Commission has announced a new strategy that focuses on a new approach to European industrial policy. The new industrial strategy aims to drive competitiveness and strategic autonomy by supporting all players of European industry.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.