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.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

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

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.

Horizon Europe brokerage events

Six brokerage events are being organised to following their corresponding cluster at the Horizon Europe Info Days. The events, organised by different partners, will provide opportunities for applicants to meet, discuss their research, ideas and expertise with potential new partners and build consortia for the new Horizon Europe calls. 

Horizon Europe info-days

The European Commission has announced the first edition of the Horizon Europe info-days, which will take place over 10 days, divided into nine themes. From 28 June to 9 July 2021, the event will give prospective applicants insight into the novelties, main funding instruments and processes of Horizon Europe.

EU R&I Days: Re-imagining science advice to policy after COVID-19

As the global response to COVID-19 can be seen as a success story for scientific research and innovation, this EU R&I Days event will explore how lessons learned can be used going forward with the Recovery and Resilience Facility. 

Breakfast Webinar: How can cities and regions support a more circular building sector?

Gothenburg European Office, Småland Blekinge Halland South Sweden and Lille Métropole is hosting a breakfast webinar that asks 'how can cities and regions support a more circular building sector?'

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.

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

Consultation on first ERA industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon tech

The co-creation process of the first European Research Area (ERA) industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon technologies has begun with a stakeholder consultation.

Adoption of Pact for Research & Innovation

The European Commission has adopted its proposal for 'A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe.' The pact supports the implementation of national European Research Area (ERA) policies. 

EC adopts package of legislative tools for EU Green Deal

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposed actions that will transform the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies in a bid to realise the European Green Deal.

Monitoring flash series: Keeping our eyes on the Horizon

The monitoring flash series 'Keeping our eyes on the Horizon' has been published, presenting a detailed analysis of key aspects in the EU R&I framework developments over recent years.

First Horizon Europe calls launch

The first calls for proposals in the EU's new key funding programme for research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, are now open.

ERRIN Chair to speak at Knowledge Exchange Platform on role of regions in ERA & Horizon Europe

On Tuesday 22 June from 09:00 CEST, ERRIN Chair Sarah English (Scotland Europa) will highlight the importance of ecosystem thinking within the renewed ERA during the Committee of the Regions and European Commission's Knowledge Exchange Platform.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Consultation on first ERA industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon tech

The co-creation process of the first European Research Area (ERA) industrial technology roadmap on low-carbon technologies has begun with a stakeholder consultation.

  • By Hilary Webb

Adoption of Pact for Research & Innovation

The European Commission has adopted its proposal for 'A Pact for Research and Innovation in Europe.' The pact supports the implementation of national European Research Area (ERA) policies. 

  • By Hilary Webb

EC adopts package of legislative tools for EU Green Deal

The European Commission has adopted a package of proposed actions that will transform the EU's climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies in a bid to realise the European Green Deal.

  • By Hilary Webb

Survey on Commission's science, research & innovation communication

The European Commission has launched an anonymous survey, which it hopes will improve its communication on science, research and innovation. 

  • By Hilary Webb

Monitoring flash series: Keeping our eyes on the Horizon

The monitoring flash series 'Keeping our eyes on the Horizon' has been published, presenting a detailed analysis of key aspects in the EU R&I framework developments over recent years.

  • By Hilary Webb

Science meets Regions: Call for expressions of interest

Express interest by 17 September to support the implementation of the JRC's Science meets Regions action via innovation camps, participatory events and networking activities.