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

Rickard Eksten

Rickard Eksten

Lärosäten Syd

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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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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

Policy WG: The regional dimension of the European Research Area

The first Policy WG meeting of 2021 will discuss the regional dimension of the European Research Area, following the Commission's communication.

Annual Strategy Workshops - co-designing priorities and activities for 2021

To start planning the activities in the WGs for 2021, the WG leaders will meet according to the clusters to discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead. All members are warmly invited to provide input in advance.

AI in the green digital ERA Quo vadis?

In light of the Germany presidency of the EU Council, this event will focus on the added value of multidisciplinary research and innovation activities in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI). 

Reconstructing education through a global lens

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

Policy WG webinar – update on the Horizon Europe Strategic Plan

Welcome to the next Policy WG webinar where we will receive an update on the Strategic Plan and the impact expected from the clusters. Focus will also be on the coherence and synergies between the clusters and with European Partnerships as well as with other EU programmes.

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. 

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

CoR, JRC & DG R&I share Joint Action Plan

Innovation, research, culture and education are at the centre of a new action plan launched by the Committee of the Regions, DG R&I and the JRC. The plan contains 26 concrete actions under four priority areas.

Open Research Europe - The European Commission open access publishing platform

The Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet has confirmed that Open Research Europe, the Commission's new scientific publishing service, will launch in early 2021.

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

Key R&I programmes including Horizon Europe receive €15 billion boost in MFF compromise

A compromise between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament has been reached regarding the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). As a result, Horizon Europe, EU4Health, Erasmus+ and other key programmes will receive a €15 billion boost.

Commission adopts its 2021 work programme

The European Commission has adopted its 2021 work programme, setting out six key areas it will focus on over the coming year.

Management Board elections 2020 – 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 26 October.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

AGM Virtual networking: Discover secret talents within ERRIN!

The ERRIN team has designed a festive networking game that will take place at the end of the Autumn AGM. In order to make it happen, we need your secret talents!

  • By Hilary Webb

CoR, JRC & DG R&I share Joint Action Plan

Innovation, research, culture and education are at the centre of a new action plan launched by the Committee of the Regions, DG R&I and the JRC. The plan contains 26 concrete actions under four priority areas.

  • By Hilary Webb

Open Research Europe - The European Commission open access publishing platform

The Director-General for Research and Innovation Jean-Eric Paquet has confirmed that Open Research Europe, the Commission's new scientific publishing service, will launch in early 2021.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting – registration open!

We are happy to invite you to ERRIN’s Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 10 December, 14.00-17.00. Even if the AGM takes place on-line, it will include several interactive elements and an occasion to virtually connect with colleagues in the network.

  • By Hilary Webb

Key R&I programmes including Horizon Europe receive €15 billion boost in MFF compromise

A compromise between the Council Presidency and the European Parliament has been reached regarding the next Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). As a result, Horizon Europe, EU4Health, Erasmus+ and other key programmes will receive a €15 billion boost.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

We want to hear from you! Provide your input on priorities, topics, and activities for ERRIN in 2021.

To start planning the activities in the WGs for 2021, the WG leaders will meet according to the clusters to discuss the policy context, project development, and possible topics for the year ahead. All members are encouraged to feed in ideas.