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 position ERRIN on cross-cutting policy issues. The WG follows closely overall research and innovation policy, in particular, the Horizon Europe framework programme, from an overarching perspective and ensuring coordination of horizontal programme aspects. The WG also focuses on the implementation of the European Research Area (ERA) as the renewed policy framework and agenda for research and innovation.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy & SEFS WGs

Policy & SEFS WGs - European Strategy for Universities: How to reinforce links with regions

Hilary Webb

The Policy and Science & Education for Society Working Groups will together host a meeting on the new European Strategy for Universities on Thursday 24 February. The European Commission started

Policy WG meeting: Widening in the context of ERA Hubs

Policy WG meeting: Widening in the context of ERA Hubs

Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN has been advocating for integrating an ecosystem approach in the European Research Area since the start of its renewal process. In the context of the Policy Working Group, several discussions

Smart Specialisation WG coffee meeting: I3, and now what?

Smart Specialisation WG coffee meeting: I3, and now what?

Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

Since 23 November, the first calls of the new Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument have been open. I3, formerly known as Component 5, is a new programme funded under ERDF that aims to

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

ICRI 2022: International conference on research infrastructures

One of the major events of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU - International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2022) - will take place from 19-21 October in Brno, Czech Republic. The ICRI 2022 onsite attendance is by invitation only, but participation online is possible for everyone.

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days (RiDaysEU) is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. This year’s edition will take place online on 28 – 29 September.

Czech Presidency Conference on Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe

As one of the first events in its programme, the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU will organise a flagship conference "Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe" on 7-8 July 2022 in Prague. The conference shall be held as a physical event, but following web streaming will be available. Pre-registration is obligatory.

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2022

ERRIN's Spring Annual General Meeting will be held this year on 23 June at 15:00-17:30 CEST followed by a networking cocktail from 18:00 CEST. In addition to discussing formal issues and offering an opportunity to network, the event will feature debates around the new European Innovation Agenda.

KEP 2.0 workshop - Building Synergies for Successful Green and Digital Transitions – The Way Ahead

​The European Committee of the Regions and the European Commission are organising the first Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) event of the year. The workshop will take place on 22 June 2022, in person in Brussels. ERRIN Director Pirita Lindholm will moderate one of the two discussion sessions on "Ongoing or future strategies and initiatives".

Hit or Miss: Fostering dynamic ecosystems

On 17 June 2022, the event "Hit or Miss: Fostering dynamic ecosystems" will take place in person in Brussels. The event will explore innovation ecosystems through the lens of vocational education providers and universities of applied sciences, with emphasis on the way that regional innovation strategies, national funding instruments and European policies interact.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN input paper on the Implementation Report of the European Innovation Council

ERRIN's input paper on the Implementation Report on the European Innovation Council brings together the first comments and recommendations received from the various stakeholders from ERRIN members.

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 input to call for evidence for Horizon Europe interim evaluation

ERRIN has submitted its messages in response to the European Commission's call for evidence for the Horizon Europe programme interim evaluation.

Science meets regions - calls for expression of interest

As part of the Science meets Regions project, the Joint Research Centre has launched a call for expression of interest for the establishment of local and regional pairing schemes bringing together scientists and policymakers. Applications are possible before 23 September 2022.

ERRIN is looking for a Communications Assistant (traineeship)

ERRIN is looking for a new trainee! The Communications Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in the daily work of the organisation by carrying out communications and member related tasks, as well as supporting daily office activities. The deadline to apply is 10 August.

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

Interreg Europe 2021-2027 Cooperation Programme approved

On 8 July, the European Commission approved the Interreg Europe 2021-2027 Cooperation Programme. The document outlines the programme strategies and priorities.

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN input to call for evidence for Horizon Europe interim evaluation

ERRIN has submitted its messages in response to the European Commission's call for evidence for the Horizon Europe programme interim evaluation.

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

CALL for selection of partners for thematic partnerships – Urban Agenda for the EU

Cities, Member States, Partner States, Regions, city consortiums, national city umbrella organisations, and other stakeholders which are interested in joining one or both of the two new Thematic Partnerships on Greening Cities and Sustainable Tourism can show their interest by submitting their application(s) by 16 September 2022 at 18:00 (CET).

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

Science meets regions - calls for expression of interest

As part of the Science meets Regions project, the Joint Research Centre has launched a call for expression of interest for the establishment of local and regional pairing schemes bringing together scientists and policymakers. Applications are possible before 23 September 2022.

  • By Teresa Vio

ERRIN is looking for a Communications Assistant (traineeship)

ERRIN is looking for a new trainee! The Communications Assistant will have the opportunity to participate in the daily work of the organisation by carrying out communications and member related tasks, as well as supporting daily office activities. The deadline to apply is 10 August.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Guidance on synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF is out

The guidance on new opportunities to maximise the synergies between Horizon Europe and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programmes was published by the European Commission on 5 July 2022. The document intends to provide a practical and user-friendly approach.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Interreg Europe 2021-2027 Cooperation Programme approved

On 8 July, the European Commission approved the Interreg Europe 2021-2027 Cooperation Programme. The document outlines the programme strategies and priorities.