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.

ERRIN Contact

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy WG webinar - briefing on Horizon Europe missions

Anna Tranberg

We are happy to invite you to a briefing on the state of play of the development of the Horizon Europe missions and the related communication that is expected at the end of this year. We will be

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy WG webinar – the future of the European Research Area

Anna Tranberg

The ERRIN presentation is available below together with a summary of the points and Q&A with the European Commission.  The draft ERRIN recommendations on the future of the European Research Area

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities

Brussels' biggest event dedicated to regional policy, the European Week of Regions and Cities, will take place in Brussels from 12th - 15th October 2020.

Policy WG webinar - briefing on Horizon Europe missions

Join us for a briefing on the state of play of the development of the Horizon Europe missions and the related communication that is expected at the end of this year.

Report launch: Science, research & innovation performance of the EU 2020

The report 'Science, Research and Innovation performance of the EU, 2020'  will be launched during an online event this May.

Policy WG webinar – the future of the European Research Area

In 2020, the Commission is set to publish a communication on the future of the ERA. In this Policy WG meeting we will discuss the future elements of the ERA with a focus on the regional and local dimension.

Webinar: Update on European Partnerships – Policy WG meeting

Welcome to the Policy WG webinar which will give you an update on the development of European Partnerships.

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". In view of this, ERRIN members are invited to provide input and discuss the issues at hand during a stakeholder consultation.

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

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

ERRIN recommendations on the Future of the European Research Area (ERA)

ERRIN has developed a set of concrete recommendations to the European Research Area highlighting the role of regional innovation ecosystems in achieving more efficient and impactful ERA.

The role of research & innovation in support of Europe's recovery - policy brief

DG R&I have published a policy brief on the role of research and innovation in support of Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.

The Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

With the aim to deliver on global challenges and to modernise industry through cooperation frameworks, the European Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe.

MEPs ask for COVID-19 recovery to be at centre of new EU budget

Yesterday, during a debate on the new EU long-term budget and recovery fund, MEPs were joined by the presidents of the European Council and European Commission. 

Experts invited to the Commission's join new Fit for Future Platform

The European Commission has launched a high-level expert group - the Fit for Future Platform - to help simplify and reduce the administrative burden in the EU legislative process. 

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

ERRIN recommendations on the Future of the European Research Area (ERA)

ERRIN has developed a set of concrete recommendations to the European Research Area highlighting the role of regional innovation ecosystems in achieving more efficient and impactful ERA.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

  • By Simon De Wachter

Stakeholder consultation for EU initiatives: we would appreciate your experiences and comments

An internal evaluation (by the Department of Economy, Science and Innovation) of the Flemish EU-Platform is currently being conducted. As part of that evaluation, we would like to benchmark the EU-Platform against similar initiatives across Europe and welcome input.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

The Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe

With the aim to deliver on global challenges and to modernise industry through cooperation frameworks, the European Commission has published the list of candidates for European Partnerships under Horizon Europe.

  • By Hilary Webb

The role of research & innovation in support of Europe's recovery - policy brief

DG R&I have published a policy brief on the role of research and innovation in support of Europe's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.