Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Science & Education for Society Working Group.

Opening Science WG Leader

Leader

Berwyn Davies

Welsh Higher Education Brussels – Welsh Government

Martina Hilger

Leader

Martina Hilger

Free Hanseatic City of Bremen

Eelko Steenhuis

Leader

Eelko Steenhuis

UASNL - Universities of Applied Science Netherlands

Science & Education for Society

The Science & Education for Society Working Group addresses topics related to the concept of place-based universities and engagement with society and citizens while also working on the role of education in S3 as well as education and skills for research and innovation. The Working Group facilitates information sharing, knowledge development, and aims to strengthen existing and build new relationships with the EU institutions. Facilitating project development is also part of the Working Group's scope.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

SEFS WG: THe role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

SEFS WG: The role of universities and regions in the SDG implementation process

Hilary Webb

The Science and Education for Society Working Group is organising a meeting on the role of universities and regions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) implementation process. The urgency for

Science & Education for Society WG

Linking the ERA, EHEA, and EEA - Creating a coherent European space for research, innovation, and education

Anna Tranberg

In view of the upcoming publication of the Commission communications on the future of the European Research Area and achieving the European Education Area, together with the German presidency's

A new skills agenda for Europe

Postponed: Infosession on the Updated Skills Agenda

Anna Tranberg

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns in Brussels, we regret to inform you that the infosession on the Skills Agenda for Europe will be postponed. We will communicate the new date as soon as

WG Events

WG Events

Erasmus Days 2021

The fifth edition of Erasmus Days will take place this October and see three days of celebrations surrounding the Erasmus+ programme and its outcomes.

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.

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.

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021

Welcome to ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2021!  Taking place on 22 June just before the EU R&I Days, it will provide a great opportunity to exchange on the role and contribution of regional and local research and innovation ecosystems in the EU. The Spring AGM will also be a very special occasion as this year marks 20 years of ERRIN.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

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. 

EUA report on Open Science at Europe's universities

The European Universities Alliance has published a report, 'From principles to practice: Open Science at Europe's universities to share the results of its 2020 - 2021 survey on Open Science.

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.

Main Horizon Europe work programme adopted

The European Commission has adopted the main work programme of Horizon Europe for the period 2021-2022. The programme outlines the objectives and topic areas that will receive a share of €14.7 billion in funding.

Erasmus+ project development workshop - education for global competences

The project development workshop is an excellent opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations, and providers in the field of education and training, to build consortia for the next ERASMUS+ calls. 

This year the project development workshop is organised by the ERRIN Science and Education for Society Working Group as part of the ReSET network’s activities being incorporated into ERRIN earlier this year.

This year's project development workshop will dedicated to global competences. 

Click on the link below to read more about the workshop and how to participate. 

ERRIN PDW for website

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

First EU4Health calls launch

The first calls under the EU's new Health programme, EU4Health, are now open. The calls concern cancer treatment and screening and other therapies, skills and networks.

  • By Hilary Webb

Contribute to CHARTER research on occupational profiles in the Cultural Heritage sector

The CHARTER project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is performing a state of the art on Cultural Heritage competences and occupational profiles. As part of this work, organisations are invited to provide information on the existing job profile(s) it has in certain categories of the cultural heritage sector.

  • 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

EUA report on Open Science at Europe's universities

The European Universities Alliance has published a report, 'From principles to practice: Open Science at Europe's universities to share the results of its 2020 - 2021 survey on Open Science.

  • 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

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.