Working Group Leaders

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

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.

Next Working Group Meetings

Future Related ERRIN Working Group Meetings

Transport WG

EU Regions Week: The future of transport workforce - retaining talent and developing skills for regional development

Gaia Ialisa Marotta

The transport sector is crossing a new digital frontier, with increased automation and connectivity, fostering benefits for users and the mobility system as a whole, including making transport safer

Last Working Group Meetings

Previous Related ERRIN Working Group Meetings


Joint SEFS and Policy Working Groups Meeting: European Network of Innovative Higher Education Institutions (ENIHEI) helping drive regional innovation forward

Francesca Pozzebon

ERRIN SEFS and Policy working groups are organising a joint event focusing on the European Network of Innovative Higher Education Institutions (ENIHEI), a network set up to develop collective


SEFS Working Group Meeting: How to bridge the gap between researchers and policy makers?

Francesca Pozzebon

This interactive meeting will offer SEFS Working Group members an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the European Commission’s Staff Working Document Supporting and connecting policymaking

Kicking off the European Year of Skills in the ERRIN Network: State of play of the Pact for Skills and its regional dimension

SEFS WG Meeting: Kicking off the European Year of Skills in the ERRIN Network: State of play of the Pact for Skills and its regional dimension

Astrid Hannes

This first SEFS WG meeting will kick off the European Year of Skills in the ERRIN network and is open to members of all Working Groups on 23 February between 09:30 and 12:00. In this in-person

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

Beyond borders: Strengthening EU-UK research collaboration

Academia Europeaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub is hosting an event on Strengthening EU-UK research collaboration on 24 November from 11:00-15:00. The meeting will take place at Cardiff University, Wales.

ERRIN Extraordinary General Meeting

The ERRIN Extraordinary General Meeting will take place on 16 November 2023 from 14:00-16:00 CET in the ERRIN premises. This Meeting is organised to make the necessary changes to the ERRIN Articles of Association following requirements by the new code for Belgian companies and associations. A minimum of 2/3 of the ERRIN members must be represented at the Meeting, and therefore engagement of each member is of crucial importance.

Sustainable Economy in Horizon Europe: International matchmaking & networking (INSE)

On October 25-26, 2023, the second edition of Sustainable Economy in Horizon Europe: International matchmaking&networking (INSE) will take place in Warsaw. Sustainable Economy in Horizon Europe is a unique opportunity to establish direct contacts between scientists/researchers and entrepreneurs.

ERRIN Intro Coffee

The ERRIN Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the upcoming ERRIN Intro Coffee, aiming to offer a concise introduction to ERRIN and its services, as well as encourage networking between members. The meeting is directed mainly towards new network members and colleagues, but all interested members are welcome to participate. Join us in person at ERRIN on 20 October!

Territories as leaders in responsible research and innovation

The Responsible Research and Innovation in Territories Leaders (RRI-LEADERS) project is holding its final policy conference on 19 October from 08:30-20:30 in Brussels. It will bring together participants from across Europe to explore the diverse experience of European territories in integrating Responsible Research and Innovation in territorial policymaking.

Retaining talents and skills for regional growth. What is the role of civil society partners?

The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) is organising a workshop on "Retaining talents and skills for regional growth. What is the role of civil society partners?". The event will take place in person in Brussels on 11 November, as part of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2023. Astrid Hannes, ERRIN's Project and Policy Manager, will take part in the workshop as a speaker.

WG Documents

WG Documents

ERRIN Year in review 2022

The ERRIN Year in review 2022 is out! Read the report to see the numerous activities ERRIN and its members have been involved in throughout the year.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Call for Action: Youth Freedom of Expression

Youth Freedom of Expression is a project concept where organisations working for youth participation join forces in identifying and mitigating barriers to youth freedom of expression in Europe. The partnership will build capacity and promote action for enabling greater freedom of expression among European youth at organisational and individual levels though finding and testing innovative practices and joint initiatives, and through forming a joint forum for the promotion of youth freedom of expression in Europe.

European Commission launches the Harnessing Talent Platform- Call for Working Group Participation

Deadline extended until 22 September! The European Commission has just launched the Harnessing Talent Platform (HTP), a centralised online hub providing relevant information, knowledge, and assistance to help EU regions dealing with demographic challenges to attract, develop and retain talent. A call is now open for stakeholders to join 4 Working Groups on Digital, Health, Research & Innovation and Territorial themes.

Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) looking for consortium: Horizon-CL-2024 - TRANSFORMATIONS-01-03: Minimize costs and maximise benefits of job creation and job destruction

Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE_ researchers Egil Kjerstad and Alice Milivinti are looking for a consortium for the call HORIZON-CL2-2024-TRANSFORMATIONS-01-03, with a planned opening date of 4 October 2023.

ERRIN Spring AGM 2023 – taking stock of the EU Missions

ERRIN’s Spring Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2023 took place on 22 June this year. As always, it brought together the large and dynamic community of member regions and cities. Following the format part with the update from the network, the main focus was the EU Missions, approached in two policy debates, on the support and implementation frameworks in Adaptation, Ocean and Waters and Soil Missions, and the governance innovation and the perspective on Cities and the Cancer Missions.

Halsnæs Municipality (Denmark) looking for partners for an Erasmus+ small-scale partnership

Halsnæs Municipality in Denmark is looking for 1-2 partners (preferably municipalities/primary schools) for a small-scale partnership in Erasmus+ to support sustainable mobility by increasing primary school students’ use of bicycles and the quality of road safety classes.

Regional Innovation Valleys calls for proposals launched!

The first Regional Innovation Valleys calls for proposals under the European Innovation Ecosystems (EIE) part of Horizon Europe and under the Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) Instrument of the ERDF were launched by the European Commission on 17 May with an overall budget of EUR 122 million. The closing date for applying is 17 October 2023.

Latest Updates

  • By Francesca Pozzebon

Sparking collaborations and project opportunities within the ERRIN Culture & Creativity Cluster

Last month, the Cultural Heritage & Tourism Working Group, alongside the Design & Creativity Working Group and the New European Bauhaus Task Force, launched a survey to map members' interest in the upcoming Horizon Europe calls focusing on cross-cutting areas such as culture, creativity, and tourism, circular economy and design with deadlines in early 2024. Following the positive response and active participation of over 50 ERRIN members in the consultation, ERRIN hosted a project development session to foster collaboration opportunities and spark project ideas.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

169 country actions in support of the New European Innovation Agenda

On 19 September 2023, the European Commission published the list of actions that Member States and Associated Countries to Horizon Europe are so far undertaking or planning to undertake in support of one or more of the five flagships of the New European Innovation Agenda, including Flagship 3 closely followed by ERRIN. 20 countries have so far reported 169 actions in total, with their scope ranging from regional, through national to European.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2023 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. Becoming a member of the Board offers a great opportunity to develop ERRIN further and strategically lead the network’s activities. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 5 October.

  • By Astrid Hannes

Open call for technical assistance: Harnessing talent, empower regions

Until 20 October 2023, 46 regions that have been identified as facing a sharp working-age population decline, in combination with a low and stagnating share of people with tertiary education and brain drain can apply for an open call for technical assistance under the Talent Booster Mechanism.

  • By Maria Sofie Juhl

Danish vocational school looking for partners to create projects focusing on development of the VET sector

AMU Nordjylland is a vocational School located in Northern Denmark, interested in forming strategic partnerships and project partners in transnational projects with a specific focus on the development and dissemination of innovative practices in the VET sector.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Extraordinary General Meeting on 16 November 2023 – important announcement for members

All ERRIN members are invited to save the date for the ERRIN Extraordinary General Meeting, which will take place on 16 November 2023 in the ERRIN premises. The meeting is organised to make the necessary changes to the ERRIN Articles of Association and a minimum of 2/3 of the ERRIN members must be represented. Therefore, the engagement of each member is of key importance (participation is possible online for associate members).