The EU Green Week 2022 will take place from 30 May to 5 June 2022 under the theme "European Green Deal - Make it Real", with the main conference planned in a hybrid format in Brussels on 30-31 May. A call for EU Green Week 2022 Partner Events is open until 15 April.
The international conference "Improving air quality together" will be organised by the Emilia-Romagna Region on 31 May to present the main LIFE IP PrepAIR project’s achievements and results. The LIFE IP PrepAIR project aims to improve the air quality in the Po Valley, Northern Italy, and in Slovenia. Participation in the event is possible in person and online.
The University of Tartu and Estonian Research Council are organising a networking seminar on May 31 in Brussels on the digitization of biology for circular bioeconomy applications. Registration are open until 23 May.
The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels are organising an online event on 31 May focusing on the European research assessment reform.
‘A step forward in Forest Policy: the Mediterranean perspective’ is a EU Green Week 2022 partner event taking place in Brussels on 31 May. Representatives from the EU institutions, associations, and organizations involved in the development of forest policy are invited to join the roundtable discussion on the future of EU forest policy.
The Interreg MED Green Growth project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is organising its final event 'Boosting circular economy in the transition towards climate neutrality' in Brussels on 1 June. Taking place the day after the EU Green Week conference in Brussels, the event presents a perfect opportunity for participants to combine both events and to network with circular economy enthusiasts from across Europe.
Co-organised by the Hanse-Office, the final conference of the Horizon 2020 project MICADO - Migrant Integration Cockpits and Dashboards will take place in person on 2 June in Brussels. The event will aim to answer how digital products can support the arrival processes of migrants and refugees as well as simplify the work processes of public authorities.
Gothenburg European Office invites you to a webinar on nature pedagogy: Nature Pedagogics – Making the Green Deal Real by Starting Young.
During the webinar will be explored how the cities of Lahti, Aalborg, and Gothenburg use nature pedagogics in their climate transition by highlighting the administrative framework and case studies used. Ulrike Pisiotis from the European Commission (Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture) will moderate the event.
Join 'Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably' event to hear best practices from the Nordic capitals and capital regions and to discuss challenges related to circular buildings and construction as well as how to close building material loops by reusing, repairing and recycling materials. The event is an official #EUGreenWeek partner event.
The Interoperability Unit of DG DIGIT and the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) are organising a multidisciplinary Science for Policy Conference on “Artificial Intelligence: What's in it for the Public Sector?”. The conference will give participants the chance to give their view on these topics during a series of hybrid and virtual workshops and a one-day on-site session.
On Tuesday 7 June, the European Commission will host the First Forum of Mission Adaptation to Climate Change. It will be a moment to take stock, identify issues and scope out direction going forward. During the Forum, some of the first Charter signatories are expected to be announced.
The EIP-AGRI brokerage event ’Get involved in the EU Mission: A Soil Deal for Europe’ will take place on 8 - 9 June 2022 in Brussels. The event will be by invitation only. A call for expression of interest is open until 22 April 2022, 23:59 CEST.
The Oslo region organises an event on the 8 June at Nordic House for an update on the latest developments and project opportunities connected to the green transition in the European built environment sector, and for an opportunity to meet and exchange on activities and ambitions!
The International Cluster-To-Cluster Meeting is a high level event for cluster organisations from all over the world aiming at exploring common areas of interest, activating new partnerships with cluster organisations and other innovation actors, and exchanging innovative models for cluster collaboration. The event is an annual appointment for meeting high-level representatives of cluster organisations and cluster experts to prepare the ground for practical international cooperation and innovative projects
The Brussels based research offices of the Visegrad 4 countries – NRDIO, CZELO, PolSCA, SLORD - are organising “Benefits and challenges of participation in co-funded partnerships with a thematic focus on Cluster 6: Food, Bioeconomy, Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment”. The event will take place on 13 June (10.00-14.00) at the Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU.
ERRIN Member Region Sud - Provence Alpes Cote d'Azur, Aix-Marseille University, Pôle Mer Méditerranée and the European Commission are organising a launch event focussing on the Mediterranean Lighthouse of the EU Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030.
The Innovative Health Initiative (IHI) will launch its first calls for proposals in June 2022. In anticipation of this, the partnership has published draft versions of the calls and is preparing a one-day, hybrid brokerage event in Brussels on 14 June.
Following the legislative proposal for the European Health Data Space and in anticipation of the Health Data Regulation, the Health and ICT Working Groups will come together to explore outstanding questions ranging from the financial and legislative, to the conceptual and practical. Members can indicate if they would like to take the floor for a short intervention in advance of the meeting.
The Circular Bio-based Europe Joint Undertaking (previously the BBI JU) is expected to publish their call for project proposals before summer. The Bioeconomy Working Group will organise a project facilitation workshop around the expected calls on 21 June 2022. This workshop is primarily aimed at experts in the field and is open to both ERRIN members and external partners.
To stimulate peer-to-peer learning and exchange, RECIPROCITY will organise four Mobility Missions. A Mobility Mission is an expert site visit to lighthouse cities to experience pioneering mobility solutions first-hand and to learn about their implementation. It enables follower cities to learn from the experiences made in these pilot projects and to transfer this knowledge to their own replication projects.
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.
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 webstreaming will be available. Obligatory pre-registration is possible by 30 April.
This year is the bicentennial of the birth of the father of genetics, Gregor Johann Mendel. To pay tribute to this pre-eminent scientist of the 19th century, Mendel Genetics Conference will take place between 20–23 July, 2022, in Brno, the city where Mendel spent a substantial part of his life, and where he laid the foundations of genetics.
Urban Mobility Days 2022 will be held on 20-22 September in the city of Brno, Czech Republic. Across two days, policymakers, local authorities, academics, NGOs, urban transport practitioners, and urban planners come together to go through the length and depth of sustainable urban mobility, examining the challenges and solutions at hand.
IMET is the flagship conference of CYENS Centre of Excellence (http://www.cyens.org.cy). CYENS constitutes a centre of excellence and a joint venture between the three public universities of Cyprus (University of Cyprus, Cyprus University of Technology and Open University of Cyprus), the Municipality of Nicosia, the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany) and University College London (UK)
The Representation of the South Moravian Region to the EU takes the opportunity to forward you the invitation to one of the major event of Czech Presidency in the Council EU second half of the 2022 - International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2022).
You can find below a list of ERRIN's and its Working Groups' meetings, member events and many more. Use the filters to narrow the search.
The ERRIN Smart Specialisation Working Group is organising an I3 Project Development Session for the network’s members to gain official and practical insights from the first Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument calls’ cut-offs as well as exchange interest and pitches to build project consortiums for the next cut-off on 18 October 2022.
Discover the future of Europe through the findings of the Interreg North Sea Region project RIGHT. The project consortium will host its final event and policy seminar in Brussels on 23 May from 10:00-12:00 CEST.
During its final ERA CoBioTech Hub Meeting, which will take place as a virtual conference on 19 May 2022, ERA CoBioTech gathers the diverse actors of the new European Partnerships and in the fields of biotechnology, bioeconomy, life sciences and other innovative technologies.
The Action Group 3 (AG3) of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region (EUSALP), under the leadership of the Autonomous Province of Trento and in collaboration with the Lombardy Region, is organising the high-level conference “Fostering cooperation in Higher Vocational Education and Training (HVET) in the EUSALP area” on 18 May 2022 in Brussels.
Scotland House Brussels is organising an online panel discussion, "The Road to Green Skills", as part of the wider European Vocational Skills Week. The event will take place on 17 May, exploring the importance of upskilling, reskilling and developing green skills amidst the transition to net-zero.
The Representation of the State of Saxony-Anhalt to the EU together with UPM are organizing on 17 May the event ‘Boosting green growth: Opportunities in Circular Bioeconomy to enable sustainable transformation of European industry’. The event will focus on the role of the circular bioeconomy in the EU's green transition.
The European Commission has announced dedicated Info-Days for the EU Missions to be held virtually on 17 and 18 May 2022. The event will provide prospective applicants with specific information on the new Missions’ Work Programme calls, funding opportunities and timelines.
The European Vocational Skills Week is the annual week celebrating all the very best practices in Vocational Education and Training (VET) and it welcomes events by local, regional, national organisations - and other VET partners.
On 11 May 2022 in Brussels will be held ‘Digital Transformation for Urban Sustainability’ event.
The event will focus on how digital innovation can support sustainable urban development and accelerate the achievement of the SDGs and will be followed by a policy dialogue on urbanisation and digitalisation.
Following the launch of the European Strategy for Universities earlier this year, the ACA, DAAD, HK-dir, VLUHR International, the Czech National Agency for International Education and Research and the Czech Liason Office for Education and research in Brussels, are organising a hybrid session on the principle of inclusive education outlined in the strategy.
This year's edition of the Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) will take place on 11-13 May 2022 under the theme “Towards a leading Europe in breakthrough innovation: unleashing the potential of regions”. The event will be hosted by Université Paris-Saclay, France, under the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
Nordic Edge Expo 2022, 10-11 May
The 8th leading Nordic event for future cities and communities will be a physical event in the city centre of Stavanger. 10-11 May we will bring you a meeting place focusing on the topics: Urban Energy, Life Actually, On the Move and Spaces & Places.
We call out to politicians, leaders, technology inventors, students, investors, start-ups, artists and citizens who wants smarter and more sustainable cities and communities.
The European Commission is organising a webinar on the Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI) on 10 May 2022. The event will have an insight on how BDTI can support EU public administrations in their digital transition.
The European Regions for Smart Communities Summit will be the celebration of the success and achievements of cooperation across Smart Communities and an opportunity to mutually commit to sharing challenges and smart solutions. It will take place from 9-14 May 2022 in Évora (Alentejo, Portugal) and online.
The EU-funded project 'Research and knowledge building on sustainable infrastructure projects through stakeholder engagement' is planning a workshop that aims to explore what guidance is needed for sustainable infrastructure projects funded by the Recovery and Resilience Fund.
In the framework of Cultural Heritage in Action, project which ERRIN is partner, Eurocities organises a webinar exploring new trends in cultural tourism in cities and regions after the pandemic. The webinar will be held on 03 May 2022 at 10:30 CEST and is the third episode of a series designed to share good practices and insights on a range of topics relevant to cities, regions and cultural heritage stakeholders.
The CoR will draft an opinion on the "Guidelines for the development of the trans-European transport network (TEN-T)". On Tuesday 3 May 2022, Mrs Isabelle Boudineau (FR/PES) Member of the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine, rapporteur for the opinion, is inviting relevant stakeholders to a consultation to gather their position on the subject.
The JRC is organising an e-Talk on 28 April to present key findings from its paper discussing theoretical and conceptual implications of embedding the sustainability challenges and SDGs in the Smart Specialisation approach. A revised reflection and self-assessment framework developed together with practitioners will also be introduced.
Save the date for 27 April 10:00 - 12:00 CEST, when the European Commission will host an information session on the Horizon Europe Work Programme on widening participation and strengthening the European Research Area (ERA).
The European Commission’s Smart Cities Marketplace is hosting its yearly forum in Brussels, on 26 - 27 April 2022. The forum aims to tackle common challenges and build upon best practices on collaborations between public and private partners working with Smart City solutions to power the green transition.
On 25-26 April 2022, SAPHIRe project will hold its final conference entitled “Personalised Medicine in European Regions - A Roadmap to the Future of Medicine”. The event will provide insight and inspiration into how regions contribute to the development and implementation of personalised medicine.
On 20 April 2022 at 12:00-13:00 CEST, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) are hosting an interactive webinar on the Pilot Call on Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI). The deadline for expressions of interest in the call is on 25 April.
On 20 April 2022 the Coordination and Support Office of the Circular Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI), managed by ERRIN, is organising a webinar on the call for expression of interest for Pilots and Fellows of the Circular Cities & Regions Initiative. During this informative session, you will receive information on the scope of the CCRI as well as on the open call for Pilots and Fellows.
The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is launching a stakeholders consultation to discuss the implications of this package for local and regional authorities and for the future of the EU industrial ecosystem.
On 8 April, UASNL and Saxion University of Applied Sciences are organising an online lunch meeting on cybersecurity and money muling, as part of the All Digital Weeks. Participants will have a chance to learn how researchers cooperate with municipalities and regional security stakeholders to increase cyber resilience among citizens and entrepreneurs.
12th Biennale Internationale Design de Saint-Étienne (in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region) will take place on 6 April - 31 July 2022 under the theme "Bifurcations: Choose the essential". It will feature 7 exhibitions and over 200 events.
The 8th edition of 'Europe, let's cooperate!' interregional cooperation forum will take place online on 5 April 2022 at 09:30-16:00 CEST. The day will focus on the launch of the first call for project proposals under the Interreg Europe programme in the 2021-2027 period, which will be open from 5 April until 31 May this year.
The second webinar in the "Sharing stories" series of the Cultural Heritage in Action peer-learning programme will focus on “Adaptive reuse of (industrial) buildings with a history” and take place on Monday 4 April 2022 at 14:00-15:30 CEST.
ERRIN's DT4REGIONS project and the Living-in.EU initiative are organising a joint interactive workshop to further scope the training needs of cities and regions in digital transformation. All officers, experts and policymakers working for European regions and cities and interested in applying digital transformation processes in their institutions are invited to join.
This event will focus on the need for impactful, lasting and future-orientated support for concerned societies and people in need, in response to protracted global crises and the current war in Ukraine.
UUK International, the UK Science and Innovation Network and the UK Research Office in Brussels are jointly organising a webinar on 30 March to provide an update on the latest news relating to the United Kingdom's participation in Horizon Europe.
Bio360 Expo is an international meeting place for people and organisations who are engaged in and committed to accelerating the biotransition. The main focuses of this edition will be the question of carbon, bioenergy and biobased circular economy.
The upcoming joint ICT and Smart Cities WGs meeting will provide a bird’s eye view of the current EU legislation in the field of data, with a focus on the recent Data Act proposal. Impact and possible ways forward for local and regional administrations will be showcased, together with concrete examples of relevant use cases.
The European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) 20th anniversary conference is organised on 25 March in Paris in the frame of the French Presidency of the Council. The event will explore the drivers behind the development of the rich European research infrastructures landscape and discuss emerging trends and challenges for the future.
NCP Brussels is organising a webinar on 24 March dedicated to proposal evaluation under Horizon Europe and how to make the most of it. The webinar is open to any Brussels-based organisation interested in (re)submitting an application to Horizon Europe calls for proposals (Pillars 2 & 3 only).
In this meeting, the ICT Working Group invites all ERRIN members and regional stakeholders to discuss good practices and challenges of regional digital strategies. European Commission experts will outline European digital policy priorities from a regional perspective, which will be followed by presentations of inspiring regional examples from ERRIN’s members.
Following the publication by DG GROW of the report on the Transition Pathway for Tourism, the Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG is organising a meeting to stimulate conversation and inform relevant stakeholders on the topic.
The IMAJINE Horizon 2020 project co-ordinated by Aberystwyth University is holding a Policy Workshop on Wednesday 23 March at Wales House, Brussels to consider key questions in relation to spatial justice, Cohesion Policy, migration and territorial inequalities in Europe now and in the future. The event will also be live-streamed.
In cooperation with Valtra Inc., the BioEconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions that can provide added value to the end customer from the data generated by the working machines, and hence contribute to the digitalization of sustainable food production and primary production, knowledge management, real-time data-based decision-making, adaptation to climate change and profitability in the food chain.
Regions4PerMed consortium supports the engagement of EU regions on Personalised Medicine by organizing this conference at the European Parliament with the goal of showcasing the great potential that Personalised Medicine holds and increase the commitment of regions to it. A workshop on 22 March will explore this.
Save the date for an upcoming workshop as part of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU will be dedicated to civic engagement in the EU Missions, specifically in the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities.
This Health Working Group meeting on 17 March will offer an update on the status of the re-launched Innovative Health Initiative partnership, accompanied by a number of relevant examples from ERRIN members.
8th Cohesion Forum, organised by the European Commission on 17-18 March, will debate how Cohesion policy can ensure that no region is left behind in the ongoing structural changes, and that all regions can reap the benefits of the green and digital transitions.
The aim of this WG meeting is to learn more about the S4 concept and to provide further information on the S4 pilot that is planned together with the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions (CoR). The meeting will also provide an opportunity to discover experiences and challenges of S4 implementation thanks to regional examples.
The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising a meeting on the EU Soil Strategy for 2030. This meeting also aims to highlight inspiring and innovative soil projects and activities from a number of regions. The meeting will take place on 15 March between 10:00-11:30 CET.
Later this year, the European Commission will propose legislation on carbon removal certification. Linked to this the Stockholm EU Office is organising a webinar to discuss how to develop a well-functioning EU market for negative emissions and support the innovative CCS technology.
The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Office in Brussels / Business and Science Poland is organising a webinar on Smart Networks and Services partnership and 6G technology, in the framework of its "Brussels Talks" series.
In the framework of its presidency of the Four Motors for Europe in 2022, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region is organising a video conference on the theme "The Four Motors for industry: relocation and attractiveness". The event will take place on 10 March 2022.
In cooperation with Kemira Oyj, the Bioeconomy Business Accelerator BioPaavo and KasvuOpen are seeking solutions and new business models through digitalization and platform economy that can help the chemical industry move from fossil raw materials towards extensive use of renewable natural resources.
Science Café is a series of popular science lectures and debates with the best Czech scientists, innovators, economists, and other professionals on various current topics. The upcoming Science Café will offer an unconventional open discussion focused on the topic of space weather and you.
The 9th European Summit of Regions and Cities is organised within the frame of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The 2022 Summit aims to increase the impact of the Conference on the Future of Euorpe.
The UVAR Exchange consortium is organising a Stakeholder Workshop that will be held online on 3 March 2022, at 9:00-12:00 CET. The workshop aims at supporting the harmonization of UVAR road signs at the international level. Representatives of UNECE and DG MOVE will participate and share their views on the ongoing work.
The European Commission is organising a webinar on 2nd March focusing on Big Data Test Infrastructure (BDTI). Public sector entities and agencies are invited to participate to discover how BDTI can help find new ways to draw data-driven insights for strategic decision making.
French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and French National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology (INRIA) organise a conference "AI for industry and society: trust and frugality" in the framework of the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.
On 24 February, the Policy and Science & Education for Society Working Groups will together host a meeting on the new European Strategy for Universities and related opportunities to reinforce links with regions.
The ERRIN Secretariat is pleased to invite you to the upcoming virtual 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 ERRIN members and colleagues, but all interested members are welcome to participate.
we are happy to invite you to our Creative Coffee meeting on 17 February at 09:30. This online meeting will be a chance to get together over a cup of coffee, exchange on the main topics of interest for the moment (such as the Creative Europe programme calls for proposals). We will also talk about our future activities, notably the EU Design Days.
The National Research Networks Wales are holding an online event highlighting research taking place in Wales which is helping to deliver agricultural systems fit for the 21st Century. The event aims to create connections between researchers, industry partners and other stakeholders to consider potential Horizon Europe funding opportunities. More details through this link: https://sustainable-agriculture.b2match.io/
EU Delegation of the Government of Navarre is organising a workshop on good practices in the implementation of taxonomy regulation at regional level, building incentives for SMEs towards the circular economy. Different views, from DG GROW to regions, will be presented.
The EU Industry Days is Europe’s flagship annual event, highlighting industrial frontrunners, ongoing industrial policy discussions and improving the knowledge base of European industry. It is the main platform to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of stakeholders.
The aim of this high-level, participatory event is to kick-off discussions with Member States and regional key stakeholders to co-create the implementation Charter of Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030. Registration is required by 31 January, please contact the ERRIN secretariat to register.
The first Blue Economy Working Group meeting in 2022 will be a coffee meeting to discuss the call under Mission Restore our Ocean and Waters: HORIZON-MISS-2021-OCEAN-04-02: Baltic and North Sea basin lighthouse CSA. The purpose of this meeting is to provide a platform for an informal discussion among ERRIN members considering applying to the call and to explore possibilities for collaboration and consortium building among them.
The EU Missions plan to engage with citizens and boost societal uptake of new solutions and uptakes. This event will ask what exactly will the role of citizens in the EU Missions implementation be in practice? The upcoming Mission calls will also be discussed.
Universities in South Sweden organise an online event on 4 February to present examples of current work on Africa-Europe academic and scientific cooperation, and encourage discussion on the shared needs and ambitions of European and African universities. The future of EU-Africa cooperation through instruments such as Horizon Europe will also be discussed.
The event will be an occasion to hear from Isabelle Vandoorne, Deputy Head of Unit, Research and Innovation (and Urban Mobility), DG MOVE and discuss the region's role in the framework of the Urban Mobility Package.
This Smart Cities Working Group meeting aims to highlight some upcoming funding opportunities for cities to realise the twin transition. The European Commission will present two calls under the Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities from the recently published Horizon Europe Work Programme 2021-2022 on the Missions. This will be followed by a presentation of the Digital Europe Programme calls on data spaces for smart cities.
The European Commission is organising a one-day conference on Sustainable Carbon Cycles. The conference will bring together experts and decision makers to discuss experiences ahead of the upcoming EU regulatory initiative on the certification of carbon removals.
This all-day kick off meeting will include introductions from DG SANTE and HaDEA, as the joint action prepares to strengthen cooperation between EU countries and the Commission in regards to tobacco control.
The European University Association is organising an event on the upcoming European Strategy for Universities and its interplay with national reform processes. The event will take place on 27 January 2022 with participation possible in person or online.
The French Presidency of the Council of the EU will this January host the Forum of Universities for the Future of Europe. ERRIN's Director Pirita Lindholm will participate during one of the discussions on 26 January.
The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, the Slovenian Business & Research Association, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Eötvös Loránd University, the National Research, Development, and Innovation Office in Hungary and the Lithuanian RDI Liaison Office in Brussels invite you to participate in Horizon Europe Matchmaking Event on Digital and Emerging Technologies and Human-centred AI.
Scotland House Brussels and VisitScotland are delighted to invite you to our upcoming showcase webinar looking at how businesses catering for the visitor economy in Scotland are leading the way in innovating to develop a more responsible, sustainable tourism industry.
The innovation cluster Smart Housing Småland is forming a housing fair apparatus based on innovation and the pillars of New European Bauhaus: Together, Beautiful, Sustainable. Rural areas and smaller towns are especially interesting. Region Kronoberg and Växjö municipality describe their views, challenges, and possibilities when setting up the first planned housing fair BY2030.
On 12 January 2022 the European Commission launched the first calls for proposals under the digital part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF Digital) programme. Following the launch, an info day for interested applicants will be organised on 19 January 2022 at 09:30-13:30 CET.
Policy WG is organising a meeting on widening in the context of ERA Hubs. The meeting will take place online on Monday, 17 January at 15:00-16:00. Stefan Weiers, Head of Sector Widening, ERA & Research Infrastructure Programming at DG RTD, European Commission will join the session for a presentation and Q&A discussion.
DG CNECT, European Commission, is organising a webinar on Multi-Country Projects (MCPs) as a centrepiece of the Path to the Digital Decade policy proposal. The event will take place on 13 January, featuring an overview of MCPs and a dive into their 3 key areas: genomics, data infrastructures and services, and blockchain.
Social innovation and energy transition are key topics for your region? Join us on 13 January to learn more about ERRIN's project RIPEET, and see how you can benefit from the results of the project and participate in its peer learning programme.
We are happy to invite you to the next Creative Coffee meeting organised by the Design & Creativity WG meeting on 15 December at 14:30. This online meeting will be a chance to get together again and exchange on the main topics of interest for the moment but also for the next year.
The European Education and Culture Executive Agency is organising an online information session dedicated to the European Universities 2022 call for proposals. The session will take place on 14 December at 10:00-12:30 CET.
Following the recent Mission launch and the publication of the Mission Implementation plan, the Health Working Group is pleased to welcome back Tomi Mäkelä, a member of the Mission Board on Cancer, to update ERRIN members on the Mission and opportunities for regional actors.
A networking event in the field of Earth observation / Copernicus services will be organised on 13 December between 14.00 and 16.30. It will provide a brief overview of recently launched Horizon Europe calls, yet its main aim is to enable pitching sessions for all those interested to establish new collaborative links across EU.
The first calls of the Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) Instrument have now been published. Smart Specialisation WG organises a virtual coffee break on the topic. Grab a cup of (real) coffee or tea and join us in an open discussion on the calls features and possible joint project development.
The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising an international E-Government Conference on Human-Centric Digital Transformation of the Public Sector. The conference will take place online on Friday, 10 December 2021 at 09:00-17:30 CET.
The Polish National Centre for Research and Development (NCBR) Office in Brussels / Business and Science Poland is organising a webinar on the New European Bauhaus in the framework of its „Brussels Talks” series. The guest of the event will be Michela Magas, an innovation catalyst and a member of the New European Bauhaus high-level roundtable at the European Commission.
ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will take place this year on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and an outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th-anniversary celebrations.
During the webinar, project partners will present an overview of the entire H2Nodes project, summarizing the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea-Baltic Corridor, as well as project's achievements, conclusions and lessons learnt for the future of hydrogen transport.
On 8 December, ERRIN, together with its partners Eurocities, KEA European Affairs, Europa Nostra and Architects Council of Europe, is organising an online stocktaking event to discuss the findings of the Cultural Heritage in Action programme and look ahead.
Welcome to ERRIN's Science and Education for Society Working Group's 2021 Erasmus+ PDW. The plenary session will take place from 10:00 - 11:30 CET on Microsoft Teams and focus on the theme 'Fostering excellence in education and training for the Twin Transitions.'
Monitoring challenge-oriented smart specialisation strategies requires new visualisation tools based on integrated open data, semantic analysis and new classification systems that allow us to map and understand the dynamics of collaboration between both stakeholders and areas of knowledge, the emergence of new patterns of specialisation and the contribution of research and innovation to SDGs.
In this meeting, ERRIN members can learn more about Hessen's project 'Meet a Scientist'. The project offers high-school students and their teachers a platform to exchange with scientists from GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research and the Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR).
The online event organised by the European Commission will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about the EU funding possibilities available to support beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects and ideas. Join for practical info on the calls and a Q&A.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to the 2021 edition of our annual St Andrew’s Lecture, taking place Wednesday 1 December, from 17:30 – 18:30 CET. This year, we are delighted to announce that the lecture – ''A Fairer, Greener Planet - Driving innovation in Scotland to build a planet fit for future generations'' - will be delivered by Chief Executive of Scottish Enterprise, Adrian Gillespie, who took up the post in September 2021.
CSC - IT Center for Science is organising a virtual event to raise awareness and encourage exchange on the challenges and the success stories of green transition, especially for research infrastructures.
The online event organised by the European Commission will give the opportunity to prospective applicants to learn more about the EU funding possibilities available to support beautiful, sustainable, and inclusive projects and ideas. Join for practical info on the calls and a Q&A.
This webinar, organised by EBI & EEN for the boating industry experts, will provide practical and tailored presentations and advice how to access EU funds, expand their potential and showcase examples of companies having benefited in the past.
Environment Platform Wales are hosting a webinar focused on the Interreg North West Europe project 'BioWILL' led by the University of Limerick and also involving Bangor University as well as partners from Belgium and France.
The European Committee of the Regions is organising this conference to launch the implementation of EU Missions with cities and regions and to discuss in more detail the objectives and next steps of the Cities Mission, including the upcoming call for expression of interest later this month.
The conference will take place on 25 November in a form of a hybrid event streamed live from the new Deichman Library in Oslo. Online participation is open and free of charge. The event is organised in cooperation between SINTEF, The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), The Research Council of Norway and Innovation Norway.
In November the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel will launch the one and a half day hybrid EIC Summit. The 2021 summit will be a chance for innovation actors to network and connect, as well as to learn more about ecosystem policy and emerging technologies.
"Navigating post-COVID workplace innovation evolution: Exploring flexible working models, investing in reskilling and wellbeing and evaluating new policy trends" is the final in-person event of the Start at Best project.
The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is co-organising a webinar on monitoring and evaluation of nature-based solutions (NBS). The webinar aims to create an understanding of NBS impact assessment by presenting the work carried out in the European Taskforce for NBS Impact Assessment.
On 23 November, the Mission Manager and Deputy Mission Manager of the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change will present the mission, its implementation mechanisms and how regions can engage in the process.
During this information session ERRIN members will be able to explore COST, including benefits and ways of involvement. COST speakers will highlight the opportunities for different regional stakeholders and outline how engagement in COST can serve as a stepping stone to the Horizon Europe projects.
The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Central European geographic area.
The Mid-Norway European Office and partners organise a seminar on 18 November about current South Saami questions and issues, and how European cooperation and development may help strengthen the positions and interests of the South Saami people. The event will be followed by a digital project workshop on Erasmus+.
The 10th International Symposium on Travel Demand Management is being held in collaboration with the EU projects DIAMOND and TInnGO’s final conference and will take place from 17th – 19th November 2021. The event will be held virtually with the theme of 'Creating a paradigm shift towards gender and equality in smart mobility'. The final outcomes of both projects will be presented.
The EDEN project has been conceived to support relatives, health care professionals and local communities, in their collaboration and effort to create better lives for people living with dementia.
EDEN has developed solutions and material that can support local stakeholders to collaborate better and create more dementia friendly and inclusive societies that correspond better to the needs of people living with dementia and their relatives, and therefore are more sustainable.
We are organising a conference to show the results from the project, as well as debating and raising the awareness about the needs of people living with dementia and their relatives, and how we can embrace dementia as a community challenge and not as an individual challenge.
How to improve cross-sectoral cooperation for health and well-being in cities? Participate in the webinar 'Healthy boost for your cross-sectoral cooperation – piloted practices and novel tools' on 16 November.
This webinar focuses on the perspective of research funders on public engagement, touching both on their responsibilities and initiatives in this area, and the expectations they have of the applicants and the research they fund.
The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange (NAWA) and the Norwegian Directorate for Higher Education and Skills (HK-dir) are organising the joint event 'Defending academic freedom by supporting students at risk. Towards a European approach?'
The hybrid conference is organised as the LIFE programme’s response to European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen’s New European Bauhaus initiative. The three-day event is focused on behavioural change (Day 1), urban transformation (Day 2) and nature-based solutions (Day 3) and will highlight funding opportunities for NEB projects.
TindAIR is a SESAR Joint Undertaking project that will operate a series of large-scale demonstrations to prove the safe integration of Urban Air Mobility as additional airspace user. The project will particularly address the issue of deconfliction as a U-space service.
With the recent publication of the implementation plans for all five Horizon Europe missions, this Bioeconomy Working Group meeting aims to provide an update on the implementation of the Mission 'A Soil Deal for Europe' and highlight the opportunities for regions to participate in the mission.
EuroTech Universities Alliance organises a high-level event exploring the benefits and limitations of technology for society. It will offer an opportunity to engage in a discussion with citizens, policymakers and researchers.
A European Union side event at the COP 26 conference will discuss how to implement smart solutions for urban energy, mobility and water systems. European and international city projects alike will share and discuss essential issues concerning the decarbonisation of urban areas.
The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Eastern European geographic area.
The next Blue Growth Working Group meeting on Monday 8 November will explore maritime specific elements of the European Commission’s Fit For 55 legislation package and the role of regions in these actions.
This Smart Cities WG meeting aims to assist ERRIN members in preparing their Expressions of Interest for the Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities, by inviting the Mission Manager to present the call for Expressions of Interest and answer open questions related to its content and process. Additionally, the NetZeroCities and MOSAIC projects will present how they can support ERRIN members in their activities related to the Cities Mission.
Following the latest developments of the European Commission regarding the European Universities Initiative (EUI), there will be new calls for new EUI alliances to be funded under Erasmus+ starting from next year. The Universities Informal Liaison Offices Network, UnILiON, invite ERRIN members to participate in a brokerage event on the morning of 4 November.
The RECIPROCITY project organises a set of three cross-border Mobility Roadmap Workshops (Western, Central and Eastern) destined and open to any interested mobility stakeholder willing to learn more about the previous results of RECIPROCITY and analyse different mobility use cases for replication adapted to local cases. This workshop will focus on Western European geographic area.
An international conference on Transnational Smart Specialisation for EU macro-regions will take place online on 28 October as part of the GoSmart&Excel BSR project. The event will concentrate on the role of Smart Specialisation Strategies and how they can play a role in innovation development in a transnational context.
The European Commission organises the 4th Peer-Learning Workshop on the use and impact of AI in the public sector, carried out in the context of the AI Watch initiative jointly handled by the JRC and DG CNECT. The aim of the activity is to further pursue the co-creation work on a collaborative effort to sketch the “Road to the use of AI by the Public Sector”.
How can we create a more connected UK social innovation ecosystem with stronger transnational ties to Europe and beyond? This event will mark the beginning of the SI Connect initiative in the UK and will bring together social innovation leaders, researchers and practitioners in Scotland.
The Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union is organising a conference on the new European Research Area as one of its flagship events in the field of research and innovation. The event will be held in a hybrid format (both physically and virtually).
A second edition of the Horizon Europe Info Days for cluster 6 will take place on 25 and 26 October. The meeting will present the 77 open topics of the Horizon Europe cluster 6 2022 calls and offer insight on the Soil Mission.
On 25-29 October, FEUGA, Galician Ministry of Education (Xunta de Galicia) and Galician University System (SUG) will organise an international online matchmaking event "Galicia Innovation Days. Towards Horizon Europe".
On 25 October of 2021, the Horizon 2020 funded project 'SmartAgriHubs' will organise a high-level online event. This event aims at fostering debates with key representatives from different fields of the young agricultural sector and the European decision-makers. The event will be chaired by MEPs Bert-Jan Ruissen & Jeremy Decerle, with the support of CEJA, Region Pays de la Loire, MIJARC Europe, RUMRA & Smart Villages and the Young Professionals Network.
The European Sustainable Energy Week 2021 (EUSEW) will once again be held as a digital event, with more opportunities than ever to connect, engage, network and reflect on the biggest issues in clean energy in Europe and beyond. The event will run from 25 to 29 October 2021.
This information session will offer ERRIN members a general introduction to the Digital Europe Programme, to then focus on one of its five major components – advanced digital skills. The speakers will reflect on how regions can profit from DIGITAL and explain what the advanced digital skills are, while showcasing differences and possible synergies with other funding programmes. They will also discuss the upcoming calls for proposals and project expectations.
SEArica organises a seminar dedicated to Baltic Sea ports as drivers of the sustainable blue economy, with the Informal Baltic Sea group and the CPMR Baltic Sea Commission, with the support of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions.
The webinar, organised by the Union for the Mediterranean and the Interreg MED Green Growth community, aims to provide current insight and future predictions on the importance of food losses, food waste reduction and organic waste management in the Mediterranean region.
Friuli Venezia Giulia region is this year’s official partner of the second edition of the European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2021. The region is organizing a special session on its regional experience on 20 October 2021 at 10.00h
This Bioeconomy working group meeting will focus on the valorisation of food waste and aims to showcase innovative examples of how regions and cities around Europe are using food waste as a resource to create new opportunities for their actors. Additionally, the European Commission will present the latest developments of the Food 2030 strategy – the research and innovation policy framework that aims to transform our food systems and highlight the links to Horizon Europe.
This online matchmaking event will be focused on the research and innovation community of Cyprus, Greece, Poland, Slovenia, and Hungary but it is also open to other relevant European stakeholders. The goal of the event is to build a platform for everyone to share their ideas and find partners for future consortia in Horizon Europe calls, with a particular focus on Cluster 5, under Energy related topics.
The Commission services (DG GROW, DG EAC, DG CNCT, in cooperation with DG EMPL) are organising an online kick-off meeting on the Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries ecosystem. Stakeholders active in Cultural and Creative Industries, interested and committed in upskilling and reskilling of the workforce are invited to participate.
ERRIN organised a policy WG meeting focusing on EU Missions, giving the opportunity to members to gain additional knowledge on the Missions and ask directly questions to Minna Wilkki from the European Commission.
The second edition of the European Commission's Farm to Fork Conference will take place in the days leading up to World Food Day 2021. The hybrid event will focus on the theme 'building sustainable food systems together'.
Four Green Growth Community projects will share their best practices and lessons learnt in the fields of food systems and eco-innovation across the Mediterranean region in the Circular Week 2021 organised by Innowo and the Polish Circular Hotspot.
Climate Action Network Europe is bringing together high-level speakers to demonstrate and discuss how the Fit for 55 package can further increase the EU's climate ambitions and accelerate the energy transition.
The DLR-Project Management Agency is organising a session during the 19th European Week of Regions and Cities jointly with the Technology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences on 'S4+Foresight: Facilitating Smart Specialisation for Europe's Green Recovery and Long-term Resilience', taking place on Wednesday 13 October.
How can we build a community of resilient people in the Mediterranean area? How can we ease the shift to a greener way of living? The Green Growth project, in which ERRIN is a partner, will in this workshop showcase the Green Growth Community's achievements in the area of circular economy. The workshop is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities under the Green Transition thematic cluster.
Do you want to be inspired by how we can make public food procurement even greener? Then sign up for the StratKIT Final Conference on green public procurement and catering services taking place on 13/10 from 9:30 to 13:30 (CEST). The conference is held online.
This workshop at EU Regions week looks to increase understanding of how higher education is supporting regions, cities and companies to recover and thrive, as well as what green skills need to be cultivated and how.
The European Cyber Security Organisation is organising a virtual interactive matchmaking event. It will offer the possibility to engage with different regional cybersecurity initiatives that have been successfully implemented and significantly improved their respective cybersecurity ecosystems.
The workshop will highlight different regional best practices, which will showcase from multiple angles how cohesion funds support citizens by placing them centre stage. The common objective at the subnational level is to enable the transition towards a sustainable and digital society.
ERRIN member Centre Val de Loire is organising a workshop at the European Week of Regions and Cities on the added value of regional European Digital Innovation Hubs (EDIH) for S3. ERRIN's Director, Pirita Lindholm, will moderate the session.
This workshop brings together urban actors to exchange inspiring examples of holistic design and to explore how NEB can help urban areas to boost their green transition and to integrate the values of NEB - sustainable, beautiful and inclusive.
Following the publication of the European Commission's Communication for a Sustainable Blue Economy, this EU Regions Week info session will explore the opportunities for a green recovery for the blue economy, focussing on the role of regions.
This workshop will present the different practices on the different levels of digitalisation by which regions are following the priorities and ambitions settled by the EC. At the same time, it is the beginning of future interregional cooperation.
In the framework of French Presidency of European Macroregional strategy for the Alpine region, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region organises with 3 other alpine regions Lombardy, Salzburg and Valle d’Aosta a workshop on “sustainable development of mountain tourism destinations and territories”.
The PREPAIR project is having a conference on domestic woody biomass combustion. Consumption in the Po Valley and strategies for reducing emissions into the atmosphere: the impact of residential firewood and pellet combustion will be explored through the main results of PREPAIR's actions and the involvement of some national experts on air emissions and energy scenarios.
Europe Jacques Delors, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône and Initiatives for the Future of Great Rivers, with the support of the European Commission, will present an event demonstrating the relevance of and need for the Horizon Europe Starfish Mission.
The ninth edition of the EU's European Cybersecurity Month awareness campaign will run for the whole month of October 2021 under the motto ‘Think Before U Click'. Hundreds of activities are offered to interested participants.
During this online event, we will discuss the ongoing policy process on the synergies of the European Research Area and the European Education Area, and what we can learn from the long-standing university cooperation of Arctic Five, where the interaction of research and education drives the collaboration.
Following a number of activities ERRIN has organised around the Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change during last year, this meeting explores further how ERRIN members can take an active role in the Mission’s implementation. During the meeting, we will exchange with three regions, learn about their approach to adaptation and their interest in the Mission. We will also hear from the Mission Secretariat on how in practice regions and communities can engage in the next phases of the Mission.
Small and medium-sized smart Cities and Communities is Halmstad University's Innovation Conference 2021, a digital conference that requires registration (by September 9). The focus is small and medium-sized cities and the development, challenges and opportunities of the smart city. Compared to big cities and megacities, the small and medium-sized cities normally have their own specific conditions to consider, which requires specific investigations and solutions.
The Green City Accord sees local authorities commit to ambitious environmental goals by 2030. To celebrate the involvement of the growing number of cities joining the Green City Accord community, a high-level signatory ceremony will take place online in September.
LIFE ADAPTATE’s final conference will take place on 16 September. The online event will bring together scientists, policymakers, organisations and citizens involved in climate change impacts and adaptation in the urban environment.
Are you interested to learn about innovative tools to enhance the quality of public transport for youth and young adults? Or to get insights on digital tools tested in European regions? Then you are invited to join the YOUMOBIL project's Summer school.
The Cultural Heritage & Tourism WG is working to develop a joint response to the consultation launched by DG GROW on the staff working document: 'Scenarios towards co-creation of transition pathway for tourism for a more resilient, innovative and sustainable ecosystem.'
The International Network of Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Caribbean (ALEC) is organizing, with the help of Autonom’Lab/Gérontopôle Nouvelle-Aquitaine, living lab focused on active and healthy ageing, on 6th, 7th and 8th September 2021 in Limoges (France) its IV International Congress : " Elderly People in the World in the 21st Century. Learning to live together".
In the context of the launch of the new Creative Europe Programme, we are happy to invite you to the Design & Creativity WG meeting on7 July which will look at Creative Europe Desks and the newly published calls.
DG MARE, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) and DG REGIO are together preparing a workshop on Smart Specialisation for Blue Economy. The workshop marks the first step in a broader process to support the development of S3 partnerships in the blue economy.
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.
DigitalHealthEurope is teaming up with the RSCN Network for the interactive webinar 'Successful Funding Pathways for Digital Health'. The session will be a chance to learn all about securing and combining funding at different levels to advance your own digital health and care agendas.
As part of the Connecting Nature project's virtual enterprise summit, a Horizon Europe brokerage event on funding calls for nature-based solutions will be organised on 30th June between 10:00-11:30 CEST.
ERRIN has become a Bauhaus partner and set up a cross-sectoral task force to shape the New European Bauhaus initiative. As the first activity of the task force, a conversation will be hosted to discuss the objectives of the New European Bauhaus with the European Commission and provide input towards building a joint and multi-disciplinary initiative with regions and cities as its main drivers.
The Climate Pact Day of Action is a one-day digital event taking place on 29 June 2021. It aims to raise awareness of the progress and opportunities in the Pact, encourage pledging, share uplifting stories of climate action and connect people with action in their own country.
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.
As the global response to COVID-19 can be seen as a success story for scientific research and innovation, this EU R&I Days event will explore how lessons learned can be used going forward with the Recovery and Resilience Facility.
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.
With the aim of empowering people to a human-centered, sustainable and more prosperous digital future, CONNECT University is organising from 21 June until 2 July a special sixth edition of Summer School that aims to share knowledge and information about the way climate change is interconnected with digital transformation.
During an upcoming webinar in the frame of the DigitalHealthEurope project, in which ERRIN is a partner, Digital Innovation Hubs from Central-Eastern Europe will present their needs and ideas, boosting potential match-making and future partnerships.
ERRIN and the European Commission are preparing for a dialogue on the role of regional and local actors in the Mission Area: Healthy Oceans, Seas, Coastal and Inland Waters. Members and their relevant stakeholders are invited to take part in the active discussion, which will include two breakout sessions focused on the 'area-based lighthouse demonstrators' described in the Mission proposal.
This high-level conference will feature speakers from all over Europe – cultural agents, thinkers, politicians and governmental decision-makers. Its aim is to get Europe behind the new Creative Europe Programme and foster broad debate on the main strategic innovations and new priorities for the 2021-2027 cycle, highlighting the links with other European Union funds and the relationships with current societal issues.
In view of the European Commission's upcoming policy framework on bio-based, biodegradable and compostable plastics, this event will discuss the latest scientific evidence in the field and the policy recommendations made by the Commission’s independent Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Academia Europaea, hosted by Cardiff University, is holding a webinar on plastic pollution. This webinar will review the latest scientific evidence on the biodegradability of plastics from SAPEA (Science Advice for Policy by European Academics) and discuss the policy recommendations made by the European Commission's independent group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
R2B – Research to Business is the International Exhibition on Industrial Research and Skills for Innovation promoted by the Emilia-Romagna Region (Italy) and managed by ART-ER Attractiveness Research Territory, the Consortium born to foster the sustainable growth, innovation and knowledge, attractiveness and internationalisation of the region. In the current scenario, R2B OnAir edition is an ideal platform where to design and launch new programmes and ideas, including public policies and measures; an opportunity to think about new models for the post-Covid-19 society, in terms of economic development, growth, social inclusion, sustainability, security and digital transition for all.
DANCE DIGITAL is the kick-off event of a new partnership between Clwstwr, a programme to stimulate R&D and innovation in the South Wales media sector, and MFG Baden-Wurttemberg, an institution to promote film culture, the film industry and cultural and creative industries in the South West of Germany.
The Baltic Science Network's (BSN) final conference and the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) Baltic Sea Science Day will take place this June. The conference offers a unique opportunity to discuss the final outcomes of the BSN project with actors from politics and science at regional, national and European levels and to define the way forward for the Baltic Science Network.
The 2021 edition of the European Development Days will see events focus on biodiversity loss, climate change and environmental degradation and consider the role of the European Green Deal in challenging these problems.
The Quebec-Europe Research and Innovation Circle, in partnership with the Quebec Government Office in Brussels and the Quebec Smart Energy Network is organising a networking activity on the development of hydrogen-related technologies in the context of Horizon Europe.
The European Commission is working on a new EU urban mobility framework to support Member States, regions and cities as they develop safe, accessible, inclusive, smart, resilient and zero-emission urban mobility. Within the framework of the consultation process on its new initiative, the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport is organising five consultation workshops on topics of interest for stakeholders and the public.
This year, the European Green Week is entirely devoted to the imminent Zero Pollution Action Plan. VLEVA also organises another partner event and focuses on the water aspect within the action plan. A speaker from DG ENV (TBC) will introduce the plan, followed by 3 short pitches from Vlakwa, Vliz and VMM.
This WG meeting will look at the twin transition, notably the digital aspects of the green transition, and where is the place on EU level for the ‘Green ICT’ in the policy context. During the working group meeting, regional examples and best practices will be presented to demonstrate how a sustainable and responsible approach towards digital can be implemented.
We are happy to welcome you to the next meeting of the Innovation & Investment Working Group, which will focus on the Joint Cluster Initiative (Single Market Programme) as well as on the European Innovation Ecosystems (Horizon Europe programme). The meeting aims to provide information about the JCI and EIE, and will then be followed by a moderated discussion on the different project opportunities they entail.
Join us for our #EUGreenWeek Partner Event. The City of Hamburg, Viken County in Norway, and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) invite you to join the conversation to learn about, and discuss, the state-of-the-art in developing sustainable and circular synthetic turfs.
We are happy to invite you to learn about the upcoming European funding opportunities for digitization, cultural heritage and smart tourism topics and meet potential partners across Europe during the Infoday and Matchmaking event, which will take place on 9 June.
Join the University Alliance Stockholm Trio - that recently established their office in Brussels - to discuss how we can steer and accelerate Europe's recovery, preparedness and resilience through European research and innovation collaborations.
The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar where different examples of regional concrete actions that can contribute to the prevention of water pollution will be presented.
In the frame of the EU Green Week 2021, the ERRIN Cultural Heritage & Tourism Working Group will host a Partner Event focused on sustainable practices towards zero-pollution tourism. The event will take place online and will be open to members and non-members.
ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!
Natural Resources Institute Finland Luke’s webinar will contribute to the ongoing discussion around the European Green Deal and forests by presenting insights from research. Contributions include topics such as a review of forest relevant targets in various EU policies and their implications to the forests in the EU, LULUCF, multiple-use forests, and provisioning of EU forest data.
Ensuring a steady supply of clean water in cities is not simple; pollution, population growth and flooding pose real challenges. Our workshop explores challenges faced by municipal water companies in implementing the EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) and Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD). By focusing on 1) water quality objectives, 2) rising sea-levels and cloudbursts, and 3) circularity and reuse of water, we consider how revising the UWWTD can help meet the zero-pollution ambition and increase coherence of EU water policy.
Zuid-Holland has the industry, knowledge institutes and transportation capabilities to be Europe’s Hydrogen Hub and supply Europe’s hydrogen demands. The launch event of Zuid-Holland becoming the next Hydrogen Valley will take place on 1 June.
To successfully implement the Horizon Europe Mission on Adaptation to Climate Change, including societal transformation and the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change, full support from local leaders and civil society is needed. Join the EP Intergroup, DG CLIMA, and DG RTD to discuss critical success factors and key enablers to mobilise national, regional and local engagement and ownership.
This webinar aims to showcase innovative solutions developed by projects within the Green Growth Community on how to move towards zero pollution in the different steps of the agri-food value chain by applying circular economy approaches. The webinar is an official Partner Event to the EU Green Week.
ERRIN, together with the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian EU networks FINN-EU, Horizon Sustainable Oslo Region and Horizon Mid-Norway, is organising a tailored, virtual matchmaking event to assist public actors, research communities, businesses and NGOs in finding the right match for upcoming calls in clusters 5 and 6 of Horizon Europe. The registration is now open!
The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is hosting a seminar to present concrete practices on how the circular economy in zero-pollution strategies can lead to healthier people and the planet.
The final event for the SAAM project will take place as an open conference on the subject of coaching technologies for wellbeing and care. The event will be live-streamed from 13:00 CEST on Wednesday 26 May.
EURASHE will organise its 30th Annual Conference on 20-21 May 2021 together with its members the Portuguese Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP), the Polytechnic Institute of Porto and with the support of the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The conference will be structured along the five pillars of Agenda 2030: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnerships.
Universities of applied sciences play a pivotal role in regional innovation ecosystems connecting a wide range of partners, which is especially crucial in sparsely populated areas. Join this lunch session to explore the topic in more detail, hear about best practices and related European funding opportunities.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to an event focusing on photonics and quantum - technologies that underpin innovations that are fundamental to many aspects of modern life and business. Photonics and quantum is an area where Scotland plays a major role, with its organisations delivering more than 30% of the InnovateUK QT programme.
On the occasion of the first Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) project calls under Horizon Europe starting in mid-May 2021, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is pleased to invite all potential applicants and interested stakeholders to an online event on May 18, 2021 to present the MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF) call and the new Hessian MSCA fellowship programme for holders of the MSCA seal of excellence.
The 10th Edition of Murcia Food Brokerage Event 2021 will present the latest creations in the field of food technology, providing companies from different European countries with an excellent opportunity to hold bilateral meetings aimed at establishing technology cooperation agreements.
Helsinki EU Office, the City of Vantaa and the Regional Council of Helsinki-Uusimaa invite you to a virtual event 'How to become a pioneering airport region in striving towards climate neutrality? Discover the Green Deal Manifesto of the Helsinki-Vantaa Airport Area' on 12th May 2021.
Join this first of a kind virtual technology brokerage event organised to matchmake and develop new consortia for Horizon Europe research and innovation projects based on the areas of specialisation in the Norte de Portugal and Galicia region.
The Energy & Climate Change and Smart Cities Working Groups are happy to invite you to an interactive coffee meeting focusing on the calls in Cluster 5, Destinations 2, 3 and 4 of the Horizon Europe work programme. This informal discussion meeting will take place on 11 May between 10:00-11:30 CEST.
The European Office of Cyprus – Brussels Office, NCBR Office in Brussels – Business & Science Poland, Slovenian Business & Research Association, Eötvös Loránd University, and the National Research, Development and Innovation Office in Hungary would like to invite you to participate in a virtual Matchmaking Event on Horizon Europe Cluster 2: Culture, Creativity and Inclusive Society in Horizon Europe.
Are you interested in participating in international networking projects to use research resources more efficiently? In this digital meeting you will find out how and hear about the experience of participating in COST Actions.
Under the scope of the Portuguese Presidency of the European Council, ERRIN member Alentejo is one of the organisers of an upcoming summit of local and regional communities sharing a common vision for a smarter tomorrow.
Within the work of the DigitalHealthProject, the brochure “Supporting demand and supply for scaling up digital health and care solutions” is now available for reading and download. This work will also inspire a topic on the webinar How to build and nurture a regional/national ecosystem that will be held on the 29th April 2021, within a collaboration of the ECHAlliance and the COST Action NET4Age-Friendly.
The Bioeconomy Working Group is organising an online coffee meeting that will take place on 29 April between 10:30-12:00 CEST. This WG meeting will dive into Cluster 6 of the Horizon Europe work programme by providing an overview of the specifics of the cluster and the calls included in it.
Arnhem-Nijmegen Green Metropolitan Region, the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands and Rīgas Satiksme are delighted to invite you to this webinar:
H2Nodes Webinar, 29th of April 2021 (12:30-14:00 CET).
Plans for expansion for more Hydrogen Refuelling Stations along the TEN-T North Sea Baltic Corridor
Key progress and lessons learnt across H2Nodes sites will be presented, along with findings of key project reports on the status of hydrogen for transportation along the North Sea Baltic Corridor, and conclusions for policy makers.
Further presentations and discussions will be held to assess plans for hydrogen deployment at nodes along the Corridor, key considerations for future development and opportunities for collaboration.
The workshop will take place via video conference, with dial in details to be shared in advance.
Initiated by the Vienna Business Agency, ViennaUP´21 digital brings together all relevant stakeholders – both international and from the local scene – and covers pioneering topics in the field of innovation, creativity and technology in a series of online events. Don´t miss the unique opportunity of networking with an international audience of startups, investors, companies and talents.
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 view of the Commission, as well as regional examples, will be presented.
Organised by the Portuguese Innovation Agency and EARTO, this international event aims to debate the Green and Digital transition in the context of the recovery plans, with a focus on the role of technology and innovation in the development and promotion of regional, national and European tech capabilities.
Building on the discussions during the last Policy WG meeting (23 March 2021), this meeting will continue the conversation on the different ways that regional and local authorities, as well as their ecosystems, can engage in European Partnerships.
The conference of The New European Bauhaus will take place on 22 and 23 April. The agenda features the presentation of the New European Bauhaus Vision and Timeline, but also opening remarks by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. During the two-day event, many dialogues and panel discussions will be organised.
The EIT is organising a webinar about the upcoming EIT KIC CCI call. Participants will hear about the EIT’s innovation approach, how CCSI will innovate with the EIT and insights into how an EIT KIC innovates.
We are happy to invite you to the next ICT WG meeting. This meeting will be dedicated to the Common European data spaces for Smart Manufacturing and the Green Deal, and Testing and Experimentation Facilities.
After the interest you have demonstrated in Horizon Europe, we are organising this second brainstorming coffee meeting on 21 April from 9:00 to 10:00 to discuss your regional priorities related to the upcoming calls.
The second part of the European Commission's meeting 'How to prepare a successful proposal in Horizon Europe' will take place on 21 April from 10:00 - 12:30 CEST. This session will encourage Horizon Europe applicants to consider all aspects of their proposal, not just the crucial scientific-technical excellence.
The final event of the MIREU project, in which ERRIN is a partner, will take place on 20 April from 12:00 - 16:00 CEST. Partners will proudly share with you all the essential points we learned during the project and launch the new cooperation.
The Netherlands and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra welcome representatives of governments, international organisations, knowledge institutes, the private sector and citizens to a virtual conference on the role of circular economy in achieving climate neutrality.
This event aims to deepen our understanding as to how Smart Specialisation can be an effective tool to help territories recover from the current pandemic-induced crisis and discover new opportunities for more sustainable and inclusive economies.
We are happy to welcome you to our next Smart Cities Working Group meeting, which will look at the state of play of the Horizon Europe Mission on climate-neutral and smart cities. The meeting will take place on 14 April from 12:00 to 13:00.
The launch event of the Open Call for local and regional representatives committed to shaping the future of cultural tourism. The informative session will present the Open Call to join the “Beyond Cultural Tourism” Community, as well as the Be.CULTOUR peer-learning programme.
In preparation of ERRIN's participation to the fourth meeting of the Commission's expert group on cultural heritage (April 19-20), we invite you to join this informal meeting to look into the priorities that will be addressed and provide inputs.
In the framework of the POWER4BIO project, the European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) organises the online event "Introducing the BSAT: Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit" on March 30th, 2021. The event will present the Bioeconomy Strategy Accelerator Toolkit (BSAT), a toolkit designed for guiding decision-makers in the review or development of regional bioeconomy strategies.
Cities Northern Netherlands, with the province of Overijssel, is to present a webinar on the crucial contribution of small and medium inland ports in the transition to a sustainable and circular mobility sector. The webinar will discuss the benefits of enhanced circularity for people, businesses, regions and cities.
ERRIN, together with the Helsinki EU Office and Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council, is organising a webinar on European Innovation Ecosystems. The round table brings together different innovation ecosystem stakeholders and several European Commission services to share their views on place-based innovation ecosystems.
The European Commission is organising a webinar on how to prepare a successful proposal in the Horizon Europe calls. The event is an opportunity for
potential Horizon Europe applicants to learn more about the applications process.
This Blue Growth Working Group meeting will serve to present information about the first Horizon Europe calls related to Blue Growth as well as an update on two European Partnerships: Blue Economy and Zero-emissions waterborne transport.
An open conversation about the EU Industry at the crossroads of Covid-19 pandemic, endless trade wars, industrial revival in Europe, world regions competitors, internationalisation vs nationalisation, green & digital transition and workforce.
As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March. Ahead of the workshop, a survey on the quality of science for the policy ecosystem in your region is active.
Over three days in March the Innovation Summit will bring together an international audience to explore how we shift to sustainable, greener cities that deliver for their citizens using nature-based solutions. It will share the learning from the community of cities involved in the Connecting Nature project and introduce the innovative tools and methods being developed through the project.
The launch of the new European Innovation Council will take place over two days on 18 and 19 March. The event will be organised to provide information about the vision of the EIC and what is behind its funding opportunities.
In this meeting, we will hear a presentation of the state of the art of AFID revision from Axel Volkery Team Leader Clean Transport Sustainable and Intelligent Transport, Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport.
InvestEU will provide the EU with crucial long-term funding, crowding in private investment in support of sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and helping build a greener, more digital and more resilient European economy.
The EU has designated 2021 as the European Year of Rail (EYR) to promote trains as safe and sustainable transport. During this brainstorming coffee meeting, we want to plan with you the upcoming Transport WG related activities.
Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The months leading to COP 26 in Glasgow are critical for galvanising global ambition and building consensus on the approach needed to tackle the global climate emergency, to deliver a Green Recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to rapidly and fairly transform our societies and economies. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net zero ambitions.
The Impawatt Consortium will present the Impawatt platform and its main content areas as well as project outcomes. In addition the project ESI (Driving Investment in Energy Efficiency) will be presented which has similar goals like Impawatt. The webinar is organized by the Chamber of Industry and Commerce Rhône-Alpes in the framework of the Horizon 2020 project Impawatt and supported by EUROCHAMBERS. It is designed for stakeholders interested on capacity building targeting industry and service companies. The Registration is free, the Program is available for download.
Scotland House Brussels is organising a series of events focussing on ‘the road to COP 26'. The second webinar of our series, in collaboration with Scotland House Berlin and Hydrogen Europe will focus on the role hydrogen will play in delivering Scotland’s, Germany’s and the EU’s net-zero ambitions.
To understand, anticipate and minimize the health threats caused by climate change, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency, together with other key players in the field, are launching the European Climate and Health Observatory. The Observatory will be a first concrete deliverable of the European Commission’s new Adaptation Strategy, which was published on 24 February.
The Industrial modernisation S3P Mining industry and the ERRIN task force on raw materials invite you to an online roundtable discussion on the future of the EU mining regions collaboration. It will be an opportunity to learn more about the initiatives supporting the networking of mining regions.
EUREGHA and the Committee of the Regions' Interregional Group on Health and Wellbeing are organising a webinar where two opinions will be presented on the European Commission's initiatives related to the strengthening of the ECDC mandate and the Pharmaceutical Strategy.
The session will present challenges and obstacles that the industry is facing in the field of the green transition and explore possible solutions and new paths of collaborations between R&I and industry 4.0, that could support the decarbonisation.
This policy workshop will look at the ongoing and planned legislative initiatives of the European Commission to make “Europe fit for the Digital Age”: Artificial Intelligence, Cybersecurity, Digital Services Act, Digital Market Act, Data Governance Act and more.
The aim of this Working Group meeting is to look into the state of play of the Mission on soil health and food. The Mission Board will present the key features of the Mission and discuss the role of regions in the Mission. The European Commission will give an update on the Mission’s implementation plan and the next steps.
The European Hydrogen Valleys S3 Partnership (which includes 3 ERRIN members among its coordinators: Aragon, Auvergne Rhône Alpes and Normandie) will organise a webinar dedicated to H2 skills for sustainable industries, during the next edition of the EU Industry Days.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to invite you to a discussion hosted alongside the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc (MSIP), and ID4CAR, based in the Grand Ouest region of France, as part of this year’s EU Industry Week.
The virtual SeAMK International Week will take place from 15 until 19 February. During the event, the role of higher educational institutions in regional, European and global development will be highlighted.
Scotland House Brussels is delighted to be hosting a joint discussion between the University of Glasgow and the University of Edinburgh, alongside the League of European Research Universities (LERU) and The Guild.
DigitalHealthEurope is holding a webinar to discuss challenges faced and successful approaches established by public health authorities as they seek to secure funding via European sources. The session will also explore their strategies for knowledge exchange and learning best practices.
As the Horizon Europe multi-annual programme is nearly finalised, in this WG meeting, we have invited Marina Martínez, H2020 Programme Officer at the Security, Space, Transport, SME´s, Environment & Bioeconomy CDTI-SOST Office to present the upcoming Horizon Europe programme, with a specific focus on destinations 2, 5 and 6 and the synergies with the other clusters.
The Co-designing Our Cities Conference marks the culmination of a 2.5 year experimental project which has developed new ways for cities and regions to bring together the public administration and the cultural sector to co-create public policies.
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and SEArica are organising a webinar to engage regional, national and sectorial blue economy stakeholders in the final part of the feedback process for the EC's roadmap on the sustainable blue economy.
Continuing the Digital Future Mobility Talks series, The Ministry of Transport and Mobility of Hamburg, the Hanse-Office and their partners, present the second dialogue: Urban Road Safety - Protecting Vulnerable Road Users.
Next week a three-day Science for Policy conference will discuss the future of robotics in European economic growth and recovery. Organised by the Joint Research Centre, the conference will take a scientific, policy-oriented and EU-centre analysis of the technology.
The aim of this webinar is to introduce interested ERRIN members to the Green Growth Community, and the many ways of benefitting from the Green Growth project activities led by ERRIN. The webinar will provide valuable insights into some of the results developed by the community and the impact these results have had in regions around Europe. Moreover, the future of Interreg will be presented together with opportunities of Interreg for greener European projects.
The International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development (IFAB) in collaboration with the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC) and Leithà are presenting the NEW European Extreme Events Climate Index (E3CI).
E3CI is a brand new, innovative operational service for weather hazard risk assessment and management.
16:00 – Opening
IFAB International Foundation Big Data and Artificial Intelligence for Human Development
Patrizio Bianchi – IFAB Scientific Director
Paola Salomoni – Emilia-Romagna Regional Minister
Antonio Zoccoli – Big Data Association Vice-president
Matteo Laterza – UnipolSai General Manager
16:15 – E3CI: European Extreme-Events Climate Index
Presentation of the Index measuring the severity of extreme weather events
Chiara Cagnazzo – Copernicus Climate Change Service, C3S
Antonio Tirri – Leithà | Unipol Group
Guido Rianna – CMCC
17:00 – Discussion
Florence Rabier – ECMWF Director-General
Antonio Navarra – CMCC President
Renzo Giovanni Avesani – Unipol Group, IFAB BoD member
Paola Mercogliano – CMCC
17:45 – Open Q&A session
For further information, please visit the webinar web page: https://www.cmcc.it/lectures_conferences/advanced-science-and-innovation-for-resilient-societies
This meeting is a chance for ERRIN members interested in critical raw materials and sustainable extractives to learn more about a new initiative and the possible opportunities and benefits for their regions.
The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.
The official launch event for the European Climate Pact is planned for 16 December 2020 in the morning. The online event will kick-start the Pact operations following the publication of the European Commission's Communication on the Pact.
The Cultural Heritage and Tourism WG leaders are happy to invite members to discuss priorities and actions for the working group in the next year. the inputs received will feed into the creation of the work plan for 2021.
Welcome to the ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting - an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements during the past year.
SAPHIRe presents an interactive workshop on health data for innovation. The session will discuss how the smart specialisation agenda can leverage regional healthcare innovation to improve citizens' lives.
We are happy to invite you to a joint online meeting organised by ICT and Tourism & Cultural Heritage Working Groups. This meeting will focus on digitisation of European Cultural Heritage and will include a presentation of the Time Machine project.
Ocean leaders, policy-makers, youth, researchers, entrepreneurs, academics and civil society will meet virtually to discuss pressing matters in the sector at the first online All-Atlantic Ocean Research Forum.
The Joint Programming Initiative on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (FACCE-JPI) celebrates its ten year anniversary by engaging in a high-level science-policy discussion. The event will bring together policy makers, stakeholders and researchers to discuss on the urgency to change the way we produce food, on setting priorities in science and on knowledge-based policy making.
The UNaLab project is organising a three-day webinar series between 24-26 November to highlight the application of tools and resources developed by the project to the various phases of the implementation of nature-based solutions.
Join the two-day virtual conference to learn about the systems approach to food system transformation and gain practical tools and solutions develop by FIT4FOOD2030 to support responsible research and innovation in food system transformation.
Welcome to this year's Erasmus+ project development workshop dedicated to the theme global competences - green, digital, intercultural, and lifelong learning skills. Join the plenary session for a presentation of the Erasmus+ programme 2021-2027 and some handy tips on writing an application and apply as a partner to participate in the 14 parallel project proposal discussions.
This webinar aims at addressing water in the new EU adaptation strategy as well as the growing impact of climate change on water, providing MEPs the opportunity to share their views with institutional actors, water sector professionals, industry representatives and NGOs.
The UNaLab project, in which ERRIN is a partner, is together with the Grow Green, Connecting Nature and CLEVER Cities projects organising a webinar focusing on the importance of urban green and blue spaces for mental health in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
An upcoming conference in Brussels will turn to applied research and innovation to develop solutions for competitiveness, sustainability, leadership in the Digital Age and brining about the green deal.
The third edition of Digital Transport Days will take place virtually on 18 November, covering the European mobility data space, digitalisation in the TEN-T revision and smart mobility in the European Green Deal.
On 18 November, Culture Action Europe (CAE), the European Cultural Foundation, and Europa Nostra, coordinating the European Heritage Alliance, are co-hosting the online debate “A Cultural Deal for Europe: A central place for culture in the EU’s post-pandemic future” to be held from 15h00 to 17h00 CET.
This seminar will describe the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.
Welcome to this seminar organised by Aarhus University in cooperation with the European Parliament, Renew Europe, and EPP on the disruptive potentials of new local biorefineries to contribute to EU self-sufficiency with plant protein and new biobased products while supporting EU policies on environment and climate.
The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is organising a three-day workshop on the European pilot project on integrating techniques improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings and reducing their seismic vulnerability.
Join the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development” for a discussion on the opportunities in terms of jobs, growth and positive environmental impacts stemming from strategic and circular value chains in Europe.
Join this webinar organised by the Interreg project ECOPRODIGI to learn more about the European Green Deal's implications for the maritime industry and to discuss how digital tools and solutions can help to reach the ambitious targets set for the industry.
The European Cluster Conference 2020 is a unique chance to discuss and share about current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support sustainable industry development, interregional cooperation and to build connections between Europe’s value chains, clusters and ecosystems.
Welcome to this practical and interactive workshop on regional bio- and circular economy strategies. The discussion will cover several aspects of the development cycle: regional bioeconomy statistics and indicators, stakeholder involvement and consultation processes, aligning regional strategies towards the circular bioeconomy, and linking strategy to funding.
The REAMIT project, which proposes to adapt and apply existing innovative technology to food supply chains, to reduce food waste and hence improve resource efficiency, is the subject of an upcoming online event over two days.
Week of Innovative Regions in Europe (WIRE) is the main European policy forum for innovation and regional development. The conference provides a platform for policy makers, public authorities, knowledge centers and enterprises to discuss research and innovation (R&I) practices, challenges and opportunities throughout the European regions, with a direct view on the current and future EU funding programs.
On 4 November 2020, the Czech Liaison Office for Research Development and Innovation (CZELO) together with the Lithuanian Research Development and Innovation Liaison Office (LINO) invite you to an online event on “Food Safety – What is the role of research and innovation?”
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.
This webinar will ask if and how social policy and the European Green Deal go together. Saxony-Anhalt will use its experience to demonstrate how it is possible to successfully phase out coal production, while pressing that focussing on economic aspects alone is not enough.
Occitanie region will soon approve its own Green New Deal, the first European region to do so through a citizen's assembly. An informal online session will provide insights on how the process came about.
The European Chemical Regions Network (ECRN) is organising a conference that will look at the role of regions in delivering the European Green Deal. It will highlight the potential of promising new technologies for accelerating the chemical industry's transition towards a circual, carbon netural and bio-based economy.
This session at the European Week of Regions and Cities will showcase initiatives from regions in or close to the Artic already on the move towards a climate-neutrarl economy. Four different projects and approaches will be presented as examples to demonstrate how future EU policy could contribute to using the potential of the circular economy in industries.
The Alentejo's Regional Green Deal has been developed to guarantee that the region is directly involved in the implementation of the many initiatives under the EU Green Deal by means of a clear local strategy.
To start off the autumn, the Transport WG is organising an information session to provide you with an update on three mobility initiatives: EIT Urban Mobility KIC, S3P safe and sustainable mobility and the ERRIN-Polis opinion on the TEN-T guidelines.
Welcome to this year's Food2030 conference which will discuss how research and innovation can accelerate the transformation of food systems and contribute more to the evidence-base for strengthening their governance.
The EWRC side event, co-organised with RICC (Regional Initiative for Culture and Creativity), will look into how collaboration and partnership-building is being supported by EU policies and programmes relevant for CCIS. The issues of skill reform will be at the heart of the discussion, looking at new EU initiatives such as the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) on CCIs, the newly launched S3 Partnership on Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems – CCRE S3, the Blueprint for sectoral cooperation on skills in Cultural Heritage, and the regional ecosystem potential.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the need to invest in health promotion, health system preparedness and resilience, EUREGHA is organising a session at the European Week of Regions and Cities to discuss cross-border cooperation across Europe.
Cultural Heritage in Action is the new EU-funded peer-learning scheme on cultural heritage for cities and regions and is implemented by the workshop co-organisers Cultural Heritage in Action. The workshop will explore how cities and regions foster participatory governance and civic engagement in cultural heritage, based on lessons learned from the Cultural Heritage in Action project.
As part of the European Week of Regions and Cities, this webinar organised by the Mid-Norway European Office explores how thinking digital can help empower minority language users in their everyday life.
By bringing quadruple helix stakeholders together and stimulating key actors of the interregional innovation ecosystems, the intention of the workshop is to animate the debate on how to use public money to de-risk cooperation, accelerate innovation and unlock private investments.
This workshop, organised by South Moravian Region (Czechia), Wielkopolska Region (Poland), Region of Murcia (Spain), Region of Slavonia, Baranja and Srijem (Croatia), City of Carini (Italy), and City of Nicosia (Cyprus), will address the issue of science communication from different perspectives, including the role of open science.
This session will explore Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) - a new thematic area under the S3 Platform for Industrial Modernisation, which aims to stimulate industry growth through the implementation of new technologies in the sector.
COCIR and Siemenns Healthineers are running a participatory lab at the European Week of Regions and Cities. The session on digital health driving cohesion in Europe will consider how to unlock EU cohesion and structural funds to provide better healthcare.
The workshop’s main objective is to further increase awareness among regional / national policy makers on how DIHs can help SMEs in making the most of digital opportunities in their sector and becoming more resilient and competitive.
The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on industrial activities in the EU. The whole industrial model in EU regions will need to be reconstructed. An additional challenge for Smart Specialisation is to embed the digital and sustainability dimensions into the new programming period to achieve competitive sustainability. In line with the European Green Deal and the EU industrial strategy, the green and digital dimensions of Smart Specialisation will have to be enhanced, thus paving the way for a new generation of Smart Specialisation industrial strategies.
This session will introduce the relaunched Knowledge Exchange Platform, followed by a political discussion with representatives of the European Commission and the Committee of the Regions on the main aspects of the European Research Area and its impact on regions and cities in Europe.
The INNOSUP project DIVA is an accelerator for innovative digital solutions for the Agri-Food, Forestry and Environment sectors. In addtition to providing a financial support to SMEs, DIVA provides expertise support to help companies in setting-up their strategy of development.
The EU Region Talk 'More healthy years along the Northern Dutch-German border: Creating a blueprint for sustainable and resilient health systems in European border regions' will be a chance to learn more about the cross-border institute of healthcare systems and prevention.
This webinar will provide an overview of the importance of European regions in promoting and enabling innovation in health and care services and how innovation can be an instrument for regional development.
This workshop will seek answers to the following questions: How can we remove barriers and enable solutions, models and strategies to empower older persons? What role do Reference Sites play in this process?
The Technology Park Ljubljana, Friuli Innovazione and the Slovenian Business & Research Association have the pleasure to invite to a conference Servitization: An Opportunity for Growth in European Regions.
This workshop will take an example from one of the EIP on AHA reference sites to consider the data quality standards needed to satisfy local requirements related to standardised electronic health records.
This event is organised by the City of Lahti European Green Capital 2021, LUT University, Lahti Region Development LADEC Ltd and the Helsinki EU Office and aims to highlight how cities can build a new and innovative policy tool to reduce mobility emissions.
Over 500 events across three weeks - this year the European Week of Regions and Cities will take a different format dealing with three themes: empower citizens, cohesion and cooperation and Green Europe.
This virtual event will bring geoscientists and policy-makers together to discuss how the geosciences can most effectively support the EU Green Deal and ensure that its ambitious biodiversity and zero-pollution targets are reached.
A High-level Webinar of the Baltic Sea Region – Towards Sustainable Economic Transformation over Zoom will take place on the 28th of September with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice President, Interinstitutional Relations and Foresight, European Commission and Markku Markkula, Vice President, European Committee of the Regions.
The German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, the AGE Platform Europe and BAGSO are hosting an online digital conference on 'Stregnthening older people's rights in times of digitalisation'.
Industry representatives and financiers will be brought together in March to discuss investment opportunities and strategies to discuss how joining forces with the Innovation Fund will assist delivering on the European Green Deal.
The first workshop of a new initative on ocean literacy - EU4Oceans - will take place later this month. The European Commission's initiative will present 'Designing Ocean Literacy action in Europe' online over two days.
The final conference of the InnoWEE project in September will consider how R&I solutions can contribute to energy efficiency and environmental impact. The event will ask how the building sector can become more sustainable by using innovative, economically viable, modular and flexible solutions.
The sixth edition of the Nordic Edge Expo will be broadcast online from seven stages across Europe, while still allowing parallel sessions and networking to take place, covering urban energy, green and blue mobility, smart health and more.
The dates for this year's European Research & Innovation Days have been announced as 22nd - 24th September 2020. The annual policy event brings stakeholders together to shape the future of the research and innovation landscape.
High-level experts and speakers from the European Commission will present innovations and foster discussions on how technology is transforming healthcare. If more than seven of the sessions are followed, attendees will be given a diploma by CONNECT University.
Interested in the Farm to Fork strategy, sustainable food systems and the related Horizon 2020 Green Deal call? The Bioeconomy WG is hosting an information and project facilitation event on the Green Deal call area 6: Farm to Fork that will specifically emphasise the regional and local dimension and the multi-actor approach.
We will gather online to discuss how we best support SMEs' internationalisation. At these times, due to COVID-19, it is harder than ever to work internationally, and nonetheless increasingly vital for small and medium-sized businesses to do so. This online conference will table issues and provide examples of how we as local and regional business support organisations can improve internationalisation, growth and thus wellbeing.
Cruelty Free Europe is hosting an online event that will consider the coordinated, ambitious and pro-active strategy needed across the EU and its institutions in order to build back better following the pandemic.
At the end of 2020, the revised Leipzig Charter and the Territorial Agenda of the European Union will be signed by the national governments. Both strategies set new standards for European spatial planning and urban policy. Metropolitan regions play an increasingly important role in this, because a city alone cannot meet the challenges of the future. Join this online meeting to discuss necessary measures that should be taken for a successful implementation and how metropolitan regions can foster this process.
The Belgian edition of the worldwide science festival, Pint of Science, will take place this week across 14 Belgian cities. the festival includes events on the environment, recycling (on earth and in space), bodies and cities.
MariMatch 2020 will take place as a virtual event as it combines pre-arranged 1-1 meetings online with interactive content about maritime innovation. The three-day event will be made up of meetings, panels and networking opportunities.
Hosted by the European Cluster Alliance (ECA), Eurada and the European Commission, the overall aim is to link and reinforce industrial ecosystems in the European Recovery Plans the Smart Specialisation Strategies.
In view of the upcoming online feedback process that will engage the wider community in the development of the new strategy framework of JPI Oceans, join this webinar to hear more about the draft strategy framework.
As PREVENT comes to an end and PREVENT 2 will start, the project partners and public buyers will use a pre-commercial procurement approach to develop cutting-edge tailored security technologies. The project's final event is open to anyone interested in learning about innovative research and solutions for improving security in public transport networks.
The EsmartCity project, representing one of the modular projects in the Green Growth Community, is organising its final conference to present the result of collaborative experimentations run over the last two years supporting the deployment of smarter and more sustainable cities in the Mediterranean area.
The Scientific Panel for Health (SPH), established under Horizon 2020, is coming to its close as the framework period ends. During this online event, the panel will share its final recommendations for health research in Europe, developed through extensive stakeholder engagement over the last five years.
This webinar will address the need to prepare a new economic recovery plan recover from the impact of the COVID pandemic, which safeguards the environmental and climate goals set before the crisis. The event will bring together policy-makers from the EU and representatives from the private and NGO sector.
Welcome to the next Transport WG webinar on the topic of speeding up the transition towards a zero-emission transport system, specifically looking at issues related to refuelling and recharging stations.
Euro Science Open Forum 2020 (ESOF2020), an EuroScience international conference will take place on 5-9 July 2020 in Trieste, nominated the 2020 European City of Science. The conference is the 9th edition of a series of large biennial meetings which bring together scientists from academia and industry, policy makers from Europe and beyond, students and young researchers, regional agencies and the business world with a mission-oriented approach to innovation.
This meeting will give an update on the Mission area: adaptation to climate change including societal transformation, discuss the regional and local perspective and explore how regions could engage in the implementation of this mission. Considering the active involvement of ERRIN members in the shaping of the city mission and the proposed climate city contract, synergies between the two missions will also be explored.
As leading biodiversity scholars at Finnish universities publish their position paper on the EU's post-2020 Biodiversity Framework and Biodiversity Strategy 2030, a webinar has been arranged to reflect on the paper.
The Health WG meeting will focus on the development process of the mission, which will be presented by Tomi Makela, Research Director at the Helsinki Institute of Life Science HiLIFE who takes part of the Mission Board on cancer.
The H2020 project BRIGAID - a four-year project that aimed to bridge the gap between innovators and end-users in resilience to floods, droughts and extreme weather events - is hosting an interactive online conference.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this year’s spring Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is an occasion for members to get together to discuss current R&I issues and to take stock of the activities and the achievements of the network.
As a part of the measures put forward in the European Green Deal, A Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability aims to reduce the risks associated with producing and using chemicals. The webinar will address the production of safe and sustainable chemicals, ensuring innovation for the transition to a circular and sustainable industry and long-term investments, for which rigorous stakeholder involvement and collaboration should be incentivised.
The economic, human and social cost of the coronavirus crisis at regional and local levels will be the subject of discussion in a webinar jointly organised by the Committee of the Regions and the OECD.
Transnational cooperation will provide important support for regions, municipalities and local actors to mitigate the risks of heavy rain. A thematic exchange on the subject will be presented online this June.
As governments and regional authorities begin to roll out their coronavirus lockdown exit strategies, SAPHIRe is hosting an interactive workshop to help regions gain a better understanding of how to tackle these challenges.
Several policies and initiatives exist on an EU level to promote skills in the forestry sector. In this webinar, the Bioeconomy WG will explore how these different EU policies and strategies support the challenge of ensuring a workforce equipped for an innovative forestry sector and how regions are addressing the issue.
As part of its webinar series, the European Tourism Association is a session to discuss how the long-haul market can be tempted away from some of the most visited destinations, as Europeans travel closer to home after the pandemic.
The bioeconomy has a crucial role to play in the transition to a more circular, sustainable, and resource-efficient society. This event will provide the opportunity to have an open exchange based on concrete examples on the contribution of the bioeconomy to the EU Green Recovery.
The European Biomass Industry Association is hosting a webinar on the topic of innovative solutions for forest management. The discussion will be based on the experience of the LIFE project “Resilient Forests”.
The Slovak Liaison Office for Research and Development is hosting an online informal lecture by Norbert Žilka, PhD titled 'From Alzheimer`s disease therapy to COVID-19 prevention - When an out-of-the box vaccine approach can stop a global pandemic'.
The 'Online Convention on Regional Mobility beyond TEN-T' sheds light on practical examples of developing regional public transport in a way so that all inhabitants can benefit from the optimised TEN-T infrastructure, no matter where they live. Join to hear inspiring presentations and discussions from the European Commission, authorities, and universities.
During the EUvsVirus Hackathon the European Commission and a jury of experts selected 120 winning teams and innovative solutions. Universities, companies, investors, accelerators, venture capitalists and public authorities will now be matched at the EUvs Virus Demo Day and Matchathon.
As health systems across Europe dramatically change to adapt to the coronavirus crisis, an upcoming workshop asks "do managers have access to the information and resources they need in order to create best practices and process change for the future?"
The webinar is dedicated to the priority “Citizens’ secure access to and sharing of health data across borders”.
You can participate by making questions and provide some inputs on your experience in this subject! We also invite you to present a topic related to citizen access and control of health data and on citizen-controlled data sharing governance.
The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing us to rethink how we work and travel. In this webinar hosted by FEDARENE you will hear more about how to enhance digital meetings, organise sustainable events and much more.
Communicable and non-communicable diseases cause the greatest amounts of premature death and disability in the EU and worldwide. In line with the Horizon Europe “Global Challenges and Their Drivers”, the next Health WG meeting will focus on Tackling diseases and reduce disease burden: promotion and prevention
This webinar, organized by the EC, aims at bringing together Digital Innovation Hubs, Living Labs, City Labs, Policy Labs as well as cities and municipalities to share good practices for helping cities develop their digital strategies.
Welcome to the second Smart Cities WG meeting of the year where we will discuss the road towards climate-neutrality in Horizon Europe, by taking a closer look at the developments of the Mission on Climate Neutral and Smart Cities and the Driving Urban Transitions to a Sustainable Future (DUT) Partnership.
A web-conference will share knowledge on the negatives impacts of tourism in the Mediterranean and solutions, in an effort to minimise the hidden costs of tourism so that it is no longer burdensome for the environment and local population.
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.
TRA2020, the largest European research and technology conference, will this year focus on the theme: 'rethinking transport - towards clean and inclusive mobility' and take place in Helsinki this April.
The 6th International conference on Advanced Computing (ADCOM-2020) will provide an excellent international forum for sharing knowledge and results in theory, methodology and applications of Advanced Computing. The conference focuses on all technical and practical aspects of high performance computing, green computing, pervasive computing, cloud computing etc. The goal of this conference is to bring together researchers and practitioners from academia and industry to focus on understanding advances in computing and establishing new collaborations in these areas.
The seventeenth edition of the BBI JU Info Day will take place in Brussels this April The event will present the 2020 call for proposals and give participants an opportunity to have pre-arranged meetings in person.
The European University Association will present a series of webinars instead of hosting its 2020 annual conference in-person. The first of the webinars will take place on 17th April, and will cover the topic: 'strength in numbers - can university alliances change the game?'
With the first draft of the updated Skills Agenda for Europe set to be published on 18 March, this event will provide information directly from the European Commission on what this new agenda includes and its relevance for regional and local authorities.
The South Moravian Region and its partners are pleased to invite you to the Science Café with Lukáš Tóth, an unconventional open discussion, this time exceptionally held online, focused on the topic of information flow in times of COVID-19.