Working Group Leaders

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of Policy Working Group.

Policy

The Policy Working Group works closely with the Management Board and the leaders of the other WGs to develop ERRIN’s positions on cross-cutting policy issues. The WG follows closely overall Research and Innovation Policy and focuses on the Horizon Europe programme. Also, the European Research Area (ERA) as the renewed policy framework for research and innovation will be closely followed up by the group.

Next Working Group Meetings

Next Working Group Meetings

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

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

Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

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

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy WG

Policy Working Group Meeting : Shaping the ERA Hubs concept – what can we learn from regional examples?

Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

The European Commission is currently developing the ERA policy agenda and the future governance of the ERA. Within the policy agenda, the proposal for rolling out the 'ERA Hubs' has been of

Policy

Policy Working Group meeting on EU Missions

Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

ERRIN has been closely following the development of the EU Missions these past months. To keep up with the latest R&I policy developments, we had the pleasure to organise a Policy WG meeting

Policy WG logo - European flags outside the Berlaymont

Policy Working Group meeting on how to make synergies between Horizon Europe and ERDF operational

Anna Tranberg

Horizon Europe aims to increase opportunities for synergies with European regional and development fund programmes to further increase the impact of research and innovation funding. Whilst at

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

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

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.

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2021

Save the date for this year’s Autumn Annual General Meeting, which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

Info session - Policy tools and services for clusters and regions

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and ERRIN are organising an info session on the support services provided by the ECCP to cluster managers and to policy makers.

Annual Research Conference 2021: Charting the European economy post COVID-19

The 2021 Annual Research Conference will focus on the theme 'Charting the European economy post-COVID-19: unusual times require unconventional policies.'

Technology for society: Are we getting it right?

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.

Policy Working Group Meeting : Shaping the ERA Hubs concept – what can we learn from regional examples?

The objective of this meeting is to further discuss the shape and content of future ERA Hubs with representatives from the European Commission based on blueprints from already existing regional hubs.

WG Documents

WG Documents

Draft ERRIN recommendations on the future of the European Research Area

In view of the upcoming European Commission communication on the future of the European Research Area, ERRIN has prepared a set of recommendations to strengthen the regional and local dimension of the ERA.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Management Board elections 2021 – results

Between 4 and 18 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Three new Management Board members were selected.

ERRIN supports manifesto to promote discussion of R&I within Conference on the Future of Europe

ERRIN joins 19 other European research and innovation actors to call for the Conference on the Future of Europe to place R&I at the centre of the debate on the EU's future challenges and priorities. 

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2021 – taking stock & looking forward after 20 years

Save the date for ERRIN’s 2021 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

ERRIN signs open letter calling for decisive action to ensure UK association to Horizon Europe

ERRIN and 24 organisations representing the European Union’s research and innovation community have signed an open letter to European Commission President von der Leyen. The letter calls for decisive action to ensure the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe without further delay.

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.

EWRC 2021: Survey on Knowledge Exchange Platform

The European Commission is running a survey on people's understanding of the Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP), in particular, following sessions on the KEP at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2021. 

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Management Board elections 2021 – results

Between 4 and 18 October, ERRIN members could put forward their candidatures for this year’s ERRIN Management Board elections. Three new Management Board members were selected.

  • By Etienne Rodzinka-Verhelle

European Innovation Ecosystems and ERA Hubs: call for interest

ERRIN is launching a survey aimed at gathering views from the network’s stakeholders on how the notions of ecosystems can be rolled-out in practice, and how their interconnectedness can pilot the ERA Hub concept. The survey will help us identify regions interested to join the next HE call on Interconnected Innovation Ecosystems.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN supports manifesto to promote discussion of R&I within Conference on the Future of Europe

ERRIN joins 19 other European research and innovation actors to call for the Conference on the Future of Europe to place R&I at the centre of the debate on the EU's future challenges and priorities. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2021 – taking stock & looking forward after 20 years

Save the date for ERRIN’s 2021 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will take place on 9 December at 14:30-17:00 CET. In addition to offering highlights from 2021 and outlook for 2022, the Autumn AGM will be an opportunity to continue ERRIN’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

  • By Hilary Webb

ERRIN signs open letter calling for decisive action to ensure UK association to Horizon Europe

ERRIN and 24 organisations representing the European Union’s research and innovation community have signed an open letter to European Commission President von der Leyen. The letter calls for decisive action to ensure the United Kingdom’s association to Horizon Europe without further delay.

  • By Hilary Webb

Commission adopts 2022 Work Programme

This week, the European Commission adopted its 2022 Work Programme, which lays out 42 new policy initiatives across the six headline ambitions of President von der Leyen's Political Guidelines.