Working Group Leaders

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

David Fenner

David Fenner

Saxony-Anhalt

Philip Piatkiewicz

Philip Piatkiewicz

Scotland Europa

Jenna Huhtanen

Jenna Huhtanen

East & North Finland EU Office

Policy

The Policy Working Group works closely with the Management Board and the leaders of the other WGs to develop ERRIN’s positions on cross-cutting policy issues.

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Policy WG

Horizon Europe state of play - Policy WG internal meeting

Anna Tranberg

During the first half of the year, our focus on Horizon Europe will remain as the programme is being finalised. The Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe was published

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Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Anna Tranberg

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN

WG Events

WG Events

European Week of Regions and Cities

The 18th edition of the European Week of Regions and Cities has been announced to take place from 12th - 15th October 2020. The event is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to regional policy.  The event is a communication and networking platform that brings regions and cities from all over Europe together to promote policy learning and the exchange of good practices.  The themes for 2020 are Green Europe, Cohesion and Cooperation and Empowering Citizens. This event will be updated as more information becomes available. Find more details here. 

SEDEC - Stakeholders' consultation on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact in regional place-based policies"

The European Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact on regional place-based policies". The opinion is meant to assess the effect of RIS on the design, implementation and monitoring of regional, place-based policies and strategies related to research and innovation. To gather input and discuss the main issues regarding the opinion, the rapporteur of the opinion, Mr. Mikel IRUJO AMEZAGA (ES/EA), Representative of the Parliament of Navarre, together with his expert, Ms. María Dolores UGARTE MARTÍNEZ, are happy to invite you to a…

Horizon Europe state of play - Policy WG internal meeting

During the first half of the year, our focus on Horizon Europe will remain as the programme is being finalised. The Orientations towards the first Strategic Plan for Horizon Europe was published going into this year providing a solid foundation for the Strategic Plan and the first Work Programmes with the Strategic Plan expected after May. More specifically, our main priorities will be to monitor/influence/advocate for: the mainstreaming of ecosystem thinking and the multi-actor collaboration throughout the programme including the design of the European Innovation Ecosystems in pillar III,…

Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe strategic planning process. While many of the Horizon Europe European Partnerships are currently under consultation (DL 6 November), we wanted to organise this discussion to see how to these synergies can be created in practice. Two pairs of S3 partnerships and Horizon Europe partnerships will be presented: Safe and sustainable mobility – European…

Policy WG meeting - European Innovation Ecosystems

Welcome to our next Policy WG meeting on the topic of European innovation ecosystems in Horizon Europe! In this meeting we will discuss the involvement of regional and local stakeholders in the European innovation ecosystems pillar. The major focus will be the thinking behind, the practicalities of, and implementations of the proposal that this action will give support to joint programmes for interregional smart specialisation strategies in synergy with the EIT activities at national and regional level. As this pillar links to actvities in other programmes, we will also discuss potential…

Policy WG meeting

Welcome to the first Policy WG meeting of the year!  In this meeting we will provide an update on the negotiations on the major files relating to research and innovation. We will also discuss topics and priorities for the coming months.  Coffee and registration from 09.00 and the meeting will start at 09.30. Please note that this meeting is only for Policy WG members.   

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future partnership

The Partnership Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future (DUT) is the proposal for an urban partnership under Horizon Europe, which is currently under development led by JPI Urban Europe. ERRIN has been invited to participate and actively shape this new partnership. In order to tackle pressing societal challenges, a transformation of our urban systems is required. Achieving urban sustainability is, however, not only a matter of individual sectoral solutions, but equally a matter of how these solutions integrate into the urban system and how they affect each other. Urban areas are…

Erasmus+ VET Centres of Excellence: /AI,VR,AR Companies and VET within Healthcare and Technical sector needed

Do you want to be a part of VET EDU 4.0 with Global TNE business perspectives? Goal one; VET TNE business taxonomy. Goal two; Developing VET MOOC platform integrating VR/AR/AI Education and the educational sector are moving towards a digital era where Globalisation and flexibility are determining success factors in the provision of knowledge regionally and across borders and cultures (Tait, Cho, & Tong, 2019). Educational Technology (EDTech) is rapidly developed, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) platforms like Coursera (Coursera Inc., 2019), Udemy, etc. are gaining more and more…

European Commission unveils European Green Deal

Today the European Commission is presenting the ‘European Green Deal’ in the European Parliament. The deal, presented by President Ursula von der Leyen and Frans Timmermans, is pitched to be a response to the challenges of climate change and a bid to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. It is also an integral part of the Commission’s strategy to implement the UN 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. One of the goals is to mobilise European research and foster innovation. The ambitious deal lays out plans for caring for the continent’s natural capacity while…

Looking for secondary school for Erasmus+ KA02 project interested in takling of early school leaving

Center for Unges livsmestring is private consultancy company working with children in age group from 15-20 years old that struggles with need for individual approach and methods to fit in the school curricula by strengthening collaboration among all involved actors hereby within school as well as within families, addressing and  improving transitions between different stages of education; fostering preventive and early intervention approaches.   One of the Europe 2020 Strategy headline targets is that the share of early school leavers should be under 10% and at least 40% of the younger…

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Managing authorities and intermediate bodies to participate in pilot action on engaging citizens with cohesion policy

DG Regio has launched a call for expressions of interest for managing authorities and intermediate bodies of Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund programmes wishing to explore closer cooperation with citizens in the implementation of cohesion policy.

  • By Heidi Johansson

Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future partnership

The Partnership Driving urban transitions to a sustainable future (DUT) is the proposal for an urban partnership under Horizon Europe, which is currently under development led by JPI Urban EuropeERRIN has been invited to participate and actively shape this new partnership.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

'Evidence informed policymaking' training course by JRC

A 2-day training course is organised on “Evidence informed policymaking” which will aim to introduce participants to useful tools, train them to navigate between different types of evidence and research methods, and reflect on how to deal with the many challenges of evidence-informed policymaking. ERRIN has been invited to nominate up to 3 candidates.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Erasmus+ VET Centres of Excellence: /AI,VR,AR Companies and VET within Healthcare and Technical sector needed

Partners from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden and Malta are sought for a VET TNE project.

  • By Hilary Webb

European Commission unveils European Green Deal

The European Commission presents its European Green Deal ahead of a debate in the European Parliament.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Looking for secondary school for Erasmus+ KA02 project interested in takling of early school leaving

Center for Unges livsmestring is private consultancy company working with children in age group from 15-20 years old that struggles with need for individual approach and methods to fit in the school curricula by strengthening collaboration among all involved actors hereby within school as well as within families, addressing and  improving transitions between different stages o