Working Group Leaders

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

Science & Education for Society

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

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Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

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Cultural Heritage & Tourism: How the Erasmus+ programme contributes to the development of green and digital skills in tourism

Teresa Vio

As highlighted in the European Skills Agenda, the Twin transition calls for both digital and green competences in all sectors to insure, EU move towards the goals set in European Green Deal. This

Policy & SEFS WGs

Policy & SEFS WGs - European Strategy for Universities: How to reinforce links with regions

Hilary Webb

The Policy and Science & Education for Society Working Groups will together host a meeting on the new European Strategy for Universities on Thursday 24 February. The European Commission started

SEFS WG meeting: COST info session

SEFS WG meeting: COST info session

Ewa Chomicz

COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) is a funding organisation for the creation of bottom-up and inclusive research and innovation networks, called COST Actions. These networks are

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

ICRI 2022: International conference on research infrastructures

One of the major events of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU - International Conference on Research Infrastructures (ICRI 2022) - will take place from 19-21 October in Brno, Czech Republic. The ICRI 2022 onsite attendance is by invitation only, but participation online is possible for everyone.

European Research and Innovation Days 2022

The European Research and Innovation Days (RiDaysEU) is the European Commission’s annual flagship Research and Innovation event. This year’s edition will take place online on 28 – 29 September.

European Innovation Campus

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Region, Nice-Côte d'Azur Metropolis and Côte d'Azur University are delighted to invite you to the first edition of the European Innovation Campus, 14th & 15th september 2022, in Nice, France, with Commissionner Mariya Gabriel's presence.

Mendel Genetics Conference

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.

Czech Presidency Conference on Synergies in the Research and Innovation Funding in Europe

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 web streaming will be available. Pre-registration is obligatory.

ERRIN Spring Annual General Meeting 2022

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.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

The new European Innovation Agenda unveiled

On 5 July, the European Commission adopted the new European Innovation Agenda with the aim of positioning Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. The document, to which ERRIN submitted input in May this year, sets out 25 dedicated actions under five flagships, including on European Innovation Ecosystems.

Marine litter and pollution – Smart and low environmental impact fishing gears

Challenge: This project addresses the challenges occurring from marine pollution caused by waste from fishing activities, in line with among others the Single Use Plastic Directive and the Port Reception Facilities Directive. The reduction of the marine pollution and preservation of marine fauna have high attention from the Commission where marine habitats, including seabed suffer negative effects e.g. from lost or otherwise discarded fishing gears. This project will contribute to the implementation of EU legislation, e.g.: the Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic…

Danish cinema looking for project partners - elementary schools and film schools for Erasmus+ cooperation

Danish cinema is leading Erasmus+ project application focusing on film education in elementary schools involving students og 8th-9th grade. Project will involve local business actors ( associations, sport clubs, small businesses, shops and cafés) and students will develop video commercials for the chosen business actor, learning skills on how to edit, cut, add sound to a video content and how to present the video project message.

CHARTER Cultural Heritage Sector Dynamics’ survey

Within the framework of the CHARTER project, University of Gothenburg has launched a survey to map and analyse dynamics of cultural heritage professionals and other stakeholders’ engagement, synergies and skills in terms of needs and shortages. You are invited to contribute by submitting your feedback and by disseminating the survey among your network and stakelholders.

ERRIN messages for Horizon Europe WIDERA Work Programme 2023-2024

As the Horizon Europe Work Programming for 2023-2024 is currently underway, ERRIN is pleased to share its messages and recommendations on the Horizon Europe WIDERA Work Programme for the coming period.

Erasmus+ project development workshop

Organised in the frame of the Science and Education for Society Working Group, the Erasmus+ project development workshop (PDW) is an opportunity to interact with institutions, civil society organisations and providers in the field of higher education and training, to build consortia for the next Erasmus+ calls. The PDW is an opportunity for ERRIN members and their stakeholders interested in the Erasmus+ KA2 calls to find partners and develop a proposal in the field of higher education and training innovation.

Click on the link below to learn about the 2022 edition and currently open opportunities to engage.

Erasmus+ PDW 2022

Latest Updates

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor (deadline: 29 July)

ERRIN is looking for a Climate Neutral Cities Advisor to join its Secretariat! The successful candidate will work to ensure the delivery of the Horizon Europe Mission on Climate-Neutral and Smart Cities by taking part in the activities of the NetZeroCities project. The deadline to apply is 29 July.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

The new European Innovation Agenda unveiled

On 5 July, the European Commission adopted the new European Innovation Agenda with the aim of positioning Europe at the forefront of the new wave of deep tech innovation and start-ups. The document, to which ERRIN submitted input in May this year, sets out 25 dedicated actions under five flagships, including on European Innovation Ecosystems.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Invitation to express interest in attending ICRI 2022

From 19-21 October in Brno, the ICRI 2022: International Conference on Research Infrastructures will take place. As the ICRI 2022 onsite attendance is by invitation only, ERRIN invites network members who would like to participate in the conference in person to send an email with an expression of interest by 11 July 2022.

  • By Jacob Munch

Marine litter and pollution – Smart and low environmental impact fishing gears

Challenge: This project addresses the challenges occurring from marine pollution caused by waste from fishing activities, in line with among others the Single Use Plastic Directive and the Port Reception Facilities Directive. The reduction of the marine pollution and preservation of marine fauna have high attention from the Commission where marine habitats, including seabed suffer negative effects e.g. from lost or otherwise discarded fishing gears. This project will contribute to the implementation of EU legislation, e.g.: the Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment (Directive 2019/904)31 As a leading manufacturer and innovator of marine fishing gear, Cosmos Trawl located in Hirtshals, Denmark and owned by Iceland based Hampidjan, is an important player in the fishing industry. The company is well-known for its unique facilities. They supply high-quality fishing gear for the sea-going fishing, and fish farm net cages of any type and strive to be the world’s best supplier of efficient, modern fishing gear. This include an increasing focus on circularity where collected waste materials from production is recycled into new plastic granulates and thereby new fishing gear. Furthermore, the company has recently increased its collection of used ghost fishing gears with the ambition to recycle as much as possible.

  • By Ute De Meyer

Odissee University of Applied Sciences searches experiences from higher education institutions in flexible learning pathways

Are you active in flexible learning pathways? Then Odissee is interested in your experience.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Danish cinema looking for project partners - elementary schools and film schools for Erasmus+ cooperation

Danish cinema is leading Erasmus+ project application focusing on film education in elementary schools involving students og 8th-9th grade. Project will involve local business actors ( associations, sport clubs, small businesses, shops and cafés) and students will develop video commercials for the chosen business actor, learning skills on how to edit, cut, add sound to a video content and how to present the video project message.