European Regions Research and Innovation Network

ERRIN was founded in 2001 as an informal network and is now an established platform based in Brussels, comprising more than 130 regional stakeholder organisations from 24 European countries, most of which are represented in Brussels by offices. ERRIN members are mainly regional authorities, universities, research organisations, chambers of commerce and clusters. They set the agenda and priorities of the whole network by taking an active role in the working groups or in the Board of Directors.

In 13 working groups, ERRIN cooperates in a very comprehensive way with representatives* from research and innovation to develop further cooperation approaches and to promote the importance of regional innovation systems.

  • ERRIN combines knowledge transfer as well as joint actions and project partnerships with the aim of strengthening the research and innovation capacities of member regions and increasing their success in EU programmes. 
  • ERRIN aims to influence EU strategies to better respond to the needs of European regions. ERRIN is also involved in debates with EU institutions and participates in EU consultations.
  • ERRIN's members meet regularly in thematic workshops and major networking events to exchange information and knowledge about EU funding and project opportunities, to form transnational consortia and to develop joint projects.

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