Smart Regions - Smart Solutions
Mobilising the power of Europe’s research and innovation ecosystems at a regional level will be critical in terms of meeting the ambitions of the European Commission’s Clean Planet for All strategy. Together with our working groups, ERRIN will host a side event during EUSEW considering how the next European Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon Europe, can deliver on support the decarbonisation of our energy and transport systems. Using concrete examples, this session will demonstrate the role of regions in helping the EU reach its decarbonisation goals, by fostering engagement, empowering all actors to work together, and highlighting the crucial role of place-based innovation ecosystems. The event will provide inputs to the Horizon Europe Strategic planning process, including proposing priority areas for the thematic cluster in climate, energy and mobility, whilst also offering some inspiration for the mission on climate neutral and smart cities.