Many activities under the new platform require regular exchanges between the European Commission services and European regions leading and/or taking part in various thematic partnerships. To ensure the smooth functioning of this joint initiative, it has been agreed to establish a Steering Committee that would bring together the European Commission services and all thematic partnerships represented by leading (and co-leading) regions. The Committee is to monitor the implementation of the Platform's activities, resolve potential issues, and provide strategic guidance.
The Steering Committee is responsible for the following tasks:
Assess the progress achieved in each partnership, discuss any difficulties and propose solutions;
Provide strategic guidance for the next period on several issues such as synergies with EU funding programmes, regulatory obstacles for investment, and skills.
Steering Committee meetings are expected to take place twice a year. The third meeting was hosted by The Regional Council of Lapland and was held in Rovaniemi.