Fourth PRI Plenary meeting- How interregional collaboration can support systemic transformation?

  • 14 Dec 2022
  • Online event.

The central objective of the online workshop is to better understand how interregional collaboration can support systemic transformation.

More concretely:

  • To contribute to the New European Innovation Agenda’s ambition of building a true pan-European innovation ecosystem underpinned by thriving regional innovation ecosystems
  • To introduce Interregional Cooperation as one of the main drivers of PRI
  • To share the new challenges and needs of PRI territories, building on the PRI partners' experience
  • To explore new avenues for interregional cooperation
  • To introduce the future policy tools for Interregional Cooperation

This will be an online workshop to be held on Wednesday 14 December 2022 from 10.00 to 17.00.

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Fourth PRI Plenary meeting

  1. 10:00 10:10
    Institutional Welcome
  2. 10:10–10:15
    Setting the scene. Interregional cooperation in PRI
  3. 10:15 - 14:00
    • 10:15-11:15: Interregional cooperation experiences: From coordination to Integration. Plenary Speeches.
    • 11:15–12:15: Break Out Sessions 1
    • 12.15 -12.30: Coffee break
    • 12.30-13.00: Sharing breakout Session’s 1 results. Discussions and exchange
    • 13.00-14.00: Lunch break



  4. 14:00 - 17:00
    • 14:00 -15:00: EU policy Instruments to support interregional cooperation. Plenary Speeches.
    • 15:00 - 16.00: Break Out Session 2(*)
    • 16:00 - 16:10: Coffee break
    • 16:10 - 16:50: Sharing breakout session’s 2 results. Discussions and exchange
    • 16.50-17.00: Next Steps. Closing


Practical Information

14 Dec 2022

Online event.

Registration Information

By invitation only (For PRI Pilot participants)


Policy Framework

Main objectives

The PRI Plenary meetings bring together Pilot Participants to discuss key PRI concepts and relevant experiences. Their aim is to bring together, synthesise and explore insights and analyses from the working groups, co-create the PRI building blocks, develop an approach for PRI monitoring and evaluation and support capacity building in the territories. The PRI Plenaries will additionally foster cross-border partnerships to advance towards the development of regional innovation valleys in support of the New European Innovation Agenda.

The first meeting of the Pilot Plenary (7th July 2022) presented the policy context around PRI, the PRI Playbook and a proposal for a PRI Pilot roadmap, outlining the organisation of pilot activities.

The Partnerships for Regional Innovation approach  

Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI) is a new strategic approach to innovation-driven territorial transformation, aimed at linking EU priorities with national plans and territorial challenges and opportunities. In May 2022, the Joint Research Centre published the first ‘Partnerships for Regional Innovation Playbook’ that can serve as a basis for co-creation with the seventy-four territories that were selected to take part to the PRI Pilot. The four Member States, 63 regions, seven cities and six networks that are part of the pilot will co-develop and test new tools and governance mechanisms to integrate initiatives and investment in strategic areas and link placed-based opportunities and challenges to EU priorities.

The Partnerships will be firmly anchored in the EU policy framework, supporting the implementation of the European Green Deal, Horizon Europe, Cohesion policy and NextGenerationEU. Particular attention will be placed on tools and governance mechanisms that mobilise multiple sources of funding and policies to amplify impact and that can help connect regional and national initiatives to EU initiatives for the twin transition.

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