Science Meets Regions final event: Boosting evidence-informed policymaking at local and regional level

  • 28 Sep 2023
  • Committee of the Regions

    Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Join us on 28th September (11:30 – 13:00) for the panel discussion on “Partnerships for Regional Innovation – where next?”. PRI is closely related to Science Meets Regions. It promotes innovation-driven territorial transformation, helps strengthening regional innovation systems for the green and digital transition and delivers on the New European Innovation Agenda.

“Science meets Regions” is an initiative made possible through a 2-year Preparatory Action on “Advancing evidence for policy at local and regional level” of the European Parliament. It has been instrumental in fostering collaboration and dialogue between scientific communities and local and regional authorities. Such achievements and transformative impact across regions, deserve celebration and recognition.

  • Deadline to register: 21st September 2023 (21:00 CEST)
  • When: 27th September 2023 – 28th September 2023
  • Where: Committee of the Regions, Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
  • More information in the dedicated website.

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Practical Information

28 Sep 2023

Committee of the Regions

Rue Belliard 99/101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Registration Information

Register here until 21st September.



The final event will include a series of engaging presentations, panel discussions, and interactive sessions featuring renowned experts, policymakers, and stakeholders from both the scientific and regional domains. It will serve as a platform to highlight the accomplishments of the Science meets Regions project, showcase successful collaborations, and discuss the way forward in harnessing the potential of science to drive regional development.

In our session we will look into what is next after the first PRI pilot, and how under the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU and the political co-lead of the European Parliament, the Committee of the Regions and the European Commission, PRI will move into concrete action, supporting territories across the EU in reaping the opportunities of the green and digital economy.

We will listen to a presentation by MEP Lina Gálvez Muñoz, Vice-Chair of ITRE, and hear from an interactive panel with MEP Cristian-Silviu Busoi, Chair of ITRE, Elina Bardram, Director & Mission Manager for the Horizon Europe Adaptation to Climate Change Mission, Anne Besnier, Vice-President of the Centre-Val de Loire region, David Gonzalez Martínez, Science and Innovation Coordinator Councillor at the Spanish Permanent Representation, Pirita Lindhom, Director of ERRIN, and Bogdan Chelariu, President of EURADA.