Third Plenary Meeting: Defining a monitoring and evaluation system for Partnerships for Regional Innovation (PRI)

  • 26 Oct 2022
  • Online event.

The aim of the online workshop is to learn collectively on the best practices on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of innovation policy and to share PRI Pilot’s participants experiences.

This will be an online workshop to be held on Wednesday 26 October 2022 from 10.00 to 13.00.

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Third Plenary Meeting: Defining a monitoring and evaluation system for Partnerships for Regional Innovation

  1. 10:00 - 10:10
    Welcome and setting the scene
    • Tanja Hristova, Chair of the commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture (SEDEC) of the European Committee of the Regions
  2. 10:10 – 11:00
    Session 1 – Learning from experience in M&E

    Moderator: Anabela Santos, Team leader, Joint Research Centre, European Commission.

    Presentations of practical M&E experience from two territories to showcase “what works”, "what doesn’t work” and "what could work better". Regions will put emphasis on challenges to be collectively address during Session 2.

    Presentation of methodology of Session 2 and work in breakout rooms.

  3. 11:00 – 12:00
    Session 2 – Breakout rooms

    Objective: to collectively propose solutions for the experiences presented in Session 1.

    Each moderator agrees with the participants to discuss any of the regions or both (preference for both).

    Participants in breakout rooms have to:

  4. 12:00 – 12:10
    Virtual Coffee break
  5. 12:10 – 12:55
    Session 3 – Exchange on past experience

    Moderator: Xabier Goenaga, Head of Unit B7, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

    • Presentation of results from breakout rooms
    • Discussions and exchange
  6. 12:55 – 13:00
    Conclusion and next steps
    • Guia Bianchi, Researcher and Policy Analyst, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    • Xabier Goenaga, Head of Unit B7, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Practical Information

26 Oct 2022

Online event.

Registration Information

By invitation only (For PRI Pilot participants)


Two real cases of M&E system will be presented to facilitate the discussion and to collectively look for practical solutions for improving existing M&E systems.

Participants are encouraged to go beyond current practices and share their visions to move the M&E system one-step further. Participants will work together in small groups with the support of JRC policy analysts and experts.

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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