The BRIDGES project is organising its mid-term conference and the start of the Phase 2 of the project in Budapest, on 8 and 9 April 2019.

The mid-term conference is about the achievements of the project during Phase 1, synergies and cooperation with other initiatives (Lagging Regions project), plans for Phase 2 and the anticipated activities, as well as discussing challenges and difficulties that have been part of our efforts along the way.

The event is structured around three work sessions:
1.    Work session 1: Presentation and discussion of the action plans; synergies / possible cooperation options with the Lagging Regions project.   
2.    Work session 2: Impacting the policy instrument: the experience of the Managing Authorities; conclusions about future initiatives.
3.    Work session 3: The research-to-business theme: the experience of the research institutions; lessons learnt.

Participants are the MAs/IBs of the project regions, research units, and the project partners.

An update with the results from the mid-term conference and videoed parts of the meetings will be uploaded to this site after 12.4.2019.