An intensive 2-year cooperation and Phase 1 of the iEER project is coming to its end in March 2018. On 22-23 March over hundred participants, including project partners, regional and public authorities, business associations, higher educations and EU institutions, will attend an iEER Mid-term conference in Brussels. The lessons learned from five learning camps and four peer visits to partner regions will be presented on the first day of the conference.
Get to know good practices like SLUSH from the European regions
The regional stakeholders will present their good practices in the fields of Entrepreneurial competence and activation (Student Companies, Contamination lab), Startup and acceleration support (SLUSH, New frontiers, Hub Houses), Supporting startups in outlying areas (Success through succession) and RIS3 implementation for young entrepreneurs (Scale-up Denmark, Patent bank).
On the second day of the conference, two panel discussions will be held on the EU’s role in creating favourable entrepreneurship support ecosystems in regions from entrepreneurs and what can be done now and in the future in the iEER regions to deliver growth and jobs for startups and young entrepreneurs.
This International Conference is organised by the iEER Interreg Europe project –Boosting innovative entrepreneurship ecosystem in regions for young entrepreneurs – in cooperation with the European Committee of the Regions. This European project is built on the network of the European Entrepreneurial Region award winning regions and beyond. The regions that take part are Helsinki-Uusimaa from Finland, Hauts de France from France, Brandenburg State from Germany, Region of Southern Denmark, Marche from Italy, Valencia from Spain, Kerry from Ireland, Northern Ireland from the United Kingdom, Region of West Pomerania from Poland and West Region Romania. The iEER has been recognised as a catalyst for Europe that region and cities are drivers for growth and jobs creation. It proves that interregional cooperation enables the development of cohesion in Europe.
Come see action plans for the future
More than 100 participants across Europe are to take part in this two-day conference. On 22nd of March, Mr. Markku Markkula, Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions and the Chairman of the iEER High-Level Committee, will open the first day event and initiate the dialogues with practitioners with the region and cities. On 23rd of March, Vice President of the European Commission Jyrki Katainen will open day with and share the Commissions’ vision and future policy in driving entrepreneurial success and growth and job creation.
The conference will be concluded with the launch of ten distinguished regional action plans by the high-level representation of the iEER regions. These action plans are co-created by the regional actors for the regional actors and entrepreneurs and they will be implemented and invested with 11 Growth and Jobs Programmes in 2018-2020. The project implements smart specialisation strategy.