12:00 - 13:00

Registration and light lunch

13:00 - 13:10


  • Anne Wetzel, Hauts-de-France Region
  • Erwin Siweris, Interreg Europe

13:10 - 13:20

Introduction to the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

  • Kirsten Petersen, Policy Learning Platform
  • Thorsten Kohlisch, Policy Learning Platform

13:20 - 13:30

Discover the Interreg Europe good practice database

  • Luc Schmerber, Policy Learning Platform
  • Katharina Krell, Policy Learning Platform

13:30 - 14:00

Good practices in the spotlight

  • Voucher for SMEs to access pilot and demo infrastructures
    SmartPilots project
    Brecht Vanlerberghe, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Ghent (BE)

  • Regional roadmap towards circular economy
    BIOREGIO project
    Susanna Vanhamäki, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Lahti (FI)

14:00 - 14:30

Q&A with the audience

Research and innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment and resource efficiency