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Highlights of the Policy learning week

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During the week of 14-18 March 2022, the Policy Learning Platform hosted the first Policy learning week ever! Each day was dedicated to a specific thematic topic and consisted of Ask an Expert sessions, study visits and online workshops. The last day revolved around dedicated matchmaking sessions on demand.


In this article, you will find the highlights of the week and you will be able to access the resources such as recordings, presentations, handouts and key learnings. 

Introductory panel

The week was opened with a dedicated introductory session by Claude Turmes, Minister for Energy and Spatial Planning in Luxembourg, and Elvira Uyarra, Professor of Innovation Studies at the University of Manchester.

Watch the session to see their view of Europe's performance in tackling today’s grand challenges and the role regions and cities can play in achieving impact on the ground.

Ask an Expert

On each morning of the Policy learning week, our experts answered some of the questions sent by the community members on topics that are high on the political agenda of policymakers.

  • Environment and resource efficiency: Green public procurement, digitalisation of cultural heritage
  • SME competitiveness: Digital transition for SMEs, circular economy, social entrepreneurship
  • Research and innovation: Digital Innovation hubs, university-industry collaboration 
  • Low-carbon economy: EU Taxonomy, sustainable modes of transport

Study visits across Europe

Throughout the week we traveled across Europe to explore how Interreg Europe projects are doing in practice. Get a taste of what different countries and regions are doing by watching the study visits below.

Watch the study visit on their climate plan for sustainable construction materials for climate protection.

Watch the study visit in Valetta on Design Cluster and how design boosts businesses and community engagement. 

Watch the study visit on the Swiss Smart Factory and how industry 4.0 technologies are diffused to businesses. 

Watch the study visit on their energy policy and how their participatory approach enables energy communities. 


Each day dedicated to a specific thematic topic also included a workshop. Navigate to the topic of your interest to watch the recording, access the key learnings and presentations.


As part of the Policy learning week, we organised three matchmakings. 

Next up 

On 5 April from 10:00 to 16:00 CEST, the 2022 edition of Europe, let's cooperate will take place. Register now!


Europe, let's cooperate! 2022

Register to participate in the interregional cooperation forum that will launch the first call for project proposals!