Access expert support

The platform is a space for continuous learning where you can tap into the know-how of experts and experience of peers in the four programme topics. You can access expert support in two ways:

1. Request ad-hoc expert advice via email or telephone by sending a query to our expert helpdesk,

2. Request to host an onsite peer review supported by thematic experts. Discover how the peer review service works here. Please consult the terms of reference before submitting your request using the form below. The current call for interest will close on 31 October 2018. Requests will be evaluated and selected on a rolling basis.

Regions all over Europe are tackling similar challenges. There is no one-size-fits-all solution for these issues, which is why we offer you a chance to benefit from a tailor-made peer review. Selected peers from all over Europe are invited to the host region to examine the specific territorial context, and make recommendations based on their experience and expertise. The great thing about peer reviews is that you can be a peer receiving advice one day and providing insight the next time around. This is a true win-win exchange!

We organise comprehensive onsite visits that consist of analysing the regional situation among peers, discussing approaches, solutions and recommendations, drafting a strategic plan and receiving immediate feedback.

Contact us with your needs so that we can assess how to address them best. Please provide details on the challenge you wish to discuss (i.e. current policy, barriers encountered, possible solutions), the type of advice needed, and the type of peers you wish to invite (i.e. organisation, function, location.).

Only public authorities may request a peer review for their region, but any registered member can participate as a peer. To do so, please indicate your interest in your dashboard.

Peer review requests may only be submitted by community members that work for a public authority or managing authority. Please login here or register to request a peer review (public authorities only) or use the expert helpdesk.

Are you looking for state of the art good practices in your policy field? Trying to figure out how to improve policies in your region? Want to know how others have tackled similar challenges?

This helpdesk provides policy advice on the four topics covered by the platform: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment and resource efficiency. You can submit a request for guidance on how to improve the management and implementation of public policies in these topics. A platform thematic expert will reply and advise you on the best course of action to meet your needs.

Peer review requests may only be submitted by community members that work for a public authority or managing authority. Please login here or register to request a peer review (public authorities only) or use the expert helpdesk.