Continuing what was started in 2017, the Policy Learning Platform proposes twice a year a series of thematic workshops designed mainly for people involved in Interreg Europe projects. With these events we aim to create valuable experiences where policymakers can share knowledge and therefore stimulate policy changes all across Europe.

Attended by project partners, regional and managing authorities, thematic experts and representatives from the Policy Learning Platform, the thematic workshops will highlight good practices and give space for interactive discussion between participants.

Today we are very happy to announce the upcoming thematic workshops - so that you can reserve a spot in your agenda and miss out nothing! Registration will open soon.

Here is what you can expect from us:

Opportunities for the uptake of industrial symbiosis in European regions, 22-23 May 2019, Helsinki 

On 22-23 May a thematic workshop will be held on the topic of ‘Opportunities for the uptake of industrial symbiosis in European regions’ with our environment and resource efficiency thematic experts Venelina Varbova and Ruslan Zhechkov. This thematic workshop will take place in Helsinki and will focus on how we can improve the effectiveness of regional policies for stimulating and developing Industrial Symbiosis in European regions. Visit the event page

 The transforming power of cultural and creative industries, 4 June 2019, Riga

Taking you to a short journey from Helsinki to Riga, where our thematic experts Luc Schmerber and Rene Tonnisson, from SME competitiveness, will held a one-day workshop that will revolve around the topic of ‘The transforming power of cultural and creative industries (CCIs)’. Our experts will provide information about the latest European initiatives for CCIs as well as for the European support framework and community for CCIs. Visit the event page

Financial Instruments for the Low-Carbon Economy, 20 June 2019, Brussels 

Back-to-back with the EU Sustainable Energy Week, our thematic experts Katharina Krell and Simon Hunkin from Low-carbon economy have designed a thematic workshop focusing on ‘Financial Instruments for the Low-Carbon Economy’. The workshop will be held on 20 June, in Brussels and will provide knowledge and exchange of experience in the area of financing options for large-scale energy efficiency refurbishments and other low-carbon economy investments. Among others, participants will have the chance to hear about the latest developments regarding financial instruments at EU level and examine setups for diverse types of financial instruments such as soft loans, guarantee schemes and revolving funds. Visit the event page

Better Designing and Monitoring Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3), September TBC

In September (exact date TBC), a thematic workshop will be held on the topic of ‘Monitoring, Evaluating and Designing Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)’ with our research and innovation thematic experts, Marc Pattinson and Arnault Morrison. During the thematic workshop, our experts will facilitate knowledge and assist regions on reflecting on the current programming period, but also to look towards 2021-27 by using the examples of regions that have designed and monitored RIS3 and the challenges that they had to tackle. Location to be announced soon. 

If you have any questions about our upcoming events, you can reach out to us by emailing at [email protected].

For a look at a previous thematic workshop, check out the following video.

We look forward to hosting you at our thematic workshops! If you are unable to make it and are still interested in the outcomes of our workshops, more information can be found on our Platform after each event has ended.