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COVID-19As a reference programme for European regional policymakers we support our community of 17 000 members for a fast recovery from the global COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. On this page, you will find information about how we can help you and how you can get involved. Have a look at: Good practices from all across Europe that can help you mitigate the pandemic's effectsOnline thematic activities to inspire you and help you find solutions to common challengesTailored support from our Policy Learning Platform expertsRelated news and events published by us, our projects and other institutions How we help you Good practices Our good practice database is full of solutions from across Europe that our Policy Learning Platform experts have validated. We are in contact with our good practice owners to tell us which of their good practices can help regions mitigate the social, economic and environmental effects of the outbreak. You can search our database using the keyword COVID-19 to find them. Also, please share your own know-how, experience and good practices to get involved. Join online thematic activities Over the past few months, we have been hosting a series of online events to address the challenges the pandemic has created. On 9 June 2020, we met up for a special, online edition of Europe, let's cooperate. We talked about how working together and sharing solutions between regions can help us face the crisis and speed up recovery. The Policy Learning Platform also hosted a series of webinars and online discussions. Why not contact them and suggest other topics you woud like to tackle. Email the Platform Get tailored support from our experts Our team of experts from the Policy Learning Platform is prioritising support and advice to public authorities dealing with COVID-19 matters. Get personalised advice on your regional challenge:Help desk: send a question to our expert team via the online helpdesk and get to the solutions of other regionsPeer reviews: apply for a two-day review by peers experienced in your selected policy area. They'll examine your regional challenge and recommend solutions.Temporary measures for projects We are fully aware of the difficulties projects face due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  For this reason we put in place several measures to help you. .thematic-carousel-mixed .thematic-item { height: 490px !important; } COVID-19 news Find the latest COVID-19 news published by us, our projects and other institutions 15/04/2021 What if COVID 19 had hit us a decade ago? An article about two ladies involved at enhancing the possibilities of smart ICT Type: Project 12/04/2021 The impact of Covid-19 on municipal waste management Read our latest article on the ACR+ report and the impact of the pandemic on waste services in cities across Europe. Type: Platform 09/04/2021 Stakeholder involvement in pandemic times Stakeholder involvement: with creativity, flexibility and a high level of cultural sensitivity through the corona pandemic Type: Project 30/03/2021 Resilience isn’t a priority for SMEs Global trends indicate that SMEs will have to pay more attention to unforeseen crises, but only a minority of manufacturing SMEs are moving in this direction. Type: Project 26/03/2021 A recovery plan for Europe – one year after the new European... The Recovery and Resilience Facility is to give the SME Strategy new impetus through investments in environment, and digital initiatives. Type: Platform 25/03/2021 Design for Recovery Investment in design support will be key in the effort to build back better businesses and communities. Type: Project 24/03/2021 Economic changes in Podkarpackie Voivodeship In Podkarpackie Region, economic situation is changing all the time. As in the whole world, pandemic caused some problems to entrepreneurs. Read some examples Type: Project 22/03/2021 Will family companies lead the economic recovery? New STEP and KPMG report shows that family businesses' specific characteristics & actions made them more resilient to the economic shock induced by Covid-19 Type: Project 17/03/2021 Rijeka 2020: Legacy and Lessons Before COVID-19, the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) title has been the driving force of increase tourism, both in the title year and the years that follow.. Type: Project 10/03/2021 Award-winning Voucher Schemes combat impact of COVID Award-winning Voucher Schemes assist traditional enterprises to combat the impact of COVID-19 Type: Project 02/03/2021 A COVID-19 Recovery Strategy trough Circular Economy A new Report from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation highlights overall benefits of a Circular Economy Recovery Strategy for policymakers. Type: Project 24/02/2021 Challenges of CCSs in post-Covid Europe New study highlights challenges of CCSs in post-Covid Europe! The study also analyses the policy responses that are formulated to support the sectors... Type: Project 22/02/2021 Pandemic-proof the Cultural and Tourism Sectors The COVID-19 pandemic hit hard on world economy but there are two sectors which, all over the world, have been hit harder than any others: tourism and culture.. Type: Project 05/02/2021 Facilitating interregional exchange during COVID-19 As COVID-19 came at the beginning of our second semester, all interregional – and even local – exchanges migrate online. Here is how... Type: Project 01/02/2021 SME digitalisation and responses to Covid-19 OECD Roundtable on SME digitalisation and responses to Covid-19 Type: Project 25/01/2021 The Resilient Family Enterprise series by Deloitte A series of articles exploring how the unique characteristics of family businesses creating authentic opportunities for resilience, growth, and recovery. Type: Project 18/01/2021 Financial support for SMEs in Poland On 23 December 2020, the European Commission approved program for supporting Polish SMEs that meet financial problems because of COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Project 11/01/2021 OECD Webinar on ‘COVID-19 & Festivals’ Last month, the OECD held a webinar on “Cultural participation and local resilience: Strategies for the recovery”. Their session “Covid-19 and festivals: ... Type: Project 08/01/2021 Family Businesses and COVID-19 PwC published in 2020 its recommendations to family businesses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Project 06/01/2021 COVID-19: possible call for additional activities in 2021 We're working on launching a specific call for our approved projects to exchange experience on how COVID-19 impacts the issues they address. Type: Programme 04/01/2021 Building a more resilient tourism industry New policy brief addresses current challenges to the tourism sector Type: Project 21/12/2020 InnoBridge- COVID-19: reaction of Castilla y León Adaptation of Castilla y León Innovation Ecosystems to the Covid-19 Health Emergency Situation Type: Project 12/12/2020 New role to social entrepreneurs The pandemic has not made life more difficult for social entrepreneurs but it may be a means to further their role in the future. Type: Project 10/12/2020 Sofia Public-Private Fund Launches a New Scheme Sofia Public-Private Fund for Innovations launches a new funding scheme to support microenterprises and social enterprises in the post the COVID-19 crisis Type: Project 09/12/2020 Hungarian measures to contain COVID-19 pandemic EDIOP Measures to contain the economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic in Hungary Type: Project 08/12/2020 River tourism in the partners’ recovery strategies STAR Cities unveils its strategy in the wake of the COVID-19 epidemy Type: Project 07/12/2020 Healthcare in times of a pandemic ITHACA partners met online to exchange best practices on telehealth, scaling of innovation and innovation in Living Labs. Type: Project 01/12/2020 [news] Calabria, an environmentally conscious region From research data on how the automotive industry is reacting to the change due to the pandemic, Calabria was found to be an environmentally conscious region. Type: Project 27/11/2020 More Resilient, Post-Pandemic Heritage Interviews with partners gave insights into the project impact as well as the future of heritage. Type: Project 24/11/2020 Retooling the cultural and creative sector after the... Discover the outcomes and take-aways from the online discussion on retooling economic developments and the cultural sector after the pandemic Type: Platform 16/11/2020 Retooling the cultural sector after COVID 19 In the context of the actions dedicated to the mitigation of the Covid-19 crisis, the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform is organizing the online discussi... Type: Project 13/11/2020 Impact of COVID in the heritage management field The European project MOMAr (Models of Management for Singular Rural Heritage) of Interreg Europe held its second Interregional meeting. Type: Project 08/11/2020 Timisoara: COVID-19 Impacts on CCI Cultural and creative sector in Timisoara and its region, impacts of COVID-19, and ways to develop the sector in the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) ... Type: Project 05/11/2020 SHAFE and the COVID-19 health crisis Watch our storytelling video! Type: Project 02/11/2020 The European challenge of active ageing post-COVID Ageing was on the agenda of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the annual event where regions and cities showcase their experiences Type: Project 30/10/2020 How digitalisation can support tourism in crisis CARPE DIGEM partners and stakeholders will explore how digital Innovation reinforced by local and international cooperation can help tourism to evolve now Type: Project 23/10/2020 Female-founded startups hardest hit by COVID-19 Identify with us the reasons why female entrepreneurs have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Project 22/10/2020 Rijeka: Joining forces for Post-COVID Recovery Rijeka’s third Local Learning Labs (LLL) were held in May and July, when the 2020 Capital of Culture reopened to an eventful summer. Participants examined the... Type: Project 21/10/2020 Regions, cities and cooperation in times of COVID-19 What has been the impact of COVID-19 on regions and cities? How can cooperation help to find solutions for recovery? See our answers from #EURegionsWeek. Type: Programme 13/10/2020 Air quality and pollution during covid emergency The Covid-19 pandemic and the following shut-down of society, resulted in a temporary dip in the emissions. 6 months later, the emissions are increasing. Type: Project 09/10/2020 Addressing Covid-19 business challenges Building on the excellent results it achieved within the TRINNO project, WestBIC from Ireland was invited as a speaker at the Interreg Europe online discussion Type: Project 06/10/2020 Is Working Remotely the Future of Finance? The COVID-19 pandemic forced a grand work-from-home experiment on finance. But is an all-remote team really the future? Type: Project 05/10/2020 #Europecooperates: digital cultural heritage and COVID-19 The CD-ETA project explains how applying digital solutions to cultural heritage can help communities connect during difficult times. Type: Programme, Project 28/09/2020 #NextGenerationEU for CCS What is #NextGenerationEU and how to navigate it when you work in the cultural and creative sectors? Type: Project 22/09/2020 Circular Economy a priority in EU Recovery Plans The European Commission defines support to Circular Economy a priority in Member States Recovery Plans Type: Project 21/09/2020 Digitalisation of traditional sectors On 15 September, the Policy Learning Platform organised an online discussion on the digitalisation of traditional sectors. Type: Platform 17/09/2020 CCI after the first wave: Croatia The Croatian government announced new economic measures to alleviate the impact of COVID-19, specifically with tax exemptions and monthly aids to preserve jobs. Type: Project 16/09/2020 Measures to mitigate the COVID-19 impact on CCS KEA unveils interactive visualization on national measures to mitigate the COVID-19 impact on CCS. Type: Project 11/09/2020 COVID-19: new measures for projects The Interreg Europe Monitoring Committee has recently approved a series of measures to increase flexibility and allow additional activities for projects. Type: Programme 09/09/2020 #Europecooperates: the versatility of financial instruments Ana Martinez Pinilla from the FINERPOL project explains how financial instruments can help boost your region’s COVID-19 recovery. Type: Programme, Project 03/09/2020 Maramures focuses on local quality products The Maramures’ Action Plan developed within FC4EU project supports the implementation of ”Good of Maramures” – “Bun de Maramures” labeling system Type: Project 31/08/2020 Covid-19 tests from Polish startup Covid-19 pandemic still takes control over the whole world. Everyone try tofight the bad influence on the economy as well as they try to fight the virus itself.... Type: Project 26/08/2020 JRC published report on European CCI in COVID-19 The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission published a report on the effects of COVID-19 on cultural employment and tourism, and how the European Unio... Type: Project 24/08/2020 #Europecooperates: helping SMEs go digital in Slovenia The TRINNO project explains how a voucher scheme in Slovenia has been key to helping SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Programme, Project 14/08/2020 Platforms to help mitigate the impact of COVID-19 Finding information, partners and solutions – Platforms to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy. Type: Platform 12/08/2020 Discover the 'Revenue-based financing' As venture capital funding dries up, revenue-based financing is looking increasingly attractive for many startups. Type: Project 10/08/2020 Stay at home, stay fit: 'Quarantraining' ‘Quarantraining’ is an innovative e-learning course offering exercises that can be done at home and is available for everyone. Type: Project 07/08/2020 How our projects moved their activities online How have Interreg Europe projects managed to adapt and move their activities online during the COVID-19 crisis? Here are some examples. Type: Programme 04/08/2020 Did the pandemic affect the agri-food chain? STRIA attended two webinars centred on how the virus situation affected the agri-food chain Type: Project 31/07/2020 Tourism in the post COVID_19 period On 23 July 2020, the Policy Learning Platform organised an online meeting for local and regional policymakers. Type: Project 30/07/2020 Why regional agriculture is more important than ever In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world in early 2020, local markets and regional agriculture have become more relevant. Type: Project 29/07/2020 How the COVID has influenced Reggio Emilia Emilia-Romagna Region has been at the forefront of the outburst of the epidemic in Europe. Here is a brief overview about their responses to the situation. Type: Project 24/07/2020 Regional stakeholders gather in Zielona Góra On July 2, 2020, the Regional Development Agency S.A organised its fourth stakeholders meeting in Zielona Gora Type: Project 23/07/2020 Romania launched National Plan for economic recovery Romania has launched the National Plan for Investments and Economic Recovery to assist SMEs and hardly-hit sectors such as hospitality and tourism .... Type: Project 22/07/2020 #Europecooperates 2020 Interregional cooperation forum | Online | Special edition 2020 Type: Project 21/07/2020 Pandemic resilience as a criterion for ECoC 2026 On 24th June, the panel for the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) 2026 announced the cities to proceed to the second and final bidding round... Type: Project 20/07/2020 Sustainable Mobility&Covid-19: Summary Main conclusions emerged from the virtual event “Sustainable Mobility&COVID-19: Crisis or Opportunity?” Type: Project 17/07/2020 Artificial Intelligence in health On 16 July, the Policy Learning Platform organised an online discussion on the topic Artificial Intelligence (AI) in health. Type: Platform 16/07/2020 COVID-19: the case of Castilla y León Adaptation of Castilla y León Innovation Ecosystems to the Covid-19 Health Emergency Situation Type: Project 14/07/2020 Digitalisation: an alternative to culture? Following the stories on how COVID-19 has affected Matera, Rijeka and Timisoara at our Open Seminar “Continuing, restarting and adjusting amidst COVID-19”, ... Type: Project 13/07/2020 Community, the driver of cultural & economic revival European Capital of Culture (ECoC) is anticipated to draw visitors, revenues and employment to crown cities. However, since March, travels are restricted, resou... Type: Project 10/07/2020 Making Public Transport safe in times of COVID-19 On 7 July, the Policy Learning Platform hosted an online discussion on the topic of safety in public transport in times of COVID-19. Type: Platform 08/07/2020 Wallimage invests €1 million in emergency funding Wallimage closes its 100th call for projects and invests €1 million in new COVID-19 funding for Wallonia’s audiovisual industry. Type: Project 06/07/2020 Finance Forward Europe - Startups changing Europe Discover some of the fintech startups taking part in Finance Forward Europe program! Type: Project 03/07/2020 Share your experience: COVID-19 and waste systems Participate in a survey on the impact of COVID-19 on waste management system. Type: Project 02/07/2020 COVID-19: The impact of the pandemic on the waste sector Read the interview with Paolo Marengo, Program Manager at ACR+, about the impact of COVID-19 on waste collection and management. Type: Platform 30/06/2020 Opportunities for the low-carbon economy in the COVID-19... Read about the recovery plan to return Europe to growth while tackling long-term challenges. Type: Platform 29/06/2020 Digital technologies and museums: post-pandemic experiences Digital technologies and museums: discover experiences and opportunities in the post-pandemic period. Type: Platform 26/06/2020 Quick actions by Centre-Val de Loire in crisis The Centre-Val de Loire's quick reactions to help the companies to pull through the Covid-19 crisis. Type: Project 24/06/2020 United for a new future The first opportunity since COVID-19 for a direct dialogue of the Cultural and Creative Sectors with the EC, the EP and the Council! Type: Project 23/06/2020 Transforming Tourism after the Pandemic How our ECoC cities processed, adapted to, and reinvented themselves to the “new normal"... Type: Project 18/06/2020 Covid-19 actions and digitalisation in Lower Austria The Lower Austria Business Agency published a short movie about it actions during time of Corona-Covid19-Situation in Austria. Type: Project 17/06/2020 Oulu Strengthens Resilience After Nokia Exit The recovery of Nokia mobile phone business exit and how the shock build Oulu more resilient society was presented in “Building resilient economies” webinar Type: Project 16/06/2020 Sustainable Mobility&Covid-19: Crisis or Opportunity “Sustainable Mobility and Covid-19 Crisis or Opportunity?” will be organized by Aristotle University of Thessaloniki on Thursday 18th June 2020. Type: Project 15/06/2020 The eligibility of costs related to COVID-19 We answer some of your frequently asked questions about the eligibility of certain costs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Programme 12/06/2020 COVID-19: territorial and economic impacts on European... Read several reports that offer insights on the COVID-19 territorial and economic impacts on European regions. Type: Platform 11/06/2020 COVID-19: Making the case for biodiversity The EU biodiversity strategy for 2030: an urgent call for action that aspires to set Europe’s biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030. Type: Platform 08/06/2020 #EuropeansAgainstCOVID19 exchange platform The European Committee of the Regions has set up an online exchange platform to help local and regional authorities fight against the COVID-19 crisis. Type: Other 04/06/2020 Nottingham: responding to Covid-19 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire counties developed and delivered a tailored package of support to the needs of Scaleup enterprises. Type: Project 01/06/2020 Research Network promotes COVID technology Partners from Upper Austria and South Bohemia have been working cooperatively to develop innovative COVID solutions. Type: Project 29/05/2020 Innovations during COVID-19 We all face the problems of COVID-19 and different islands handle this in their own special way. Type: Project 28/05/2020 COVID 19: Starting a traffic revolution in Brussels Here is how COVID-19 could be starting a cycling revolution in the streets of Brussels. Type: Platform 27/05/2020 Entrepreneurial challenge for youth in the new form SRC Bistra Ptuj, along with School Center Ptuj organized the Entrepreneurial Challenge for Youth 2020 which took place digitally via the Zoom video platform. Type: Project 26/05/2020 COVID-19 recovery through exchanging good practices The COVID-19 crisis has affected all regions across Europe. Get involved now and share solutions for the COVID-19 recovery. Type: Platform 22/05/2020 Lapland's response to Covid-19 with structural funds Actions taken by regional development and structural funds in Lapland to react to the Covid-19 outbreak. Type: Project 19/05/2020 Is this digital art's big moment? Artists in coronavirus lockdown are making the leap to digital... Type: Project 18/05/2020 COVID-19: Protecting nature to help nature protecting us Future pandemics are likely to happen more frequently, spread more rapidly and have greater economic impact. Policy makers should react now. Type: Platform 17/05/2020 SCALE UP economic response to COVID-19 The Scale Up project we compiled a list of the economic responses being taken by the partners of the consortium Type: Project 15/05/2020 Covid-19 response by ROP of Centro, Portugal Two calls launghed by RoP Centro together with OP of Portugal to ease the effects of Covid-19. Type: Project 11/05/2020 Mitigation of COVID-19 epidemic on Slovenian economy This is an overview of Slovenian measures to mitigate the economic impact of Covid-19 epidemic, designed to help SMEs. Type: Project 07/05/2020 DIGEMs for the switch to the post-COVID era How cooperating for innovations can support the regions for the new work scene? Type: Project 06/05/2020 OCDE:Portugal leads in innovations against COVID-19 Digital innovators in Madeira are leading in innovation projects to fight COVID-19 Type: Project 05/05/2020 Irish Covid-19 Business Supports A special Irish Government sitting has agreed a suite of measures to support industry negatively impacted by Covid-19 as they re-open doors. Type: Project 03/05/2020 Social economy in the fight against COVID-19 EU for Social Economy &Social Enterprises has initiated an initiative to figh COVID-19 Type: Project 30/04/2020 Polish startups fighting with coronavirus Companies from the "Aeropolis" Podkarpackie Science and Technology Park have joined the fight against coronavirus. Helmets, among others, are produced near Rzes... Type: Project 29/04/2020 How the Silver Economy faces the COVID-19 crisis? Older people have been particularly vulnerable since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. Type: Project 21/04/2020 COVID-19: Measures for West Midlands businesses The impact of COVID-19 is being felt by a number of companies and across all business sectors in the West Midlands region. Type: Project 17/04/2020 Facing COVID-19 in Abruzzo (Italy) COVID-19 impacts in Abruzzo region. Will the industry rise again? Type: Project 16/04/2020 New app for COVID-19 self-assessment in Spain Evaluate your health and receive instructions and recommendations on COVID-19 with the official application of the Government of Spain Type: Project 15/04/2020 Covid 19 products save company A Hungarian clothing factory facing bankruptcy, but mask sewing saved them. Type: Project 14/04/2020 PORTUGUESE MEASURES FOR SMEs UNDER COVID-19 The impact of COVID19 is being felt by the regional (and national) SME’s, with a strong impact on revenue, growth and employment in Algarve region. Type: Project 10/04/2020 Confinement resurfaces trade in villages Management-driven multiservice stores win customers and some have had to hire assistants. Moreover, they target home delivery. Type: Project 07/04/2020 Industry Academia Collaborate to fight COVID-19 Academic institutes and key industry players collaborate to produce key lysis buffer integral to testing for COVID-19. Type: Project 06/04/2020 Early Warning Europe - helping companies in distress Early Warning Europe is providing new legal tools to rescue viable businesses in distress and given honest but bankrupt entrepreneurs a second chance. Type: Platform 31/03/2020 Shipments of waste in the EU during COVID-19 crisis Waste shipment in the EU, maintaining the "green lanes" in the EU during COVID-19 crisis. Type: Project 30/03/2020 Tips for hosting online meetings Here are our top tips to help you make sure that your next online event is as successful as a physical one. Type: Programme 26/03/2020 Watch our webinar on online meetings The recording of our webinar (25 March) with tips for online meetings is now available. Have a look and get inspiration for your online activities! Type: Programme 25/03/2020 Effects of COVID-19 on the European CCIs The cultural and creative industries (CCIs) are already economically affected by the spread of the coronavirus. Type: Project 24/03/2020 Municipal waste management and COVID-19 ACR+ started gathering data on the different systems and solutions implemented across Europe to manage municipal waste during the COVID-19 pandemic. Type: Project 06/03/2020 COVID-19 and your Interreg Europe project See our recommendations for Interreg Europe projects about the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on planned meetings and events. Type: Programme 02/08/2019 No Quarantine on the Internet No quarantine on the internet is the national initiative designed to help Lithuanian SMEs to survive during quarantine and to be successful on the Internet. Type: Project .thematic-carousel-mixed .thematic-item { height: 490px !important; } COVID-19 events Find the latest COVID-19 events hosted by us, our projects and other institutions Mar 23 2021 OSS Covid event Covid-19 pandemic isn't over yet. Many initiatives in Europe are run to help entrepreneurs to fight the crisis caused by the pandemic, That's why we're workin... Type: Project Mar 19 2021 Rural SMEs FINAL CONFERENCE Policies to develop entrepreneurship and innovative SMEs in rural areas ON-LINE. 19th March 2021. 10:00 – 12:30 CET Type: Project Jan 18 2021 CRE:HUB opens 2021 with an intresting webinar "A new role for culture and creativity:from the pandemic crisis to the future EU programming period", online event dedicated to the link between CCI and COVID19 Type: Project Nov-Dec 30-04 2020 Adapting European Cities to Population: Ageing ESPON Conference Week on Ageing // Adapting European Cities to Population Ageing: Policy Challenges and Best Practices Type: Project Nov 18-19 2020 ESPON Week: Just Transition and Recovery for Cities and... On 18-19 November, ESPON organises a series of online activities to discuss the just transition and recover in cities and regions. Type: Other Nov 17 2020 Webinar on e-Health and Telemedicine solutions Our project will be introduced on WE4AHA thematic workshop on „e-Health and Telemedicine solutions empowering centre care of the person: what’s been going on?” Type: Project Nov 09-10 2020 Borders Forum The 1st Borders Forum takes place on 9-10 November online, aiming to put the spotlights on territories affected by the health crisis and closing of borders. Type: Other Nov 05 2020 Join us at IE discussion: 'Retooling' CCI post-COVID On 17 November, the Policy Learning Platform is hosting an online discussion on 'Retooling' economic development and cultural sector after the Pandemic. Type: Project Nov 04 2020 Digital Innovation & the Evolution of Tourism CARPE DIGEM partners and stakeholders will explore how digital innovation helping tourism and its value chain to become more resilient Type: Project Nov 02-06 2020 European Online Week of Active & Healthy Ageing Adapting to demographic change in Europe in the 2020s Type: Project Oct 21 2020 Responsible Innovation Summit MARIE is once again part of the amazing Responsible Innovation Summit. This year it is all on-line, with two days of key note speeches, panels and networking. Type: Project Oct 12-13 2020 Prague, Czech Republic Revolution techniques in Alternative Healthcare 3rd International Conference on e-Health and Healthcare Innovation Type: Project Oct 06 2020 Poland Individual Firm in Economic Resilience Workshop The Foundation consortium are sharing good practices from across their regions at the 'Policy Support for Individual Firms Resilience' workshop Type: Project Sep 24 2020 Design of brands in the times of COVID-19 We have a pleasure to invite you to a series of online meetings on redesigning the world after the pandemic hosted by our Galician partner GAIN Type: Project Sep-Oct 21-02 2020 Digital Health-Connect University Autumn School 2020 DG CONNECT is delighted to invite you ‘Back to CONNECT University’ from 21stSeptember until 2ndOctober for a top-class learning opportunity with digital health. Type: Project Sep 15 2020 Online discussion: Digitalisation of traditional sectors On 15 September, the Policy Learning Platform is organising an online discussion on the digitalisation of traditional sectors. Type: Platform Jul 23 2020 Online discussion: Tourism and Cultural and Creative... Join the online discussion on Tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries in the post COVID-19 period, organised by the Policy Learning Platform! Type: Platform Jul 23 2020 Online discussion: European value chains On 23 July, the Policy Learning Platform is organising an online discussion on European value chains. Type: Platform Jul 22 2020 Supporting Spanish animation beyond the pandemic Governmental emergency measures have helped the animation industry a lot during the pandemic. PROA proposes to explore further initiatives. Type: Project Jul 16 2020 Online discussion: Artificial Intelligence in health On 16 July, the Policy Learning Platform hosted an online discussion on the topic of artificial intelligence in health. Type: Platform Jul 07 2020 Online discussion: Safe public transport during COVID-19 The Policy Learning Platform is organised an online discussion on the topic of public transport on 7 July 2020. Type: Platform Jun 30 2020 Webinar on cycling tourism Join the webinar on the topic of cycling tourism on 30 June from 14:00 to 15:30 PM CEST and explore how to combine health aspects with the tourism industry. Type: Platform Jun 30 2020 Age-friendly housing in the context of the COVID-19 Age-friendly housing in the context of the COVID-19 crisis Type: Project Jun 29-30 2020 Webinar - MaaS in the post-pandemic era Going back to the new normal – The challenges and implications for regional transport systems and the widespread of sustainable MaaS in the post-pandemic era Type: Project Jun 23-25 2020 Brussels, Belgium EU Sustainable Energy Week 23 to 25 June 2020 is dedicated to EU Sustainable Energy Week. The event happens entirely online, focused on green energy, green growth and recovery. Type: Other Jun 23 2020 Poland COVID 19 and the green economy What the Coronavirus means for the Green Economy Type: Project Jun 22 2020 Webinar on food autonomy: Mértola Food Network The webinar "Covid 19 and the challenge of food autonomy: the case of the Mértola Food Network" will present Mértola, a successful business model related to u... Type: Project Jun 17 2020 Webinar on building resilient economies Join our interactive webinar and learn how to protect regional economies and ecosystems from shocks providing more than short-term solutions! Type: Platform Jun 16 2020 The impact of the COVID-19 on EU regions and cities Joint COR-OECD webinar: The impact of the COVID-19 on EU regions and cities takes place on 16 June (15:00-16:30 CEST). Type: Other Jun 16 2020 Germany Webinar: Experience of an Enterprise in the Corona Crises A webinar with a German enterprise representative. Part of a series of webinars held by Bavaria-Czech Republic ETC programmes. Type: Other Jun 09 2020 Europe, lets cooperate! Special edition In 2020, #europecooperates goes fully online. Be part of it and join us on 9 June - let's share solutions for recovery and resilient regions! Type: Programme Jun 04 2020 Vilnius, Lithuania Transport in the context of COVID-19 in Lithuania The Lithuanian Innovation Centre organised a Stakeholder Meeting in Vilnius on 4th June 2020. Type: Project May 26 2020 Germany Webinar: From prototype to production in 6 weeks A webinar with a Czech expert on the mask production process. Part of a series of webinars held by Bavaria-Czech Republic ETC programmes. Type: Other May 20-22 2020 Lithuania Culture in the Time of Corona Due to the pandemic, ECoC-SME is remapping regional needs that have newly emerged in the fields of culture and cultural and creative industries – as well as c... Type: Project May 20 2020 Digital transformation of Health&Care in the EU The European Commission holds a webinar focusing on the role of DIHs and Reference Sites in the Digital transformation of Health and Care in the EU. Type: Project May 15 2020 Webinar on biogas from organic waste Join the Policy Learning Platform on 15 May from 11:00 to 12:30 CEST for a webinar on biogas from organic waste. This webinar will show policymakers how anaerob... Type: Platform May 14 2020 COVID-19: Post-pandemic recovery plans The European Commission's 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge is hosting a series of webinars to help cities navigate the current crisis. Type: Other May 12 2020 Project meetings online Join us on 12 May for a follow-up webinar about the online meetings for projects. Type: Programme May 07 2020 Public sector innovation and COVID-19 Webinar on 7 May focused on COVID-19 and what the current crisis is showing us about the ability of governments to respond to the unexpected in new ways. Type: Other Apr 30 2020 Financial instruments to face COVID-19 The European Commission's 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge is hosting a series of webinars to help cities navigate the current crisis. Type: Other Apr 29 2020 Webinar on open data for smarter cities How making energy and mobility data public can increase the efficiency of public services and foster innovation. Type: Platform Apr 24-26 2020 #EUvsVirus hackathon The European Commission has launched the EU Hackaton EUvsVirus Type: Project Mar 25 2020 Host your meeting online! Join our webinar on 25 March to see how to take your meetings online. We'll share some experiences, tips and advice for online meetings. Type: Programme Are you an Interreg Europe project? We've put in place temporary measures to help you. Find out more Good practices to help with the recovery Are you looking for solutions that can support the COVID-19 recovery in your region? Search Share your good practice Are you the owner of an inspiring solution improving regional policies and helping with Covid-19 recovery? 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Project summary          ... successful innovation policy combines the need to set directions from above with the ability to enable bottom up experimentation and learning.                                                                            Mariana Mazzucato, Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy SMEs greatly benefit from ecosystems that enable cross-sectoral collaboration, learning, creation and experimentation. Access to smart and integrated (inter)regional policy instruments throughout the entire process of innovation, a vibrant (value chain) ecosystem and relevant competencies will pave the way towards demand-driven and thus efficient, effective and sustainable solutions. The overall objective of ACSELL is to sensitize the public sector, innovation intermediaries (e.g., chambers of commerce, technology transfer offices, etc.) and SMEs towards                     • expanding SME competencies by promoting open innovation ecosystems; and                     • integrating the user early in the innovation process with (interregional) living lab                                approach. Moreover, ACSELL will facilitate complex policy orchestration and promote network thinking and openness through 1) concerted twinning activities in the form of study visits based on comprehensive self-assessments; 2) knowledge transfer and mutual learning between regions coping with the same challenges by identifying transferable good practices and hacking regional policy challenges; and 3) accelerating innovative capacities in the participating regions through improved (innovation) policy instruments. What is the optimal framework for nudging that paradigm shift towards open and demand-driven innovation? How can mutually reinforcing value propositions be attained in a multi-dimensional ecosystem? These questions will guide activities that will feed into the action plans for each region.  €1,685,004.00 from 1 Aug 2019 to 31 Jul 2023 Topic SME competitiveness Open and Demand-Driven Innovation Mega trends like ageing populations and digitalisation are transforming different areas of our lives, our work and our economies, ranging from new needs, new products and services to new organizational forms and business models.  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are also affected by these changes and consequently need to acquire new skills and cross-industry knowledge in order to remain competitive. So-called open innovation ecosystems and user-centered approaches (e.g., living labs) can make an important contribution by using external know-how cooperatively in order to align new products and services with the needs of customers and thus significantly accelerating innovation processes.  Especially SMEs are affected by poorly designed regulatory frameworks and lack the resources or capacities to deal with these dynamic and increasingly complex market conditions. The ACSELL project thus focusses on creating favorable (innovation) policies and framework conditions for SMEs.  What are Living Labs? Living Labs (LLs) are defined as user-centred, open innovation ecosystems based on systematic user co-creation approach, integrating research and innovation processes in real life communities and settings. LLs are both practice-driven organisations that facilitate and foster open, collaborative innovation, as well as real-life environments or arenas where both open innovation and user innovation processes can be studied and subject to experiments and where new solutions are developed. LLs operate as intermediaries among citizens, research organisations, companied, cities and regions for joint value co-creation, rapid prototyping or validation to scale up innovation and businesses. LLs have common elements but multiple different implementations.                                                                           Definition by European Network of Living Labs (ENOLL) Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? OP Baden-Württemberg ERDF 2014-2020 Priority 1: Research, technological development and innovation. Baden-Württemberg’s Budget for 2014-2020 from ERDF is € 246.585.038,-   Aim: to strengthen potential for research and innovation   Impact: expand cluster development and regional innovation infrastructures to more SMEs (also in rural areas), support to and increase of innovative SMEs (including the RIS3 clusters), more new products and services, faster innovation processes and better time-to-market   Enhancing the SME competitiveness and cluster development are both integral parts of the Baden-Württemberg innovation policy. But the dovetailing between research (universities) and application (SMEs) as well as between technology and services is often missing – and so is the match of supply and demand (needs), especially with regards to SMEs. Thus the State Government of Baden-Württemberg is using OP to foster programmes, that support exchange, knowledge-transfer and collaboration in (open) innovation processes throughout multi-stakeholder-networks (universities, cluster agencies, chambers, Transfercenters, SMEs, users), also in rural areas, in a more effective way. This policy instrument however could be improved by integrating the demand side into the innovation process much earlier – i.e. by using instruments like Living Labs, Design-thinking workshops and hackathons. This offers a great opportunity for tackling the specific targets 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme (ERDF, Priority A 01 1b) and to strengthen the cluster development in Baden-Württemberg significantly. Which partners are working on this? University of Tübingen Flanders Cluster Support Program The objective of the instrument is to generate economic added value and increase competitiveness of Flemish enterprises by improved collaboration between enterprises, knowledge institutes and government (triple helix). The cluster program provides funding for cluster organizations based on a long term competitiveness program. The cluster organization can thus organize activities for the member companies to generate collaborative activities and projects – from R&D to demonstration and pilot projects, from idea generation to roadmapping and development of the cluster strategy. Furthermore the cluster program provides funding for collaborative cluster projects through specific calls tailored to foster collaboration between the enterprises in these clusters.   The Flanders Cluster Support Program is also indirectly linked to the Flemish ERDF Operation Program 20142020. The collaborative activities and projects can potentially be supported from 2 specific objectives (SO): SO 1.1 “Promote cocreation for improved valorisation of R&D results” (27.8 MEUR ERDF available) and SO 1.2 “Support the transfer/dissemination of technologies in view of knowledge valorization and commercialization” (41.7 MEUR ERDF available). Which partners are working on this? Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship Regional Operational Programme Priority Axis 2 - Improving the Competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises The SMEs sector is insufficiently developed, with negative impact on competitiveness of regional economies. In order to ensure competitiveness and create jobs, supporting the business environment in terms of increasing the size and activity of companies becomes a priority.   The West Regional Operational Programme for 2014-2020 allocates € 80,43 MM for activities developed under Priority Axis 2 aiming at improving the capacities of SMEs.   The intended improvements for this policy instrument envisage the promoting of entrepreneurship, especially by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and by encouraging the creation of new businesses, inclusively through the support of business incubators. Other proposed measures include the expansion of cluster development to a wider range of SMEs (also in rural areas), the support for increasing the number of innovative SMEs, products and services, as well as decreasing the duration of innovation processes and ensuring better time-to-market. Which partners are working on this? Timiş County Council Regional Strategy for Healthcare Research and Innovation For the ERDF-OP TO1: Research & Innovation, the North Denmark Regions’ action plan 2014-2018 has the following focus:   Strengthening the organisation in clusters. • The development and running of cluster organisations in relevant business areas as an efficient tool for growth and development. The activities must focus on collaboration, innovation and the creation of business in companies. • Innovation activities. Supports projects that can develop new concepts for products or test concepts at the relevant target groups.   This has been implemented in the shape of Public-private innovation (PPI) collaboration through clusters. It is a goal to be able to build one cluster organisation in the North Denmark Region in the fields of health- and welfare technology that includes all regional actors with an interest in these fields. This will build mainly on relevant PPI collaborations. One function of the cluster is to initiate and develop different arenas for innovation. In the healthcare sector, the interaction with hospital staff and patients is essential. However, the potentials for developing new solutions, support entrepreneurs and innovation in SMEs have not been fully exploited.   Improvements to the current policy should focus on the remaining barriers. These include a drop in the number of successful PPIs (Evaluation by KORA 2014) and that it is notoriously hard for SMEs to go from development to sale in the health- or welfare tech market. Which partners are working on this? North Denmark Region POR FESR 2014-2020 della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia ROP ERDF 2014 – 2020 of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region Regarding FVG ROP ERDF 2014-2020 two thematic objectives are concerned: 1.Strengthening research, technological development and innovation; 2.Improving access, use and quality of ICT. In this framework priorities of investment and specific objectives are: to promote business investments in R&D by developing links and synergies between companies, research and development centers and the higher education sector, in particular for the development of products and services, technology transfer, social innovation, applications in public services; to support demand-driven innovation, networks, clusters and open innovation; to support technological and applied research, pilot activities, and actions for early validation of products, advanced manufacturing capabilities, especially in key enabling technologies; to increase business innovation activities. In a governance perspective specific objectives are: to strengthen ICT applications for e-government, e-learning, e-inclusion, e-culture and e-health; to strengthen the ICT demand of citizens and businesses in terms of using IT services, digital inclusion and participation. Improvements to the policy should aim at strengthening the capacity of SME to address demand-drive innovation, at scaling-up their innovative services and products and at exploiting better R&D outcomes in their business development, through the definition of supporting environments and service support systems. Which partners are working on this? Central European Initiative – Executive Secretariat CEI-ES Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 (Operativni program za izvajanje Evropske kohezijske politike v obdobju 2014-2020) TO3: Enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs We refer to two investment priorities (IP): - IP1: Promoting entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators. - IP2: Developing and implementing new business models for SMEs, in particular with regard to internationalization.   There are two specific objectives (SO) addressed in the IP1. SO1 refers to promoting and accelerating the creation of new firms, especially start-ups, whereas SO2 addresses increased added value of SMEs. According to the OP, it is “crucial to improve access to capital and funding, training, mentoring, networking and other support services” for the SMEs as it will “contribute to improving the skills and competences at the level of companies and at the level of inter-company cooperation”. Support under SO2 will be, among others, given to: growth and development of SMEs by links to creative industry, introducing tech and non-tech innovativeness. Objective of the IP2 is to enhance the international competitiveness of SMEs.   Improvements of the policy should outline new opportunities related to accessibility of funding for SMEs, recommend additional incentives for enhancing internationalization by integration into global value chains and address new mechanisms designed specifically for so called scale-up companies. Etrepreneurial support system should support SMEs to address demand driven innovation. Which partners are working on this? Technology Park Ljubljana Ltd. Operational Programme - under the “Investment for Growth and Jobs” Goal Scotland will focus on thematic objective 01 – strengthening research, technological development and innovation. In this framework, priorities of investment and specific objectives are – promoting business investment in R&I by developing links and synergies between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector, in particular the development of products and services, technology transfer, social innovation, public service applications to support demand-driven innovation, networks, clusters and open innovation; to support technological and applied research, pilot activities, early product validation and advanced manufacturing capabilities, particularly in key enabling technologies; to increase business innovation activities.   The priority will be to strengthen the capabilities and capacities of citizens, services and businesses in using digital solutions for health and wellbeing, learning, culture and service delivery.   Improvements of the policy aim to have more businesses investing in innovation to maintain and increase their global competitiveness. Interaction of key parts of the innovation ecosystem – public authorities, SMEs, researchers, ICT networks – facilitated through living labs will seek to improve investment in products, service development and enabling technologies. Local businesses will benefit from support that will allow them to become more profitable and to take steps to innovate and invest Which partners are working on this? Scottish Government Tweets by ACSELL Latest News See all project news 12/04/2021 ACSELL Cast | Episode 3 Episode 3 of the ACSELL Cast is live. Type: Project 29/03/2021 ACSELL Cast | Episode 2 Episode 2 of the ACSELL Cast is live. Type: Project 18/03/2021 ACSELL at EU Industry Days 2021 Europe’s annual event to discuss industry challenges and co-develop opportunities and policy responses in an inclusive dialogue with a wide range of partners. Type: Project 15/03/2021 ACSELL Cast | Episode 1 Episode 1 of the ACSELL Cast is out now. Type: Project 09/03/2021 Welcome to the ACSELL Cast Welcome to the ACSELL Cast! Hosts Sandra Evans and Daniel Buhr introduce themselves and give a brief intro into what they hope to cover with this podcast. Type: Project 25/01/2021 The University of Tübingen & Region of North Denmark On November 24, 2020, The University of Tübingen held a regional stakeholder meeting and invited their twinning partner, the region of North Denmark to attend. Type: Project 01/12/2020 Digital Health & Care Event - DigiFest2020 Join Scotland's biggest digital health and care event, providing the opportunity to share learning, innovative ideas and solutions! Type: Project 15/10/2020 Consensus Workshop Scotland News about the workshops in Scotland. Type: Project 13/10/2020 Transfer Panel Meeting Insights from the Transfer Panel Meeting and the "Twinnings". Type: Project 08/10/2020 Consensus Workshop Ljubljana News from the Consensus Workshop in Ljubljana Type: Project
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