On April 19, the Representation of the European Region Tyrol-South Tyrol-Trentino hosted the first 2018 meeting of Innovation & Investing working group of ERRIN (the European Regions Research and Innovation Network). The EU Liaison office of the Autonomous Province of Trento is an active member of the Network and co-leads the I&I working group.

In the post-2020 European programming period, next to grants, innovative financial instruments will continue enhancing their importance among the funding measures of the European policies. In order to be best prepared, the I&I ERRIN WG intends to organise a series of events. Each event will have a focus on a thematic area or on a type of instrument, thus providing participants with the opportunity to discuss and exchange experiences and knowledge presented from time to time by the different ERRIN partner regions.



Stefan Appel of the European Commission (DG REGIO) and Emily Smith of the EIB took part in the meeting on 19th April, explaining the framework policy and the updates of the Commission concerning the innovative financial instruments. Moreover, the experiences of the regions Occitanie (FR), Pomorskie (PL), Extremadura (ES) and Lombardia (IT) were presented. You can find the links to the presentations below.


Presentation EIB_Emily Smith

Presentation DG REGIO_Stefan Appel

Regional Example: Occitanie (FR)

Regional Example: Pomorskie (PL)

Regional Example: Extremadura (ES)

Regional Example: Lombardia (IT)



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