September 30, 2008
Dear reader (if any): This is my first blog entry ever, so I hope you’ll be patient with me. I would like to start this blog by inviting you to a workshop in Brussels, which I think should be really interesting for those who working in the field of regional development and innovation: We are going to discuss about “Harnessing the potential of web 2.0 and knowledge management for improved regional cooperation”.
The seminar takes place on 9 October 2008, 09.30-12.30, at the ERRIN Secretariat, 22-28 Avenue d’Auderghem, 1040 Brussels.We will have a top expert from the US as a key-note speaker, Christopher Perrien, who is Internet Strategist on IBM’s Worldwide Emerging Internet Technologies team. I was told the Chief Executive of Dexia said about Christopher that listening to him was one of the best one-hour presentations he ever had, giving him lots of new ideas.
Christopher is flying in from the United States to participate at an IBM technology event in Belgium the day before. He should inspire our discussion on ways of making EU programmes and projects more effective and efficient by having a more systematic approach towards knowledge management and making use of web 2.0 technology.Read more about the background of the seminar…
European Territorial Cooperation has been given a new status – moving from a Community Initiative to a new Objective under the Structural Funds. This brings with it new expectations and demands with regard to accessibility and dissemination of project results.
Several initiatives have recently been advanced to move towards better knowledge management of programmes and projects: INTERREG IVC has introduced a capitalization strand, the European Commission has initiated the Regions for Economic Change initiative, INTERACT is working on a European-wide INTERREG project database and URBACT is currently introduced thematic poles.
This workshop will present and discuss these knowledge management initiatives and explore how web 2.0 technology can be harnessed to improve knowledge management at programme and project level. The seminar will also explore what the regions can do to complement these initiatives. Registration under www.errin.euAuthor : I-Blogger