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Join the ERRIN Mind Forum


Dear friends of innovation. You are kindly invited to join our ERRIN Mind Forum on 18 November 2009 at VLEVA (Liaison Agency Flanders Europe), Kortenberglaan 71, B-1000 Brussels.

Background to the event:

Europe’s economy is slowly coming out of troubled waters and what some have described as ‘a perfect storm’. However, it will not be enough for its leaders to simply determine Europe’s present position and patch the sails. There is a clear need to readjust its navigational instruments.
The current debate on the EU’s post-Lisbon economic strategy is about steering towards sustainable growth, a clean and green economy, long-term competitiveness and prosperity and sustaining the European way of life for generations to come. This is the perfect opportunity for ERRIN, the European Regions Research and Innovation Network, to initiate a debate on the right course of action towards full economic recovery and competitive regions fit for the knowledge economy.

Our speakers

Danuta Hübner, Member of European Parliament, Chair of Regional Development Committee

Ziga Turk, Secretary General, Reflection Group on the Future of Europe

Gerard De Graaf, Head of Unit, Strategic Objective Prosperity, European Commission, Secretariat General

Mike Tremblay, Innovation, Research and Technology Advisor, London/Toronto

Mikel Landabaso, Head of Unit, Thematic coordination and innovation, European Commission, DG Regio

Jean David Malo, Head of Unit, Regions of knowledge and research potential, European Commission, DG RTD

Andrew Davies, Head of Unit, Innovation and Competitiveness, Regional Competitiveness and Governance Division, OECD

Plus: Speakers from ERRIN regions presenting regional flagship strategies and actions

Detailed conference programme

To register please send an email to communication(at)errin.eu, subject space: “ERRIN MIND FORUM”, until 6 Nov. 2009

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