GROW your REGIOn conference
The new generation of European programmes such as ERDF, COSME and Horizon 2020 provide fresh opportunities for regional policy makers and the business community to collaborate to help drive growth in their region by applying innovative ways of 'doing business together' that can transform the economy.
The GROW your REGIOn conference which will be held in Brussels between 27 & 28 April 2015, is an invitation to everyone interested in smart specialisation and clusters to come together to
- share your experience and cluster practices in the regions;
- learn about novel ways of implementing smart specialisation;
- explore new cluster partnerships for joint activities.
You can expect to meet and interact with representatives of national and regional administrations acting as managing authorities for the ERDF and INTERREG secretariats as well as those responsible for national and regional cluster policies and initiatives, including cluster managers and cluster members, in particular business representatives.
This will be a conference with a difference: you will not only be listening to inspiring stories and speakers but are invited to actively contribute, collaborate and network.
So, to set off the conference we are looking for speakers who would like to share their smart cluster stories taking stock of their experiences and lessons learned, in the opening session. If you have a story to tell, please respond to the call for expression of interest by 20 March 2015.
Since the venue can accommodate no more than 400 participants, and interest is expected to be high, we can accept not more than two people per organisation.
Please register online by 17 April 2015. Only those who receive an official confirmation of their registration will be able to participate. For more information please contact the event Secretariat: GROWyourREGIOn@iservice-europa.eu