The Interreg Europe good practice database for regions and cities

Location:Room JDE 52 - Rue Belliard 101 - European Committee of the Regions

Interregional cooperation has proven to be an efficient tool for identifying good practices. But how useful are the practices if only the project partners know about them? The Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform and our good practice database make this knowledge accessible to everyone.
The database covers four topics: research and innovation, SME competitiveness, low-carbon economy, and environment and resource efficiency. It features a continuously growing collection of good practices that are well evidenced and validated by experts. These initiatives have already proven to be successful and have the potential to be transferred to other contexts.

This lunchtime briefing will introduce the good practice database and other ways policy makers can benefit from the services of the Policy Learning Platform. In addition to presentations by the representatives of the Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat and experts of the Policy Learning Platform, project partners and regional practitioners will also share their experiences.



12:00 – Registration and light lunch
13:00 –Welcome by:

  • Anne Wetzel, Hauts-de-France Region
  • Erwin Siweris, Interreg Europe
13:10 – Introduction to the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform by:
  • Kirsten Petersen, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
  • Thorsten Kohlisch, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

13:20 – Discover the Interreg Europe good practice database with:

  • Luc Schmerber, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform
  • Katharina Krell, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform

13:30 – Good practices in the spotlight. Presentations by:

  • Voucher for SMEs to access pilot and demo infrastructures, Brecht Vanlerberghe, Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant, Ghent (BE) / SmartPilots project
  • Regional roadmap towards circular economy, Susanna VanhamäkiLahti University of Applied Sciences, Lahti (FI) / BIOREGIO project

14:00 – Q&A from the audience
14:30 –End



Please register here by 6 September

Websteaming will be provided.


Organizer: Interreg Europe



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