ENoLL joined the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region
ENoLL has joined the 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region. The virtual forum under the slogan “Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation” took place on 28 – 29 January 2021. It was jointly organized by the Republic of Serbia, the European Commission and with the support of the EUSAIR Facility Point.
ENoLL Vice-Chair Wim de Kinderen (Brainport Eindhoven) joined the panel discussion on “Imagining post-COVID EUSAIR –How to cooperate in the new reality? The twin digital and green transition as a regional response to the Covid-19 crisis”. De Kinderen introduced the Living Lab methodology to the audience and demonstrated how Living Labs can help create better solutions to existing challenges through citizen participation. To access his slides, click here.
To support De Kinderen’s presentation, ENoLL showcased additional reading material in the exhibition area and interacted with the participants of the forum during the two-day affair. Joining the diverse exhibitors panel, ENoLL showcased Policy Briefs developed within the scope of the InterregMED Social & Creative project. The following Policy Briefs were presented:
- Digitalisation & Living Labs: Co-Creating & Deploying During The Covid-19 Crisis (Looking into the emerging opportunities through enhanced digitalization, but also examining the digital divide and impact on the cultural sector)
- Culture and Creativity in the post-COVID19 world: reaching the SDGs (Examining the effect of the Coronavirus crisis on the cultural and creative sectors and drawing links to the Agenda 2030 and the European Green Deal)
- Models of Financing the Cultural & Creative Sectors during COVID crisis (Exploring the issues of market fragmentation, insufficient access to financing and next EU budget)
To access the Policy Brief series and find other updates from the Social & Creative project, please follow https://social-and-creative.interreg-med.eu/.
About Social & Creative project
Social &Creative aims to promote trans-local innovation clusters for creative and social innovation by providing instruments that allow trans-national MED modular projects to connect with local innovation communities, starting from the regions of participating partners.
What is the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR)?
The general objective of the EUSAIR is to promote economic and social prosperity and growth in the region by improving its attractiveness, competitiveness and connectivity. With four EU members and four non-EU countries the strategy will contribute to the further integration of the Western Balkans.