Thursday, 27th May 2021. 10:00-12:00 (CET)
AGORADA is the annual conference organised since 1992 by the European Association of Development agencies. This year’s edition entitled, Opportunities for Development Agencies in the 2021-2027 Programmes and Initiatives, will analyse the main opportunities in programmes and initiatives established by the European Union multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027. This international conference will provide practical views to facilitate that regional economic development practitioners will get the most of ongoing opportunities.
This two-hour conference will take place on Thursday, 27th May 2021. 10:00-12:00 (CET). Each of the four topics below will be developed by specialists in the field of representatives of the European Commission, always introduced by a discussant expert of economic development to provide a practical vision:
The New European Bauhaus
The EU has considered the challenge of climate change as a fundamental axis for its future policies. In this context, the European Commission has launched in 2021 the New European Bauhaus initiative, as the beginning of an innovative co-design process, where it is decisively committed to accessibility, sustainability and investment to achieve the Green Deal. The New European Bauhaus prizes will finalise on May 31st, 2021.
Most of the members of EURADA are involved on interregional initiatives as an engine of economic growth. The Interregional Innovation investment initiative (I3) is a new opportunity that will be launched after the summer 2021 to facilitate co-investments on public-private partnerships in different territories. The programme will provide financial and advisory support for investments in interregional innovation projects and/or development of value chains in less developed regions.
During 2018-2019, the International Urban Cooperation (IUC) programme provided EU regions the opportunity to establish cooperation agreements with Latin American regions. Capitalizing on the lessons learned from IUC, the International Urban and Regional Cooperation (IURC) programme optimises the added value of international cooperation involving cities and regions thereby transforming IURC into a Global Network of reference for urban & regional innovation.
Applying to an open call before 31st May 2021, cities and regions will be able to cooperate with over 300 local and sub-national governments in an international network encompassing the Americas (Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and the United States), Asia (China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Thailand and Vietnam) and the Pacific (Australia and New Zealand).
Experimental innovation policy in Europe
Some innovation agencies have started embracing serious policy experimentation to increase the impact of their support innovation mechanisms, using methods such as randomized controlled trials (RCTs). With new business models and technologies emerging, it becomes more important than ever that innovation support agencies constantly adapt and innovate in a way that they provide support. EURADA and Nesta’s Innovation Growth Lab have agreed to cooperate to strengthen the experimental capabilities of RDA´s and help improve the design of their programmes. There will be an introductory workshop in autumn, and probably a more advanced training offer following that. Join AGORADA and discover everything about this innovative opportunity.
|10h00-10h15||Opening session: Welcome address
Roberta Dall’Olio, ART-ER President of EURADA
Sergio Pérez, DG Foreign Affairs. Government of Navarra
Discussant: Andrea Di Anselmo. MetaGroup
Speakers: Anita Tregner Mlinarić. MetaGroup
Valeria Bandini. ART-ER
Discussant: Jaime del Castillo. INFYDE
Speakers: Ronald Hall. DG REGIO. European Commission
Two practical cases: Jerker Johnson. Regional Council Ostrobothnia
Gabriela Macoveiu. ADR NordEst
Albert Bravo. Innovation Growth Lab. Nesta
|12h00||Closure and conclusions
Bogdan Chelariu. ADR NordESt. Vice President of EURADA