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Discussion panel on innovation organised by INTERREG IVC and the Belgian EU Presidency at the Forum of Regions in Muszyna, Poland

Discussion panel on innovation organised by INTERREG IVC and the Belgian EU Presidency at the Forum of Regions in Muszyna, Poland.

Discussion panel on innovation organised by INTERREG IVC and the Belgian EU Presidency at the Forum of Regions in Muszyna, Poland.

The EU Belgian Presidency, represented by the  Wallon Export and Foreign Investment Agency (AWEX), Belgium in cooperation with the Information Point East of the INTERREG IVC programme are organising a discussion panel entitled “Innovation through cooperation: Making the link from policy to practice”:

 Economic  Forum

The panel was be held within the 4th Forum of Regions, which is an integral part of the 20th Economic Forum which took place in Krynica Zdrój in Poland between 8 – 11 September 2010 (www.forum-ekonomiczne.pl).The Forum of Regions is a platform for exchanging views and opinions, as well as a meeting place for local leaders and regional stakeholders. More than  200 representatives of regional authorities from all over Europe participated  in the Forum in order to review regional policies, initiatives and programs aimed at achieving cohesion, sustainable development, innovation in the European Union. 

PANEL DISUSSION  

On 9 September, within the Forum of Regiuons held in Muszyna, the INTERREG IVC IP East organised a panel discussion called 'Innovation through cooperation: Making the link from policy to practice.' The main themes raised at the panel discussion concerned implementing regional innovation strategies in the times of globalization and scarce regional resources, as well as on the significance of innovation-related exchange of experience and good-practice transfer. In order to present different perspectives on interregional cooperation (Part of the C strand of the ETC (as well as of the former Interreg III Community Initiative), its aim is to promote exchange and transfer of knowledge and best ...) and innovation, the panel has been composed of representatives from various backgrounds:  political level (Belgian EU Presidency); the INTERREG IVC programme; European regions and institutions which have already improved their innovation strategies through European partnerships; “newcomers” in the field of interregional cooperation as well as universities and research institutions. In addition to sharing their knowledge and experience, participants also had an opportunity to exchange on ideas and proposals for the future outline of programmes supporting the cooperation between cities and regions of Europe.

Detailed report from the panel discussion and the Forum is available for downloading here.