Making synergies happen between Cohesion Policy and Horizon Europe

Online event via ZOOM, 21st October 2020, 11.00 to 12.30 CET

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CONCEPT
Link and align strategies (S3 & HE governance, European Partnerships, contract level links …) and connect actors from regional development and research “communities” , is crucial to tackling the major challenges our societies face. As the European Union projects ambitious policy goals, such as the Green Deal or mastering the digital transformation, synergies and complementarities between different funding instruments are becoming increasingly important.

Creating more synergies between the various EU programmes, such as Horizon Europe and European structural and investment funds, is one of the main ambitions of the Commission and a wish of many stakeholders. The seminar will address ways to reach this goal.

SPEAKERS
Ms. Denisa Perrin,
Team leader, Unit G.1 – Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG REGIO, European Commission
Official of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, Policy Analyst in the unit responsible for the smart and sustainable growth policy in the EU. She currently leads a team responsible for policy development of support to R&I under Cohesion policy  for the next financing perspective in the area of Smarter Europe. Denisa is an economist specialised in innovation-led development, focusing on industrial transition and linking Cohesion policy with Horizon. Over the past 15 years in the European Commission she worked on design and implementation of Cohesion policy programmes in the Czech Republic and in France. She graduated in economics from Charles University in Prague and from Catholic University Leuven (BE).

Ms. Karolina Tilman, Policy Analyst, Unit G.1 – Smart and Sustainable Growth, DG REGIO, European Commission
Official of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, Policy Analyst in the unit responsible for the smart and sustainable growth policy in the EU. Her current responsibilities include analysis of the Cohesion policy interventions in the areas linked to innovation and SME support and preparation for the next financing perspective in the area of Smarter Europe.  Previously in the European Commission she was dealing with different aspects of public support for business and research: implementation of ERDF programmes and measures for in Poland (DG REGIO), state aid policy in the Directorate General for Competition (DG COMP) and control and fraud proofing in the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF). Graduate from the Warsaw School of Economics and from Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).

CONTACT PERSONS
Dr. Ana Hidalgo, CSIC, ana.hidalgo@csic.es
Ms. Vassiliki Kalodimou PRAXI, vkalodimou@praxinetwork.gr
Dr. Wojciech Adamiak, IPPT PAN, wojciech.adamiak@kpk.gov.pl