As part of EU Open Days, a workshop on the transition towards more sustainable and greener regions is being hosted at the Greater Birmingham and the West Midlands Brussels Office on 7th October, 14:30:17:00. The workshop, “A3: Adapt, Advance, Accelerate: Regional Roadmapping for Low Carbon Green Growth”, will include debates on the implementation of the low carbon agenda at regional level, presentations of experiences of the transition to a low carbon economy and a discussion of the Regional Innovation and Implementation model (RIC) being implemented by Climate KIC and supported by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT). There will also be a demonstration of projects being developed by Climate KIC and a debate on the synergies between Horizon 2020 and Structural Funds (ERDF and ESF).
Sir Albert Bore, Leader of Birmingham City Council and member of the Committee of the Regions, will give a keynote speech at the workshop. Further presentations will be given by representatives of Lower Silesia, the Cities of Helsinki and Castellon and by experts of Climate KIC.
Birmingham City Council is a core partner of Climate KIC, which is one of three Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) that were created by EIT in 2010. Its mission is to create sustainable growth by fostering partnerships between businesses, public bodies and the academic sector, by organising training programmes for students and professionals, and by supporting small businesses and start-ups to tap into new markets.
Information on how to register for this event can be found here.