Networks and platforms

This is a list of European networks where Scotland Europa is a member, or some of our member organisations, and we support them with their engagement.

Economic development networks

  • European Regions Research and Innovation Network (ERRIN) – ERRIN is a network of EU regions and their Brussels-based representative offices which facilitates knowledge exchange, joint action and project partnerships in the area of research and innovation.
  • Vanguard Initiative for New Growth through Smart Specialisation – Scotland is a partner in this regional network to use smart specialisation strategies for entrepreneurial innovation and industrial renewal.
  • European Association of Development Agencies (Eurada) – Scotland Europa coordinates Scottish Enterprise’s membership of Eurada, which represents economic development agencies across Europe.
  • Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) – Eight Scottish coastal and island local authorities are members of this network.
  • Euromontana – Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the University of the Highlands and Islands and Highland Council are members of the European association of mountain areas.
  • ReSET-network – Scotland Europa takes part in this Brussels-based network of European Regions working on Skills, Education and Training.
  • Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition – The Scottish Local Coalition has made a pledge to this initiative, with partners involving the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Highlands & Islands Enterprise, Scottish Funding Council, and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities.
  • Smart Islands Initiative – A number of Scotland Europa’s members have signed up to this, including HIEP members Highland Council, Shetland Islands Council and North Ayrshire Council, as well as the University of Strathclyde.

Think-tanks

  • European Policy Centre (EPC) – The EPC is an independent, not-for-profit think tank, committed to making European integration work aiming to promote a balanced dialogue at the cutting edge of EU affairs.
  • Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) – CEPS a policy think-tank in Brussels, which provides research and activities on economic and international policy matters.

Key industry sector networks

Environment networks

Innovation & Research networks

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