Register now for the "International research collaboration opportunities fostering EU Clean Energy transition in Baltic States – PANTERA / SUPEERA" joint workshop
Date: 27 April 2022
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Location: Hybrid format: participants will be able to join online as well as physically at the AC Hotel by Marriott, Dzirnavu iela 33 in Riga, Latvia.
Baltic States are actively working towards the success of the energy transition objectives and implementation of declared policies for achieving the low carbon economy. Yet, together with other less involved countries they have low participation rates in research and innovation (R&I) activities and the realisation of the European Union’s Strategic Energy Technology (SET) Plan Implementation Plans. As a consequence, and unlike more successful Member States they have received only a marginal contribution of EU R&I Horizon 2020’s budget.
In this context, PANTERA and SUPEERA are joining forces with the objective to enhance collaboration in R&I activities in these countries, facilitate knowledge exchange and showcase best practices of how international networking and cooperation between national stakeholders and key international associations and organisations can be beneficial for establishing long-lasting interactions and fostering joint R&I activities.
Therefore, the workshop will offer a detailed overview of the European policies, strategies, EU funding programmes and collaboration opportunities at the disposal to the research community of the Baltic States and bringing them closer to the R&I activities of Europe and get active with the SET Plan process. Meanwhile, the invited experts and stakeholders will share their experience in the project implementation. All together we will discuss the possibility of developing a shared vision and strategy for cooperation between the Baltic States in the upcoming research and innovation activities and work to identify our strong points and nurture solutions for building a competitive advantage.
About the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) and SUPEERA project
The European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) is an association of European public research centres and universities active in low-carbon energy research. EERA pursues the mission of catalysing European energy research for a climate-neutral society by 2050. Bringing together more than 250 organisations from 30 countries, EERA is Europe’s largest energy research community. EERA coordinates its research activities through 18 Joint Programmes and is a key player in the SET Plan. For further information, see https://www.eera-set.eu/.
Among different high-level objectives, the “SUPEERA” project aims at raising awareness about the SET Plan and the Clean Energy Transition among research organisations, funding bodies and National Contact Points (NCPs) from the EU-13 countries and it proposes to widen the activity of those countries towards the SET Plan by facilitating the mobilisation of the identified stakeholders. SUPEERA aims to realise these objectives through the implementation of the following actions:
- The identification and mapping of national research organisations from targeted EU-13 countries with limited or inexistent participation in the SET Plan Implementation Plans, with great potential to be strategically involved in the future;
- The engagement at EERA activities and the SET Plan of those stakeholders beyond EERA network through the organisation of workshops and events;
- The facilitation of knowledge exchange activities and sharing best practices between EU-13 stakeholders and key EERA members with the ambition of establishing long-lasting interactions.
Learn more about international research collaboration opportunities fostering EU Clean Energy transition in Baltic States.