During the Open Days, on 10 October 2013, ECRN organised a workshop called “Towards green growth – green and growth go hand in hand!”. In the current climate of economic uncertainty and rising environmental and climate concerns, the concept of green growth is becoming increasingly important in addressing these complex and inter-connected challenges. Our workshop showcased different regional strategies and initiatives on green growth, ranging from projects on green chemistry to broader activities on bio-economy. We discussed the potential of green growth to foster innovation and competitiveness. The event sought to shed light on activities already taking place in the regions and serve as a start for further plans for cooperation and joint action across regions.
The event was followed by an ECRN roundtable to discuss possibilities of future EU funding frameworks. Introductions by representatives from European Commission are available here: