On 28 July 2020, the Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy (DG REGIO) has opened a Call for expressions of interest for “COVID-19 Response and Recovery Partnerships”
This Call is of interest for regional partnerships researching or working on COVID-19 solutions and circular business models for medical products and services.
DG REGIO seeks expressions of interest from transnational partnerships of regional authorities, including ecosystems of regional stakeholders (universities, research centres, clusters, SMEs) willing to pilot interregional innovation partnerships.
Based on the current Commission priorities, the call is open to four new areas for partnerships:
Expression of interests can be submitted by partnerships made up of statutory regional authorities and their regional innovation ecosystems and should be composed of regional authorities from at least four different EU countries.