WG Structural Funds

EARTO WG Structural Funds is composed of more than 20 active experts. The WG is looking at how RTOs can be involved in and benefit from projects under the European Structural and Investment Funds, but also the role of RTOs in Smart Specialisation Strategies as well as the synergies between the Cohesion Policy and the EU R&I Framework Programmes.


Key Topics for 2021


  • Synergies with Horizon Europe incl. Interregional Innovation Investments (I3) & transfer of Cohesion resources to other EU Programmes


Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG REGIO, DG JRC, DG CONNECT)
  • European Parliament (REGI)
  • Committee of the Regions
  • Vanguard Initiative
  • ERRIN, Vanguard Initiative

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