2nd EIT Climate-KIC RIS Matchmaking Event

An event focused on the new Cohesion Policy, evidence-based policymaking, and capacity-building tools for transformative change.

About this event

What are the RIS Matchmaking events?

The RIS Matchmaking events are organised by the EIT Climate-KIC Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS) Team for our regional ‘focal points’ or Hubs that act as innovation community catalysts in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Malta, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia. The main goal is to expand and consolidate our ecosystem, share best practices, and orchestrate collaborations for innovation opportunities.


Understanding the new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 and implications for regions and countries in the New Multiannual Financial Framework, Recovery Plans, and Structural Funds.

  • Monika Zdaneviciute, European Commission, Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy.

Sharing best practices of using regional policies, integrated approaches, and system mapping in territorial development.

  • Alessandro Daraio, Senior Advisor at the European Policies Coordination and Evaluation Unit (Emilia-Romagna).
  • Gorka Espiau Idoiaga, Managing Director at the Agirre Lehendakaria Center for Social and Political Studies (Basque Country).
  • Margaret Cassar, Director General at Environment, Climate Change and Development Planning Policy (Malta Ministry for the Environment, Climate Change, and Planning).TBC.

Navigate through the main elements of evidence-based policymaking and the EIT Climate-KIC capacity-building tools for transformative change.

  • Cristian Matti, EIT Climate-KIC Transitions Hub Lead & Research fellow Utrecht University

Finding synergies and potential collaborations: an interactive session for all participants.

Facilitator: Annalisa Spalazzi, EIT Climate-KIC RIS Programme Manager

Target participants:

  • EIT Climate-KIC RIS Hubs, partners, and stakeholders from Southern and Central Eastern Europe.
  • Policymakers and programme owners at the EU, national, regional, and local level (government officers; parliamentarians, advisors, civil servants…).
  • Practitioners interested in Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 and science-policy-practice interfaces to design and implement strategies and action plans.

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