Research and Higher Education


  • La Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes: Department for Higher Education, Research and Innovation
  • Baden-Württemberg: Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts
  • Generalitat de Catalunya: Department of Research and Universities
  • Regione Lombardia: Directorate General University-Research-Innovation



  • Intensification of the cooperation on science and research
  • Sharing information, experience and best practice examples
  • Exchange about the participation in EU-Programs


Current Topics:

  • Identifying common challenges in research and higher education (Artificial Intelligence/AI, Digital transition, Demographic change / skilled workers, Energy transition, Climate change)
  • Discussion about technology and knowledge transfer
  • Exchange about the European Universities Initiative
  • Exchange about combining research and innovation with regional development policy (and about possible ERDF projects)
  • Promoting staff exchanges (research and administrative staff)



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