In the framework of the project FILES, RDF-RWG was invited and participated in the event “REGIONS IN TRANSITIONS”, which was held in Leipzig, Germany, 23-27 October 2006, and included an International Conference and Workshops.
Partners from several EU member states in the framework of different EU initiatives, funded by INTERREG IIIC and ESF Article 6 Innovative Measures, attended this event. During this event, innovative approaches to respond to challenges arising from regional transition processes and opportunities to exchange experiences between partners from different projects were presented.
Additionally, the representatives of RDF-RWG were given the opportunity to meet with interesting partners from all over Europe with whom they discussed project ideas for the new funding period. The RDF-RWG made an intervention to the workshop “SME’s Access to Innovation”, where the undertaken actions for promoting innovation to the SME’s were described.
Finally, the Director of RDF-RWG representing the General Secretary of RWG participated to the closing expert panel, where the results of the workshops were summarized and the necessary actions on local, regional, national and European levels to address restructuring were discussed.