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MARIE advances with second Inter-Regional Learning Event in Athens

L-R: Orla Kelly & Siobhan Rudden presenting Irish good practices at the event in Athens.

MARIE advances with second Inter-Regional Learning Event in Athens

MARIE promotes responsible research and innovation (RRI) in key sectors.  By supporting quadruple-helix governance, open innovation and corporate commitment to responsibility, the project helps to create smart, sustainable and inclusive regions.


MARIE’s second interregional learning event was held in sunny Athens on 30th – 31st May 17.  The partners from 8 European regions including MARIE’s new project partner; DEV-UP Centre Val de Loire, gathered together to build on progress made since the kick off meeting held in Italy last February. 

In Athens partners shared information on their good practices in an exhibition format, using posters to exchange good practices and with interaction between the “owners” of the good practice and other project partners keen to find out more.  Presentations were made by prof. Eleni Apospori and Christos Tsanos (Athens University of Economics & Business) focusing on the methodology and collection of the good practices, further desk research, Stakeholder consultation and interviews with local enterprises. Open discussion also took place on the gaps in the RRI Inventory and other possible good practices topics to be found.

MARIE’s partners were fortunate to have Local Stakeholders share their experiences of working within the area of social enterprise.  Their inspiring experience triggered discussion on how MARIE can be relevant to them.

MARIE is part-funded by the Interreg Europe Programme, through the European Regional Development Fund and is led by CISE – Special Agency of the Chamber of Commerce of Florì-Cesena, Italy.

MARIE will run until 2021, find out more about MARIE at www.interregeurope.eu/marie/

For further information contact:

Southern Regional Assembly, Waterford, Ireland

Ms. Orla Kelly: okelly@southernassembly.ie / Ms. Siobhan Rudden: srudden@southernassembly.ie

+353 (0) 51 860700, www.southernassembly.ie 

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