The EIT Stakeholder Forum is our premier outlet for engaging with our multiple stakeholders & partners. Until this year, the Forum was organised within the context of INNOVEIT, the EIT Community’s flagship event which attracted more than 400 EIT stakeholders.
In 2020, against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Forum will combine online consultations with a series of digital sessions and meetings. The main purpose of this year’s Forum will be to raise the visibility of the EIT Community’s activities and achievements, and to provide a platform for stakeholders to express their views and contribute to the implementation of our Strategic Innovation Agenda 2021-2027.
The EIT Stakeholder Forum 2020 will consist of the following events and online consultations:
- EIT Open Sessions with European R&I Stakeholders during the European Research & Innovation Days
○ EIT Regional Innovation Scheme post-2020, 23 September
○ EIT Action to support Higher Education Institutions in Europe, 24 September
- 10th Annual Meeting with the European Commission Services (11 and 12 November)
- EIT Member State Configuration Annual Meeting (19 November)
Online consultations will be launched from 30 September to 15 November on the following topics
- EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (EIT RIS) post-2020
- New EIT Action to support the innovation capacity of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs)
- EIT Community – Dynamic, Open, Inclusive
EIT stakeholders that are interested in these topics are invited to participate in the consultation, whether they have previously been involved to the EIT activities or not. The purpose of the consultations will be to provide our stakeholders with a say in the possible implementation of the strengthened EIT RIS, the new Action on HEIs, as well inform our active efforts to enhance the EIT Community’s openness and transparency.