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    The Royal Society of Edinburgh
    22-26 George Street
    EH2 2PQ

EU Co-operation and Innovation: Delivering Value from our European Partnerships

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Scotland Europa, in partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh, is holding a Scottish Stakeholder Discussion on the Future of European Collaboration.

Recognising the value that European regional collaboration has brought to Scotland and partners across the EU – be it on regional policy and Structural Funds; rural development; Smart Specialisation or research and innovation – this event will provide an opportunity for Scottish stakeholders to discuss the future development of European policy and instruments for collaboration and innovation, as well as the opportunities for our continued engagement. Lunch and an evening networking reception will be provided, where projects demonstrating the value of Scotland-EU collaboration will be exhibited.

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Keynote Speech:
Mike Russell MSP, The Scottish Government Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe.

High-Level Panel discussion on Scotland’s European Collaboration – What’s next?:

Professor Andrew Scott, European Union Studies, The University of Edinburgh & Member of the Standing Council on Europe; Professor Iain Gray, Director of Aerospace Cranfield University, Convener of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Business Innovation Forum, former CEO Innovate UK, member of the EU High Level Group on maximising the impact of EU research and innovation programmes (Lamy Group); Eleni Marianou, Secretary General, Conference for Peripheral and Maritime Regions; Doctor Fabian Zuleeg – Chief Executive, European Policy Centre & Member of the Standing Council on Europe.

Additional speakers to be confirmed in due course.

Current EU funding programme opportunities - What can we do now?:

Sam Lucas, Head of European Territorial Cooperation, DCLG; David Anderson, Deputy Director for Structural Funds, Scottish Government

Case-Study testimonials from Scottish stakeholder benefits on the impact of EU collaboration & engagement:

Ruth Kerrigan, Head of the IES Research and Development; Brian McVey, Head of EU Engagement, Scottish Enterprise