Green Connect - Etelä-Karjalan ja Päijät-Hämeen EU-yhteistyön vahvistaminen

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The Green Connect project advances the joint EU impact of South Karelia and Päijät-Häme. It promotes the integration of actors in international networks to strengthen the vitality of the regions and promote green transition. The project will organize and intensify the regions' already significant national and international research, development and innovation (RDI) activities for green growth between companies, municipalities, regional councils and universities.

The project is implemented by LAB University of Applied Sciences and LUT University. The project receives funding from the European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Union's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, granted by the regional councils of Päijät-Häme and South Karelia. The project is co-funded by the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta.

The project will result in a new common approach to promote the objectives of international RDI cooperation, positioning regions and their key actors as part of the national and EU RDI field. The project will strengthen the regions' capacity for international impact and innovation and will realize new openings.
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ERDF 2014-2020
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Circular Economy
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Welcome to our workshop "New boost to regions from the energy transition" on 11 October in Brussels!

Three reasons why the workshop will be worth your while:

The city of Lappeenranta (EU Green Leaf city in 2021) and the South Karelia region are promoting the hydrogen economy. The city of Lahti (EU Green Capital in 2021) and the Päijät-Häme region, on the other hand, are developing and supporting the green electrification of mobility. 

How you'll get there:

  • The European Week of Cities and Regions
  • Wednesday 11 October, 16:30–17:30
  • SQUARE Brussels Meeting Centre, room 313–315

Please register via by 30 September.

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