DOING-2019 is a forum which aims to support regional governments from Latin America in the development of their vision of innovation. Indeed, this vision is a key to promote new strategies that will improve regional and human capital development, social impact innovation models and ensure that the current governmental digital transformation is being the most effective. In the end, these elements all together will bring a sustainable benefit to the regional community, productive sector and government.
This forum offers the unique opportunity to the regional governments to increase their strategic and institutional network at the level of the European Union and European regional government.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Brussels, Belgium, Capital of the European Union
30 September - 3 October 2019
Latin America and the European Union have reinforced their relationship in the last years. In fact, cooperation agreements between both regions have increased or been renewed in order to extend collaboration in several areas as trade, education or research.
Changes in the political environment form Northern America have highlighted Latin America cannot only depend of one big partner. It should expand its international collaboration as that is the only way to generate new strategic alliances with an actual social and economic impact.
The European Union, with its 27 member states and around 500 million inhabitants, offers to Latin America a variety of experiences and possibilities at several levels: from the cooperation between nations to the establishment of relations between regions, municipalities or districts.
In that way, local governments have a great opportunity to collaborate with the European Union and its regions. That will allow them to implement its best practices in the regional development field and strengthen its own operation mechanisms. These practices will be reached through the development of international collaboration strategies for the regional impact and the establishment of innovation models based in the smart specialization. The final goal is to create an economic transformation boosted by innovation and which take as principal resource local assets and comparative advantages.
Who should attend?