The IQ-Net programme of applied research and debate is centred on a bi-annual conference for network members. Papers are prepared by EPRC as the basis for discussion at each meeting, bringing together comparative experience from across the EU. These include regular updates of progress with the programmes and in-depth reports on specific themes (e.g. evaluation and monitoring, State aid and Cohesion policy programmes, the use of financial instruments, Smart Specialisation strategies).
The next conference will be the 46th IQ-Net meeting which will take place on 12-14 June 2019 in Finland, hosted by the Regional Council of Helsinki-Uusimaa. The main theme is ‘supporting Greener, Low-Carbon Europe’.
Previous IQ-Net Conferences have been hosted in Bilbao (Spain), Leoben, Semmering, Schloss Seggau, Krems and Vienna (Austria), Antwerp, Brussels and Grobbendonk (Belgium), Zagreb (Croatia), Prague (Czech Republic), Aalborg and East Jutland (Denmark), Oulu and Tampere (Finland), Bordeaux and Strasbourg (France), Aachen, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Magdeburg and Saarbrücken (Germany), Athens (Greece), Como and Artimino (Italy), Gdańsk and Katowice (Poland), Algarve and Norte (Portugal), Laško (Slovenia), Åre, Fyrstad and Luleå (Sweden) and Glasgow, Cardiff, Cheshire, New Lanark, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stirlingshire and Swansea (UK).