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 take place on 6-8 December May 2017 in Zagreb (Croatia), hosted by the Ministry of Regional Development & EU Funds. The main theme of the conference will be “Performance frameworks: expectations and reality”.
Previous IQ-Net Conferences have been hosted in Leoben, Semmering, Schloss Seggau and Krems (Austria), Antwerp, Brussels and Grobbendonk (Belgium), 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).