The 3i University Network is pleased to invite you to the first 3i forum, "Building an interregional agenda for the future", which will occur Tuesday the 14th of June 2022, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It will take place at the Conseil Régional Hauts-de-France, located at 151 Avenue du Président Hoover, 59000 Lille.
Here is the programme :
- 10:00-10:30 : Welcome and coffee
- 10:30-12:00 : Plenary Session 1 : “Opportunities & Funding for cross-border research”
- Welcome speech
- Introduction to the cross-border context
▪ European funding programmes : Horizon Europe, Interreg, etc.
▪ Other opportunities :
° National programmes and initiatives
° A regional cross-border initiative : The Straits Committee
- Examples of success stories.
- 12:00-13:00 : Lunch + Networking
- 13:00-13:30 : Plenary Session 2 : "Which regional challenges should be 3i priorities?"
- Introduction to the 3i University Network
- 3i call for projects
- Presentation of the 4 thematic subgroups and objectives of the workshops session
- 13:30-15:15 : Workshops : Defining and refining 3i actions.
The 4 parallel workshop sessions will be led by researchers, one per member university of the 3i Network :
- 1 - Marine & Maritime challenges – led by Ghent University, Belgium ;
- 2 - Nutrition & Health – led by KU Leuven, Belgium ;
- 3 - Climate & Energy - led by the University of Kent, United Kingdom ;
- 4 - Communities & Wellbeing - led by the University of Lille, France.
- 15:15-15:45 : Coffee Break
- 15:45 -17:00 : Plenary Session 3 : “Restitution and perspectives”
- Panel discussion 1 : “Feed back of the 4 workshops”
- Panel discussion 2 : “How can the public and private sectors stimulate cross-border research and what role can 3i play in this?”
- Signature of joint statement by university representatives
- 17:00-18:00 : Cocktail reception
What is the 3i University Network ?
The Interregional Internationalisation Initiative University Network (3i Network) is a collaboration founded by Ghent University, KU Leuven, the University of Kent and the University of Lille. The main goal of the network is to bring together universities, regional governments and the private sector/civil society to work on challenges common to Flanders, Kent and the Hauts-de-France. By virtue of their proximity, the three regions share challenges in a number of areas, including, but not limited to, marine and maritime questions (blue energy, preservation of the coastal environment…), climate and energy (net zero, sustainability, energy security etc), health and nutrition (diabetes, cancer…) and well-being and community (e.g. migration and refugee studies, vulnerability and inclusion of ageing populations and people with disabilities).