Knowledge Exchange Platform


The Knowledge Exchange Platform (KEP) is a form of cooperation between the European Committee of the Regions (CoR) and the European Commission's Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (DG RTD). It seeks to present new research and innovation (R&I) solutions, innovative products and best practice in response to societal challenges facing local and regional authorities in Europe.

In 2017, the KEP events covered the themes of Energy and Public Sector Innovation. The themes agreed for 2018 are: Innovating Cities with Nature & Nature-based Solutions and Cultural Heritage.

The KEP operates via:

  • Thematic Seminars, held in Brussels, organized by CoR and DG RTD
  • Peer-to-Peer Events, held in the regions, organized by a CoR member locally
  • Showcasing Events, organized by others but contributing to the KEP annual Action Plan

For more information, please contact the SEDEC Secretariat: sedec@cor.europa.eu


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