Hi Nadia and Alberto,
I think that we should try together with the Climate-KIC to apply for the HORIZON energy grant, they seem interested in joining the Horizon calls, and willing to be a coordinator. I can prepare a summary of calls to first see what is interesting for us, if there is something.
Nadia, I was thinking about the today’s call and involving the regions in the summit, we can think to create one workshop for them, how to support the regions in times of crisis, we can bring together speakers from the Commission, DG REGIO, Committee of the Regions and they can present Commission’s initiatives, financial instruments for faster crisis response, EU funding possibilities etc, just to get their attention, even Climate-KIC could join (since we all have the same problem in cooperation with the regions). And then when we will have all the information, agenda, date, we can send them the registration form and ask them for the regional examples of good practice on how to address the health, emergency response, social and economic aspects of the pandemic and their impact on people and their local communities. I will prepare all the information for this form, as we agreed.
Committee of the regions has some good examples of the activities to help regions tackle the crisis, https://cor.europa.eu/en/engage/Pages/COVID19-exchangeplatform.aspx://cor.europa.eu/hr/news/Pages/coronavirus-global-response.aspx so it would be good to have them too.
Let me know.