Taftie Policy Forum 2019 Digital Europe Programme

13.12 2019


Innovation agencies throughout Europe met in November in Mondorf-les-Bains to discuss their role and opportunities in the Digital Europe Programme as part of the closing event of the 2019 Chairmanship of TAFTIE, the European Network of Innovation Agencies, hosted by Luxinnovation.
During 2019, Innovation agencies’ members met for three expert sessions that resulted in a
White Paper on State Aid considerations when developing innovation ecosystems.
The June
Annual Conference covered the role of innovation agencies in mission-oriented innovation.


The end-of-year Taftie Policy Forum was organised in partnership with the European Commission DG CNECT. Different innovation agencies exchanged their views with DG CNECT representatives on the role of innovation agencies in the implementation of the Digital Europe Programme.


“The objective of the European Commission with the 2021-2027 Multi-annual Financial Framework is to ensure Europe will drive the digital transformation of society and the economy, bringing its benefits to all citizens and businesses”
Vesa Terävä, Head of Unit, Research Strategy & Programme Coordination at the DG CNECT.


The Digital Europe Programme is part of this long-term strategy, with €9.2 billion to be divided among the different areas of the programme, which aims at capacity building in these interconnected fields. 


You can see the programme and presentations of the Taftie Policy Forum 

and the picture gallery of the event