Workshop 'New technologies and regional policy. Towards the next Cohesion Policy framework', were held on 16th October 2017, in the premises of the European Parliament, Brussels. A workshop organised by the Science and Technology Assessment (STOA) Panel of the European Parliament addressed these questions on how European investments in ICT technologies and facilities can foster local economies and create innovation and growth.
The workshop highlighted the importance of the territorial dimension for economic growth at European level and the role of the existing cohesion policy funding in planning and implementing ICT infrastructures in the regions, and in accompanying the efforts to digitalise European economy and society.
Second topic of the event was the role and potential of cohesion policy funding in planning and implementing integrated science and technology parks (STPs).