The Vanguard Initiative leading by example in the Green Transition


The Vanguard Initiative leading by example in the Green Transition

Eleonora Nadin 2 minutes

The Vanguard Initiative leading by example in the Green Transition

Thursday 13 October | 11:30- 13:00

Lower Austria EU Liaison Office, Rue Montoyer 40, 1000 Bruxelles


The ‘Vanguard Initiative’ leads by example in the EU Green Transition by promoting collaboration among its members and by implementing a fresh approach to industrial transformation based on smart specialisation strategies (S3).  

In this context, the seminar will provide a platform for the Vanguard Initiative regions to showcase some of their collaborative activities in the framework of the pilots in the sectors of Hydrogen, BioEconomy, and offshore wind Energy.  

By highlighting such best practices, this workshop will provide other regions with the opportunity to learn from current activities and connect for future endeavours. Indeed, the pilot activities are providing a line of action fostering interregional value chains by drawing on the existing strengths of regional ecosystems and remaining open to pulling in new, less well-represented actors or territories. 

The event will be held in a hybrid online and onsite mode.
The registration link is available here.



Stephan Satijn, Regional Minister for Economy, Land Management and Education, Province of Limburg  (NL)  

Tiziana Apollonia De Nittis, General Directorate for the Knowledge Economy, Labour and Enterprise Research, Innovation, Energy and Sustainable Economy Service of the Emilia Romagna Region    

Raffaele Cattaneo, Regional Minister for Environment and climate of Lombardy Region   

Indalecio González, Asturian Energy Foundation (FAEN), coordinator of Asturias Hydrogen Strategy, Principality of Asturias.   

Katrien Bernaerts, Associate Professor, Faculty of Science and Engineering of Aachen-Maastricht Institute for Biobased Materials (NL) 

Eva Pando, General Director of the Economic Development Agency of the Principality of Asturias (IDEPA)   

Hubert Schrenk, Project Manager „e-mobility initiative of Lower Austria“ (ecoplus Lower Austria Business Agency)