IQ-Net Conferences
 IQ-Net Conference Algarve November 2007

The IQ-Net programme of applied research and debate is centred on a bi-annual conference for network members. Papers are prepared by EPRC as the basis for discussion at each meeting, bringing together comparative experience from across the EU. These include regular updates of progress with the programmes and in-depth reports on specific themes (e.g. evaluation and monitoring, State aid and Cohesion policy programmes, the use of financial instruments, Smart Specialisation strategies).


The last meeting took place on 17-19 May 2017 in Gdańsk (Poland), hosted by the Marshal Office of the Pomorskie Region. The main theme of the conference was “Structural Funds as agents of change”.

Gdańsk, Poland

Previous IQ-Net Conferences have been hosted in Leoben, Semmering, Schloss Seggau and Krems (Austria), Antwerp, Brussels and Grobbendonk (Belgium), Prague (Czech Republic), Aalborg and East Jutland (Denmark), Oulu and Tampere (Finland), Bordeaux and Strasbourg (France), Aachen, Dortmund, Gelsenkirchen, Magdeburg and Saarbrücken (Germany), Athens (Greece), Como and Artimino (Italy), Katowice (Poland), Algarve and Norte (Portugal), Laško (Slovenia), Åre, Fyrstad and Luleå (Sweden) and Glasgow, Cardiff, Cheshire, New Lanark, Newcastle upon Tyne, Stirlingshire and Swansea (UK).

IQ-Net gratefully acknowledges the support of the European Regional Development Fund