Westmeath County is the lead partner of a project on green and digital transitions within the JRC initiative “Science meets Regions”. Together with Limerick and the Hungarian region of Győr-Moson-Sopron, Westmeath will host events on issues of common interest such as the future of sustainable industries, the bioeconomy, and Social Innovation in relation with the recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Science meets Regions”, which aims at advancing evidence for policy at local and regional level, is endorsed by the European Parliament and implemented by the JRC in close consultation with the Committee of the Regions. Its participatory events put together policymakers and scientists at regional and local level to promote a culture of evidence-informed policymaking and design solutions for the challenges of our time, in line with the policy priorities of the European Commission.