Regions in Transition Conference

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General information

Hanze University of Applied Sciences and the Province of Groningen invite you to join the Regions in Transition Conference of the Interreg North Sea Region RIGHT project.  

In this research project we work together with European partners in the North Sea Region.

We are looking for solutions to bridge gaps in skills and capacities that are needed for the future, especially in the energy and maritime sectors.

  • Are you interested in findings from other regions and want to build a common agenda for RIGHT's future skills developments?
  • Do you want to learn about regional innovation ecosystems?
  • Do you want to know what the potential gaps and opportunities for educational planning and business support mechanisms are?


8.45 Welcome and Registration
Coffee & cake

9:30 Opening
Rob Verhofstad (Member of Executive Board of Hanze University of Applied
Sciences Groningen
Patrick Brouns (Deputy of Province of Groningen)

9:45 RIGHT project
Juan Manuel Santacruz (project manager RIGHT, Hordaland Commune,

10:00 Regions in Transition
Gertjan Lankhorst (New Energy Coalition)
Klaas Jan Noorman (Professor Energy Transition, Centre of Expertise –
Energy, Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen)
Member of the EU Parliament

11:00 North Sea Region
Common challenges in energy and blue sectors – panel discussion based on
initial findings of regions’ analyses

11:45 Closing

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch



Contact Person: Mrs. Anja Bos ( )


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Venue: Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Energy Barn
Groningen, Netherlands


Application Procedure:

Please register for this conference here.

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