Future Activities

The ERIK ACTION Project officially closed on the 30th of June 2010.

However, transfer activities are ongoing in all partner regions.

Watch this space for news on the ERIK ACTION Transfer Platform.

ERIK ACTION - the Mainstreaming Process

What is it? A description and analysis of the Transfer Process designed and implemented within ERIK ACTION.

Who is it for? Anyone interested in undertaking transfer activities, within Capitalisation projects or other initiatives.

Why is it useful? Because ERIK ACTION, along with 5 other projects, was one of the first INTERREG IVC Capitalisation projects, and lessons can be learned from the strengths and weaknesses of the experience.


The ERIK ACTION Film illustrates the Mainstreaming Process, with interviews from project partners, DG REGIO and INTERREG IVC.

The ERIK ACTION Film is available on you tube:

  • click here to watch ERIK ACTION: The Film - part one

  • click here to watch ERIK ACTION: The Film - part two

Mainstreaming Guide

MainstreamingGuide The ERIK ACTION Mainstreaming Guide can be downloaded here

The ERIK ACTION Mainstreaming Guide and ERIK ACTION: The Film were presented at the ERIK ACTION Final Conference

The Project

  • ERIK ACTION is an INTERREG IVC Capitalisation project running from 1st July 2008 until 30 June 2010.

  • The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union's Regional Development Fund, helps regions of Europe work together to share experiences and good practices in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention.

  • ERIK ACTION is also a Fast Track project supported by the European Commission under the Regions for Economic Change initiative.

  • ERIK ACTION is born from 4 years of networking experience within the ERIK network. ERIK ACTION builds on a consolidated experience of exchange by moving towards concrete transfer of identified good practices into mainstream regional programmes.

  • ERIK ACTION aims to improve the effectiveness of regional development policies on innovation and the knowledge economy and, specifically, in upgrading the innovation capacity of existing enterprises.

  • ERIK ACTION will result in the development of actions plans for the transfer of good practices between the 11 partners regions. These transfer actions will support and be financed by the Regional Operational Programmes.

ERIK ACTION Newsletter

The Final ERIK ACTION Newsletter is available here.

Where are we now?

Contact us

ERIK ACTION Lead Partner

Regione Toscana
tel. +39 055 438 2425

Interreg IVC European Regional DevelopmentFund