Mutual Learning Platform
The Mutual Learning Platform (MLP) enabling European regions to enter knowledge-based society and benefit from increased investment in research and innovation intends to create a mechanism for interactive “learning” by regional authorities and by interested public and private organisations in European Regions It is expected to result in concrete tools for regional policy-makers involved in research and innovation activities.
MLP is a joint initiative of the European Commission led by DG Enterprise and supported by DG RTD, DG REGIO and the Committee of the Regions. An MLP Board has been established to co-ordinate the Platform’s activities.
The activities of the MLP concentrate on three core topics: regional foresight, regional benchmarking and regional profiles in research and innovation. Working groups are set up around these themes, and two workshops presenting case studies are being organised for each topic with the objective of producing concrete suggestions for regional policy makers.