Our office in Brussels
"Joining Forces" - true to the motto of the Stuttgart Region, our involvement in European affairs is well networked. The Stuttgart Region was the first region in Germany to set up its own representative office in Brussels, which it has held continuously since 2002. The office is located in Baden-Württemberg's representative office. This makes it possible to be part of a network and to gain fast access to information relating to research, innovation policy, energy, transport, the environment, media and the creative industries, all of which are relevant for what is one of Europe's most innovative regions. Additionally, it means that important decision-makers in the European institutions and other regions are within direct reach.
Service and support
The office is the interface between the European Union and the Stuttgart Region. Relevant information is collected, compiled and passed on to the decision-makers and stakeholders in the Stuttgart Region, who are thus kept abreast of important developments at European level. Individual research on current topics, funding schemes and tenders as well as assistance with project applications and partner searches round off the offering provided by the European Office.
The interests of the Stuttgart Region are represented effectively in Brussels through contact with the European institutions and other important associations. Events and conferences raise the profile of the region at European level. The Stuttgart Region is positioned as an attractive place to live, do business and carry out research.
Involvement in networks
An import element in the European involvement is networking. The region is involved in various networks such as METREX, the network of European metropolitan regions and areas, and ERRIN, the network of innovation and research regions. The Stuttgart Region European Office in Brussels has close links to Baden-Württemberg’s representative office, the European Office of Baden-Württemberg’s municipalities as well as the offices of other regions. These links allow all stakeholders to enjoy even better political participation and to represent interests more effectively.