The COVID-19 crisis is having a devastating impact on industrial activities in the EU. The whole industrial model in EU regions will need to be reconstructed. An additional challenge for Smart Specialisation is to embed the digital and sustainability dimensions into the new programming period to achieve competitive sustainability. In line with the European Green Deal and the EU industrial strategy, the green and digital dimensions of Smart Specialisation will have to be enhanced, thus paving the way for a new generation of Smart Specialisation industrial strategies. In recent years, the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation (S3P-Industry) has supported industrial modernisation across the EU by facilitating the emergence of inter-regional partnerships focused on shared investment projects. This workshop will be an opportunity to meet experts who have been facilitating the process, and start thinking about how it could be adapted to the recovery period ahead of us.
Marta Kulesza, Project coordinator, ReConfirm, Belgium.
Andreas Pauer, Project manager, ReConfirm, Belgium.
Zoe Buylebodin, Partnership Coordinator, S3P-Industry Hydrogen Valleys Partnership, France.
Marcello Colledani, Project manager of DE-REM, S3P-Industry BioEconomy partnership, Italy.
Françoise Guaspare, Partnership coordinator, S3P-Industry Safe and Sustainable Mobility Partnership, France.
Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Foreign Action Director General; S3P-Industry Social Economy partnership coordinator, Government of Navarre (S3P-Industry Social Economy partnership), Spain.
Kristiina Jokelainen, Senior adviser, S3P-Industry Mining Partnership, Finland.
Mark Nicklas, Head of Unit, European Commission (DG GROW), Belgium.
Cristina Nunez, Partnership coordinator, S3P-Industry Tourism partnership, Spain.
Deadline for registration is 27th of September. Registration and more information here. General information about the session can be found here.