We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on Friday 22nd March between 10:00-12:30 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels. In this meeting, the Smart Specialisation WG members will be able to engage in a discussion with Peter Berkowitz from DG REGIO on how ERRIN can support the development of Component 5 in the consultation phase. The discussions will also focus on key questions related to Component 5, such as its governance, focus, constitution of priorities, etc. In addition, Annie Audic from the Regional Council of Brittany will present the pilot action on cybersecurity. Please find the agenda for the meeting attached.