Government of Navarra

Navarra is an autonomous region located at the Northeast of Spain. Navarra has got powers and autonomy for the design and implementation of public policies on a variety of fields, including the research and innovation area. Navarra has a dynamic economy and is the 2nd most innovative region in Spain in terms of R&D expenditure (1.91% of GDP in 2012, from which almost 70% was conducted by private firms). Learn more about Navarra's activities in the field of health in this presentation

Contact detail

  • Contact person

    Beatriz Irala

  • Brussels Office Address

    Rue de Pascale 16
    1000 Brussels

Government of Navarra

S3 Strategy

S3 of Navarra is based on a defined "strategic vision, objectives and principles": Cohesive Navarre; Healthy Navarre; Sustainable Navarre; Industrial Navarre, increasing our productivity with 4.0 technologies. Competitive Navarre, improving the global position of our companies. The S3 is mainly focused in 6 thematic sectors: automotive & mechatronics, renewable energies (mainly onshore), biomedicine, agri-food industry, tourism and creative industries. In order to develop and implement the objectives and sectors, and to monitor the progress made, the S3 Governance model has established 16 “challenges” (for instance, the autonomous mobility”. Each challenge has adopted concrete plans/strategies, describing the responsibility not only from Government but from stakeholders of the triple helix. Each “challenge has a budget revised every 3 years. The monitoring of the “challenges” has been very useful to make the revision of our S3 this year.

Strategic R&I Projects


Life-IP NAdapta CC towards an integrated, coherent and inclusive implementation of Climate Change Adaptation policy in a region: monitoring, water, agriculture, forestry, human health, infrastructures and landscape.


The Stardust Project aims to transform present day cities to smarter cities through a holistic replication model.


The LIFEAGROINTEGRA project aims to promote the most innovative tools available for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in the agricultural sector as a viable alternative to the use of chemical pesticides. This project received the first LIFE award 2019.


Improved Environment and Resource Efficiency through the use of Life Cycle Instruments for the implementation of regional policies of the European Union.


The FiberEUse project aims at integrating in a holistic approach different innovation actions aimed at enhancing the profitability of composite recycling and reuse in value-added Navarra with EUR 40 million loan under Juncker Plan. The project is funded with H2020 programmes under the area circular economy.


Working Group Leaders

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EWRC session: EER regions' pathways to economic recovery

The EER secretariat together with the EER 2020 regions – Business Region Gothenburg, Gdansk & Pomorskie and Navarra – are organising a virtual workshop on 13 October 2020.

  • By Gaia Ialisa Marotta

Health & ICT: State of play of the European Health Data Space & opportunities for regions

This joint meeting between the Health and ICT working groups will explore the European Commission’s ongoing development of a European Health Data Space (EHDS).

  • By Hilary Webb

Health WG meeting: Cancer and the role of personalised medicine in fighting cancer

This Health Working Group meeting will generate an informed discussion on how personalised medicine can contribute to the fight against cancer.

  • By Beatriz Irala

Green week partner event: Exchange of regional practices for the prevention of water pollution

The Delegation of the Government of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar where different examples of regional concrete actions that can contribute to the prevention of water pollution will be presented. 

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Digitalising rural areas

Delegation of Navarra to the EU is organising a webinar on  “Digitalising rural areas”, which will take place on the 7th of October, from 10.30am to 12pm.

  • By Hilary Webb

Science for Policymaking in Regions and Cities

As part of the Joint Research Centre's virtual workshop series 'Strengthening and connecting science for policy eco-systems in Europe', the session 'Science for policymaking in regions' will take place on 23 March. Ahead of the workshop, a survey on the quality of science for the policy ecosystem in your region is active.