Smart Specialisation Working Group

Representatives of Brussels-based offices leading the work of the Smart Specialisation Working Group.

Lucie Durocher

Leader

Lucie Durocher

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Joanna Kubiak

Leader

Joanna Kubiak

Wielkopolska

Raluca Abaseaca

Leader

Raluca Abaseaca

Regional Development Agency North-East Romania

Smart Specialisation

The Smart Specialisation Working Group aims to monitor and contribute to key policy developments related to S3 by enhancing dialogue with relevant EU institutions and stakeholders, such as DG REGIO, EISMEA, the S3 Platform and S3 Thematic Partnerships, the European Parliament, and the Committee of the Regions. The goal is to strengthen the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda and facilitate interregional cooperation. The WG also aims to provide support and visibility to working group members through the regional snapshots, and to act as support for other ERRIN working groups – such as Policy and Innovation & Investment – on S3 related issues.

Last Working Group Meetings

Last Working Group Meetings

Smart Specialisation WG: S3 Breakfast: Pitch your S3!

Smart Specialisation WG: S3 Breakfast: Pitch your S3!

Ewa Chomicz

As the new generation of 2021-2027 regional Smart Specialisation Strategies is kicking off in ERRIN regions, the S3 Working Group is pleased to invite you to discuss regional S3, their synergies with

Energy and Climate Working Group

Energy and Climate Change WG Meeting - People-centric Sustainable Buildings

Rodolphe Doité

On Friday 30 September from 10:30-12:00, the Energy and Climate Change Working Group hosted an on-site and online event on the topic of Sustainable Buildings. The meeting focused on the Built4People

SEFS and S3 Working Groups

SEFS & S3 WGs: Why are S3 strategies relevant for the European Universities initiative?

Astrid Hannes

In past calls for European Universities, applicants were tasked with describing within the frame of ‘the European added value’ how their proposal ‘demonstrates contribution to regional development,

WG Related Events

WG Related Events

ERRIN Autumn Annual General Meeting 2022

ERRIN's Autumn Annual General Meeting will be held this year on 8 December from 14:30-18:15 CET followed by networking drinks from 18:15 CET. In addition to discussing formal issues and offering an opportunity to network, the event will feature a working session around the European Year of Skills.

European Partnership Stakeholder Forum - One-year review of European Partnership Initiatives in Horizon Europe

On 15 and 16 November 2022, the European Commission will launch its first European Partnership Stakeholder Forum. The Forum focuses on reviewing the first year of partnerships and, in particular, how they can contribute to the twin green and digital transitions, and increase Europe’s resilience. Participation is possible online or in person in Brussels.

iWATERMAP Conference: A Blueprint for place-based Innovation Ecosystems

The iWATERMAP conference will be hosted at the Committee of the Regions. The iWATERMAP project focuses on supporting the innovation policies in water technology sector, helping to increase the critical mass of innovation ecosystems in partner regions in this sector.

Virtual info day for second Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital calls

The info day on the new calls launched under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Digital will take place virtually on 25 October from 9.30 to 13.00 CEST.

Brussels Talks: How to be an innovative region in Europe?

As part of the event series Brussels Talks, NCBR – Business & Science Poland are organising the online event 'How to be an innovative region in Europe?', with ERRIN director Pirita Lindholm as the main speaker. The event will discuss regional innovations ecosystems, how to support R&I capacities at local and regional level and how to reduce the innovation divide. Furthermore, the support offered by current EU funded programmes and initiatives will be explored.

Translating EU Missions into regional policy

The TRAMI project and ERRIN are organising a mutual learning event on 18 October. The event will aim to showcase a successful translation of the EU Missions approach into concrete policies and tools on the regional level and to foster the discussion on challenges and opportunities with its implementation.

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Draft Horizon Europe 2023-24 work programmes published

The European Commission has published the draft 2023-2024 Horizon Europe work programmes. The drafts have not yet been adopted or endorsed by the European Commission, but have been made available to provide potential participants with the currently expected overview of this work programme. 

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2022 – Towards the Year of Skills

ERRIN’s 2022 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 8 December 14:30-18:15 CET, followed by networking drinks from 18:15 CET. We cordially invite all the network members to join us – registration is now open!

ERRIN annual member survey: Shape ERRIN's agenda for 2023!

All members are invited to provide input on our priorities, topics, and activities that should be addressed in 2023. Your inputs are essential as they will provide a basis for the discussions during the workshops, and for the overall planning process for 2023, which will define ERRIN’s work next year.

Call for Expression of Interest - 'Clusters meet Regions' workshops

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform launched a Call of Expression of Interest to select the national/regional authorities and clusters organisations to run 13 European ‘Clusters meet Regions’ workshops in the second half of 2022 and throughout 2023. The new deadline for making an application is 2 December 2022, at 18:00 CEST. 

Second set of calls for proposals under CEF Digital programme launched

The European Commission has launched the second set of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme, with a budget of €277 million. The deadline to apply is 23 February 2023. One of the calls that could be of particular interest to ERRIN members is the '5G for Smart Communities'.

Management Board elections 2022 – call for nominations launched!

Every year ERRIN holds elections for the Management Board. You can put forward your candidature for this year’s elections until 17 October.

Latest Updates

  • By Lucy Hammond

Draft Horizon Europe 2023-24 work programmes published

The European Commission has published the draft 2023-2024 Horizon Europe work programmes. The drafts have not yet been adopted or endorsed by the European Commission, but have been made available to provide potential participants with the currently expected overview of this work programme. 

  • By Ewa Chomicz

ERRIN Autumn AGM 2022 – Towards the Year of Skills

ERRIN’s 2022 Autumn Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on 8 December 14:30-18:15 CET, followed by networking drinks from 18:15 CET. We cordially invite all the network members to join us – registration is now open!

  • By Gianpiero Petruzziello

ERRIN annual member survey: Shape ERRIN's agenda for 2023!

All members are invited to provide input on our priorities, topics, and activities that should be addressed in 2023. Your inputs are essential as they will provide a basis for the discussions during the workshops, and for the overall planning process for 2023, which will define ERRIN’s work next year.

  • By Lucy Hammond

ERRIN annual member survey: Shape ERRIN's agenda for 2023!

All members are invited to provide input on our priorities, topics, and activities that should be addressed in 2023. Your inputs are essential as they will provide a basis for the discussions during the workshops, and for the overall planning process for 2023, which will define ERRIN’s work next year.

  • By Ewa Chomicz

Call for Expression of Interest - 'Clusters meet Regions' workshops

The European Cluster Collaboration Platform launched a Call of Expression of Interest to select the national/regional authorities and clusters organisations to run 13 European ‘Clusters meet Regions’ workshops in the second half of 2022 and throughout 2023. The new deadline for making an application is 2 December 2022, at 18:00 CEST. 

  • By Lucy Hammond

Second set of calls for proposals under CEF Digital programme launched

The European Commission has launched the second set of calls for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility Digital programme, with a budget of €277 million. The deadline to apply is 23 February 2023. One of the calls that could be of particular interest to ERRIN members is the '5G for Smart Communities'.