Smart Specialisation Working Group

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

Emmeline Allioux

Leader

Emmeline Allioux

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur

Marta Marin

Leader

Marta Marin

Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU

Krista Taipale

Leader

Krista Taipale

Helsinki EU Office

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, the S3 Platform and its S3 Thematic Partnerships, European Parliament, and the Committee of the Regions. The goal is to strengthen the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda and 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

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Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Anna Tranberg

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN

Smart Specialisation WG

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: Reviewing the RIS3

Anonymous

The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between

WG Events

WG Events

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: New Initiative (Component 5)

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,…

Monitoring and evaluation of Smart Specialisation - State of the play and next steps

Given its experimentalist and result-oriented approach, smart specialisation places a strong emphasis on the role of monitoring and evaluation. The JRC has developed a solid framework for monitoring, in response of a very strong demand from national and regional authorities. As the end of the programming period approaches, it is time to debate on the state of the art of monitoring activities and start defining a framework to evaluate S3. This workshop tackles both aspects. Concept note and draft agenda Webstreaming

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

We are happy to welcome you to the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting that will take place on 11th June 2018 between 14:30-16:45 at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, located at Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels.  During this WG meeting, the main elements of the cohesion policy in the new MFF proposal will be presented by Benoît Nadler from DG REGIO, whereas the S3 and interregional cooperation in the new proposal will be presented by Marek Przeor from DG REGIO. We will also have a presentation by Johanna Juselius from the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council on…

Masterclass on Smart Specialisation

The EIT Climate-KIC is pleased to invite you to the Masterclass on Smart Specialisation with prof. Dr. Dominique Foray.  The Masterclass will focus on: Innovation and entrepreneurial discovery process Critical elements on industrial settings, regional specialisation and the policy process Regional needs to focus by developing distinctive and original areas of specialisation Contextualizing the elements in specific cases via a participatory exercise. If you are interested, please sign up via email to eitris@climate-kic.org by 28 September 2018. 

Multi-partner cooperation formulas and their impact on territorial development

The event will be an open discussion and a participatory session based on the RIS3, focusing mostly but not exclusively on the role of authorities and multi-level governance issues; on implementation tools; on continuous EDP and involvement of users; on open dimension and strategic use of Interreg; and on monitoring S3. This session of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2018 is organised by Alliances4development, a partnership composed by Aragon (ES), Nord-Est Romania (RO), ERRIN Member Northern Netherlands (NL), Silesia (PL) and Suleymanpasa (TR). Please register by using the code …

2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Implementation across global networks of regions, cities and firms

This conference offers a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Particular attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders. Confirmed plenary sessions and speakers…

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Call for special sessions proposals for 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development (Deadline 17 May)

On 26-28 September 2018 the 2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Implementation across global networks of regions, cities and firms will take place in Seville (Spain) and will be co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Regional Studies Association European Foundation (RSA Europe).  At the moment there are two calls open, one for special sessions proposals, one for submission of abstracts. The deadline for both calls is set for 17th May.  Submission of complete special session proposals Proposals including the list of 3-4…

The Guild publishes position paper and proposals for R&I missions for FP9

The Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities is now sharing its position paper on the mission-driven approach for the EU’s next Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (FP9). The network of 19 universities across Europe welcomes the Commission’s plans to adopt R&I missions, that will address the Sustainable Development Goals from a European perspective, foster interdisciplinary research and help articulate its impact more effectively. In order to be successful, The Guild recommends that the approach will incorporate the following principles: Missions should build on…

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek

Smart Regions Conference 3.0: Transformation through Smart specialisation

On 14-15 November in Brussels a third edition of Smart Regions conference will take place. During the event the achievements of the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialisation as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27 will be presented by the European Commission, Member States and regions.

There will be three focus topics:

  • By Anna Tranberg

Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3

We are honoured to invite you to the conference Digital Europe and Future Role of DIHs/S3 organized by the Smart-Space project funded through Interreg Alpine Space Programme.

The conference will:

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Digitalising products - unlocking the potential

An emerged technology-push within Information and Communication Technology (ICT) has led to an evolving digital transformation within industry (Lasi et al., 2014). The digital transformation is often described as a revolution due to the expected impact on industry, changing the competition and business.

  • By Anna Tranberg

Smart Specialisation Partnerships and European Partnerships – Synergies and complementarities

Creating concrete synergies, collaboration, and coordination, between Smart Specialisation Partnerships based on regional innovation strategies and European Partnerships is one of the issues ERRIN raised in the input to the Horizon Europe str

  • By Anonymous

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: Reviewing the RIS3

The next Smart Specialisation WG meeting on "Reviewing the RIS3 – Challenges and concrete proposals for improving inter-regional collaboration and synergies", will take place on 24th October between 9:15-12:00 at the Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, located on Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels.

  • By Anonymous

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

We are happy to welcome you to the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting that will take place on 11th June 2018 between 14:30-16:45 at the Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, located at Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels.  During this WG meeting, the main elements of the cohesion policy in the new MFF proposal will be presented by Benoît Nadler from DG REGIO, whereas the S