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: Dialogue with the European Institutions

In the next Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting, Alexander Ferstl from the Austrian Presidency will present the state of play of the discussions on the post-2020 Cohesion policy proposal in the Council, with a focus on innovation and S3 related issues. We will also have a dialogue with Peter Berkowitz from DG REGIO on the Interregional innovation investments (component 5). In addition, the two ERRIN regions Region SUD and the Region of Catalonia will present updates in their S3 strategies. Please find the agenda for the meeting and the Fiche 9 on Interregional innovation investements…

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

We are happy to invite you to the last Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting for this year! The meeting will take place on 4th December between 10:30-13:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, located on Rue Belliard 15-17, 1040 Brussels. In this working group meeting, Lambert van Nistelrooij, Member of the European Parliament, will present the state of play in the European Parliament on S3 in the post 2020 period. Serafin Pazos Vidal will present the CoR position on future EU Territorial Cooperation and Component 5. This will be followed up by a discussion on the ERRIN actions on territorial…

New Industrial Value Chains For Growth – S34Growth

The Vanguard Initiative originated Interreg Europe project “Enhancing policies through interregional cooperation: New industrial value chains for growth (S34GROWTH)” , involving 10 VI regions, was launched in 2016 with a bold ambition to explore and define how industry-led, inter-regional collaboration can accelerate EU ambitions to improve industrial innovation and competitiveness. Specifically, the project:  aims to improve the effectiveness of EU interregional cooperation through the development / improvement of existing regional policy instruments  supports the renewal of Europe's…

Smart Specialisation WG meeting

In this last Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting of the year, we will learn more about, and discuss The future of smart specialisation and cohesion policy. It will take place on December 4 at the Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17 from 14.00 – 16.30. Please find the agenda attached.  At this meeting we will also give the opportunity to discuss next year's priorities for the working group, so please bring ideas and thoughts for the coming year.  Very welcome! 

GROW your REGIOn conference: Boosting smart interregional collaboration through clusters

The 2nd edition of the 'Grow your region' conference will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 8 and 9 November. The event is co-organised by the European Commission's Directorate-Generals for 'Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs' and for 'Regional and Urban Policy', in cooperation with the Valencia Regional Authority. Lessons will be drawn on how smart specialisation strategies were used and how clusters have supported growth in Europe's regions. 'GROW your REGIOn' is an opportunity to: share your smart specialisation and cluster experience and practices exchange ideas about…

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

We are happy to invite you to the first Smart Specialisation WG Meeting for 2018. The meeting will take place on 19th February from 14:30-16:30 at the Helsinki EU Office.  During the meeting we will get a presentation on S3 in the Basque Country; a presentation of the cohesion policy public consultation; and a presentation of the CoR report Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth.  Please find attached the agenda for the meeting.  We look forward to seeing you.

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Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: The Role of Universities and Cities in Smart Specialisation

We welcome you to the final Smart Specialisation Working Group Meeting before the summer break! The meeting will take place on 17th June between 14:00-17:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, which has moved and now is located on Rue Guimard 7, 1000 Brussels.  This Working Group meeting will focus on the role of universities and cities in Smart Specialisation.

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Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: New Initiative (Component 5)

We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for this year!

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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.

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Masterclass on Smart Specialisation

The EIT Climate-KIC is pleased to invite you to the Masterclass on Smart Specialisation with prof. Dr.

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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 A

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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.