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

Economic recovery

The role of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the post-pandemic recovery

Ilaria d'Auria

The coronavirus pandemic has drastically altered the outlook for the European and world economy. The economic forecast recently presented by the European Commission confirmed that the European Union

Smart Specialisation

Postponed: Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: State of play with Component 5

Heidi Johansson

The first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2020 will take place on 19th March between 9:30-11:30 at the Helsinki EU Office, located on Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels. This meeting will give an

WG Events

WG Events

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!

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting: New Initiative (Component 5)

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

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.

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 coh

Masterclass on Smart Specialisation

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

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;

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

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).

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

'Evidence informed policymaking' training course by JRC

A 2-day training course is organised on “Evidence informed policymaking” which will aim to introduce participants to useful tools, train them to navigate between different types of evidence and research methods, and reflect on how to deal with the many challenges of evidence-informed policymaking. ERRIN has been invited to nominate up to 3 candidates.

  • By Aija Konisevska Azadi

Erasmus+ VET Centres of Excellence: /AI,VR,AR Companies and VET within Healthcare and Technical sector needed

Partners from Finland, Denmark, Estonia, Sweden and Malta are sought for a VET TNE project.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Call for examples of citizen engagement at regional level

DG REGIO is looking for examples of citizen engagement in regional development processes e.g. related to Smart Specialisation. Selected examples will be showcased at a Conference organised by the European Commission on 6 February 2020. In addition, we will promote all collected examples on the ERRIN website.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

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.

  • 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 Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Call to organise events as part of the 'EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019' (Deadline: 29 March 2019)

  On November 20th the European Commission launched “EU Cluster weeks 2018-2019”, a campaign aimed at offering communication support to cluster events organised all around Europe before April 30th, 2019.