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.

Work Plan
WORKING GROUP LEADER
Emmeline Allioux
Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Marta Marin
Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU
Krista Taipale
Helsinki EU Office

Last Working Group Meeting

Helsinki EU Office, Rue Guimard 7, 1000 Brussels
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. In the first part of the meeting, representatives from the university side will present and discuss the role of universities in regional...
Basque Country's Delegation in Brussels, Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels
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...
latest presentation & Posts

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,
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

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
Monday, May 14, 2018

ERRIN and the Missions in FP9

On 22nd February Professor Mariana Mazzucato (PhD), presented the report “Missions: A problem-
Monday, March 12, 2018

ERRIN contribution to the consultations on Cohesion and Research & Innovation

ERRIN has contributed to the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) consultations on EU funds in the
Friday, March 09, 2018

Bulgarian Presidency event: Research Infrastructures beyond 2020 – sustainable and effective ecosystem for science and society

The event is organised under the auspices of the Bulgarian Presidency of the EU. Skåne European
Thursday, March 22, 2018

ERRIN Position Paper for the Consultation on Cohesion Policy

ERRIN has submitted a position paper to the Public Consultation on EU Funds in the Area of Cohesion
Tuesday, March 06, 2018

New Industrial Value Chains For Growth – S34Growth

The Vanguard Initiative originated Interreg Europe project “Enhancing policies through
Thursday, March 15, 2018

ERRIN involved in the preparation of the draft opinion on EC’s communication “Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth”

  On 21 February 2018 the Commission for Social Policy, Education, Employment, Research and Culture
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Croissant Event - UAS4EUROPE for FP9

This event will reflect on the role of universities of applied sciences (UAS) in FP9. What can the
Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Improving entrepreneurship through social economy and smart specialisation

ERRIN and two of its members, Government of Navarra and East and North Finland, together with
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Connecting Territories: the Role of European Regions and Cities in the Future EU Policies for Research and Innovation

As a follow up to the CoR Opinion "Local and Regional Dimension of the Horizon 2020 Programme and
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

We are happy to invite you to the first Smart Specialisation WG Meeting for 2018. The meeting will
Monday, February 19, 2018

MOOC: Monitoring Smart Specialisation Strategies

What are the principles underpinning RIS3 and RIS3 monitoring? What are the core-indicators of the
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

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
Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Science meets regions

Science meets Regions will take place on the 29 November 2017 in the European Committee of the
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Smart Specialisation WG meeting

In this last Smart Specialisation Working Group meeting of the year, we will learn more about, and
Monday, December 04, 2017

Cross Innovation as an impetus for economic development - The digital approach of Saxony-Anhalt

Cross Innovation as an impetus for economic development - The digital approach of Saxony-Anhalt’s
Monday, November 27, 2017

Fraunhofer Survey on the "Future Options for Smart Specialisation"

We would like to invite you to take part in the survey on the "Future Options for Smart
Thursday, July 27, 2017

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
Wednesday, November 08, 2017

Smart Specialisation Working Group

The next Smart Specialisation Working Group Meeting will be an opportunity to discover more about
Monday, June 19, 2017

Member Of Smart Specialisation Working Group