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

SEDEC - Stakeholders' consultation on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact in regional place-based policies"

The European Committee of the Regions is drafting an opinion on "Regional Innovation Scoreboard and its impact on regional place-based policies". In view of this, ERRIN members are invited to provide input and discuss the issues at hand during a stakeholder consultation.

Northern Netherlands in Transition Working Conference

The decision by the Dutch government to stop extracting natural gas from the Groningen gas field will have major economic implications for the Northern Netherlands. To tackle these

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 E

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:

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

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, 100

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

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.

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 E

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).

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.

Adoption of the CoR opinion on "Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions"

  On 16th May, the opinion on “Strengthening Innovation in Europe’s Regions: Strategies for resilient, inclusive and sustainable growth” drafted by Mikel Irujo Amezaga, Head of the Navarre Government Delegation in Brussels and member of ERRIN Management Board, was adopted unanimously during the Comm

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

Latest Updates

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update on ERRIN's work

The current outbreak of COVID-19 has caused a lot of uncertainty in Brussels and across the whole of Europe. We would therefore like to reassure all of you, that despite the current situation, the ERRIN Secretariat will stay operational and work remotely.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning ERRIN Working Group meetings

In light of the current COVID-19 concerns and the guidelines given by the Belgian authorities, we regret to inform you that our upcoming Working Group meetings will be postponed or will take place online.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Information concerning the COVID-19 outbreak and ERRIN meetings

Considering the current outbreak of the Coronavirus and cancellations of some events taking place in Brussels, we would like to inform members that for the time being all ERRIN Working Group meetings will take place as planned, unless communicated otherwise.

  • By Hilary Webb

Managing authorities and intermediate bodies to participate in pilot action on engaging citizens with cohesion policy

DG Regio has launched a call for expressions of interest for managing authorities and intermediate bodies of Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund programmes wishing to explore closer cooperation with citizens in the implementation of cohesion policy.

  • 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.