The main themes of the Smart Specialisation Working Group are:

  • Current political and policy debate on clear concept, methodology and scale of RIS3;
  • Increasing attention on synergies between regional innovation and development policies and financial instruments;
  • Continued renewed interest on the role of clusters and thematic platforms as enablers of S3.

According to these themes the Working Group aims of monitoring and contributing to key policy developments related to S3 by enhancing dialogue with relevant stakeholders – such as DG Regio, Mirror Group, S3 Platform and its S3 Thematic Platforms, Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platforms, European Parliament and Committee of the Regions – with the goal of strengthening the regional perspective in the wider smart specialisation agenda; and providing support and visibility to working group members through the regional snapshot and acting as support basis for other ERRIN thematic 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 Belliard 15-17
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...

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

Monday, 11 June, 2018 - 14:30
Delegation of the Basque Country to the EU, Rue des Deux Églises 27, 1000 Brussels
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....
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