Smart Specialisation

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.

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

Smart Specialisation WG Meeting

Monday, 19 February, 2018 - 14:30
Helsinki EU Office, Rue Belliard 15-17
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...

Smart Specialisation WG meeting

Monday, 4 December, 2017 -
14:00 to 16:30
Helsinki EU Office, Brussels
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! 
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Fraunhofer Survey on the "Future Options for Smart Specialisation"

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

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