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 for Sustainable Development Goals: part two

This meeting will focus on the implementation of the science, technology and innovation for SDGs roadmaps in the context of their contribution to sustainable recovery and future resilience

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals: part one

This workshop will focus on the lessons learnt from the Global Pilot Programme for science, technology and innovation for SDGs from the pilot countries, UN partners, the World Bank and the EU's JRC.

Smart specialisation for economic recovery at the local and regional level

This webinar will examine the role of smart specialisation in economic recovery strategies post-COVID19 at the local and regional level.

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

The Smart Specialisation Working Group webinar offers an opportunity to exchange views on the role of the RIS3 in the EU’s green, digital and innovative recovery post-pandemic.

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

The first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2020 will take place on 19th March between 9:30-12:00 at the Helsinki EU Office, located on Rue Guimard 7, 1040 Brussels.

Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals

A two-day workshop this March aims to share practical experiences in applying S3 as a methodology to reach the SDGs through the implementation of localised, place-based, innovation-driven strategies in member states, regions and cities. 

WG Related Content

WG Related Content

Interregional Innovation Investment (Component 5) consultation

The Commission has proposed the new initative to help actors involved in smart specialisation (S3) strategies to cluster together, scale-up and bring innovation to the European market.

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

EU Interregional Innovation Investments: towards EU economic recovery

European regions and innovation stakeholders jointly call on the European institutions to use the EU Interregional Innovation Investment instrument to unleash the innovation potential available in Europe’s regions for Europe’s recovery.

JRC publishes methodolgical manual for developing thematic interregional S3 partnerships

The JRC has published a methodological manual for 'Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation.'

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.

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.

Latest Updates

  • By Hilary Webb

Interregional Innovation Investment (Component 5) consultation

The Commission has proposed the new initative to help actors involved in smart specialisation (S3) strategies to cluster together, scale-up and bring innovation to the European market.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Apply to be an expert for e-cohesion evaluation

A number of experts to subcontract in the field of ESIF programmes at national and regional level are sought for an e-cohesion bid.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

Update from the ERRIN Secretariat – Our work policy

As Belgium moves away from confinement, the ERRIN Secretariat has developed a new work policy with necessary safety measures in line with national guidelines for the coming months.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

Provide a regional example for the Spring AGM Policy Debate

Can your region be an example of how the COVID-19 recovery has shifted priorities, putting the green transition and research and innovation at the core of your strategy? We encourage you to get in touch with us as we are looking for regional cases to feed into the policy debate.

  • By Agnieszka Wieczorek Jetha

EU Interregional Innovation Investments: towards EU economic recovery

European regions and innovation stakeholders jointly call on the European institutions to use the EU Interregional Innovation Investment instrument to unleash the innovation potential available in Europe’s regions for Europe’s recovery.

  • By Ilaria d'Auria

We are looking for examples of how Smart Specialisation Strategies are supporting the post-pandemic recovery

The Smart Specialisation Working Group is leading a reflection on how the research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3) are supporting the recovery post-pandemic while contributing to Europe's twin transformations towards a green and digital economy.