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Smart Specialisation in Portugal: Reflection and Update

General Information

Organised by the JRC in cooperation with the National Innovation Agency (ANI) and hosted by the government office for Algarve (CCDR), the conference took stock of S3 implementation in Portugal while looking to the future 'enabling condition'.

It brought together representatives of the Portuguese Government and its regional offices, stakeholders, DG Regional Policy and a number of European experts and peers, including Prof. Dominique Foray who helped develop the Smart Specialisation approach. It covered key issues such as functioning of the Entrepreneurial Process of Discovery, spending of the ESIF, the role of higher education institutions and cross border cooperation. 

Agenda and Presentations

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09:00

Registration – Welcome coffee

09:30

Opening Session

  • Maria do Céu Albuquerque, Portuguese Secretary of State for Regional Development
  • Francisco Serra, President, CCDR-Algarve
  • Mark Boden, Team Leader, Joint Research Centre
  • António Bob Santos, Executive Vowel, ANI

10:00

Smart Specialisation in the EU – Achievements, challenges and perspectives

Moderated by Mark Boden, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Smart Specialisation in Portugal

Moderated by John Edwards, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

13:00

Lunch

14:00

How to boost the EDP in Portuguese regions

Moderated by Artur Rosa Pires, University of Aveiro

15:00

The role of Higher Education Institutions – Launch of the HESS project

Moderated by Hugo Pinto, CES - University of Coimbra and HESS expert

  • Paulo Águas, Rector, University of Algarve and representative of the Portuguese Rectors Conference (CRUP) and the Polytechnics Coordinating Council (CCISP)

15:45

Coffee break

 

16:00

 

Cross-border Cooperation

Moderated by Fernando Mérida, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

17:00

Closing Session

  • Carole Mancel-Blanchard, Head of Unit for Portugal/Spain, DG REGIO
  • Duarte Rodrigues, Vice-President, Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão

Venue

CCDR Algarve, Faro, Portugal

Contact information

john.edwards@ec.europa.eu

 

 

Registration information

Invitation only - please contact us if you would like to attend