The investment opportunities generated by the S3P Agri-Food will contribute to a more competitive and sustainable EU food supply chain, more resilient food systems, and to a more effective targeting of the EU regional funds on growth and jobs, especially through the numerous SMEs and micro-companies that make up this chain. The Platform will also promote the complementarity of funding instruments in the support of an investment project pipeline.
S3P Agri-food Semi-annual Working Committee meeting took place in Seinajoki, Finland on 11th June 2018 . The Working Committee consists of all regions participating in Agri-food thematic partnerships. As a result, these Working Committee Meetings bring together the European Commission services and representatives of all Agri-food thematic partnerships. Further information and presentations are available here.
Smarter Regions 2.0 Conference: the 2nd High-level Smart Regions event, took place on 1-2 June 2017 in Helsinki, and provided the opportunity to national and regional authorities to share experience of how smart specialisation has been implemented in their countries and regions. Further information is available here.
Kick-off event of S3P - Agri-Food took place on the 6-7 December 2016 in Florence, Italy.
This meeting resulted in the first group of partnerships formally joining the Agri-Food S3 Platform as members. At the same time, it resulted in agreed working arrangements to prepare partnerships in thematic areas and establish a project investment pipeline, in particular for pilots and demonstrators in the targeted areas. The European Commission is committed to develop support and advisory services to accelerate this project pipeline. Presentations are available here.
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Cavicchi, A. and K., Ciampi Stancova, (2016). Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies. European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Prospective Technological Studies, Spain.
Radosevic, S. and Ciampi Stancova, K. (2015). “Internationalising Smart Specialisation: Assessment and Issues in the Case of EU New Member States.” Journal of the Knowledge Economy, first online: 28 November 2015, pp. 1-31, doi: 10.1007/s13132-015-0339-3, open access: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs13132-015-0339-3 .