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FLASH NEWS: The 2nd High-level Smart Regions event, due to take place on 1-2 June 2017 in Helsinki, will provide 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.
OPEN CALL: Expressions of interest for setting-up and co-leading new partnerships in specific thematic areas related to Agri-Food may be submitted here.

The Smart Specialisation Platform for Agri-Food (S3P Agri-Food) established at EU level aims to accelerate the development of joint investment projects in the EU by encouraging and supporting interregional cooperation in thematic areas based on  smart specialisation priorities defined by regional and national government linked to agriculture and food. Through the S3P Agri-Food, EU regions and member states are able to implement more efficiently their smart specialisation strategies, and regional stakeholders benefit from the new cooperation opportunities with partners from other regions.

Objectives

The key objective of the S3P Agri-Food is to orchestrate and support the efforts of EU regions committed to work together for developing a pipeline of investment projects connected to specific thematic areas of smart specialisation priorities through interregional cooperation. The S3P Agri-Food will be co-developed and co-led by the regions themselves ensuring an active participation and commitment of industry and related business organisations and clusters as well as research institutions, academia and civil society.

Thematic Areas

The S3P Agri-Food will focus on RIS3 priority areas related to agriculture and food and further proposed by the regions which are keen to act as coordinating/leading region(s). To submit the proposals, interested region are invited to fill in the Expression of Interest on-line form.

Impact

 

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.

 

 

PAST MILESTONES

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. 

 

References

Brennan L., Rakhmatullin R. (2015). Global Value Chains and Smart Specialisation Strategy. Thematic Work on the Understanding of Global Value Chains and their Analysis within the Context of Smart Specialisation. JRC S3 Policy Brief.

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 .

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Publications Publications

Global Value Chains Mapping: Methodology and Cases for Policy Makers. Thematic Work on Value Chain Mapping in the Context of Smart Specialisation

TODEVA Emanuela, RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan
This is the 3rd paper in a series of work on Global Value Chains (GVCs), developed under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European...

Industry Global Value Chains, Connectivity and Regional Smart Specialisation in Europe. An Overview of Theoretical Approaches and Mapping Methodologies.

TODEVA Emanuela, RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan
This document is the second paper in a series of three papers on Global Value Chains (GVCs), developed under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre...

Smart Specialisation: Creating Growth through Trans-national cooperation and Value Chains

JRC Science for Policy Report Mariussen Åge; Rakhmatullin Ruslan; Stanionyte Lina.
Thematic Work on the Understanding of Transnational cooperation and Value Chains in the context of Smart Specialisation.

Food and gastronomy as elements of regional innovation strategies

Alessio Cavicchi and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
The paper discusses recent innovation and diversification paths in agro-food, specifically the linkage between food, territory and branding, the emerging...

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