Given its experimentalist and result-oriented approach, the Smart Specialisation policy concept places a strong emphasis on the role of monitoring within the policy cycle. Monitoring refers to a set of activities regarding the ongoing, systematic collection and elaboration of information to assess progress towards the achievement of policies' intended results and outputs. Monitoring information should be used to enhance policy performance and inform future decision-making processes.
This conference offers a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Particular attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders.
Discover the activities of the Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies in a dedicated session next 26th September in Seville26/09/2018
The The Knowledge Centre for Territorial Policies (KC TP) organises a dedicated session preceding the 2018 SMARTER Conference on the morning of the 26th of September.
The first global workshop on place-based innovation
The regional dimension of VET and adult learning and its link to Smart Specialisation
This event will focus on awareness raising on smart specialisation process which has started in Albania under JRC guidance. Organized by the Albanian S3 team with the support from the JRC Territorial Development Unit, the event will bring together major stakeholders of the Albanian innovation community.
Smart Choices for innovative regional ecosystems. The Power of Connectivity, Entrepreneurship and Science & Research
Creating value together - Towards business partnerships between social economy and traditional enterprises03/07/2018
Social economy enterprises and traditional, for-profit enterprises collaborate in many ways. Together, they can co-create value for both partners and become a real source of jobs and social impact in Europe. Yet, the potential of value creation through collaboration between these two types of enterprises is not fully exploited.
This international development lab builds further on an earlier Entrepreneurial Discovery Focus Group targeting the wine and vineyard value chain.
The first meeting of the Working Group is organised as part of the Stairway to Excellence project, managed by JRC in close cooperation with DG REGIO, and seeks to maximise the impact of Smart Specialisation Strategies in EU regions and member states, and to realise the full potential of using EU funding programmes managed at regional, national and EU levels.
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