Events Events

Regions for Economic Change Conference, Brussels (BE)

15/06/2012
On the eve of the conference, Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, and President of the RegioStars Jury, and Luc van den Brande, former President of the Committee of the Regions, announced the winners of the RegioStars 2012 Awards. Styria in Austria, Malmö in Sweden, Podlaskie in Poland and two European Territorial Cooperation projects, bringing together partners from 9 different Member States, are the clear winners taking centre stage in Europe.

Peer Discussion As a Step Towards RIS3 in Ponta Delgada (PT)

05/06/2012 06/06/2012
The S3 Platform held a third peer-review workshop hosted by the Azorian government. Azores held the presidency of the grouping of EU Outermost Regions until October 2012 and the workshop had a focus on peripherality as a factor in smart specialisation strategies.

WIRE Conference

04/06/2012 05/06/2012
The WIRE 2012 conference was planned as a flagship discussion forum centred on formulation of a process of smart and sustainable development based on knowledge and innovation with particular attention to regional dimension.

The Fourth Week of Innovative Regions of Europe

04/06/2012 05/06/2012
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S3 Seminar for the Danube Macro Region

24/05/2012
S3 Seminar for the Danube Macro Region

Outreach event for the Danube Region

24/05/2012
The aim of this event that gathered about 100 participants from all over the Danube region was to inform about Smart Specialisation Strategies, and discuss macro-regional strengths, comparative advantages and potential future growth areas.

Country event in Brno (CZ)

14/05/2012
This smart specialisation seminar was organised in Brno for participants from both the Czech Republic and Slovakia. The seminar was aimed at discussing the conditions for the fulfilment of the ex-ante conditionality "innovation strategy for smart specialisation" foreseen within the proposal of SF regulations for the programming period 2014-2020.

RIS3 Event in the Baltic Sea Region

07/05/2012 08/05/2012
DG Regio, S3 Platform and the Latvian Government co-organised an S3 event for the Baltic Sea Region in Riga (Latvia). The main purpose of the event was to discuss the concept of Smart specialisation in the framework of the Baltic Sea region and the status and possibilities for smart specialisation strategies in the Baltic.

Second S3P Peer Discussion Workshop

03/05/2012
Four European regions were selected to present their current work on regional innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).

Conference "Regions for Economic Change 2012"

17/04/2012
Conference "Regions for Economic Change 2012"