STAIRWAY TO EXCELLENCE (S2E)
Building on the achievements of the project so far, an exciting new phase of STAIRWAY TO EXCELLENCE (S2E) is currently under preparation and will begin early in the second half of 2018. Further details will be posted here in the coming...
NEW REPORT: AN INNOVATION AGENDA FOR THE WESTERN BALKANS
"Supporting an Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans" provides initial evidence to further smart specialisation in the region.
S3P Agri-food Working Committee Semi-annual Meeting
Many partnership activities on Agri-food are built on regular exchanges between the European Commission services and European regions leading and/or taking part in various thematic partnerships (Seinäjoki, Finland on 11 June 2018).
2018 SMARTER Conference on Smart Specialisation
The conference offers a comprehensive picture of S3 policy experience and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. It will take place from the 26th to 28th September 2018 in Seville (Spain).
EPSA Best Practice Awards to the S3 Platform
The S3 Platform has been recognised as "best practice" by the highly competitive and renowned European Public Sector Awards (EPSA), under the theme "An Innovative Public Sector in 2017: New solutions to complex challenges". The S3...
New Members of the S3 Platform
The latest S3 Platform members are Finnmark (NO), Latrobe Valley (AU), Salzburg (AT), Trøndelag (NO) and Noord Brabant (NL). In total, 18 EU Member States and 6 non-EU countries as well as 174 EU and 14 non-EU regions have registered.
Major Upgrade of the Eye@RIS3 Tool
The Eye@RIS3 tool update includes the re-classification of priorities by the economic, scientific and EU policy priorities. National/Regional managing authorities are invited to check the encoded information and revise their data where...
Communication – Strengthening Innovation in Europe's regions
The Commission is proposing a new set of actions to strengthen the implementation of Smart Specialisation and further help Europe's regions invest in their niche areas of competitive strengths.
The S3 Platform provides advice to EU countries and regions for the design and implementation of their Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3):
- Provide guidance material and good practice examples
- Inform strategy formation and policy-making
- Facilitate peer-reviews and mutual learning
- Support access to relevant data
- Train policy-makers