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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of North East Romania

Elisabetta Marinelli, John Edwards, Cosmina Mironov
Author: Elisabetta Marinelli, John Edwards, Cosmina Mironov ...

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation The Case of Navarre, Spain

Igor Campillo, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Javier Gómez Prieto
Author: Igor Campillo, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Javier Gómez Prieto ...

Dynamics of Smart Specialisation Agri-food Trans-regional Cooperation

21/2017 Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Alessio Cavicchi
The objective of this paper is to inform the community of researchers, policymakers and practitioners about the dynamics of setting up the Thematic Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-food, and to provide information about its functioning and governance.

Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology.

Gómez Prieto J. and dos Santos P. (2017); Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology; Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 28635 EN, doi:10.2760/884462 Javier Gómez Prieto and Patrice dos Santos
Gómez Prieto J. and dos Santos P. (2017); Smart Specialisation in EU and Chile, challenges and opportunities. Towards a transcontinental policy learning dialogue methodology; Luxembourg (Luxembourg): Publications Office of the European Union, EUR 28635 EN, doi:10.2760/884462

Report on the Implementation of the European Neighbourhood Policy Review

European Commission & EEAS
This is the first report following the review of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in November 2015, which sets out a new framework for building more effective partnerships between the EU and its neighbours, and supporting stabilisation as a top priority. The report reflects the overarching political priorities for the EU's external action agreed with by Council following publication of the Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy in June 2016.

European Commission reflection paper on harnessing globalisation

European Commission
This reflection paper situates the Smart Specialisation Strategies and regional innovation as a key instrument to harness globalisation.

Place-Based Innovation Ecosystems: Espoo Innovation Garden and Aalto University (Finland)

JRC Science for Policy Report Gabriel Rissola, Fernando Hervás, Milena Slavcheva and Koen Jonkers
The present case study aims to identify key success factors in the Espoo innovation ecosystem, with particular attention to the role of Aalto University as an example of an entrepreneurial university. It seeks to inform policies aimed at supporting the strengthening and emergence of existing or new place-based innovation ecosystems and entrepreneurial universities in other EU regions and cities.

Review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries

EaP PLUS Project inno TSD, BELISA, CIP, ICARTI, NAS-RA, NASU, SDF-AZE, UKRTECHINFORM, DLR, EBN, SPI
This report makes the review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries – including existing and emerging innovative cluster initiatives. It notably provides quantitative knowledge of existing clusters or emerging cluster initiatives in EaP countries, as well as qualitative knowledge of current strengths and weaknesses of cluster development in EaP countries, and the needs of clusters (existing and emerging). In addition, it aims at pre-exploring and recommending different paths to enhance EU-EaP cluster cooperation, based on the analysis.

Review of the state of development of clusters in EaP countries

STI International Cooperation Network for Eastern Partnership Countries – PLUS inno TSD, BELISA, CIP, ICARTI, NAS-RA, NASU, SDF-AZE, UKRTECHINFORM, DLR, EBN, SPI
Author: inno TSD, BELISA, CIP, ICARTI, NAS-RA, NASU, SDF-AZE,...

Added value of the macro-regional strategies for projects and programmes

Interact Programme
Macro-regional strategies can be driving forces for change if the right momentum is achieved. Macro-regional strategies are coordination and cooperation frameworks to implement shared priorities through various actions (processes) as well as projects and programmes. As such they have a wider regional impact, can contribute to processes and have the potential to become catalysts for institutional change in the future. To achieve the right momentum, macro-regional strategies have to become more appealing. They need to capitalise on the added value they can offer to processes, projects and programmes, so that the latter are interested in supporting actions implementing macro-regional strategies.