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Industrial Policy in the EU and Its Neighbourhood: Learning from Policy Experimentation

Maximilian Benner
The article presents approaches to new industrial policies in the EU and its neighbourhood and argues there are opportunities for mutual policy learning

SMART SPECIALISATION IN THE WORLD, AN EU POLICY APPROACH HELPING TO DISCOVER INNOVATION GLOBALLY

Gómez Prieto, Javier ; Demblans, Albane; Palazuelos Martínez, Manuel
Following the first global workshop on Smart Specialisation held in Seville (Spain) in September 2018, the Smart Specialisation Platform published a Science for Policy Report on "Smart Specialisation in the world, an EU policy approach helping to discover innovation globally". Smart Specialisation, as a place-based and innovative approach to innovation, was conceived as a "Made in EU" concept associated to the European cohesion policy. Under this umbrella, it has triggered the development of more than 120 Smart Specialisation Strategies among European Union (EU) regions and Member States in recent years. Nonetheless, the European roots of Smart Specialisation have gradually grown beyond EU borders. Smart Specialisation has started inspiring several regions and countries all over the world, and demonstrates a strong potential to feed into the international agenda on Sustainable Development.

Multilevel governance for smart specialisation: basic pillars for its construction

Larrea, Miren; Estensoro, Miren; Pertoldi, Martina.
Bibliographic Information: Larrea, M., Estensoro, M. and Pertoldi, M., Multilevel governance for smart specialisation: basic pillars for its construction, EUR 29736 EN, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2019, ISBN 978-92-76-02922-9 (online),978-92-76-02921-2 (print), doi:10.2760/425579 (online),10.2760/328871 (print), JRC116076.

An expert view: framing S3 evaluation

Dr Yannis Tolias
This paper aims to bridge the information asymmetry between the communities of S3 practitioners and evaluators by presenting relevant information to both sides on various aspects of evaluation design and the concept of smart specialisation, respectively.

Joint Undertakings: analysis of collaboration mechanisms with ESI Funds in a S3 context

JRC Technical Reports HAEGEMAN, KAREL; ARREGUI PABOLLET, ESKARNE; HARRAP, NICHOLAS; HORBACZEWSKA, KAROLINA; TORRECILLAS CARO, MARIA CRISTINA; VALERO BONED, SUSANA
This report investigates in particular the motivations and practices for strengthening collaborations between Joint Undertakings (JUs) (focusing on non-territorial innovation) and national and regional ESI Funds’ managing authorities (focusing on territorial innovation) and offers guidance to take the necessary steps to start or upscale them.

Smart Specialisation Evaluation: Setting the Scene

Smart Specialisation - JRC Policy Insights Carlo Gianelle, Fabrizio Guzzo, Elisabetta Marinelli
This report presents a set of preliminary conceptual and practical considerations on the evaluation of the Smart Specialisation policy. It opens a discussion that aims to set the scene for more articulated and detailed reflections.

Layers, levels and coordination challenges: comparing S3 governance in Puglia and Extremadura

Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez,A
Author: Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez,A ...

Report on the qualitative analysis of preliminary priority areas in the smart specialization process in the Republic of Serbia

Domen Bole, Lazar Zivkovic, Viktor Nedovic
The report gives comprehensive analysis of the economic, innovative and scientific potential of Serbia based on the mapping exercise, outlines priority areas for smart specialisation and provides the basis for the entrepreneurial discovery process in the country.

Identification of EU funding sources for the regional heating and cooling sector

External study report made for the Joint Research Centre Veen, Roel van der; Kooijman, Esmee
This report provides an overview of relevant EU funding sources for projects aimed at improving energy efficiency and deploying renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, and to support innovation and job creation at regional level in the same sector. The study covers European funding sources for the current programming period (2014-2020). Where possible, an outlook will be provided for the period beyond 2020 (2021-2027). The overview will focus on public funding, both grants and other financial instruments such as soft loans and guarantees.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Centre-Val de Loire report

JRC Technical Report Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Edwards, John; Rousseau, Jean-Marie
This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.