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Commission staff working document - Accompanying the ‘Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies'

European Commission
This document supports the report to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies. It aims at providing more detailed information concerning the state of implementation of each macro-regional strategy.

SYNERGIES FOR INNOVATION: LESSONS LEARNT FROM THE S2E NATIONAL EVENTS

ANDREA CONTE, NIDA KAMIL OZBOLAT
This S2E Policy Insight summarises the main lessons learnt from the S2E National Events and demonstrates how the S3 and synergies between different European national funding can help closing the innovation gap across European territories.

Peer Review of the Ukrainian Research and Innovation System

DG RTD / H2020 PSF
Ukraine's STI system needs ambitious reforms to boost its efficiency and impact. These should be coupled with strong governmental commitment to invest more. The target of 1.7% of public R&D expenditures/GDP in the new Law on Scientific and Technical Activity, although unlikely to be reached soon, should remain valid and support the STI reform agenda.

Peer Review of the Moldovan Research and Innovation System

DG RTD / H2020 PSF
The report presents the outcome of the Peer Review of the Moldovan R&I system, carried out by the independent panel of PSF experts between November 2015 and July 2016. It explains the rationale supporting each of the key Policy Messages highlighted upfront in the report and discusses the 24 specific recommendations, clustered into thematic areas. Case studies from other countries supplement the narrative by presenting good practice examples that could facilitate the implementation of the recommendations by the Moldovan authorities.

Eastern Partnership - Focusing on key priorities and deliverables

JOINT STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT European Commission and High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Author: European Commission and High Representative of the Union for...

Implementing Smart Specialisation Strategies: A Handbook

Ed. Carlo Gianelle, Dimitris Kiriakou, Caroline Cohen, Marek Przeor
The handbook aims at taking stock of the Smart Specialisation experience and presenting its current state of the art, both in terms of conceptual developments and practical implementation.

Macro-regional strategies in changing times – EUSBSR, EUSDR, EUSALP and EUSAIR headed towards the future together

Interact Programme
Interact has published the first publication to comprise all four EU macro-regional strategies. The publication offers a view of the issues concerning the four strategies and aims to familiarize stakeholders with strategies of other macro-regions and to facilitate cooperation activities between strategies in the future.

Serbia 2016 Progress Report

SWD(2016) 361 final European Commission
Author: European Commission ...

Fraunhofer Policy Brief on Smart Specialisation

Henning Kroll
This Fraunhofer policy brief analyses the state of the art of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process in the implementation phase of S3 over the first semester of 2016.

Industry Global Value Chains, Connectivity and Regional Smart Specialisation in Europe. An Overview of Theoretical Approaches and Mapping Methodologies.

TODEVA Emanuela, RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan
This document is the second paper in a series of three papers on Global Value Chains (GVCs), developed under the auspices of the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. It provides a clear understanding and comparison of existing theories and methodologies for mapping value chains and offer a demonstration of the use of such methodologies in the context of S3 and strategic interventions at regional, national and cluster level. The paper provides an overview of five distinctive theoretical frameworks to global value chain research, and related to them methodologies for mapping GVCs, and analysis of patterns of industry diversification and integration.