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Making the Most of Macro-regional Strategies

Interact Programme
This publication covers a wide range of topics, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectorial cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies.

Reconciling Smart Specialisation Strategies with State aid – Not an Impossible Mission

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal Péter Staviczky, Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This article highlights the relevance of State aid law both for policy makers and aid grantors when implementing smart specialisation strategies (S3).

Mapping of economic, innovative and scientific potential in Serbia

Kroll, Henning; Schnabl, Esther; Horvat, Djerdj.
This report is prepared to identify potential priority domains for smart specialisation in Serbia. It will does this based on an approach following the smart specialisation approach by mapping the economic, scientific and innovation potential at subnational level as a preparation for prioritising domains and activity areas for public investments and beginning stakeholder mobilisation (entrepreneurial discovery process).

Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy

COWI; A/S; DG REGIO
The study ‘Macro-regional strategies and their links with cohesion policy’ aims at describing the main features of each macro-region (Baltic, Danube, Adriatic and Ionian, and Alpine) through a range of macroeconomic, competitiveness, integration and governance indicators.

Smart specialisation, seizing industrial opportunities

Antonio Vezzani, Marco Baccan, Alina Candu, Alessio Castelli, Mafini Dosso, Petros Gkotsis
This study offers a novel analytical approach to inform the regional search for new industrial opportunities, as promoted by Smart Specialisation within the EU Cohesion policy context.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Towards strategic partnerships for innovation

S3 Platform Policy Briefs John Edwards, Elisabetta Marinelli, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Louise Kempton
This Policy Brief reports on the results of the first phase of the project 'Higher Education for Smart Specialisation' (HESS). This includes an analysis of a survey of S3 Platform members related to the role of HEIs in the design and implementation of their S3, an introduction to how the European Social Fund may finance human capital elements of innovation, and a summary of the two pilot case studies in Navarra and North East Romania.

Smart Specialisation at work: The entrepreneurial discovery as a continuous process

12/2017 Elisabetta Marinelli, Inmaculada Perianez-Forte
The term Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (or EDP) originally referred to the identification of areas for investment in research and innovation (i.e. priority-areas), through an inclusive and evidence-based process grounded in stakeholders’ engagement.

Multi-Level Governance of Innovation and Smart Specialisation

Zane Šime, Baltic TRAM High Level Group, EUSBSR PA Innovation
The aim of this publication is to analyse the global, international, European and transnational or macro-regional governing structures of innovation and smart specialisation relevant to the CBSS Member States in the science-business cooperation context.

Implementing smart specialisation - thematic platform on industrial modernisation

S3 Policy Brief Series Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Ruslan Rakhmatullin
This paper offers an overview of policy and economic reasons behind the launch of the new Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.

Concept Note - Partnership of European Regions on Sustainable Buildings

Andalusian Energy Agency
This Concept Note gathers the main aspects of the proposal for the creation of a Partnership of European Regions on Sustainable Buildings, in reference to the scope and objective of the Partnership, as well as the key elements and approach to be considered in its development, after incorporating all the contributions received after the referral of the document and its presentation in Brussels, with special emphasis on a specific proposal to be developed, based on the expectations of Andalusia, which will serve as a starting point to attract the interest of other European regions.