Peer eXchange & Learning (PXL) is a methodology for reviewing specific elements of innovation strategies for smart specialisation and territorial development strategies as well as tackling the associated implementation challenges. PXL aims at addressing the issues that emerged in the transition from the strategy design stage to the implementation phase. It is an important instrument offered by the S3 Platform of the European Commission to the EU Member States and regions.
PXL builds on the well-established peer-review approach of the S3 Platform. It supports transnational learning by bringing together regions and countries for knowledge and experience exchange, and the exploration of ways in which innovation and development strategies can be effectively implemented, adjusted and revised.
PXL creates an open and trusted learning environment where practical and conceptual issues can be discussed and explored through the experience of individual stakeholders. It engages peers and experts in focused discussions on important issues raised by the regions and countries under review, and guides them to distil a range of collective suggestions and lessons into a coherent picture.