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HIGHLIGHTS COOPERATION EU - SOUTH-AFRICA 

European Union external action.  
Responsible EU body: EEAS

International Cooperation framework for Research and Innovation.  
Responsible European Commission service: DG RTD.

Regional Policy Dialogue.
Responsible European Commission service: DG REGIO.

STEPS TOWARDS S3 IMPLEMENTATION

Aiming at facilitating close cooperation with EU regions, the Smart Specialisation platform supports technically and methodologically strategic initiatives leading to implement the smart specialisation concept in non-EU countries. An open call to non-EU regions and countries is available.

OPEN CALL to Non-EU Countries & Regions: registration in the S3 Platform. Expressions of interest for becoming member of the S3 platform can be fulfilled here.  This call targets public authorities in charge of innovation and competitiveness policies at national and sub-national level.

More concretelly, the support of the S3 Platform to the implementation and adaptation of the S3 concept in South-Africa is linked to the following activities: 

  • Institutional talks with Department of Science and Technology
  • Methodological support in the customisation process of S3 
  • Facilitating exchanges and contacts among S3 practitioners and stakeholders
  • Co-development of policy analysis and project proposals
  • Dissemination and communication activities in several channels 
  • Membership to the S3 Platform 
  • Newsletter information 

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