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"Preparing for the next programming period (2021-27): Strengthening RIS3 Governance and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process"

General Information

This workshop was organized by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Economy and Development, Greece as part of the RIS3 targeted support project on Lagging Regions. It took place in Chios, Greece on 28-29 November 2019 and aimed to support regional and national authorities in Greece and beyond through the design and implementation of regional research and innovation policies, by facilitating cross regional learning both within Greece and internationally. Co-Organiser: Region of North Aegean. 

Agenda and Presentations


28 November 2019

11:30 – 12:00

Registration and coffee

12:00 – 12:15

Plenary session I: Welcome and introduction

  • Welcome address by representative of Region of North Aegean
  • Maria KOSTOPOULOU, Ministry of Development and Investments
  • Agni SPILIOTI, General Secretariat for Research and Technology
  • George PEROULAKIS, European Commission, DG REGIO

  Introduction to the workshop


12:15 – 12:30




12:30 – 13:45

Parallel Discussions on RIS3 governance: How to simplify and accelerate implementation?

Yannis TOLIAS, Innovatia Systems, "Methodological approach for parallel discussions"

Table A: "Representatives from Regions"


 Moderator: Yannis TOLIAS, Innovatia Systems


Table B: "Representatives from National Bodies:


Moderator: Michalis METAXAS, Innovatia Systems


13:45 – 14:45

Lunch break and coffee

14:45 – 15:30

The Genesis of the Research Centre on Mastiha: What it takes to implement a multi-stakeholder project

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Panagiotis KYRIAKOU, Region of North Aegean


  • Yannis MANDALAS, Research Centre on Masticha
  • George PEROULAKIS, European Commission, DG REGIO
  • George PLAKOTARIS,  Regional Program, North Aegean

15:30 – 16:00

Plenary session II: RIS Implementation Tools

16:00 – 16:15

Yannis TOLIAS, Innovatia Systems: Plenary reporting back from RIS3 Governance Exercise

16:15 – 17:00

Panel discussion: The Next Generation of RIS3 Governance in Greece

Moderator: Dimitrios PONTIKAKIS, JRC


  • Maria KOSTOPOULOU, Ministry of Development
  • Maria GOULAPTSI, Region of Central Macedonia
  • Nikos THOMOPOULOS, Managing Authority of West Greece
  • George PLAKOTARIS, Region of North Aegean
  • George PEROULAKIS, European Commission, DG REGIO


29 November 2019


09:00– 09:30

Welcome and coffee  

09:30 – 14:30 RIS3 Network Meeting (Ministry of Development and Investments)
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch break 

14:30 – 15:30

Plenary Session I: EDP – Examples of Regional Planning and Implementation

Plenary Q&A

Plenary Q&A





15:30 – 16:30




Plenary Session II: Presentations on critical issues of EDP: Continuity, Internationalisation and Multi-level coordination

16:30 – 17:30

Panel discussion: The Next Generation of EDP in Greece

Moderator:  Jayne WOOLFORD, JRC


  • Michalis GKOUMAS, Ministry of Development
  • Nikos KARAMPEKIOS, National Documentation Centre
  • Constantinos MICHAILIDES, Region of Central Macedonia
  • Nikos THOMOPOULOS, Managing Authority of West Greece
  • George PLAKOTARIS, Region of North Aegean
  • Athanasios SOFOS, European CommissionDG REGIO




Homerion Cultural Centre, Polytechneiou 5, Chios, 821 00, Greece

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