4th meeting of the Working Group 'H2020 FOR RIS3' on optimizing the use of H2020 in implementing smart specialisation
07 Feb 2020
S3 Platform & OtherS3 Targeted Support
This is the fourth meeting of the Working Group, organised as part of the Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project, which is managed by JRC in cooperation with DG REGIO. S2E seeks to maximise the impact of Smart Specialisation Strategies in EU regions and member states, and to realise the full potential of using EU funding programmes managed at regional, national and EU levels.
The first meeting of the Working Group took place 13th June 2018. The working group aims to meet twice a year. Its core members are selected Managing Authorities of Member States and regions with a relatively high R&I intensity combined with higher ESIF dependence and lower capacities to capture H2020 funding, but there are also representatives from research institutions and independent experts.
The ultimate aim of the Working Group (WG) "H2020 for RIS3" is to optimise the use of Horizon 2020 (and Horizon Europe) in S3 implementation. This is to be achieved by building the necessary capabilities that may currently be lacking and thus hindering the creation of a research and innovation system containing entities that could be successful in competitive programmes such as H2020. Therefore the main focus of the WG will be on capacity building, whether that is in relation to higher level strategic aims such as improving the internationalisation or multi-level governance of a system, or human capacity building at an operational level.
The WG serves not only as a mutual learning group, but also as test bed to pilot new activities in the territories of its members, the results of which are subsequently discussed in the Working Group. It will also act as an evaluation mechanism when the activities are completed.
Agenda and Presentations
9:15 - 9:30
Registration and welcome coffee
9:30 - 9:45
Welcome remarks & presentation of the objectives of the day
Karel HAEGEMAN, DG JRC, European Commission
Denisa PERRIN, DG REGIO, European Commission
Peter SCHENK, DG RTD European Commission
9:45 - 10:45
Pilot 4: Transnational networking in RIS3 implementation
Pilot 4 context and objectives, Karel HAEGEMAN, DG JRC, European Commission
Reporting on the Learning Lab (3 July 2019) on "Supporting the effective uptake of Cohesion Policy funds in energy - S3 as a tool to enhance innovation capabilities in EU13" - Fernando MÉRIDA MARTÍN, DG JRC, European Commission