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Cooperation for Smart Specialisation – 1st Western Balkans workshop

General Information

The purpose of this workshop is to promote Smart Specialisation as an important tool also for transnational cooperation in the Western Balkans.

It will also provide a dialogue forum to jointly discuss

  • strategic innovation policies
  • the identification of priorities of common interest and
  • their implementation across the Western Balkans.


  1. Facilitate peer discussions to improve the elaboration process and content of smart specialisation strategies across the Western Balkans.
  2. Start discussing opportunities for collaboration and joint projects within those domains.

The results of a Western Balkan scientific mapping exercise will also be launched at this event.


The event is directed to a wide audience representing

  • national and regional smart specialisation teams,
  • business,
  • science and
  • civic society.


This event is co-organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.


Podgorica (ME)
CentreVille Hotel, Podgorica, Montenegro

Contact information

Participation is by invitation only.

If you are interested in attending, please apply to

You may also use this contact if you have any queries.

For agenda, registration and more information please visit the event website.