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First S3P Peer Discussion Workshop

General Information

The first peer discussion workshop of the S3 Platform was held in Seville on 31 January 2012. The workshop opened with an explanation of the policy context to Smart Specialisation by DG Regional Policy, a conceptual introduction by Dominique Foray, and a summary of the operational chapter of the RIS3 Guide by Carlo Gianelle from the Platform team.
 
A further twelve regions acted as a 'critical friends'', asking for clarifications and further information, or making suggestions for improvement. In addition, Dominique Foray and another expert, Raquel Ortega-Argilés made comments and suggestions.

Agenda and Presentations

The main part of the workshop consisted of presentations and discussions about four draft RIS3 or envisaged approaches of four regions.