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Laboratory session on SDG mapping took place as part of the ERSA - JRC Winter School 2021

General Information

The objective of this event was to provide insights about the scientific work carried out by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre on the topic of Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the session, participants discussed approaches, methods, techniques and practices to the development of transformative strategies in order to meet the established objectives of the 2030 UN Agenda. Additionally, interactive groups discussions were organised to stimulate brainstorming and to facilitate the identification  of new approaches to data gathering and analysis.


The online event was divided into three parts; starting with a detailed introduction on the topic of S3 for SDGs, followed by presentations delivered by JRC researchers who provided the conceptual background on the matter with a special focus on the case of Smart Specialisation for SDGs in Georgia. The last part allowed the different groups involved an opportunity to exchange ideas and discuss thoughts with JRC experts.


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Agenda and Presentations

14:00 – 14:05 Welcome and housekeeping
Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Scientific and Policy Officer, JRC
 
14:05 – 14:45 PART 1: CONCEPTS, POLICY FRAMEWORK AND RESEARCH QUESTIONS
 
14:05 – 14:15
Sustainable Development Goals - Policy Framework, Monitoring and Place-based Approach by Alice Siragusa, Team Leader, JRC
 
14:15 – 14:25
Smart Specialisation for non-EU countries by Katerina Ciampi Stancova, Scientific and Policy Officer, JRC
 
14:25 – 14:40
Smart Specialisation for Sustainability in Serbia, Monika Matusiak, Team Leader, JRC 
 
14:40 – 14:50
Analytical framework and data for Smart Specialisation in Georgia by Angela Sarcina, Economic and Policy Officer, JRC
 
Q&A moderated by Katerina Ciampi Stancova
 
15:00 – 15:50 PART 2: PARALLEL DISCUSSION GROUPS
 
Questions for guided discussion are the following:
 
1. What are the key characteristics of the mapping method supporting the development of Smart Specialisation for SDGs? Please consider the method and approach that could be implemented in non-EU countries with lower administrative capacities. 
 
2. How can we improve the method used in Georgia in order to achieve a more focus on environmental and social challenges? What other sources of data and approaches could be used?
 
15:50 – 16:25 PART 3: REPORTING FROM THE PARALLEL DISCUSSION GROUPS
 
Reporting and reflections by Dr. Monika Matusiak, Dr Caroline Zimm and Dr. Michal Miedzinski
 
Moderated by Alice Siragusa
 
16:25 – 16:30 CONCLUSION REMARKS