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First meeting of the working group on RIS3 monitoring in lagging regions

General Information

The first meeting of the JRC Lagging Regions Working Group on Monitoring will be held in Barcelona (at the EC Representation) on the 16th of February. During this meeting, representatives from the project's partner regions will examine their approaches to RIS3 monitoring with the support of independent experts. The outcomes of the event will provide the basis for some online learning material.

Agenda and Presentations

09:00 - 09:30 Welcome Coffee and registration

09:30 – 10:00 Introduction (Plenary)


Mark Boden, JRC - The LAGREG project, Structure of the Monitoring Working Group and organisation of the day


10:00 - 11:30: Monitoring RIS3 Hearing (Plenary)



  • Yiannis Tolias, Innovatia System – Arguments in favour (advantages)





Moderator:  Elisabetta Marinelli, JRC

11:30 - 12:00 Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30 Peer exchange – Parallel working groups


Regions and experts discuss their own experience of monitoring RIS3 focusing on the two aspects discussed in the previous session.


WG1 – Rapporteur: Michalis Metaxas/Moderator Karel Haegeman

WG2 – Rapporteur: Federica Bertamino/Moderator Elisabetta Marinelli

WG3 – Rapporteur: Monika Matusiak/Moderator Carlo Gianelle

WG4 – Rapporteur: Ruslan Stefanov/Moderator Marina Ranga


Moderator: Patrice dos Santos, JRC

13:30 - 14:30 Networking lunch

14:30 – 15:00 Plenary reporting back from the working groups

Rapporteur briefly summarised the discussion of the respective tables.


Moderator: Marina Ranga, JRC

15:30 – 16:30 RIS3 Monitoring Clinic


During this session each region/city will discuss with one expert and a member of the JRC their monitoring system in detail and propose operational objectives.


Experts, JRC representatives will be distributed as follows. Critical friends (other than Raquel Ortega and Artur de Rosa) and other participants can choose the table they prefer.


  • Spain, Extremadura: Elisabetta Marinelli, Raquel Ortega
  • Italy, Puglia: Federica Bertamino
  • Bulgaria, Gabrovo and Ruse: Ruslan Stefanov, Patrice Dos Santos
  • Portugal, Centro:  Carlo Gianelle, Artur de Rosa Pires, Ken Guy
  • Poland, Warmisko Mazurskie: Monica Matusiak
  • Romania, North West, North East and National representative: Yiannis Tolias, Marina Ranga, Karel Haegman
  • Greece, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace: Michalis Metaxas

The summaries of the monitoring systems are available here.

The outcomes of the RIS3 monitoring clininc are available here.

Moderator: Carlo Gianelle, JRC

16:30 - 17:00 Concluding remarks and next steps


  • Experts report briefly to the plenary the objectives selected with the region.
  • Ken Guy and Mark Boden reflect on the lessons learnt during the day.
  • Elisabetta Marinelli and Carlo Gianelle clarify the next steps


Moderator: Karel Haegeman, JRC


First meeting of the working group on RIS3 monitoring in lagging regions venue
EC Representation, Barcelona

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