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Launch event of JRC Review of Industrial Transition of Greece

General Information

The purpose of the meeting was to present the findings and recommendations of the review and initiate a discussion with policy makers. The review report is an example of science for policy by the JRC, working closely with the Greek authorities and other Commission services to offer tailored and timely policy support. It is the result of extensive research and wide stakeholder consultations that offers new evidence under a novel methodology prepared by the JRC, drawing on expertise on transformative innovation policies.

Agenda and Presentations

24 February 2021: PRESENTATION AND DISCUSSION

10:00-10:10

WELCOME ADDRESSES

  • Christos Dimas, Deputy Minister for Research and Innovation
  • Alexandra Sdoukou, Secretary General for Energy & Mineral Resources at Ministry for the Environment and Energy
  • Bernard Magenhann, Deputy Director-General, Joint Research Centre, European Commission 
  • Nicola de Michelis, Director, DG REGIO, European Commission
10:10-10:15

CONTEXT, SCOPE AND PROCESS OF THE JRC REVIEW 

  • Michalis Dritsas, Chief of Cabinet, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments 
  • Michalis Gkoumas, Special Service for Strategy, Planning & Evaluation, Ministry of Development and Investments
  • Dimitris Pontikakis, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
10:15-10:50

REVIEW PRESENTATION

Q&As

10:50-11:00 BREAK
11:00-12:00

ROUNDTABLE: RELEVANCE TO ONGOING AND FUTURE WORK

  • Evi Sachini, National Documentation Centre
  • Dimitris Tsalemis, Director, Ministry for the Environment and Energy
  • Ioannis Kyriakou, Secretary General for Industry
  • Agni Spilioti, General Secretariat of Research and Innovation
  • Carsten Rasmussen, DG REGIO, European Commission
  • Xabier Goenaga, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

Moderator: Johan Stierna, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

12:00 END OF FIRST DAY

 

25 February 2021:  IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC POLICIES

10:00-10:40

ROUNDTABLE  1: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE S3, ENTREPRENEURIAL DISCOVERY PROCESS (ERDF) AND SYNERGIES WITH OTHER FUNDS

Proposals (5 minutes each + 10 minutes discussion)

  • Michalis Gkoumas, Special Service for Strategy, Planning & Evaluation, Ministry of Development and Investments
  • Michalis Dritsas, Chief of Cabinet, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments
  • Antonios Gypakis, General Secretariat for Research and Innovation
  • Maria Apostolaki, Region of Crete 
  • George Peroulakis, DG REGIO, European Commission

Rapporteur: Dimitris Pontikakis, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

10:40-11:20 ROUNDTABLE 2: IMPLICATIONS FOR THE RECOVERY PLAN AND JUST TRANSITION PLAN

Proposals (5 minutes each + 10 minutes discussion)
  • Nikos Mantzoufas, Head, Special Service for Recovery Fund 
  • Ioannis Kottakis, General Secretariat for Industry, Ministry of Development and Investments
  • Yannis Tzortzis, President, Legal Experts Committee, Just Transition Development Plan
  • Nassos Sofos, DG REGIO, European Commission 
  • Chris Allen, Athens Office of DG ECFIN, European Commission 
  • Ioannis Kesanlis, Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace
Rapporteur: Dimitris Pontikakis, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
11:20-11:30 BREAK
11:30-12:10 ROUNDTABLE 3: IMPLICATIONS FOR WHOLE-OF-GOVERNMENT COORDINATION
 
  • Vasiliki Georgakopoulou, Secretariat General of Coordination, Presidency of the Government
  • Maria Kostopoulou, Special Service for Strategy, Planning & Evaluation, Ministry of Development and Investments
  • Vasileios Gongolidis, General Secretariat for Research and Innovation
  • Dimitris Papastergiou, President, Central Union of Municipalities of Greece
  • Konstantinos Tzanetopoulos, Public Procurement, Ministry of Development and Investments 
  • Athina Foka, Special Service of EU Structural Funds for the Ministry of Shipping and Island Policy
Rapporteur: Dimitris Pontikakis, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
12:10-12:20

REPORTING FROM THE ROUNDTABLES

Dimitris Pontikakis, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

12:20-12:30

CLOSING REMARKS: SMART SPECIALISATION STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABILITY

  • Johan Stierna, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
  • Michalis Dritsas, Chief of Cabinet, Deputy Minister for Development and Investments
12:30 END

 

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