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New JRC MOOC on monitoring Smart Specialisation strategies: Presentation at the Committee of Regions

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Which are the principles underpinning RIS3 and RIS3 monitoring? What are the core-indicators to monitor the sound implementation of research and innovation Smart specialisation strategies (RIS3)? Where to find the key data-sources needed to monitor them?

These are the insights you will gain from the MOOC produced by the JRC on monitoring  Smart Specialisation strategies. Dr Elisabetta Marinelli,  from the JRC (Targeted Support for RIS3), will present its contents and explain how and when to register for the online course that will open in March, at a lunch-time briefing hosted by the Committee of Regions on January 23rd (12:15h). To follow the conference online on 23 January, please use this link.

The MOOC is open to anyone interested in monitoring knowledge-based regional development, and in particular Smart Specialisation Strategies. Specific audiences are:

  • Civil servants working on regional development at the regional, national and European level
  • Students or researchers interested in regional development, or research and innovation policies.
  • Consultants in regional development or research and innovation policy

To attend the lunch-time briefing on January 23rd, please register (limited seats).

To receive more information on the MOOC opening, please contact us

More information on the MOOC: “Monitoring Smart Specialisation Strategies”.



About this MOOC: Monitoring on Smart Specialisation Strategies

Research and innovation are crucial for meeting the socio-economic challenges of our times. This is why they are at centre of the European Union strategy and its Cohesion policy. Indeed, countries and regions have designed a Research and Innovation strategy for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) to guide public investment in the coming years.

To check whether their policies, investment decisions and projects are delivering, regions and countries need an effective monitoring system.

This course aims at supporting this process and is opened to anyone interested in monitoring knowledge-based regional development and RIS3 strategies in particular. It will go online next March 2018. The MOOC will answer some of the key questions related to monitoring RIS3, addressing conceptual, policy and empirical aspects.

The course will embrace 5 weekly modules and will be available on the online learning platform Iversity. 

Registration information

To register, please complete the online form