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Final Meeting: S3 Targeted Support - Horizontal Activities

General Information

This final meeting of the Horizontal Working Group on Monitoring and Evaluation of RIS3 was organized as part of the project Targeted Support for RIS3 in Lagging Regions and took place on Wednesday 23rd of October in Alcalá de Henares, Madrid, Spain.


The day focused on the use of open-data in monitoring and evaluating Smart Specialisation Strategies, as well as on the preparation for the next programming period. 


The event participants included: Project partners, invited experts and members of the advisory board.

Agenda and Presentations

 22nd October 2019

20:30-22:00         Networking dinner – El parador de Alcalá de Henares

 23rd October 2019

08:30 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee and registration

 09:00 – 09:15 – Introduction to the day                     

  • Update on the Lagging Regions Activities, Mark Boden (JRC)
  • Plan for the day, Elisabetta Marinelli (JRC)

 09:15-10.15h: Reiterating the promise of ODSI-S3: policy context and good practices

Chair: Mark Boden (JRC)       

 10:15 - 10:50 Participatory Exercise 1 (part I) : S3 monitoring and open data: Country-   specific roadmapping

  • 10:15-10:25 Presentation of the exercise and classification of data-sources type, Enric Fuster (Siris Academic)

Division of participants by country

  • 10:25 - 10:50 Validation of the main challenges in each member state and selection of the two challenges to address after the coffee break. 

Coffee break 10:50-11:10

 11:10 -12:30 Participatory Exercise 1 (part II)

Division of participants by country

  • 11:10 - 11:45 Challenge 1 – Solution visioning and roadmapping
  • 11:45 - 12:30 Challenge 2 – Solution visioning and roadmapping     

 12:30-13:30 Participatory Exercise 2: Cross-country discussion: exploring common   challenges and opportunities                   

Participants split in 4 cross-national groups

  • 12:30- 12:45 each participant reports the key outcomes of the country-specific discussion
  • 12:45- 13:00 categorisation/clustering of implementation challenges/constraints
  • 13:00 - 13:30 envisage EU-level or international initiatives to address them

13:30 - 14:30  Lunch break

 14:30 -15:20 S3 Preparing for the next programming periods – experiences, suggestions,



Chair: Mark Boden (JRC) 

 15:20 – 16:15 Preparing for the next programming period

 Participatory Exercise 3: Preparing for the next programming period

  • Participants split in 4 cross-country groups
  • Open discussion on how they are preparing for the next programming period 
  • Comments on JRC initiatives and identification of other themes to potentially address
  • Brief report to plenary – focussed on proposal for future activities

 16:15 – 16:30

 Closing of the working group

  • 16:15-16:20 Statement by the Greek delegation (Ioannis Kesanlis, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace)
  • 16:20 - 16:30  Closing remarks Mark Boden, Elisabetta Marinelli



Final Meeting: S3 Targeted Support - Horizontal Activities venue
Parador de Alcalá de Henares

Calle Colegios, 8, 28801 Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

918 88 03 30




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By invitation