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

General Information

The second meeting of the working-group on RIS3 monitoring in lagging regions brought forward the discussion started in February. It looked into some technical aspects of monitoring (such as for instance, data collection methods and target setting), as well as providing avenues for sharing good practices among regions.   

Agenda and Presentations


08:45 - 09:00 Welcome Coffee and registration

09:00 – 09:10


Welcome remarks, Mark Boden

09:10 – 11:00 Theory vs Practice


This session will reflect on four aspects of monitoring. The JRC will provide conceptual reflections and some anectodical evidence from the experience of the platform. These arguments will then be debated by some participants to the working group which have direct experience of the issues.


Overview of MWG1 and reflections on Monitoring RIS3 vs Monitoring OP

Theory vs Practice: Carlo Gianelle –Michalis Metaxas, Tatiana Fernandez Sirera


Implication of “participatory nature of RIS3” for monitoring

               Theory vs Practice: Fabrizio Guzzo – Elisabetta Marinelli, Gabriela Zenkner-Kłujszo,


Reflections on indicators and data sources: the role of stakeholders

Theory vs Practice: Elisabetta Marinelli –Tatiana Fernandez Sirera, Jennifer Grisorio


Setting Targets

Theory vs Practice: Yiannis Tolias – Gabriela Macoveiu



Moderator, Mark Boden

11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 - 13:00 Participatory exercise

Elisabetta Marinelli – Introduction to the exercise


The group splits in three rotating tables (30’ minutes each)


  1. Monitoring RIS3 vs Monitoring OP

Moderator: Carlo Gianelle

Rapporteur : Monika Matusiak


  1. Participatory nature of monitoring

Moderator: Fabrizio Guzzo

Rapporteur : Ruslan Stefanov


  1. Indicators, targets and methods

Moderator: Elisabetta Marinelli/Yiannis Tolias

Rapporteur : Michalis Metaxas


For each table the JRC will prepare a “template” or a guideline for discussion.

Rapporteurs will summarise the discussion before lunch.

13:00 - 14:00 Networking lunch

14:00 – 14:30 Ken Guy – How to persuade decision makers to make use of monitoring information

14:30 – 16:00 RIS3 Monitoring Clinic

Each region works on their monitoring system with their experts


  • North East and North West Romania – Yiannis Tolias
  • Eastern Macedonia and Thrace – Michalis Metaxas
  • Warmia Mazury – Monika Matusiak
  • Gabrovo and Ruse – Ruslan Stefanov
  • Puglia – Fabrizio Guzzo
  • Centro – Carlo Gianelle/Ken Guy
  • Extremadura – Elisabetta Marinelli


The milestones 1 reports and materials submitted by the regions are available here.

The outcomes of the RIS3 monitoring clininc are available here.

16:00 – 16:30 Concluding remarks and next steps

  • Rapporteurs share results of monitoring clinic
  • Ken Guy reflects on key lessons of the day
  • Mark Boden concludes and explains next steps


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