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Exploiting synergies across EU, regional and national funds for Smart Specialisation: Health and Sustainable Manufacturing in Puglia

General Information


The event discussed, from the perspective of the Apulia regions, how to exploit synergies between the Regional OP, the National funding opportunities and those offered by the EC. As well as presentations from national and international experts, the event included a participatory exercise with stakeholders to practically explore how to exploit synergies.


An event report summarising the outcome of the day is available here.


Agenda and Presentations

11th July, Bari



Via Capruzzi 326 – 70124 (Bari)


09:00 – 09:30 Registration and Welcome coffee


09:30 – 10:30 Plenary Session 1 - Setting the Scene


Chair:  Domenico Laforgia


10:30 – 11: 30 Plenary Session 2 - Synergies between EU Funds


Chair:  Elisabetta Marinelli


11:30 – 12:00 Coffee break


12:00 -13:30 Parallel working-tables  - Presentations and participatory exercise

The parallel working tables will include a presentation and a structured participatory exercise. Presenters from the plenary sessions are required to move across working tables

1) Enhancing socio-economic partnership to exploit synergies

Moderator: Elisabetta Marinelli, DG JRC, European Commission

Rapporteur: Paolo Casalino, Regione Puglia


2) Opportunities from Synergies in the Health sector

Moderator: Andrea Conte, DG JRC, European Commission

Presenter: Bruno ALVES de Oliveira, DG CNECT, European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Aging (Online presentation)

Rapporteur: Marco Di Ciano, Innova Puglia


3) Opportunities from Synergies in Sustainable Manufacturing

Moderator: Anna Maria Zonno, DG RTD, European Commission

Presenter/Rapporteur: Nicoletta Picone, CNR IITA

Expert Support: Serena Borgna, APRE


13-30 – 14:30 Lunch break

14:30 – 15:30 Parallel working-tables - Participatory exercise

            The working tables resume, finish the template whilst the experts change tables.

                Andrea Conte and Anna Maria Zonno swap moderating tables.


15:30 – 15:45 Coffee break


15:45 -16:15 Reporting to the plenary and discussion


Paolo Casalino, Regione Puglia

            Marco Di Ciano, Innova Puglia

Nicoletta Picone, CNR


16:15 – 16:30 Conclusions and ways forward


             Adriana Agrimi, Regione Puglia

Mark Boden, European Commission

Andrea Conte, European Commission



Contact information

For futher information contact Elisabetta Marinelli at