In the framework of the research cooperation between the Joint Research Centre and Ukraine, the JRC together with the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU) organised an information campaign in Kiev on the modalities of the joint R&I cooperation comprising three events: the High-level JRC Information event on "Research cooperation between JRC and Ukraine" (14 September), the Info event on Smart Specialisation (15 September) and a specific Technical Meeting with the selected government/NASU representatives from Ukraine to be invited to the immersion training on smart specialisation (S3) that was held in Seville in January 2017. The three events are targeting the relevant governmental, R&I and business stakeholders in Ukraine and represent an integral part of the activities within the JRC Enlargement and Integration Action dedicated to further enhance the research and innovation cooperation between the EU and Ukraine.
The JRC information campaign is aimed at raising the awareness on the possibilities within the JRC – Ukraine research cooperation framework with a specific emphasis on the Smart Specialisation concept aiming also at exploring the needs for the reinforcing capacities in Ukraine to develop effective R&I policy, including its territorial dimension. The high-level event intends to promote JRC initiatives for the scientific support to Ukraine and to identify possible strategic areas of cooperation between the EU and Ulraine. Besides the in-depth discussion on JRC-Ukraine joint activities in the fields of agriculture and disaster risk reduction, the topics which have been identified together with the representatives of NASU and the Ukrainian Ministry of Education and Science during the Study Visit to JRC Ispra site on 6-8 April 2016. One day will be dedicate to raising the awareness on the benefits of smart specialisation (S3) concept and the Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).
In the recent years the RIS3 have been developed mostly across the EU as a key component of the EU Cohesion policy's ex-ante conditionality to use the European Structural and Investment Funds. However, ever more the smart specialisation concept is being recognised as an important framework for research and innovation activities and their improved governance beyond the EU. Lately, in particular, the concept is being introduced in the EU policies aiming at closer collaboration between the EU and the Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries as a meen to fostering inclusive and sustainable economic growth in these countries. In support to the EU enlargement and neighbourhood countries the JRC has been carrying out the activities within the Enlargement and Integration Action, which among some other R&I activities, lately focuses in particular the smart specialisation approach to the research and innovation activities and supporing the participatory process of quadruple helix stakeholders in identifying the strengths, opportunities and needs in R&I activities in support of the economy as well as providing capacity building assistance for a more competitive research and innovation activities.
JRC Disaster Risk Management Knowledge Centre - The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS). Disaster early warning systems and disaster mapping using satellite imagery - Jan Kucera, Disaster Risk Management Unit, Directorate Space Security and Migration, Directorate-General Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Session on identifying the gaps in research and innovation system in Ukraine, preparedness for the design of smart specialisation process and needs for related capacity building actions – Moderated by Ales Gnamus, DG JRC, S3 Platform
Contact in Ukraine
Mr. Yegor Dubynskyi
Adviser to the Vice President
National Academy of sciences of Ukraine
National NCP coordinator of Horizon 2020
Tel.: +380 919123161
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Registration by invitation. Additional participants are welcome and may send the interest to participate to the contacts above.