By regions and countries By regions and countries

The project covers regions of two specific types: 'low growth regions' those characterised by a persistent lack of growth over more than a decade; and  'less developed regions', with rising, but still low levels of GDP.  On this basis, work is organised along these two types of lagging regions, in partnership with the relevant national and regional authorities:

  • Low growth regions
  • Less developed regions
    • Bulgaria - national level, Severen Tsentralen* 
    • Hungary - national level, Észak-Alföld* 
    • Poland  - Kujawsko-Pomorskie, Lubuskie, Podlaskie, Warminsko Mazurskie* 
    • Romania - Nord-Est, Sud-Est, Sud - Muntenia, Sud-Vest Oltenia, Vest, Nord-Vest, Centru, and București - Ilfov
    • Croatia - national level

(*regions covered only in Lagging Regions 1 – 2016-2018)

Events Events

Interregional Collaboration Workshop: S3 Targeted Support – Horizontal Activities

The event will explore the issue of international collaboration in relation to the implementation of S3 policies. The day will include...

Connecting present and future Smart Specialisation Strategy: the challenges for governance, industrial transition and international collaboration

The JRC Lagging Regions project organised a seminar “Connecting present and future Smart Specialisation Strategy: the challenges for governance,...
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Workshop Highlights: “Strengthening RIS3 Governance and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process” – Chios, Greece

As part of the RIS3 targeted support project on Lagging Regions and with the objective of supporting preparations for the next programming...

An initial exploratory meeting took place in Seville on the Review of the Industrial Transition in Andalusia

The Joint Research Centre in close collaboration with the Agency for Innovation and Development of Andalusia (IDEA) and the Andalusian Energy...

First fact-finding and stakeholder consultation meetings for the Review of Industrial Transition of Greece took place in Athens

First fact-finding and stakeholder consultation meetings for the Review of Industrial Transition of Greece took place on the 10th October 2019...
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