Not all content on this page is updated. The Smart Specialisation Community of Practice (S3 CoP) has now become the place to be for all news and updates about Smart Specialisation in the EU. The current platform will from now on focus on updates and news related to S3 beyond the EU.
Inter-territorial cooperation is a key element on the implementation of the Smart Specialisation (S3) model. These collaborations are key to build strategic alignments among regions and countries to tackle common challenges in a systemic way across Europe. The European Commission supports the outward-looking, international perspective of the Smart Specialisation approach, with the view to develop cross regional projects and international networks, as well as to strengthen and/or create European value chains.
The Arctic region consists of Northern regions of EU countries (Arctic Finland and Arctic Sweden); the non-EU European Arctic (Greenland, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Arctic Norway); Northern Russia and the American Arctic.