Awareness raising event on Smart Specialisation in Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 19 May 2022
  • BiH Parliamentary Assembly, Hall 1/I Trg BiH

During the last decade, Smart specialisation has become one of the core strategic approaches to Research and Innovation as well as an effective policy instrument for higher competitiveness and increasing opportunities.

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is working closely with countries beyond the European Union to help develop and implement innovation strategies based on the principles of Smart Specialisation. As of March 2020, 13 economies from the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region are developing their S3 strategies.

This event served as opportunity for delving deeper into the main Smart Specialisation related key elements along the process of designing the final Strategy, as well as for taking stock of the state of play in Bosnia and Herzegovina in view of future steps.


May 19, 2022

  1. 11:00 – 11.15
    Opening and welcoming
    • Zoran Zeljko, Director of Directorate for Economic Planning 
    • Ministry of Civil Affairs
  2. 11.15 – 11.30
    The support of JRC to the design process of Smart Specialisation Strategies in the Enlargement and Neighbourhood region
    • Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit B3 – Urban and territorial Development, DG JRC
  3. 11.30 – 12.00
    The S3 Framework for the Enlargement and Neighbourhood region: objectives, challenges and processes for priority areas selection
    • Elisa Gerussi, Economic and policy analyst, Urban and Territorial development unit B3, DG JRC
  4. 12:00 – 13:00
    Key challenges and success factors in implementing S3 framework in the region
    • Domen Bole, JRC expert
  5. 13.00 – 14.00
    Coffee break
  6. 14.00 – 14.45
    Step-by-step implementation of S3 framework
    • Domen Bole, JRC expert
  7. 14.45 – 15.00
    Next steps in the S3 Framework: the mapping phase
    • Elisa Gerussi, Economic and policy analyst, Urban and Territorial development unit, DG JRC

    Conclusions by JRC

Practical Information

19 May 2022

BiH Parliamentary Assembly, Hall 1/I Trg BiH