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Laboratory session on SDG mapping took place as part of the ERSA - JRC Winter School 2021

27/01/2021 27/01/2021
The objective of this event was to provide insights about the scientific work carried out by the European Commission, Joint Research Centre on the topic of Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). During the session, participants discussed approaches, methods, techniques and practices to the development of transformative strategies in order to meet the established objectives of the 2030 UN Agenda. Additionally, interactive groups discussions were organised to stimulate brainstorming and to facilitate the identification of new approaches to data gathering and analysis.

1st European Digital Innovation Hubs Conference

26/01/2021 27/01/2021
The EDIH online conference (opened by Commissioner T. Breton) is a public event organised as the first yearly European Digital Innovation Hubs conference.

Smart specialisation: linking global challenges to local implementation

25/01/2021 29/01/2021
The European Regional Science Association in collaboration with the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (Seville) are pleased to work together for the organization of the 3rd edition of the ERSA Winter School.

Joint Event Thematic S3 Platforms

18/12/2020 18/12/2020
This online meeting was an opportunity to discuss common issues and explore cooperation opportunities among various European Commission services and 35 partnerships involved in the three Thematic S3 Platforms.

S3 TRAINING WORKSHOP (PART 2): Technical Training - S3 in Georgia

09/12/2020 09/12/2020
Georgia and Smart Specialisation: Technical Training - S3 Workshop (Level 2)

Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability in Latin America, a place-based innovation approach for development in transition

09/12/2020 09/12/2020
The main objectives of this event are three fold: - To present the potential of Smart Specialisation to foster localised, innovation-driven sustainable territorial development, as an important milestone in the new Innovation pillar of the EU-CELAC Common Research Area (CRA). - To officially launch the project S4LatinAmerica as a joint action of two services of the European Commission: DG DEVCO and the Joint Research Centre (JRC). The event will allow to share detail of activities and expected outcomes, notably those addressing: (i) mapping of innovation potential, (ii) Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes, (iii) identification of pilot projects and (iv) role of sustainable dimension in place-based innovation approaches. - review progress of the Smart Specialisation uptake in Latin America through results achieved by previous projects. Implicitly, the event will contribute to situate the S4LatinAmerica project as strategic action within the “Development in Transition” initiative led by the European Commission in collaboration with strategic partners such as OECD, CEPAL, SEGIB, etc.

S3 TRAINING WORKSHOP (PART 1): Developing Smart Specialisation Strategies in Eastern Partnership Countries

02/12/2020 02/12/2020
This seminar aimed to provide national and regional S3 teams from Georgia (as well as Armenia and Belarus) an overview of the six-step methodology behind S3: from qualitative and quantitative analyses, identification of S3 priorities, strategy development as well as its implementation. During this workshop, participants will learn in more detail about an operational approach agreed with the national team and based on the JRC smart specialisation framework for Enlargement and Neighbourhood countries.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Training

02/12/2020 03/12/2020
02 Dec 2020 - 03 Dec 2020 ...

AWARENESS WORKSHOP: Smart Specialisation for Regional Growth in Georgia

25/11/2020 25/11/2020
The online event aims to raise awareness about smart specialisation at national and regional level in Georgia as well as to present the first findings from the mapping analysis on existing economic and innovative data can provide.