The 35th Breakfast at Sustainability’s brings together representatives of EU institutions, cultural experts, regional officers and rural stakeholders, to discuss the unexplored potential of combining Smart Specialisation with Cultural & Natural Heritage (CNH).
This training workshop series is organised in the framework of the project “Targeted Support to Smart Specialisation strategies in Romania” (2016-2020), coordinated by JRC in collaboration with DG REGIO. The project implements a Preparatory Action of the European Parliament called “The economic competitive advantages and the potential for smart specialisation at regional level in Romania”
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The objective of the webinar is to discuss how to design and implement smart specialisation strategies to achieve sustainable transformation and meet the objectives of the 2030 UN Agenda at national, regional and local levels.
This exercise has taken the form of three online events, in which experts from across Europe have reflected together on the impact assessment of the Smart Specialisation experience in the realms of governance, innovation ecosystems towards territorial economic transformation, as well as growth and jobs.
As part of the TAF Talks series, on the 30th of October (9:30-10:30 am), TAF will host a session on sharing-experience from TAF support in which direct beneficiaries of TAF will present their experiences with this service, from the application preparation phase to receiving support for progressing their investment ideas towards bankable projects.
More than 50 regions across the EU have identified maritime sectors/investments as a priority in their Smart Specialisation Strategies and are investing into blue growth-related prospective areas. The workshop reflected the JRC/DG MARE Annual Report of the EU Blue Economy 2020 and focused on the innovation as an opportunity for thematic interregional cooperation through joint regional and corporate efforts in the emerging blue growth sectors and discuss the role of quadruple helix stakeholders in the regional and macro-regional innovation collaboration. Through the active involvement of regional representatives, the session featured a few key Emerging Blue Economy sectors particularity relevant in terms of contribution to Green Deal objectives: renewable energy sources, marine environmental protection with a focus on micro-plastics, and desalination.
The session will analyse the impact of the COVID-19 at various territorial levels in the EU and how S3 models have helped during the lock-down and will help further in the post-crisis transition.
This world café invites participants to provide input into the recently established European platforms for Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs). These platforms, funded by Erasmus+, connect providers of high quality skills and competences for a specific economic sector or societal challenge, embedded closely in regional innovation ecosystems. CoVEs are composed of vocational education and training providers as well as other parts of the ecosystem such as business associations and regional development agencies. Each of the five pilot platforms will host a table to explain the territorial dimension of their activities and seek the views and proposals of all participants. In addition to learning more about the CoVEs, the world café will also help participants to consider how skills can be integrated into their Smart Specialisation Strategies post 2020, for which the European Regional Development Fund can provide funding.
In the framework of the 18th EWRC, the Cultural and Creative Regional Ecosystems (CCRE-S3) partners will present this new thematic area, recently launched under the S3P-Industry.
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