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Assessment Grid for Evaluating Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth & Next Generation Network Plans

Jens Sörvik, Alexander Kleibrink and Katerina Stancova
This assessment grid follows a step by step approach to evaluate Strategic Policy Frameworks for Digital Growth and Next Generation Network (NGN) plans.

Preliminary report on KETs priorities declared by regions in the context of their work on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3)

01/2014 Jens Sörvik, Ruslan Rakhmatullin and Manuel Palazuelos Martínez
This report consists of information on KETs and Smart specialisation that the S3 Platform has developed and diffused and identified through participation in events on KETs. The first part of the report focuses briefly on the role of KETs in smart specialisation.

The Guide to Multi-Benefit Cohesion Policy Investments in Nature and Green Infrastructure

The objective of this guide is threefold. First, showing that investments in nature, biodiversity and green infrastructure are relevant for cohesion policy. Second, emphasising how investments in nature and green infrastructure can actually contribute to several policy objectives and deliver multiple benefits, in particular socio-economic development. Third, assisting authorities and stakeholders with practical recommendations to improve the delivery of cohesion policy programmes and projects.

Connecting Smart and Sustainable Growth through Smart Specialisation

A practical guide for ERDF Managing Authorities (November 2012) - The Europe 2020 strategy is built on the three objectives of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth to be implemented as 'three mutually reinforcing priorities'. In order to deliver on these goals and provide a response to the economic and financial crisis, it is of utmost importance that all involved actors connect these areas of action, involving all relevant stakeholders, developing synergies and boosting the added-value of public investments.

How can cultural and creative industries contribute to economic transformation through smart specialisation?

Cultural and creative industries are in a strategic position to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in all EU regions and cities. While some EU regions have been very good at tapping into this extraordinary potential as a way to promote socio-economic development - including through the use of EU Structural Funds -, it however appears that many others have not been making most of this potential.

Driving energy efficient innovation through procurement

Simon Clement, Philipp Tepper (ICLEI), Hendrik Acker, Dominik Seebach (Öko-Institut), Aure Adell (Ecoinstitut Barcelona)
This guide has been drafted for the Commission's DG Enterprise and Industry by the SMART SPP consortium, c/o ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, and is aimed at assisting public authorities in becoming "innovation-friendly" – that is achieving the most innovative, energy efficient solutions within their procurement actions, particularly through increased dialogue with suppliers and producers.
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