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Higher Education for Smart Specialisation in Lubelskie, Poland

Marcin Kardas, Krzysztof Mieszkowski, John Edwards
Findings from action research in Lubelskie, Poland on the role of Higher Education Institutions in the design and implementation of its Smart Specialisation Strategy.

Factors influencing the potential of European Higher Education Institutions to contribute to innovation and regional development

Edwards, J., Arregui-Pabollet, E., Biagi, F., Jonkers, K
Ensuring Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) contribute to innovation is one of four priorities for action established by the Renewed EU Agenda for Higher Education, which also calls for them to have a broader role in local and regional development (European Commission 2017). While these goals are widely accepted, increasing the regional impact of HEIs is challenging and more complex than policy makers may think, in particular within less developed innovation eco systems. This report analyses the supply and demand factors that influence the potential of European HEIs to contribute to place based innovation.

Vocational Education and Smart Specialisation Strategies: Report from the joint JRC – DG EMPL workshop

Teresa Paiva, Dana Redford, John Edwards
This report presents the main outcomes of a workshop on Vocational Education and Smart Specialisation held at EIT house on 30 January 2020.

An expert view: framing S3 evaluation

Dr Yannis Tolias
This paper aims to bridge the information asymmetry between the communities of S3 practitioners and evaluators by presenting relevant information to both sides on various aspects of evaluation design and the concept of smart specialisation, respectively.

Smart Specialisation Evaluation: Setting the Scene

Smart Specialisation - JRC Policy Insights Carlo Gianelle, Fabrizio Guzzo, Elisabetta Marinelli
This report presents a set of preliminary conceptual and practical considerations on the evaluation of the Smart Specialisation policy. It opens a discussion that aims to set the scene for more articulated and detailed reflections.

Layers, levels and coordination challenges: comparing S3 governance in Puglia and Extremadura

Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez, A.
Author: Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez, A. ...

Layers, levels and coordination challenges: comparing S3 governance in Puglia and Extremadura

Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez,A
Author: Marinelli, E., Bertamino, F., Fernandez,A ...

Squaring the circle: lessons from the role-playing exercises on S3 regional and multi-level governance

MARINELLI, Elisabetta; TOLIAS, Yannis; BERTAMINO, Federica; METAXAS, Michalis; GRISORIO, Jennifer
The paper explores both policy and methodological questions related to S3 governance. As for the former, the paper investigates the main bottlenecks inhibiting the effectiveness of multi-stakeholder policy development, identifying the administrative and technical needs of those in charge of S3 governance. As for the latter, the paper provides an opportunity to reflect on role-playing as a tool for policy analysis in the context of Cohesion policy.

Synergies between Interreg Europe and Smart Specialisation: A methodological proposal to enhance policy learning

CORTIJO ARELLANO Marta, ESPARZA MASANA Ricard, FERNDANDEZ SIRERA Tatiana, MARINELLI Elisabetta, ARREGUI PABOLLET Eskarne.
The Interreg Europe (IE) programme supports projects in which interregional consortia develop a set of peer-learning activities, followed by action-plans, aimed at improving given policy interventions. The programme gives priority to projects focussed on instruments in ERDF Operational Programmes that have a direct link to S3. Despite this potential, little attention has so far been paid on exploring systematically the complementarities between Interreg and S3 to maximise policy learning. This paper aims at bridging this gap by framing the relationship between IE and S3 in the broader debate about synergies between different EU funds and stressing the importance of monitoring such complementarities. The present work argues that the Interreg Europe programme can provide a space for experimentation, learning and generation of good practices in S3 that can serve broader purposes. This argument is put forward by describing and analysing an exercise conducted by the Catalan government, which targeted synergies between IE and S3.

Smart Specialisation at work: the policy makers’ view on strategy design and implementation

S3 Working Paper Series No. 15 /201 8 Fabrizio Guzzo, Carlo Gianelle, Elisabetta Marinelli
This paper illustrates the results of a survey on the Smart Specialisation experience across European regions and countries. Respondents recommend to maintain the current policy framework for the future, while introducing new elements to improve strategies’ efficacy and make Smart Specialisation more responsive to the specific needs of different territories.