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Universities and RIS3: the case of Catalonia and the RIS3CAT Communities

18/2016 Elisabetta Marinelli, Susana Elena-Perez, Josep Alias
This report contributes to the debate on the role of Higher Education Institutions in RIS3 by exploring the case of Catalonia. It first assesses the role of universities in the overall design and implementation of the Catalan RIS3 and EDP, and then goes in depth into one of its key instruments, namely the RIS3CAT Communities. The latter provide a platform for triple-helix stakeholders to interact and agree on a set of collaborative projects, which can be partially funded by public resources. Based on in-dept interviews with senior university managers and desk-based research, the study highlights how HEIs are evolving and adapting to the new policy environment and identifies the advantages and challenges posed by RIS3CAT Communities as a policy instrument.

EU Funds working together for jobs and growth: Synergies between the R&I Framework Programmes and the European Structural & Investment Funds

Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
This publication describes the rationale for developing links between the different funding sources and explains how they can be combined. It showcases examples of synergies that have emerged at strategic, programming and project implementation levels and also highlights initiatives with a high potential for synergies.

European Structural and Investment Funds and European Fund for Strategic Investments complementarities: Ensuring coordination, synergies and complementarity

DG REGIO
The Commission, in partnership with the European Investment Bank (EIB), explains how to best combine the funds

Stakeholders’ engagement beyond the EDP The working-groups on governance and human resources in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace

Elisabetta Marinelli, Mark Boden, Effie Amanatidou, Yannis Tolias
The activities described in this policy brief were undertaken as part of a European Parliament Preparatory Action, which ran between September 2014 and November 2015.

European Parliament Preparatory Action: "Actual and desired state of the economic potential in regions outside the Greek capital Athens" - Final Report

Mark Boden, Patrice dos Santos, Karel Haegeman, Elisabetta Marinelli and Susana Valero
The European Parliament Preparatory Action: "Actual and desired state of the economic potential in regions outside the Greek capital Athens" has provided "hands-on" support to the refinement and implementation of the RIS3 strategy in the Greek Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (REMTh), as well as generating potentially useful lessons for other regions.

Implementing Smart Specialisation in Sparsely Populated Areas

S3 Working Papers Series No. 10/2015 TERÄS Jukka, DUBOIS Alexandre, SÖRVIK Jens, PERTOLDI Martina
This Working Paper explores Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) in Sparsely Populated Areas (SPA). The paper discusses the most significant elements of Smart Specialisation (S3) in SPA focusing on its theoretical background as well as on the empirical processes related to the introduction and implementation of the S3 concept in selected European regions. Presenting both issues emerging from theoretical debates and practice-based examples, this paper provides a critical discussion on the operationalisation of S3 in the specific context of European Sparsely Populated Areas. The analysis of the case-study regions demonstrates that SPA have been able to create innovative environments in sparsely populated and remote areas and that there is a mind-set and willingness to utilize the possibilities provided by S3 processes. However, in doing so SPA need to strengthen their competitiveness with extra-regional knowledge and networking pipelines and even more so than other types of regions in consideration of the lack of critical mass.

Final Event: Outcomes of the Preparatory Action on Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and the way ahead, Xanthi, 21st October 2015

The event held in Xanthi on the 21st of October 2015 was the first of two concluding events envisaged for the European Parliament Preparatory Action on the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace. The second one has been scheduled to take place in Brussels on the 18th of November 2015. The primary aim of this event was to take stock of what the project has achieved whilst reflecting on the key challenges for the future. The event was conceived as a way to listen to the concerns of stakeholders, in order to reflect on how to best support local development and resilience in times of uncertainty, as now faced by the region.

External dimesions of smart specialisations: Opportunities and challenges for trans-regional and transnational cooperation in EU13

09/2015 Slavo Radosevic and Katerina Ciampi Stancova
This S3 Working Papers No 09/2015 contributes to better understand trans-regional cooperation in EU-13

Region & Country Information

S2E team
Quantitative and Qualitative information are produced for EU13 regions and countries

EIT Regional Innovation Scheme (RIS): Implementation Guidance Note

European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)
Guidance for implementing rules for the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities (KICs) based on the objectives, main principles and characteristics of the EIT RIS
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