Macro-regional strategies can be driving forces for change if the right momentum is achieved. Macro-regional strategies are coordination and cooperation frameworks to implement shared priorities through various actions (processes) as well as projects and programmes.
An analysis of drivers, barriers and readiness factors of EU companies for adopting advanced manufacturing products and technologies
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT) are key to industrial competitiveness, growth and job creation in Europe. This study identifies the main reasons for their adoption by companies: reducing production costs, improving the quality of products and services, improving the firms’ employees’ productivity and reducing production lead time. It shows that the uptake of these technologies creates benefits to SMEs from a not only technological but also economic perspective.
The Smart Specialisation concept can make a valuable contribution to the integrated approach of macro-regional strategies such as the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR). By aligning the innovation priorities in the macro-region, RIS3 cooperation can help deve- loping critical mass to tackle major common challenges and goals, stimulate constructive use of regional, national and EU funding taking into account diversity while avoiding uniformity and duplication.
EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports VAZQUEZ HERNANDEZ Cristina, TELSNIG Thomas, VILLALBA PRADAS Anahi
This report presents the market status and the technology development of onshore and offshore wind energy. It addresses the latest technological developments in the sector and outlines the policy support at European level.
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies
The report gives an assessment of the macro-regional strategies (MRS), evaluates state of implementation, takes stock of the main results and gives examples of good practice. It also draws recommendations on possible further developments in the light of the future cohesion policy.
This Peer Review, launched in May 2016 aims to provide external advice and operational recommendations to the Ukrainian authorities on possible reforms to undertake in the following focus areas: (1) Optimization of available policy instruments to support the national research system; (2) Internationalisation of research and integration of Ukraine into the European Research Area; and (3) Role of science in Ukrainian innovations development. The final report and the recommendations will be presented to the Ukrainian R&I community in December 2016.
Slavo Radosevic, Manfred Spiesberger, Lina Stanionyte, Ales Gnamus, Igor Yegorov, Sasho Josimovski
In the framework of the Danube-INCO.NET project the S3 Platform together with experts prepared the report which explores the conditions under which the smart specialisation model can be applied in the EU enlargement and neighbourhood (E&N) countries.
Commission staff working document - Accompanying the ‘Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies'
This document supports the report to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions, on the implementation of EU macro-regional strategies. It aims at providing more detailed information concerning the state of implementation of each macro-regional strategy.
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