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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.

Higher Education Instruments and Smart Specialisation Innovative Industrial Doctorates and Higher Technical Institutes in Puglia

JRC Technical Reports MARINELLI, Elisabetta; CAVICCHI, Alessio; FIORE, Annamaria; PAVIOTTI, Gigliola; GERUSSI, Elisa; IAMMARINO, Simona.
This document reports the action-research activities conducted under the HESS (Higher Education in Smart Specialisation) project in the region of Puglia (IT). The authors explored two instruments at the opposite end of the higher education spectrum: 1) Istituti Tecnici Superiori (ITSs), i.e. Higher Technical Institutes, a form of technology-based vocational education and training. 2) Innovative Industrial Doctorates (IIDs). These new instruments have not been explicitly taken into account during the development and early implementation of the strategy; however, it has become increasingly important to reflect on the process of human capital creation for S3. The report explores the challenges and opportunities ITSs and IIDs pose, as a first step to understand their potential contribution to Smart Specialisation.

RIS3-PE: For a vision of the Smart Specialisation Strategy in selected innovative territories of the State of Pernambuco

Hugo Pinto
Reports on a study supported by DG REGIO in the framework of its cooperation with the Brazilian Ministry of National Integration. The study promotes the use of smart specialisation principles in the Innovation Strategy of the Brazilian State of Pernambuco. The study relied on advice from the JRC's project on Targeted Support to the Implementation of Smart Specialisation, including participation in one of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Workshops in Portugal.

Reconciling Smart Specialisation Strategies with State aid – Not an Impossible Mission

European Structural and Investment Funds Journal Péter Staviczky, Fatime Barbara Hegyi
This article highlights the relevance of State aid law both for policy makers and aid grantors when implementing smart specialisation strategies (S3).
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