This publication covers a wide range of topics, such as the involvement of regional parliaments in macro-regional strategies, general aspects of governance, policy integration, cross-sectorial cooperation, as well as monitoring and evaluation of macro-regional strategies.
04/2017 Artūras Mickus, Inga Jēkabsone, Lauma Muižniece, Ninetta Chaniotou, Piotr Szmigielski
BSR Policy Briefing 4/2017 provides a comprehensive outlook on the national innovation and smart specialisation governance in six countries of the Baltic Sea region.
How Outward-looking is Smart Specialisation? - Results from a survey on inter-regional collaboration in Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3)
S3 Policy Brief Series No. 16/2016 Jens Sörvik, Inger Midtkandal, Chiara Marzocchi and Elvira Uyarra
Author: Jens Sörvik, Inger Midtkandal, Chiara Marzocchi and...
Ales Gnamus and Lina Stanionyte
Due to an important gap in the knowledge on the complementarity of the Danube countries' R&I strengths, the S3P Danube team's 2014-15 activities were aimed primarily at identification of the national and regional smart specialisation (S3) or simply R&I (for the non-EU countries) priorities of the Danube countries/regions and identify the common fields of R&I activities that could benefit from coordination and potential matchmaking at the macro-regional level. The purpose of this report is to briefly report about the work done on the project during the 2014-15 period and increase the knowledge on the S3 tools introduced to advance collaboration in RIS3 process, increase cooperation opportunities in R&I areas along the Danube in order to enhance transnational and inter-regional initiatives and to explore possible alignment of the Danube countries'/regions' R&I agendas in the future. Based on original data for 13 countries and 2 regions (DE) in the Danube area, the report explores opportunities of transforming complementary assets into common specialisations. Our analysis revealed 4 main fields for future collaboration: advanced materials and manufacturing (KETs), ICT, sustainable innovations, and health. These very broad priorities provide a starting point for R&I collaboration initiatives and matchmaking in the Danube macro-region.
06/2014 Elvira Uyarra, Jens Sörvik and Inger Midtkandal
The objective of this Smart Specialisation Platform Working Paper is to examine the role of inter-regional collaboration in national or regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). It provides a conceptualisation of inter-regional collaboration within the framework of RIS3.
10/2014 Ales Gnamus, Fatime Barbara Hegyi and Susana Elena Perez
This Policy Brief analyses the opportunities and challenges that need to be addressed and handled with an integrated approach in order to assure a well-supported and effective transnational cooperation in the Danube macro-region.