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Support services for Centres of Vocational Excellence

Edwards, J.H., Redford, D. and Paiva, T.
In 2018 the European Commission launched a flagship initiative for Vocational Education and Training (VET), a policy area in which the European Union (EU) has intervened since the Treaty of Rome. Labelled Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs), the objective is to support pioneers of high quality, innovative and demand led VET through partnerships of employers, education providers and other stakeholders. The impact of such centres, especially at the local and regional level, will be enhanced if their activities are in line with innovation and economic development strategies. Within the EU such strategies are increasingly following the smart specialisation approach, which focuses public investment on selected innovation priorities.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of the Northern Netherlands

Paul Benneworth, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet
This technical report presents the findings of the case study carried out in Northern Netherlands on the role of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS3). It is one of the case studies undertaken in the project Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), an initiative of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The case of Lithuania

Zilvinas Martinaitis, Eskarne Arregui Pabollet and Lina Stanionyte
This technical report presents the findings of the case study carried out in Lithuania on the role of Lithuanian Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It is one of the case studies undertaken in the project Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS), an initiative of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) and the Directorate General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture.

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.

Skills and Smart Specialisation - The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies

JRC Science for Policy Report Ellen Hazelkorn; John Edwards
Vocational Education and Training (VET) can play a much bigger role in Smart Specialisation Strategies than has so far been considered. This is because VET encompasses skill development as well as innovation diffusion and applied research – which together can have a more direct impact on sustainable economic growth, especially of less developed regions. VET also contributes to addressing the demographic challenges which Europe faces, responding to the needs for re-skilling and up-skilling through nonformal training and at different levels of formal VET. Indeed, VET is now offered by institutions across the post-secondary and short-cycle tertiary education landscape, corresponding to forecasts that predict a growing number of jobs in occupations requiring higher level of skills. Taking into account the existing differences across the EU, these ongoing demographic, labour market and technological changes present considerable challenges and opportunities for VET in order to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse cohort of learners of all ages and backgrounds, and the regions in which they are located.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Centre-Val de Loire report

JRC Technical Report Arregui-Pabollet, Eskarne; Edwards, John; Rousseau, Jean-Marie
This report presents the results of the case study in the French region of Centre Val de Loire, analysing the role of its Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the design and implementation of the regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (S3). It forms part of the Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) project, which is managed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) in cooperation with DG Education and Culture.

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.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation A Handbook

EDWARDS, John; MARINELLI, Elisabetta (Editors)
This Handbook provides advice for S3 managers on how to form closer partnerships with Higher Education Institutions, including understanding Higher Education systems and career incentives, the role played by HEIs in the EDP and monitoring, how to design effective funding instruments, and the involvement of HEIs in S3 governance structures.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: Towards strategic partnerships for innovation

S3 Platform Policy Briefs John Edwards, Elisabetta Marinelli, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet, Louise Kempton
This Policy Brief reports on the results of the first phase of the project 'Higher Education for Smart Specialisation' (HESS). This includes an analysis of a survey of S3 Platform members related to the role of HEIs in the design and implementation of their S3, an introduction to how the European Social Fund may finance human capital elements of innovation, and a summary of the two pilot case studies in Navarra and North East Romania.

Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of North East Romania

Elisabetta Marinelli, John Edwards, Cosmina Mironov
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