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Assessing Smart Specialisation: Monitoring and Evaluation Systems

Our analysis aims to evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of monitoring and evaluation systems of national and regional authorities implementing Smart Specialisation strategies. In addition, based on the literature review and on the evidence gathered by our research project, this publication...

Fatime Barbara Hegyi, Francesco Prota
POINT review of Industrial Transition of Bulgaria

The review of industrial transition in Bulgaria analyses the current situation and also sketches future directions for the development of industrial capabilities that, in the spirit of the European Green Deal, jointly tackle economic and societal challenges.

Support services for Centres of Vocational Excellence

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...

Edwards, J.H., Redford, D. and Paiva, T.
POINT Review of Industrial Transition of Greece

Greece is setting its sight to a sustainable future that also leads to increased prosperity and greater social cohesion. Building on stakeholder consultations and extensive research following the POINT (Projecting Opportunities for INdustrial Transitions) methodology of the JRC, the review...

JANSSEN Matthijs; TOLIAS Yannis; PONTIKAKIS Dimitrios
Reflections Guiding Smart Specialisation Strategies Impact Assessment

This report analyses the potential impact of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) in the quality of policy governance and innovation ecosystem, as well as, its effects in terms of growth and jobs. It is based on the main findings of a collective reflection carried out from March to December 2020...

Caroline Cohen
Horizon 2020 funding: research and innovation for pandemic diseases

This brief provides an overview of health-related capabilities across the EU27 Member States and the UK in the immediate pre-COVID-19 period, in order to potentially inform future funding and policy priorities in relation to health and pandemics.

Vezzani, A., Doussineau, M. and Woolford, J.
An intervention-logic approach for the design and implementation of S3 strategies

The report invites policy makers to address the questions about the ‘why’ (is the intervention addressing a problem?), the ‘who’ (what is the target of the intervention?), and the ‘how’ (do I have financial and administrative resources?). Starting from a pre-existing Smart Specialisation...

Doussineau M., Saublens C., Harrap N
Higher Education for Smart Specialisation: The Case of the Northern Netherlands

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...

Paul Benneworth, Eskarne Arregui-Pabollet