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The identification of Smart Specialisation priority domains in Albania. A mapping exercise

Smart Specialisation is one of the flagship initiatives of the Western Balkan Agenda on Research, Innovation, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport. It is also included in other EU policy documents regarding the region, such as the 2021 Communication on EU Enlargement Policy and the Economic and...

FABBRI Emanuele; GERUSSI Elisa; HOLLANDERS Hugo; SINJARI Isida
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Analysis of Value Chains in the Western Balkan Economies - Enriching the Potential for Regional Cooperation in Priority Areas

Western Balkan economies have committed to develop Smart Specialisation Strategies to facilitate knowledge-based transformation of their economies. This effort has been supported by the European Commission, in particular the Joint Research Centre, the Directorate General for Neighbourhood and...

MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan; STEHRER Robert; BERAHA Isidora; BERRER Helmut; BOCH Michael; DJURICIN Sonja; GRASER Georg; JOVANOVIC Branimir; KORPAR Niko; LJUMOVIC Isidora; MARJANOVIC Darko
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Smart Specialisation implementation framework for the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region

As economies in the European Union Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region are moving towards EU membership or enhanced cooperation and integration with the EU, they are upgrading their national policy frameworks, with stronger orientation towards EU-style policies. In this process, the region is...

MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; NAUWELAERS Claire; KACZKOWSKA Katarzyna; KRAMER Jan-Philipp
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Qualitative analysis of economic, innovation and scientific potential in North Macedonia

In 2018, the Republic of North Macedonia launched the process of designing its first Smart Specialisation strategy in accordance with the methodology and guidance provided by the Joint Research Centre. From its outset, the process was regarded to be of utmost importance to the future growth of...

RADOVANOVIC Nikola; LAZAROV Darko; ARIZANKOVSKA Jadranka; MAJSTOROSKA Jasmina; BOLE Domen
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The identification of Smart Specialisation priority domains in Serbia

The report documents the findings of the analytical phase of development of the Smart Specialisation Strategy for Serbia, implemented with the methodological and financial support of the Joint Research Centre of European Commission (JRC).

RADOVANOVIC Nikola; MATUSIAK Monika; KLEIBRINK Alexander
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Smart Specialisation and the Wider Innovation Policy Context in the Western Balkans

This paper gives an overview of the main elements of the Smart Specialisation concept and surveys the existing strategic frameworks for innovation in the Western Balkan economies. The analysis addresses the relevance of these frameworks and policy documents for smart specialisation, and...

Nikola Radovanovic; Maximilian Benner
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Supporting an Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans - Tools and Methodologies

This report gives an overview of the Western Balkans region, looking at challenges and emerging potentials for innovation. It also presents tools and methodologies available at the JRC to support an innovation agenda for economic transformation and inspired by Smart Specialisation. Each challenge...

MATUSIAK Monika; KLEIBRINK Alexander; ANDONOVA Elena; BODEN John Mark; CETL Vlado; DIUKANOVA Olga; DOSSO Mafini; DUSART Jean; GKOTSIS Petros; GNAMUS Ales; KLEIBRINK Alexander; KOTSEV Alexander; LAVALLE Carlo; MANDRAS Giovanni; MATUSIAK Monika; RADOVANOVIC Nikola; RAINOLDI Alessandro; SLAVCHEVA Milena; VESKOVIC Miroslav; HOLLANDERS Hugo; NDUBUISI Gideon; OWUSU Solomon; RADOSEVIC Slavo
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Report – The Role of Smart Specialisation in the EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies

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.

Slavo Radosevic, Manfred Spiesberger, Lina Stanionyte, Ales Gnamus, Igor Yegorov, Sasho Josimovski