• Basque Country / País Vasco
  • NUTS 2 : ES21
  • ES

Facts & Figures

Capital: Vitoria-Gasteiz

Size: 7,235.2 km2

Population: 2,128,397

Regional GDP: 64,473

% of the National GDP: 6.15

Regional GERD (%): 2.13

% of Unemployment: 12.0

S3 related Region's Website


Bilbao Elgezabal, Leire

  Email: leyre-bilbao@ej-gv.es   Phone: 0034-945 018 215

S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool S3 Priorities as Encoded in the "Eye@RIS3" Tool

Priority Name Description
Cultural and Creative Industries Cultural and creative industries, including videogames, audio-visual performance, editing, visual marketing, music, language, crafts, publishing, architecture, fashion, design, gastronomy, etc.
Healthy and safe food New Food Production systems; healthy and sustainable food processing; gastronomy; and the use of ICT technologies to increase food safety quality and traceability.
Building a new circular economy Moving towards a new production model based on a circular-economy view of the production of goods and services; reducing consumption and waste of raw materials, water and energy sources. Transition is based on the principle of closing the life cycle of products, services, waste, materials, water and energy. The model includes more green and new types of products and businesses; appraisal of residuals; cleaner technologies and processes; preservation and regeneration for a sustainable territory; treatment and recuperation of water and soil; and adaptation and mitigation of climate change and eco-systemic services.
Health Research and Biosciences Health research focused on rare diseases, personalised medicine, equipment and applied ICT.
Advanced manufacturing to transform Basque industry Development of the Basque Open Industry Platform 4.0 concept, with particular attention to distributed intelligent manufacturing, improvement of human capital skills and capabilities by promotion of STEM studies in Secondary Education. Also advancement of offshore manufacturing
Renewable energy Renewable energy particularly regarding to marine offshore energy testing, energy storage systems, integrated systems and residual heat exploitation.
Sustainable buildings Advance processing and materials for improving construction processes and energy efficiency. Improvement of the accessibility conditions for senior people

You can obtain more detail following this/these link/s:

RIS3 Related Links

S3 Strategy:

RIS3 Strategy País Vasco - Final document in Spanish


S3 Process:

Report on the Implementation of RIS3

First Peer Review - Seville, 31 January 2012
Presentation of País Vasco (ES)

Second Peer Review:

Peer eXchange and Learning (PXL) workshop on Multilevel Governance in Bilbao on 12th April (2018):


Background Document



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