Publications Publications

State Aid Map in the Energy Sector

JRC Conference and Workshop Report RUDOLF MESARIČ Jana, SEIGNEUR Isabelle, MERIDA MARTIN Fernando

Methodological Manual Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation

RAKHMATULLIN Ruslan; HEGYI Fatime Barbara; CIAMPI STANCOVA Katerina; GOMEZ PRIETO Javier; MIESZKOWSKI Krzysztof
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S3 Thematic Platforms S3 Thematic Platforms

The current Cohesion Policy encourages regions and Member States to build regional coalitions to support the creation of new European value chains, in areas associated with strategic growth. To support this goal, starting in 2015, the European Commission services launched three thematic smart specialisation (S3) platforms. These platforms have been put in place to provide an interactive and participatory environment supporting interregional cooperation in the context of smart specialisation areas related to Agri-Food, Energy and Industrial Modernisation.

In particular, the thematic S3 platforms are contributing to building an increasing number of interregional partnerships across the EU. These collaborative networks have the ultimate goal of establishing European ecosystems for transnational and interregional collaboration in regions and countries with similar or complementary S3 priorities. Together, partner regions analyse and tackle various obstacles related to the implementation of their smart specialisation strategies. Thematic partnerships help regions to improve their regional knowledge base, leading to new paths of development and a better position in global value chains and to transnational joint strategies of innovation.

The thematic platforms offer a structure to exploit synergies across partnerships and across sectors. These platforms are joint initiatives, managed and coordinated by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), with the support of several EC's Directorates-General  including Regional and Urban Policy (REGIO), Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI); Energy (ENER); Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW) and Research and Innovation (RTD). In addition, to get a wider view for cooperation, interactions with other EU initiatives (such as the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform, European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) and the KICs) are also developed.

Events Events

Interregional cooperation in Regional OPs: opportunities for S3 Partnerships

This webinar is an opportunity to explore how concrete cooperation actions and implementation could be possible under the Investment for Growth and Jobs...

Plenary Meeting of the S3P-Industry New Nano-Enabled Products Pilot Project

Register now to the Plenary Meeting of the S3P-Industry New Nano-Enabled Products Pilot Project

TAF Talks series: From application to support – experiences of TAF support recipients

As part of the TAF Talks series, on the 30th of October (9:30-10:30 am), TAF will host a session on sharing-experience from TAF support in which direct...
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TAF Talks - A series of sharing and learning interactive sessions to help your project idea move forward

Join the “TAF Talks”, a series of sharing and learning interactive sessions to help you -project promoters from S3P-Industry- to move your...

TAF support allocated in July 2020: outcome of the past application rounds announced

Two projects have been awarded TAF support in the assessment rounds of applications in July.

New edition of the DIHs Champion Challenge 2020

A new call for the DIH Champions Challenge 2020 is open until 2/10. Learn more and apply.
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