This paper analyses some of the main challenges for the governance of Smart Specialisation in the South East Europe in the upcoming period, with the particular focus on Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia.
This policy brief investigates how the governance of the S3 process has been broken down in SEE, in particular in Bulgaria, Croatia and Serbia. These countries were selected because of the context similarities and the centralized management of S3 process on one side, as well as due to their differences in approaching the S3 design and implementation phase on the other. This approach allows comparing main challenges, enabling conditions and efforts in terms of policy instruments and strategies that SEE is facing when adopting the S3 framework.
Challenges in Governance of Smart Specialisation in South East Europe.pdf