Open invitation to EU Regions for Smart interregional cooperation in Energy

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The S3PEnergy launches this open invitation to facilitate interregional cooperation among EU regions having similar Smart Specialisation priorities in the energy field.

We are pleased to announce you that the registration is open for our S3PEnergy events at the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016, to be held on the 13th and 14th of October in Brussels.

Since its launching in May 2015, the Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy) has supported interregional cooperation among its members (please register to the S3PEnergy here!) around common Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) priorities on energy.

Many regions confirmed their interest to establish S3 Energy partnerships for interregional cooperation. So far, four energy priorities have been identified, i.e. Bioenergy, Sustainable Construction, Marine Renewable Energy and Smart Grids. Accordingly, the S3PEnergy is currently facilitating the creation of four thematic S3 partnerships to foster the implementation of their S3. Support on additional energy areas could be provided by the S3PEnergy upon joint request from EU regions.

Objective: to facilitate inter-regional cooperation among EU regions having similar Smart Specialisation energy-related priorities.The S3PEnergy will facilitate the exchange with other regions manifesting similar interests. Regions among themselves will then start the reflections about the operational work of their selected partnership/s (e.g. leadership and co-leadership, governance system, roadmaps, rules, etc).

To whom is addressed this invitation? Any entity representing regional (or national) public administration interested in contributing to the effective implementation of their S3 energy related priorities. These entities can include, among others, regional development, innovation and/or energy agencies.
Research centres, universities, private actors, or any other type of institutions (e.g. associations) are also welcome to participate if endorsed by their corresponding regional administration.
One region may participate in one or several S3 Energy Partnerships.

How to register?

  1. Plenary session: Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy: Energy and innovation in European regions.

13th October from 09:00 am till 10:45 am, Albert Borschette Centre, 1040 Etterbeek, Brussels
REGISTRATION Plenary Session on-line, by September 30th 2016

  1. Parallel sessions: Working groups on interregional cooperation.

JRC Headquarters, Rue de Champs de Mars 21, Brussels
REGISTRATION Working Groups on-line. On-site registration will also be accepted.

  1. 13th October from 14:00 pm to 17:00 pm: Groups: (1) Marine Renewable Energy and (2) Sustainable Construction
  2. 14th October from 09:00 am to 13:00 pm: Groups: (3) Bio-energy and (4) Smart Grids

This event is organised in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities 2016.
Organisers: DG REGIO and DG JRC

Agenda available here