Smart Specialisation Peer-Exchange event for EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood region

  • 29 Mar 2022 to 30 Mar 2022
  • Online event via Webex

The Joint Research Centre (JRC) works closely with countries beyond the European Union to help develop and implement innovation strategies based on the principle of Smart Specialisation. As part of this effort, the JRC extended an invitation to representatives of countries and economies (national or regional depending at which level S3 is being developed) to take part in an online S3 peer-exchange workshop, specially designed for EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Region. The main purpose of the workshop was to provide support and guidance, based on the experience of peer countries/economies and experts, to plan, design and implement S3 strategies.

The online moderated sessions were designed to create a space to exchange questions and answers among participants, to learn and find solutions to S3-related matters, share stories behind every S3 strategy and build an open community of S3 practice.

Register HERE to learn more.


DAY 1, March 29th

  1. 09:30 - 10:00
    Welcome and setting the scene

    Alessandro Rainoldi, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
    Monika Matusiak, Joint Research Centre, European Commission

  2. 10:00 - 10:30
    First session: JRC publication showcase
    Main room:
    Smart Specialisation in EaP
    Ramojus Reimeris, JRC
    Breakout room:
    WB value chain study
    Nikola Radovanovic, JRC


  3. 10:30 - 11:30
    Second session: Mapping

    Main room:
    Quantitative mapping
    Hugo Hollanders, expert.    Presentation
    Ioannis Tolias, expert    Presentation
    Moderator: Ramojus Reimeris, JRC


    Breakout room:
    Qualitative mapping
    Domen Bole, expert   Presentation
    Alexander Kleibrink, expert
    Presenting: Vedat Sagonjeva, Kosovo*
    Moderator: Manuel Gonzalez, JRC


    *This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

  4. 11:30 - 11:45
    Virtual coffee break
  5. 11:45 - 12:45
    Third session: Governance
    Main room:
    Alexander Kleibrink, expert
    Presenting: Jasmina Majstoroska, North Macedonia
    Moderator: Elisa Gerussi, JRC


  6. 12:45 – 13:30
    Fourth session: S3 for Sustainable development goals
    Main room:
    S3 for SDGs
    Chux Daniels, expert                                                            Presentation
    Presenting: Olga Bolibok, Ukraine
    Moderator: Angela Sarcina, JRC


  7. 13:30
    Wrap-up of the first day

DAY 2, March 30th

  1. 09:30 - 09:45
    Welcome and summary of day 1
  2. 09:45 – 11:00
    Fifth session: Implementation framework
    Main room:
    S3 Implementation Framework 
    Nikola Radovanovic, JRC
    Claire Nauwelaers, expert
    Presenting: Marijeta Barjaktarovic, Montenegro
    Moderator: Nikola Radovanovic, JRC


  3. 11:00 - 11:15
    Virtual coffee break
  4. 11:15 - 12:00
    Sixth session: Policy Mix and Monitoring and evaluation
    Breakout room 1:
    Policy mix
    Katarzyna Kaczkowska, expert Presentation
    Moderator: Ramojus Reimeris, JRC


    Breakout room 2:
    Monitoring and evaluation
    Claire Nauwelaers, expert Presentation
    Moderator: Manuel Gonzalez, JRC


  5. 12:00 - 13:00
    Seventh session: EDP
    Main room:
    Entrepreneurial discovery process
    Katarzyna Kaczkowska, expert
    Presenting: Davit Kalatozishvili, Georgia
    Moderator: Ramojus Reimeris, JRC


  6. 13:00 - 13:15
    Closing remarks and further steps

Practical Information

29 Mar 2022 to 30 Mar 2022

Online event via Webex

Registration Information

This event is per invitation only. Please register HERE