The new European innovation landscape (2021-2027) creates new opportunities for interregional collaboration. The new enabling conditions require measures for international collaboration, and therefore, greater expectations on building and managing thematic S3 partnerships. Moreover, European regions will be able to work together in the context of their Smart Specialisation Strategies due to the new Interregional Innovation Investment (I3) instrument under the ERDF. It is also worth noting that a new concept for Sustainable Smart Specialisation (S4) has appeared. It embraces sustainability and inclusiveness and relates to the new EU priorities under the European Green Deal as well as the post-pandemic recovery.
How can regions successfully navigate in the interregional partnership landscape (2021-2027) and what new funding will be available for interregional S3 activities? We are happy to welcome you to the first Smart Specialisation WG meeting for 2021 which will focus on S3 and interregional collaboration.
Please find the draft agenda attached. We kindly ask you to register to the meeting by using the "Register" button. The meeting will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and the meeting link will be sent to all participants in due time before the meeting.