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On Friday 15 June, Regional Policy Commissioner Johannes Hahn will open the annual "Regions for Economic Change" conference. The one-day event will gather in Brussels more than 500 representatives from Europe's regions. Under the title "Transforming Regional Economies: The Power of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation", this 5th Regions for Economic Change conference will discuss the challenges, benefits and possible limitations of implementing the smart specialisation conditionality through EU Structural Funds and how to best tailor smart specialisation to different national/regional frameworks and contexts. The morning plenary session (9.30 – 13.00) will be webstreamed.