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The development planning of the programming period 2014-2020 is heavily based on the national and regional Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3). Since RIS3s constitute integrated and region specific economic agendas that have been produced based on the methodology of entrepreneurial discovery in order to ensure the involvement of all interested stakeholders, they focus policy support and investments on key regional strengths, priorities, challenges and needs, creating thus regional competitive advantages and potential for excellence, they support innovation and attract private investments and they ensure correct and timely monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.
The region aims to strengthen its capacities and develop infrastructure among local authorities, educational and research centres private SMEs and to become a leading metropolitan centre for innovation research, production and export in the wider region of Eastern Mediterranean. In order to do so, the region will utilise its competent scientific and technical human capital. Finally, the region focuses on social welfare and security, on improved labour and business conditions and on environment.
In this context, the RIS3 priorities are: