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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The 2018 Smarter Conference will offer a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and will highlight recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders.
Themes of interest to the conference may include:
For additional information on the event, please visit the dedicated website.
Four years have now passed since smart specialisation officially entered European policy. This approach to territorial development through the promotion of smart, inclusive and sustainable growth represents a unique opportunity in contemporary policy for territorial development; for the first time, national and regional authorities across an area of more than five hundred million inhabitants are implementing a common set of policy principles and methodologies.
All plenary sessions of the 2018 SMARTER Conference can be followed by web streaming on the days of the event.
14:00 - 15:45 Plenary Session: "Why places matters"
9:15 - 10:30 Plenary Session(2): "Moving to Smart Specailisation 2.0."
14:00 - 15:30 Plenary Session (3): "Places, Networks and Value Chains"
9:15 - 9:45 Plenary Session(4): "Is Smart Specialisation a Game Changer?"
The 2018 Smarter Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development is organised by DG JRC with the Regional Studies Association.