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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.
Co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA Europe, the third "Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Connecting grand societal challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy" will be a webinar series based on selected themes of the SMARTER 2020 Conference.
In line with the measures to contain the diffusion of COVID-19, the physical event will be replaced by a series of five webinars held between 17 September and 3 December 2020.
17 September: Place-based responses to the COVID-19 economic crisis.
10 November: Smart Specialisation for Sustainable Development Goals.
24 November: Smart Specialisation: evidence, lessons, challenges and opportunities.
3 December: Urban strategies and Smart Specialisation.
The SMARTER 2020 Webinar series will provide a comprehensive picture of the Smart Specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its results and an account of its recent developments both conceptually and empirically.
The webinars will also offer an opportunity to discuss and compare different territorial development approaches, exploring how they engage with the Commission's priorities for 2019-2024 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Open to all, the webinars will offer to participants from academia, territorial authorities and institutions a unique opportunity to discuss and define the scope and main avenues for future research and policy making, and to address the challenges confronting policy makers and practitioners.