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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.
This series of six e-talks on Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will summarize and explore the theoretical background as well as the methodological and practical applications of including the sustainability dimension in the traditional S3 concept.
Each meeting will be a 2-hour long webinar dedicated to a specific publication or train of thought, presented by the authors and allowing for a dynamic discussion within academics, practitioners and everyone interested in the subjects covered.
Visit the dedicated event's website for the full Agenda.
9.30-10.00 Opening of the e-talks series
10.00-10.35 Towards next generation Smart Specialisation for sustainable territorial development. Conceptual and theoretical framework
10.35-11.00 Feedback from academic and practitioner discussants
11.00-11.20 Q&A session
11.20 - 11.55 Moderated discussion with participants
11.55-12.00 Closing remarks and next steps
10.00-12.00 Smart Specialisation Strategy for Sustainability as Innovation Policy for Transformative Change
11.00-13.00 Smart Specialisation, Sustainable Development Goals and Environmental Commons
10.00-12.00 Pilot methodology for mapping Sustainable Development Goals in the context of Smart Specialisation Strategies
10.00-12.00 Pathways for digital and green transition in view of structural transformation and technological upgrading: the role of innovation in long-term sustainable growth
10.00-12.00 Recommendations – Smart Specialisations Strategies for Sustainability
Joint Research Centre, European Commission
12.00-12.20 Closing of the e-talks series
Alessandro Rainoldi, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Xabier Goenaga, Head of Unit, Joint Research Centre, European Commission
Sustainable development is a core principle of the Treaty on European Union and a priority objective for the Union's internal and external policies. The Joint Research Centre started reflecting on the contribution of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) already in 2018. Since then a consolidated reflection and methodologies such as S3 for SDGs or S4 (Smart Specialisation Strategies for Sustainability) have been developed in cooperation with experts and practitioners.