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Cooperation for Smart Specialisation – 1st Western Balkans workshop

Cooperation for Smart Specialisation – 1st Western Balkans workshop
Feb 05 2019
Podgorica
(ME)

To promote Smart Specialisation as an important tool also for transnational cooperation in the Western Balkans is the purpose of this workshop.

It will also provide a dialogue forum to jointly discuss

  • strategic innovation policies,
  • the identification of priorities of common interest and
  • their implementation across the Western Balkans.

Objectives

  1. Facilitate peer discussions to improve the elaboration process and content of smart specialisation strategies across the Western Balkans.
  2. Start discussing opportunities for collaboration and joint projects within those domains.

The results of a Western Balkan scientific mapping exercise was also launched at this event.

Agenda

More information can be found in the final programme:

/jrc/en/file/document/178929Agenda: Cooperation for Smart Specialisation – 1st Western Balkans workshop

Presentations

You may find the presentations given on the website of the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.

Audience

The event was directed to a wide audience representing

  • national and regional smart specialisation teams,
  • business,
  • science and
  • civic society.

Special invitation was extended to those who wish to be involved and have expertise in thematic areas of Montenegro preliminary smart specialisation domains, i.e.:

  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT);
  • Renewable Sources of Energy and Energy Efficiency;
  • Sustainable Agriculture and Food Value Chains;
  • New Materials and Sustainable Technologies; and
  • Sustainable and Health Tourism.

Organisation

This event is co-organised by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre and the Ministry of Science of Montenegro.