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The JRC is sharing the Smart Specialisation methodology with Ukrainian authorities to support the development of unique competitive advantages in the country. The JRC is sharing the Smart Specialisation methodology with Ukrainian authorities
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Oct 26 2017
The JRC has joined forces with Ukrainian authorities to work together on innovation strategies based on the smart specialisation approach, to foster inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
Event picture The JRC has an active role providing science support to the EUSDR
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Oct 18 2017

Energy security, transportation development, clean connectivity and financing opportunities come under the spotlight at this year's edition of the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR), taking place on 18-19 October in Budapest.

Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, responsible for the JRC, and Corina Creţu, Commissioner for Regional policy, are attending the event, which was opened by Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary.

The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe The JRC’s new handbook and dashboard provide information and recommendation on key policy areas for regions across Europe
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Oct 12 2017
New JRC tools help regional authorities get a grip on policy challenges, from energy through transport to crisis management
On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017. On 2 June 2017, the JRC's Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and Professor Bai Chunli, President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
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Jun 02 2017
On 2 June 2017, the JRC, represented by Director-General Vladimir Šucha, and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), represented by its President, Professor Bai Chunli, signed a Research Framework Arrangement. The ceremony took place in the framework of the EU-China Summit 2017.
Gears illustration S2E brings together industry, academia and authorities to make the most of regional innovation financing
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Mar 08 2017

The Stairway to Excellence Project now supports regions and stakeholders from all EU member states, enabling them to use synergies and make the most of the European Structural and Investment Funds and Horizon 2020, the EU’s research and innovation programme.

Visual of the event featuring a generic govenment style building and the words Science meets Regions Over one hundred representatives of EU regional authorities and scientists met to exchange views on the challenges of evidence-based decision-making at regional level.
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Nov 07 2016
On 7 November 2016, the JRC together with the European Committee of Regions hosted the first "Science meets Regions" event.
Danube river The JRC has been supporting the EUSDR since its outset in 2011 on topics such as water, land and soil, air, and bioenergy, complemented by related datasets, tech transfer and smart specialisation support.
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Nov 03 2016
The 5th Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) opened on 3 November 2016 in Bratislava, dedicated to the challenges and perspectives of water management, research and innovation.
JRC Director-General Vladimír Šucha JRC Director-General Vladimír Šucha speaking at the opening of the First SMARTER Conference
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Sep 29 2016
Half a decade after smart specialisation was launched as a strategic approach to regional development, the JRC and the Regional Studies Association organise the First SMARTER Conference on “Changing Patterns of Territorial Policy: Smart Specialisation and Innovation in Europe”, taking place on September 29th and 30th in Seville, Spain.
Vladimir Šucha and Martin Kern signing the Memorandum of Understanding Vladimir Šucha, JRC Director-General, and Martin Kern, the EIT’s interim Director sign the Memorandum of Understanding between the two organisations.
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Sep 22 2016

The European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and the JRC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 22 September at the EIT’s headquarters in Budapest.

The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway. The signature of the research framework arrangement is the result of several collaborations and joint activities already underway.
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Sep 14 2016
The signing of a research framework arrangement opens the path to the strengthening and intensifying of scientific cooperation.

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