Smart Stories

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Date : 25/01/2017

Conceived by the scientific community and incorporated into the reformed Cohesion Policy of the European Union (EU), Smart Specialisation is a place-based policy concept promoting regional economic transformation and investment through innovative activities in selected domains.

The insights from this booklet — thanks to the valuable contributions of national and regional authorities — show that Smart Specialisation has gone far beyond the mere fulfilment of the ex-ante conditionality criteria linked to Cohesion Policy allocations. It has triggered a change in the way innovation-driven regional development policies are dealt with across Europe, confirmed by the outcome of a number of recent surveys.