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Workshop on Smart Specialisation through Sport during the European Week of Regions and Cities

The Smart Specialisation through Sport Workshop, organized in the framework of the European Week of Regions and Cities, took place in Brussels, on the 10th of October 2017.

The workshop explored the relationship between sport, regional development and innovation-driven social and economic growth and invited participants to discuss on the contribution that sport can make to regional development through smart specialisation. It covered the benefits of sport for local communities, cities and regions, explored how policies which address sport together with other policy areas can create an enabling environment, and looked into the projects led by the ClusSport partnership.

There were two sessions:

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Photo: © Slovenian Anti-Doping Organisation

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