S3 platform event

Co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and the Regional Studies Association European Foundation (RSA Europe), a conference by the S3 Platform on "Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Implementation across Global Networks of Regions, Cities and Firms" will be held on September 26th - 28th, 2018. 

This conference offers a comprehensive picture of the smart specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its early results, and highlights recent developments both conceptually and empirically. Particular attention will be given to implementation challenges and ways to address them, as well as to methodologies for impact assessment. In addition, the conference will explore how smart specialisation engages with global value chains and production networks, and how firms, regions and cities can benefit from relationships across the borders.

The concept of smart specialisation has now expanded in geographical scope beyond just Europe. The theory and practice of smart specialisation are being constantly developed and it is enriched by these processes. These developments will be discussed.

Contributions from all areas of regional analysis are welcome. Proposals for papers can be submitted by May 17th

For more information, see the event page