The European Commission has put strong emphasis on a more results–oriented approach for EU cohesion funding in its legislative proposals for 2014-2020. Relevant guidance documents can be found here. The S3 Platform is planning further activities to support regional and national authorities in the design and implementation of monitoring mechanisms. Future activities will build on our first indicators workshop in Groningen (NL) in January 2013 which lay the technical groundwork for a structured discussion on monitoring S3 implementation. A second workshop took place in Barcelona on 11-12 Dec. 2014 (more information can be found here). The next important event on the topic was the high level conference Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation: Challenges and Monitoring Implementation held in Seville on 6 March 2015. In the context of innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3), monitoring mechanisms perform three fundamental functions: (1) inform about what the strategy achieved and whether implementation is on track and making this information available to decision makers; (2) clarify the logic of intervention of the strategy and make it comprehensible to the broader public; (3) support the constructive involvement and participation of stakeholders through transparent communication and promote trust building. RIS3 monitoring focuses on tracking the developments related to policy interventions within the specific priority areas identified in the strategy. The monitoring mechanism should be able to capture and follow the relevant expected changes that are foreseen in each RIS3 priority by means of an appropriate choice of result indicators; it should also capture and follow the policy output that ought to make expected changes happen. Regions and countries with extensive experience in monitoring innovation strategies and territorial development policies in general should build on existing monitoring structures; those with limited experience in this field should begin to develop their own internal capacities and experience starting with simple indicator systems, following the practical guidelines of S3 Policy Brief 13/2015.
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11 May2015On May 14 ICE, in collaboration with ANCE (National Association of Builders) and the Italian Embassy in Tirana, organized a B2B event to Albanians operators . Ambassador Massimo Gaiani, in greeting his address, stressed that Italy is the first trade partner, with a share of 37% of the interchange, and the country’s first foreign investor for number of firms in the territory. The ambassador also recalled the upcoming revision of the law on concessions in Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) and the fact that the Albanian government is going to launch 65 projects that will use this formula. They have joined the scheme 124 Italian companies from 15 Italian regions and belonging to the following sectors: • Construction and Infrastructure. • Energy (production, management and construction) • Environment (design, manufacturing, construction, services). The catalog of Italian companies participating (bilingual version, Albanian and Italian) is available here.
08 May2015MODULO DI REGISTRAZIONE
04 May2015Boosting agenda_regional stakeholders_draft_300415
29 Apr2015On July the NEXT project will end, but we would like to exploit the follow up of a three years collaborative project. So we have made a proposal to NEXT partners that’s open to new ones. You’ll find in attach two papers that explain how we would like to give continuity to NEXT:
- In the coming years the Italian regions, Croatia and Slovenia, will publish calls for financing initiatives to develop areas of specialization chosen by their Smart SpecializationStrategy (S 3)
- At the same time the EU through Horizon 2020 will play a similar role.
- In Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Albania governments will proceed to strengthen themselves excellence with targeted funding.
This means that in the next 6-7 years, it’s opening a space of opportunities to seize on innovation. In the Adriatic Ionian Macro Region will be therefore to materialize projects and initiatives to address the needs of common development.
23 Apr2015Here you can upload the newsletter Newsletter NEXT #4
23 Apr2015Prof. Arta Musaraj has published on Linkedin this news, related to the Academicus Journal: Dear Authors, Readers and Collaborators of Academicus ISJ, It’s a great satisfaction to announce you that Academicus ISJ becomes the first Scientific Journal in all Balkan area that becomes part of an electronic repository. http://econpapers.repec.org/article/etcjournl/ RePec, one of the 4 biggest electronic repositories in the world, has included in its electronic repository all works published in Academicus, as future works will also be deposited there. All authors have now protected and guaranteed their works published in Academicus ISJ, as part of the humanity scientific heritage and Academicus is once again holder of the most advanced standards of publishing and shows once again its institutional responsible for the protection of the intellectual property and heritage. Click at the Academicus website. Be yourself part of the Academicus network on Facebook and Twitter. Click “Like” on its Facebook Page and “Follow” at its Twitter Page to be updated with latest news. Team Academicus, International Scientific Journal
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