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Smart Specialisation - A Regional Policy Instrument for Enhancing Competitiveness and Cooperation in the Danube Region

The Danube region covers parts of 8 EU countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Bulgaria and Romania) and 6 non-EU countries (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Ukraine and Moldova). While addressing challenges such as uneven socio-economic developments and fragmented innovation systems, the Danube Region Strategy aims at better coordination and cooperation between the countries and regions across the Danube macro-region. Smart specialisation as a regional policy concept carries a high potential for this macro-region as it offers a clear path not only to more innovation and growth but also towards targeted cross-border, transnational and interregional cooperation for more critical potential.

  • Event date: May 24, 2012
  • Posted on: 29.03.2012
  • Germany

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This workshop will bring together policy makers, practitioners and experts from the Danube macro-region. The aim is to create a better understanding of the opportunities and challenges of smart specialisation and discuss how its application can be of benefit for strengthening competitiveness and cooperation in the Danube region.

The conference agenda is available here.

Please register for the event at: http://steinbeis-europa.de/index.php5?file=253&dev_id=1207&view=anmeldung&en

S&T field/scope: Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary, Social Sciences | Geographical focus: Danube Region, EU Member States

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