New phase of STAIRWAY TO EXCELLENCE (S2E) expected
As reported by the S3 Platform, building on the achievements of the project so far, an exciting new phase of STAIRWAY TO EXCELLENCE (S2E) is currently under preparation and will begin early in the second half of 2018. Further details will be disclosed in the coming weeks.
What is Stairway to Excellence?
The "Cohesion Policy and the synergies with the research and development funds: the STAIRWAY TO EXCELLENCE (S2E)" project was launched in 2014. It is currently implemented as part of the JRC's Smart Specialisation targeted support activities.
The Stairway to Excellence (S2E) project aims to support EU member states and their regions in developing and exploiting the synergies between European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), Horizon 2020 (H2020) and other EU funding programmes and:
- Assist them in closing the innovation gap, in order to promote excellence in all regions and EU countries;
- Stimulate the effective implementation of national and regional Smart Specialisation Strategies.