S3 Forum for practitioners | 28 November 2023 | Hybrid (Barcelona – Online)

28 November 2023 - 28 November 2023

S3 Forum announcement for 28 November 2023 event in Barcelona

Source: website European Commission

The Smart Specialisation (S3) Forum 2023 is the second in a series of events that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, with the support of the Generalitat de Catalunya and the S3 Community of Practice Secretariat, is organising for S3 stakeholders from across regions in EU Member States. The S3 Forum is a main event of the S3 Community of Practice, DG REGIO’s major source of support for implementation of smart specialisation strategies.

The Generalitat de Catalunya will be hosting the S3 Forum at the historical Llotja de Mar, a key landmark of Catalunya’s economic activity since the 13th century.

You are hereby kindly invited to join S3 practitioners, experts, policymakers, and other key stakeholders to engage in this bottom-up region-centric network, discuss S3 policy and implementation issues and exchange information and good practices. Together with speakers from the European Commission, managing authorities and governmental bodies implementing S3, the S3 Forum will present:

  • a policy update on the latest S3 policy developments related to the I3 Instrument and the Regional Innovation Valleys Initiative, and the interplay with clusters;
  • the latest developments across the S3 CoP, such as working groups, expert groups, support to the Thematic Smart Specialisation Partnerships;
  • networking opportunities to engage with and connect with like-minded S3 stakeholders, learn from one another and explore common opportunities;
  • dedicated breakout sessions, zooming in on the S3 fulfilment criteria with presentations on the latest related activities within the S3 CoP and regional presentations highlighting their experiences;
  • Lessons learned and experiences with I3 and EIE with presentations by successful region-led consortia.

While the S3 Forum will be a one-day event, there will be a set of side events on the next day: the Steering committee meeting for the S3 Thematic Platforms and the meetings of the working groups on innovation diffusion, interregional collaboration, and industrial transitions.

Save the date and get ready to participate in meaningful discussions, exchange ideas, learn and establish valuable connections!

Physical participation (with live streaming)

The event is planned as a physical event to be organised in Barcelona, Spain. Plenary sessions will be organised with a live recording and will be broadcasted for an online audience. The online audience will have the opportunity to ask questions using interactive tools.  Break-out sessions will be organised only physically.

More information?

More information will soon follow including a detailed agenda and a link for registration.

For any queries, you are welcome to contact us at events@S3-cop.eu.

We look forward to welcoming you at the event!

S3 CoP Secretariat