Smart Regions 3.0 Conference

Changes in climate, technology, and demography are transforming our societies and way of life. Europe must lead the transition to a healthy planet and a new digital world. The Smart Regions conference will be a good occasion to strengthen the links between people, nations, and institutions. Between expectations and delivery of smart specialization strategies. Between words and deeds. People of Europe who design, implement and master regional economic development through innovation will discuss where and how it makes sense for public authorities to act, leaving European, national, regional and local actors to deliver where they are best placed to do so.

The European Commission, Member States and Regions will present achievements in the current financial period 2014-20 and key directions for smart specialization as a tool for an effective economic transformation in 2021-27.

It will focus on three topics:

  • Boosting innovation-led growth in the EU industrial transition regions
  • Supporting the catching up EU regions to close the innovation gap
  • Integrating regional economies in the global value chains

The event will also be webstreamed.

Read more and register here.

  • 14/11/2019-15/11/2019
Brussels