Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) made its way to the European policy agenda more than four years ago. This workshop seeks to strengthen the common ground between thinkers and doers, bringing together the research community and actors in the field to review the latest developments of the RIS3 policy in the EU territories.

During the workshop, the paper series “Smart Specialisation at work” developed in the Territorial Development Unit of the Joint Research Centre will be presented. Moreover, the speakers and participants will discuss the recommendations for future on RIS3, also in view of the assessment of the RIS3 enabling condition for the 2021-2027 ESIF Programming period.

The workshop is open to both academics and practitioners in the field of regional policy, as well as the European Institutions' staff.