The Journal “EStIF” (European Structural and Investment Funds Journal) focuses on the practical aspects of implementation of the European Structural Investment Funds (ESIF) in the European Union. Experienced specialists from both the European institutions and from national and regional authorities actively contribute their knowledge and experience to this journal.
Here is an abstract of the first issue of EStIF in 2017 (Volume 5/ issue 1) which is devoted to Smart Specialisation as a new and necessary dimension of ESIF programmes. With the 2014-2020 Common Provisions Regulation the design of Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3s) has become a requirement for ESIF programmes.