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29/01/2021
Watch the recording on infrastructure development for cycling that was held on 28 January 2021.
Type: Platform
01/11/2018
A new Interreg Europe Project is launched
Type: Project
21/01/2020
Summary of the fourth stakeholders meeting in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region.
Type: Project
15/03/2017 - 16/03/2017
Moravian-Silesian Region will host the fifth Peer Review of the project
Type: Project
The library will gather all the outputs of the SILVER SMEs project. Seminars presentations 04/11/2019 Find here all presentations from our seminars Type: Project Project brochure 11/01/2019 Find here our project brochure in all 8 languages of the project Type: Project Newsletters 24/01/2019 You will find here our project's newsletters, published every three months. Type: Project Regional SWOT analyses 01/02/2019 Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats within a geographic area. Type: Project Project videos 05/03/2019 Watch here SILVER SMEs' videos to learn more about our activities Type: Project In the media 12/03/2019 SILVER SMEs media appearances Type: Project Infographics 23/09/2020 SILVER SMEs infographics on ageing Type: Project Brochures of best practices 22/02/2021 Find here the 3 SILVER SMEs thematic brochures of best practices Type: Project Results factsheet 11/05/2021 Find here SILVER SMEs results factsheet Type: Project Action Plans 27/09/2021 Find here partners' Action Plans to boost the Silver Economy Type: Project See all Library Items Seminars presentations Copy Link Mid-term conference - 21/04/2021 - Online Presentations from our online mid-term conference on "Challenges and solutions to cope with ageing in rural Europe" PDF (5.49MB) Download 2nd Seminar - 24/10/2019 - Poland Presentations from the seminar "Business opportunities linked to vulnerable & fragile ageing population" PDF (5.10MB) Download 3rd Seminar - 06/02/2020 - Cork Presentations from the seminar "Business opportunities linked to dependent ageing" PDF (7.78MB) Download 4th Seminar - 02/09/2020 - Dalarna Presentations from the virtual seminar "Senior Tourism and Accessibility" PDF (5.31MB) Download Project brochure Copy Link Silver SMEs project brochure - Portuguese version Silver SMEs project brochure - Portuguese version PDF (0.95MB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - English version SILVER SMEs project brochure - English version PDF (879.13KB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - Spanish version Silver SMEs project brochure - Spanish version PDF (846.48KB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - French version Silver SMEs project brochure - French version PDF (859.60KB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - Swedish version Silver SMEs project brochure - Swedish version PDF (0.98MB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - Polish version Silver SMEs project brochure - Polish version PDF (1.43MB) Download Silver SMEs project brochure - Slovenian version Silver SMEs project brochure - Slovenian version PDF (1.15MB) Download Newsletters Copy Link Newsletter 11 - May 2021 Newsletter 11 - May 2021 PDF (830.59KB) Download Newsletter 1 - November 2018 Newsletter 1 - November 2018 PDF (1.17MB) Download Newsletter 2 - February 2019 Newsletter 2 - February 2019 PDF (2.41MB) Download Newsletter 3 - May 2019 Newsletter 3 - May 2019 PDF (614.95KB) Download Newsletter 4 - August 2019 Newsletter 4 - August 2019 PDF (547.91KB) Download Newsletter 5 - November 2019 Newsletter 5 - November 2019 PDF (542.53KB) Download Newsletter 6 - February 2020 Newsletter 6 - February 2020 PDF (616.64KB) Download Newsletter 7 - May 2020 Newsletter 7 - May 2020 PDF (630.66KB) Download Newsletter 8 - August 2020 Newsletter 8 - August 2020 PDF (729.82KB) Download Newsletter 9 - November 2020 Newsletter 9 - November 2020 PDF (860.32KB) Download Newsletter 10 - February 2021 Newsletter 10 - February 2021 PDF (906.83KB) Download Regional SWOT analyses Copy Link Composite SWOT analysis Composite SWOT analysis PDF (3.59MB) Download CIM do Ave SWOT Analysis (PT) CIM do Ave SWOT Analysis (PT) PDF (1.09MB) Download Irish Southern Region SWOT Analysis (IE) Irish Southern Region SWOT Analysis (IE) PDF (2.14MB) Download Dalarna SWOT Analysis (SE) Dalarna SWOT Analysis (SE) PDF (1.61MB) Download Hauts-de-France SWOT Analysis (FR) Hauts-de-France SWOT Analysis (FR) PDF (971.22KB) Download Lubuskie Voivodeship SWOT Analysis (PL) Lubuskie Voivodeship SWOT Analysis (PL) PDF (2.19MB) Download West Slovenia SWOT Analysis (SL) West Slovenia SWOT Analysis (SL) PDF (1.25MB) Download Burgos SWOT Analysis (ES) Burgos SWOT Analysis (ES) PDF (1.60MB) Download Teruel SWOT Analysis (ES) Teruel SWOT Analysis (ES) PDF (1.73MB) Download Project videos Copy Link SILVER SMEs | Vice-President Dubravka Šuica speechVideo speech of Vice-President Dubravka Šuica during SILVER SMEs mid-term conference SILVER SMEs | MEET WITH ENTREPRENEURS IN LILLEOn January 2019 partners met SMEs working on innovations for elderly people. SILVER SMEs | MEET WITH ENTREPRENEURS IN TOLMIN ⛰On May 22 and 23, 2019, SILVER SMEs project partners met in Tolmin to meet with SilverEconomy entrepreneurs SILVER SMEs | PORTRAIT 1 V.TORTOSA - LA EXCLUSIVAIn May 2019, SILVER SMEs met with Victoria Tortosa, a Spanish entrepreneur SILVER SMEs | MEET WITH SMEs IN ZIELONA GORAOn October 2019, SILVER SMEs partners met in Zielona Gora to attend the conference on Business opportunities linked to fragile & vulnerable ageing SILVER SMEs | MEET WITH ENTREPRENEURS IN CORK ☘️In February 2020, SILVER SMEs partners met in Cork to attend the conference "Business opportunities linked to dependent ageing SILVER SMEs |SEMINAR RECORDING SENIOR TOURISM Recording of the online seminar "Senior Tourism & Accessibility" from September 2020 Discover SILVER SMEs!Understand SILVER SMEs in 1min30! SILVER SMEs | PORTRAIT#2 A. RADZISZEWSKI CORDA LtdIn October 2019, SILVER SMEs met with Adam Radziszewski, a Polish entrepreneur. BEST PRACTICE | SENIOR SENIORSenior Senior was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | SMARTER HOMESSmarter Homes was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | AGE-FRIENDLY TOWN PROGRAMMEThe Cork County Age-Friendly Town Programme was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP PROGRAMMEThe Social Entrepreneurship Programme of Aragon was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | HASTA LA COCINAHasta la Cocina was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | HEALTHDAY.SIHealthDay.si was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | SILVER SURFERSilver Surfer was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners BEST PRACTICE | SILVER NORMANDIESilver Normandie was identified as one of the best practices collected by SILVER SMEs partners SILVER SMEs | MID-TERM CONFERENCE RECORDINGEnglish recording of SILVER SMEs mid-term conference on "Challenges and solutions to cope with ageing in rural Europe" in April 2021 In the media Copy Link La Oficina de Programas Europeos de DPT [...] 29/03/2021, Diario de Teruel PDF (192.98KB) Download €5.7tn ‘silver economy’ SME boon 29/10/2018, Irish Examiner PDF (102.96KB) Download Spodbuda inovativnim izdelkom SOČAsnik, l. XIX, št. 3, 2018 (P4/40) PDF (6.78MB) Download Economía de plata, gran oportunidad de [...] Diario de Teruel, 14/07/2018 PDF (228.17KB) Download El Proyecto Silver buscará las oportunidades [...] La Comarca, 02/07/2018 PDF (637.51KB) Download Jornada de inicio del programa de Pymes [...] Diario de Teruel, 28/06/2018 PDF (398.38KB) Download Sodebur se suma a un proyecto europeo [...] 21/06/2018, Burgos conecta PDF (171.79KB) Download SODEBUR participa en un proyecto europeo [...] 21/06/2018, Canal54 PDF (163.59KB) Download La despoblación rural y el apoyo a personas [...] 21/06/2018, Burgos Noticias PDF (487.47KB) Download SODEBUR fomentará políticas para mejorar la [...] 27/06/2018, REDEL PDF (175.37KB) Download Sodebur se alía con 7 territorios europeos [...] 22/06/2018, El Correo de Burgos JPG (327.30KB) Download Sodebur fomenta políticas para mejorar la [...] 22/06/2018, Diario de Burgos JPG (300.67KB) Download Interview Luis Munoz - Radio La Comarca Luis Munoz, from the Provincial Government of Teruel, was interviewed in the regional radio La Comarca on 08/04/2019. PDF (97.06KB) Download Sodebur en Lila por SILVER SMEs Burgos Conecta, 01/02/2019 PDF (1.06MB) Download International conference in Tolmin Tolmin municipal newspaper, 18/04/2019 PDF (86.54KB) Download Interview Helen McGuirk - Radio Red Business Helen McGuirk, from the Cork Institute of Technology, was interviewed in the regional radio Red Business on 02/02/2019. PDF (100.90KB) Download I Forum Seniora to okazja do zdobycia wiedzy 04/06/2019, Gazeta Lubuska PDF (371.44KB) Download Silver Economy, opportunities and challenges [...] 25/04/2019, Občina Tolmin PDF (75.36KB) Download Silver Economy, opportunities for [...] 25/04/2019, Občina Tolmin PDF (704.81KB) Download SODEBUR asiste al encuentro del [...]02/02/2019, Diario de Burgos Spodbuda inovativnim izdelkom/ storitvam [...] 18/04/2019, SOČAsnik PDF (6.79MB) Download Silver SMEs un projet pour améliorer les [...] 30/07/2019, Silver Eco PDF (624.42KB) Download La DPT explora oportunidades de desarrollo [...] 25/10/2019, La Comarca PDF (209.47KB) Download La DPT explora oportunidades de desarrollo [...] 25/10/2019, Diario de Teruel PDF (170.51KB) Download La Diputación busca promover negocios [...] 31/10/2019, Diario de Teruel PDF () Download Una jornada en Montalbán busca promover [...] 02/11/2019, La Comarca PDF (181.34KB) Download La DPT organiza una jornada en Montalbán [...] 31/10/2019, 20 Minutos PDF (330.53KB) Download La DPT organiza una [...] 31/10/2019, Europapress Aragon PDF (398.03KB) Download La DPT organiza una jornada en [...] 2019 31/10/2019 Lavanguardia Aragon PDF (98.25KB) Download Burgos comparte en Irlanda experiencias 2020/02/14 Noticias de Burgos PDF (216.22KB) Download Sodebur comparte en Irlanda experiencias 2020/02/16 CorreoDeBurgos PDF (205.67KB) Download ADECOAR intercambia en Irlanda2020/02/18 Diario de Burgos SODEBUR comparte en Irlanda experiencias2020/02/16 Correo de Burgos La Diputacion de Teruel lleva a Caritas y a... 2020/02/11 Diario de Teruel PDF (375.51KB) Download La DPT lleva a Caritas y Atadi a... 2020/02/11 La Comarca PDF (317.93KB) Download La Diputacion de Teruel lleva a Caritas y ATADI... 2020/02/12 Teruel TV PDF (185.70KB) Download Agentes sociales de Teruel conocen experiencias... 2020/05/19 Aragon Digital PDF (433.48KB) Download Agentes sociales conocen experiencias de exito... 2020/05/29 La Comarca PDF (289.11KB) Download La DPT difunde experiencias de éxito de la eco... 2020/05/31 Diario de Teruel PDF (171.36KB) Download Courtmac Community Shop welcomes EU delegation 2020/02/07 West Cork People PDF (215.02KB) Download Hincks Centre hosts Silver SMEs project conference 2020/02/13 The Eco PDF (1.60MB) Download Inspiring inclusive sustainable and inno [...] 2020/02/28 Irish Tech News PDF (479.82KB) Download In an age of lifelong learning education [...] 2020/03/25 Echo Live PDF (578.11KB) Download EU delegation visits Courtmacsherry [...] 2020/03 Bandon Opinion PDF (1.90MB) Download VALE DO AVE Projecto SILVER SMEs 2020/02/27 TVN PT PDF (284.29KB) Download Fuentes destaca el apoyo al medio [...] 28/07/2020, Radio Intereconomia PDF (138.93KB) Download Fuentes ensalza el proyecto Silver SMEs [...] 28/07/2020, 20 Minutos PDF (175.46KB) Download Las Cortes se fijan en un proyecto de [...] 28/07/2020, Canal54 PDF (126.78KB) Download Luis Fuentes apuesta para que Castilla [...] 28/07/2020, Burgos Noticias PDF (170.04KB) Download Luis Fuentes apuesta por “sentar las bases” [...] 28/07/2020, Noticias de Burgos PDF (184.75KB) Download Luis Fuentes apuesta por que CyL se [...] 28/07/2020, Cadena Ser PDF (323.02KB) Download Luis Fuentes Castilla y León deber ser [...] 28/07/2020, La Razon PDF (309.78KB) Download Se presenta en Diputación un proyecto [...] 28/07/2020, Burgos TV PDF (89.28KB) Download Burgos lidera un proyecto de envejecimiento activo 29/07/2020, Diario de Burgos PDF (189.09KB) Download Sodebur se suma a la Conferencia [...] 29/07/2020, Correo de Burgos PDF (176.15KB) Download Silver SMEs una oportunidad de desarrollo [...] 01/11/2020, Entre Mayores PDF (1.05MB) Download Projekt SILVER SMEs moze wykorzystac [...] 28/08/2020, Magazyn Seniora PDF (305.73KB) Download La Diputación de Teruel apuesta por la economía 01/11/2020, Actualidad de las empresas aragonesas PDF (9.19MB) Download Burgos lidera un proyecto de creacion [...]29/07/2020, Diario de Burgos Sodebur se suma a la Conferencia de [...]29/07/2020, Correo de Burgos Hincks Centre Collaboration with Cork County [...] 19/01/2021, MTU PDF (380.64KB) Download El proyecto SILVER SMEs reconoce el [...] 29/01/2021, EuropaPress PDF (279.86KB) Download El proyecto SILVER SMEs reconoce Teruel [...] 29/01/2021, La Comarca PDF (221.34KB) Download Silver SMEs vers de nouvelles politiques de [...] 09/03/2021, Age Economie PDF (402.62KB) Download El proyecto Silver Smes, sobre productos [...] 28/03/2021, Eco de Teruel PDF (218.32KB) Download El proyecto Silver SMEs contribuye a la [...] 11/04/2021, Diario de Teruel PDF (379.01KB) Download Los socios locales y agentes sociales [...] 13/04/2021, La Comarca PDF (360.45KB) Download Commissioner Suica at SILVER SMEs conference [...] 23/04/2021, RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup at the European Parliament PDF (315.86KB) Download La cuarta parte de los habitantes del medio [...] 05/12/2020, Heraldo PDF (276.61KB) Download La DPT aporta recomendaciones para el Libro [...] 05/12/2020, 20 Minutos PDF (392.33KB) Download La DPT aporta recomendaciones para el Libro [...] 05/12/2020, Diario de Teruel PDF (377.89KB) Download Solutions face au vieillissement en montagne [...] 31/01/2021, Montagna SAB PDF (280.96KB) Download Challenges and solutions to cope with ageing [...] 31/03/2021, ENRD newsletter PDF (116.13KB) Download Euromontana presents the online conference [...] 31/03/2021, Newsletter of the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup at the European Parliament PDF (1.10MB) Download Commissioner Suica at SILVER SMEs conference 31/05/2021, Newsletter of the RUMRA & Smart Villages Intergroup at the European Parliament PDF (1.12MB) Download Los socios locales y agentes sociales [...] 13/04/2021, Teruel TV PDF (233.60KB) Download El proyecto Silver SMEs pone sobre la mesa [...] 12/04/2021, Diario de Teruel PDF (208.11KB) Download Infographics Copy Link Ageing in CIM do Ave https://create.piktochart.com/output/48179898-silver-smes_ageingincimdoave PDF (1.19MB) Download Ageing in Teruel Province https://create.piktochart.com/output/47633419-silver-smes_ageinginteruel PDF (1.21MB) Download Ageing in Lubuskie https://create.piktochart.com/output/48126859-silver-smes_ageinginregionlubuskie PDF (1.19MB) Download Ageing in Hauts de France https://create.piktochart.com/output/48092661-silver-smes_ageinginhautsdefranceregion PDF (1.35MB) Download Ageing in Southern Ireland https://create.piktochart.com/output/47910059-silver-smes_ageingincountycork PDF (1.34MB) Download Ageing in rural Europe https://create.piktochart.com/output/47570671-silver-smes_ageingeurope PDF (1.06MB) Download Ageing in Burgos Province https://create.piktochart.com/output/48080362-silver-smes_ageinginburgosprovince PDF (1.35MB) Download Ageing in Dalarna https://create.piktochart.com/output/48032141-silver-smes_ageinginregiondalarna PDF (1.13MB) Download Ageing in Western Slovenia https://create.piktochart.com/output/47969413-silver-smes_ageinginwesternslovenia PDF (1.42MB) Download Brochures of best practices Copy Link Senior housing Senior housing: collection of best practices from rural and mountainous areas PDF (1.66MB) Download Accelerators of silver SMEs Accelerators of silver SMEs: collection of best practices from rural and mountainous areas PDF (1.83MB) Download Seniors’ well-being Seniors’ well-being: collection of best practices from rural and mountainous areas PDF (2.88MB) Download Results factsheet Copy Link Results factsheet _PT Discover our main outcomes in Portuguese PDF (740.59KB) Download Results factsheet_EN SILVER SMEs results factsheet presents at a glance the main outcomes from the three first years of our project PDF (724.71KB) Download Results factsheet_PL Discover our main outcomes in Polish PDF (804.93KB) Download Results factsheet_ES Discover our main outcomes in Spanish PDF (709.31KB) Download Results factsheet_FR Discover our main outcomes in French PDF (752.78KB) Download Results factsheet _SL Discover our main outcomes in Slovenian PDF (781.57KB) Download Results factsheet_SV Discover our main outcomes in Swedish PDF (726.12KB) Download Action Plans Copy Link Action Plan for Aragon (Spain) Action Plan of the Provincial Government of Teruel for the region of Aragon PDF (504.28KB) Download Action Plan for Burgos (Spain) Action plan of the Society for the development of the province of Burgos (SODEBUR) PDF (2.90MB) Download Action Plan for Dalarna (Sweden) Action Plan of region Dalarna PDF (2.38MB) Download Action Plan for Lubuskie (Poland) Action Plan of region Lubuskie PDF (1.60MB) Download Action Plan for Northen Primorska (Slovenia) Action Plan of Soca Valley Development Centre PDF (1.98MB) Download Action Plan for CIM do AVE (Portugal) Action Plan of Comunidade Intermunicipal do Ave PDF (3.05MB) Download Action Plan for Hauts-de-France (France) Action Plan of Eurasanté PDF (1.78MB) Download Action Plan for South West Ireland (Ireland) Action Plan of Munster Technological University (formerly Cork 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Romania (România) Scroll down for information about the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and about the first level control or ask directly Interreg Europe representative in Romania (România). Diana Gheorghe +40372 111 369 Send me an email Organisation Ministry of Public Works, Development and Administration Bld. Libertatii 16, sector 5 Bucharest 050706 Romania (România) View website × Contact Diana Sorry, there was an error submitting your enquiry. Please try again. Please check the recaptcha field below. Thank you, your message has been sent. Complete the form below to send Diana a message... First name: Last name: Email address: Message: Send Display Project Ideas Display Events Display Projects Country-specific information First level control information First level control information This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget. The system Romania has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of Romanian project partners will thus have to be checked and confirmed by the following body: Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration First Level Control Directorate Libertatii 14 Blvd, Bucharest Contact person: Marieta Enache Director Phone: 0040 372 111 807 Fax: 0040 372 111 376 Email: [email protected] The project partners are requested to submit their progress report to the first level control body for verification and confirmation within 15 days after the end of each reporting period. In case of clarifications request, the project partners will be granted 5 days to reply. The costs The above-mentioned body will perform the first level control free of charge to Romanian project partners. On-the-spot checks The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. Latest news from Romania (România) 03/09/2020 Maramures focuses on local quality products The Maramures’ Action Plan developed within FC4EU project supports the implementation of ”Good of Maramures” – “Bun de Maramures” labeling system Type: Project Latest Projects REBUS Renovation for Energy efficient BUildingS Romania (România) REGIO-MOB Interregional Learning towards Sustainable Mobility in Europe: the REGIO-MOB... Romania (România) SME ORGANICS Enhancing SME competitiveness and sustainability in the organic sector Romania (România) CD-ETA Collaborative Digitization of  Natural and Cultural Heritage Romania (România) UpGradeSME Improving policy instruments supporting innovative SME performance Romania (România) RuralGrowth RuralGrowth - increasing competitiveness of SMEs in the rural visitor economy... Romania (România) TRAM Towards new Regional Action plans for sustainable urban Mobility Romania (România) LOCARBO Novel roles of regional and LOcal authorities in supporting energy consumers’... Romania (România) CISMOB Cooperative information platform for low carbon and sustainable mobility        ... Romania (România) NICHE Building innovative food value chains in regions Romania (România) Beyond EDP Improve the RIS3 effectiveness through the management of the entrepreneurial... Romania (România) RETRACE A Systemic Approach for Regions Transitioning towards a Circular Economy Romania (România) HERICOAST Management of heritage in coastal landscapes Romania (România) RESET RESearch centers of Excellence in the Textile sector Romania (România) CRE:HUB policies for cultural CREative industries: the HUB for innovative regional... Romania (România) BIO4ECO Sustainable regional bioenergy policies: a game changer Romania (România) IMPACT Innovative Models for Protected Areas: exChange and Transfer Romania (România) CHRISTA Culture and Heritage for Responsible, Innovative and Sustainable Tourism Actions... Romania (România) NMP-REG Delivering Nanotechnologies, advanced Materials and Production to REGional... Romania (România) iEER Boosting innovative Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Regions for young entrepreneurs... Romania (România) HoCare Delivery of Innovative solutions for Home Care by strengthening quadruple-helix... Romania (România) CLUSTERIX 2.0 New Models of Innovation for Strategic Cluster Partnerships Romania (România) Social Green Regional Policies towards Greening the Social Housing Sector Romania (România) BIOREGIO Regional circular economy models and best available technologies for biological... Romania (România) MONITORIS3 Exchange of experiences in monitoring mechanisms, indicators and methodologies... Romania (România) COALESCCE Community owned and led energy for security climate change and employment Romania (România) MOLOC Low carbon urban morphologies Romania (România) RCIA Regional Creative Industries Alliance – From European recommendations to better... Romania (România) OptiTrans Optimisation of Public Transport Policies for Green Mobility Romania (România) Green Screen Greening the creative industries: improving policy practices for the European... Romania (România) School Chance SCHOOL mobility CHAllenge in regioNal poliCiEs Romania (România) MARIE MAinstreaming Responsible Innovation in European S3 Romania (România) Rural SMEs Policies to develop entrepreneurship and innovative SMEs in rural areas Romania (România) CLEAN Technologies and open innovation for low-carbon regions Romania (România) Green Pilgrimage Green Pilgrimage supporting natural and cultural heritage Romania (România) ENERSELVES Policy instruments for energy self-consumption in buildings Romania (România) ClusterFY Fostering Clusters’ Interregional Collaboration and Integration into... Romania (România) INNOTRANS Enhancing transport innovation capacity of regions Romania (România) FoodChains 4 EU Strengthening regional innovation policies to build sustainable food chains Romania (România) STRING STrategies for Regional INnovative Food Clusters Romania (România) SHARE Sustainable approach to cultural Heritage for the urban Areas Requalification in... Romania (România) InnovaSUMP Innovations in Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans for low-carbon urban transport Romania (România) STOB regions Succession and Transfer of Business in Regions Romania (România) VIOLET preserVe tradItiOnal buiLdings through Energy reducTion Romania (România) EPICAH Effectiveness of Policy Instruments for Cross-Border Advancement in Heritage Romania (România) SUPPORT Support Local Governments in Low Carbon Strategies Romania (România) CYCLEWALK Sharing best practices and experience on data collecting and processing and... Romania (România) BIOGOV Celebrating Biodiversity Governance Romania (România) iBuy Fostering the role of public authorities as demanders of innovation through... Romania (România) WINPOL Waste Management Intelligent Systems and Policies Romania (România) Delta Lady Floating Cultures in River Deltas Romania (România) FEMINA Female participation in high-tech enterprises Romania (România) InnovaSPA Innovative health solutions for thermal spa regions Romania (România) DEVISE Digital tech SMEs at the service of Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies Romania (România) FINCH Financing impact on regional development of cultural heritage valorisation Romania (România) iWATERMAP Water Technology Innovation Roadmaps Romania (România) E-COOL Entrepreneurial and Intrapreneurial Mindset in Young People through the... Romania (România) Innocastle INNOvating policy instruments for historic CASTLEs, manors and estates Romania (România) e-MOPOLI Electro MObility as driver to support POLicy Instruments for sustainable... Romania (România) GPP-STREAM Green Public Procurement and Sustainability Tools for Resource Efficiency... Romania (România) EUREGA EUropean REgions of GAstronomy building resilience and creating economic... Romania (România) INVALIS Protecting European Biodiversity from Invasive Alien Species Romania (România) MATCH-UP The role of modal interchange to foster a low-carbon urban mobility Romania (România) ThreeT Thematic Trail Trigger Romania (România) SmartEdge Sustainable Metropolitan Areas and the Role of The Edge City Romania (România) CLAY Cross Sector support for Innovative and Competitive Artistic Ceramic SMEs Romania (România) TraCS3 Fostering Interregional Collaboration and Support for Innovation Infrastructure... Romania (România) EXTRA-SMEs Improving policies to boost SME competitiveness and extraversion in EU coastal... Romania (România) DeCarb Supporting the clean energy transition of coal-intensive EU regions Romania (România) RECREATE REinforce Competitiveness of REgionAl Transport SMEs Romania (România) IMPROVE Improving Structural Funds for better delivery of R&D&i policies Romania (România) Local Flavours Authentic tourism based on local cultural flavours Romania (România) REPLACE REgional PoLicy Actions for Circular Economy Romania (România) COHES3ION Integrating the territorial dimension for cohesive S3. Romania (România) 40Ready Strengthening SME capacity to engage in Industry 4.0 Romania (România) PriMaaS Prioritizing low carbon mobility services for improving accessibility of... Romania (România) FRiDGE Development of food industry SME competitiveness for better potentials in growth Romania (România) RFC Recapture the Fortress Cities Romania (România) EURE Effectiveness of Environmental Urban policies to improve Resources Efficiency Romania (România) COLOR CIRCLE COnnecting and empowering LOcal authorities with Research capacities to unlock... Romania (România) SMEPlus Improving policy instruments to increase the energy efficiency in industrial... Romania (România) BIGDATA 4RIVERS Improving the European Rivers Water Quality through Smart Water Management... Romania (România) PROGRESS PROmoting the Governance of Regional Ecosystem ServiceS Romania (România) ACSELL ACcelerating SmE innovation capacities with a Living Lab approach Romania (România) DIGITAL REGIONS Regional policies adopting Industry 4.0 for their Digital Transformation Romania (România) ECoC-SME Actions for inducing SME growth and innovation via the ECoC event and legacy Romania (România) AgroRES Investing in Renewable Energies for Agriculture Romania (România) INNO INDUSTRY Improving innovation delivery of policies within 4.0 industry in Europe. Romania (România) MOMAr Models of Management for Singular Rural Heritage Romania (România) REDUCES REthinking Sustainable Development in European Regions by Using Circular Economy... Romania (România) SHREC SHifting towards Renewable Energy for Transition to Low Carbon Energy Romania (România) IRENES Integrating RENewable energy and Ecosystem Services in environmental and energy... Romania (România) PLASTECO Supporting EU regions to curb plastics waste and littering Romania (România) S3UNICA Smart SpecialiSation UNIvercity CAmpus Romania (România) RAMSAT Revitalizing Remote And Mountainous areas through Sustainable Alternative... Romania (România) EMOBICITY Increase of energy efficiency by Electric MOBIlity in the CITY Romania (România) Blue Green City Blue and Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities Romania (România) SinCE-AFC Enchancing the Entrepreneurship of SMEs in Circular Economy of the Agri-Food... 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Project summary When advertising door-to-door accessibility between origin (usually urban areas) and destination (often remote areas), the tourists often facing missing links on the last stretch of the journey, i.e. from the hubs/regional railway station to the final destination. Public transport is a challenging task in many hinterlands due to different factors that make the operation of regular lines difficult. Beyond that, locations with tourist frequentation are facing a variation in demand depending on seasons. Experiences have shown that a demand-responsive transport system (sharing/pooling/public), embedded in the trunk net of regular public transport, is a thankful enhancement in many cases: to cover the "last mile" in the travel chain of tourists and to provide for the inhabitants an alternative to car use for their daily ways. While various operational models of intermediate services have been created and tested in several foregoing projects, operators are still confronted with institutional barriers and/or the sustained financing in the long run. Capitalizing on foregoing research and development work, regions create new and tailor-made solutions on the basis of the experiences. Integrated solutions tailored to multiple user with target-group oriented information tools, interlacing with main public transport lines and hubs and introducing low-emission and energy-efficient vehicles, shall lead to sustainable and financeable regional mobility systems. Through the interregional exchange, a synthesis and recommendations concerning the implementation of sustainable demand-responsive transport systems had been developed. Policy recommendations and thereby catapulted policy dialogue processes shall facilitate the realization of low-threshold mobility services in the long run. The main results of the project can be found in the brochure. Benefits lie in the positive environmental effect (both in destinations and origins=urban areas), in the improved accessibility for residents and in the regional economy (tourism as an important factor in rural areas), which are shown by the good practices visited. After the end of the project in 2020 6 project partners started November, 3rd  with a prolongation of LAST MILE. As the COVID-19 crisis impacted severely many of the identified FTS, six partners from 5 regions (AT, BG, ES, LU, SK) want to identify the effects on FTS the COVID-19 crisis had on them and search for good practices for the current situation and possible challenges in the future. €1,882,979.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 30 Sep 2020 Topic Low-carbon economy Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF-OP "Investment for Growth and Jobs Austria 2014-2020", Investment priority 9d - CLLD Tyrol Austria has only one general structural funds programme ("Investments in Growth and Employment Austria 2014-2020 - Operational Programme for the use of the ERDF funds") – agreed between federal state and the provinces. The Managing Authority ist located at federal level, whereas each province acts as an intermediary (funding) body. The ERDF OP (Investment priority 9d for the province of Tyrol) is meant to give communities the ability to develop their region. Within this instrument, regions have the possibility to use structural funds for regional development. The basis for the developement is a strategy wich defines certain priorities, two of these priorities (ERDF) aim at migitating climate change (and to adapting to it), and at cooperation between cities and their surrounding. In this context, the development of mobility solutions is an integrative building block for overall regional development and therefore it is necessary to pursue mobility projects within the CLLD (community-led local development) approach. Which partners are working on this? Regional Management East Tyrol Integrated Regional Operational Programme Main objective of IROP is to contribute to the promotion of quality of life, to ensure sustainable provision of public services across the country, to improve public transport infrastructure. This will be beneficial for a balanced and sustainable regional development, as well as economic, territorial and social cohesion of Slovak regions, cities and municipalities. The IROP will be influenced by proposing such activities within the action plan that will be in line with IROP and could be financed by it. Which partners are working on this? Agency for the Support of Regional Development Kosice Regional Plan for Development of Northeastern Region 2014-2020 (NUTS 2 region) The ERDF OP "Regions in Growth" 2014-2020 (OPRG) through which the Regional Plans are implemented, is aiming at promotion of growth and jobs by improving business environment and connectivity and enhancing local potential. Measures for development of regional tourism improving transport infrastructure and urban environment are foreseen, but provisions for the "Last Mile" issue are missing.   Special attention is paid to specific objective 2: “Improving the transport connectivity at national level by the development of the road infrastructure with regional importance”, and specific objective 3: “Developing the relations “city-region” and improving the access to cultural and historical values, the logistics centres, the places of recreation and tourism, the industrial and business zones in the regions”.   In the OP, measures for sustainable mobility, especially on the "last mile" are principally eligible according to the programme`s investment priorities, but no projects in this veine have yet been proposed nor implemented. "Last mile" has not particularly been considered in before implemented and funded projects during the period 2007-2013. This is the reason to propose this project in order to allow regional and local authority to be able to elaborate relevant action plans for sustainable mobility and ask for funding for their implementation. Which partners are working on this? Club "Sustainable Development of Civil Society" Cataluna ERDF 2014-2020 OP. Specific Objective OE.4.5.1 One of the priorities stablished within Cataluna ERDF 2014-2020 OP is priority 4 "Promote the low-carbon emissions economy to all sectors". Moreover, it is also stablished the specific goal 4.5.1 "Promote Sustainable Urban Mobility: clean urban transport, public transport, urban-suburban-rural connections, road network improvement, cycling, walking, electromobility and development of clean energies". In this sense, the LAST MILE objectives and goals suit very well with the specific goal 4.5.1, as the development of flexible transport systems in tourist regions with low residential population density and the broad stakeholder work will help to integrate the "last mile" in relevant transport and tourism strategies/regional development instruments as well as in the regional funding priorities in the long term. The LAST MILE aim is to enable multimodal travel chains based on main public transport lines for tourists to access holiday destinations and for residents to improve their accessibility in public transport within their places of residence and of the centers/cities where they find workplaces and different upper-level services. Therefore, the specific 4.5.1 goal of ‘Promote Sustainable Urban Mobility’ is completely covered. Within the LAST MILE project, the regional government of Cataluna wants to propose well prepared mobility measures with a focus on the last link of the travel chains ("last mile") to be supported by structural funds in the frame of this programme. Which partners are working on this? Mobility and Transport Direction. Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Government of Catalonia Global Strategy for sustainable mobility for residents and cross-border commuters (MoDu, April 2012) The MoDu strategy describes 4 political objectives: 1. Improve links between territorial development and mobility: Principle of "city of short distances", better mix of the functions housing, work and leisure, compact urban development, reduction of (individual) motorized traffic at its source 2. 25% of daily trips by soft mobility: Reduce motorized transport by increasing the share of soft mobility in the daily paths and especially in short distances (at least 25% of daily trips by soft mobility by 2020) 3. 25% of motorized trips by public transport: Offer attractive transport prompting users to perform many of their motorized trips by pt (at least 25% of daily motorized trips by pt) 4. Promote alternative use of the car: parking management, P&R, carpooling or carsharing - in combination with an attractive public transport offer;   The main focus of the MoDu strategy lies on the daily traffic (residents, commuters). To gain a more integrative viewpoint, LAST MILE will provide a profound analysis of the regional situation and analyse the real needs, in particular the specific tourists’ needs. These reflexions will be complementary to the national reflexions. The action plan will propose possible innovative and sustainable solutions which could be integrated in the national scheme in order to better fulfil the aims 2+3. Actions shall also help to sensitise the public (residents and tourists) about the mobility issue and encourage them to make a more sustainable choice. Which partners are working on this? Nature Park Upper Sûre Spatial Management Plan of Westpomeranian Voivodeship - does not apply to the 5th call Spatial Management Plan of Westpomeranian Voivodeship is a regional spatial policy instrument managed by Regional Office for Spatial Planning on behalf of the Regional Board; 3 major purposes: • provide information about the region, i.p. its spatial conditions and directions for development, • determine the spatial policy of the region, in line with the nat. and reg.development strategies, • coordinate elements of spatial development resulting from international obligations. It defines goals for management of space in the region and development rules, and determines long-term directions for spatial policy. It is a basis for elaborating regional OPs and conclusions pertaining to the regional spatial policy. Local governments need to take into consideration provisions of the Plan in their planning practice. For West Pomerania it is crucial to strengthen the potential of tourism as main sector of regional economy. On the other hand, demographic changes in the region force the regional selfgoverment to meet different requirements of older people and young families, who are two strong groups of residents. Their exclusion from social life thought inefficient transportation system and lack of accessibility to important and vivid parts of the region is the main challenge of regional developement. It requires multi-sectoral analysis and measurable components to be able to invest financial tools in the region (e.g. Regional ERDF OP) in multifarious smart way. Which partners are working on this? Westpomeranian Voivodeship – Regional Office for Spatial Planning of Westpomeranian Voivodeship Sign up for our newsletter! Sign up now! Latest News See all project news 03/11/2021 Kick off for project prolongation After the end of the project in 2020 6 project partners started November, 3rd with a 3rd phase. In focus: the effects of the COVID-19 crisis on FTS. Type: Project 22/06/2020 Successful policy impact in East Tyrol Regional policy instrument involves LAST MILE results to provide funding opportunities for mobility projects in rural areas. Type: Project 22/06/2020 Tourism mobility management is growing in East Tyrol A focus group with tourism mobility purpose is working on mobility trainings and further marketing activities. Type: Project 09/06/2020 MOBILIADA - Mobility fun to play! The board game "Mobiliada" was created to promote the use of public transport and mobility initiatives of the region. Type: Project 01/05/2020 Successful collaboration in Catalonia A successful experience with the collaboration of stakeholders in Catalonia Type: Project 08/04/2020 Success in transport legislation in Slovakia The implementation of two small proposals in transport legislation has led to a major change in favour of flexible transport systems in Slovakia. Type: Project 10/02/2020 LAST MILE Final conference cancelled Due the current outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) the final conference is cancelled. Type: Project 04/12/2019 Save the date | LAST MILE Conference | 1 April 2020 Save the Date: LAST MILE Final Conference on 1 April 2020 in Innsbruck. Type: Project 04/12/2019 Implementation of the LAST MILE in Varna How Interreg Europe LAST MILE inspired Bulgarian policymakers. Type: Project 29/11/2019 New paper concerning Interreg Europe LAST MILE New paper released from Prof. Lucia Ilieva about "Better governance of urban mobility by exchange of experience and evaluation of best practices" Type: Project
Project summary Nine regions from the EU share experiences and good practices on smart health and care innovation, to improve active and healthy ageing of the population. A key aim is to refine regional policies in order to support innovative businesses, create growth and scale up the deployment of innovative health and care solutions. In the end, the result is smarter healthcare policies and stronger regional and interregional ecosystems for the benefit of European citizens.As you set out for Ithaca  hope the voyage is (...) full of adventure, full of discovery.                         - C.P. Cavafy       €2,463,198.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Research and innovation ITHACA’s primary outputs include: ITHACA self, peer and expert assessment tools and findings focused on regions’ strengths, weaknesses, policy priorities and policy enhancements relating to all stages of the innovation cycle and ecosystems; An ITHACA Framework Strategy for developing evidence based and co-designed policies, programmes and implementation methods and for identifying how best to improve policy instruments;  9 Regional Action Plans (each informed by the Framework Strategy, pre and interim self-assessments and EEPE case study) to enhance the implementation of regional policy instruments. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Operational Programme Zuid-Nederland 2014-2020 (OP Zuid) Operational Programme South-Netherlands ERDF 2014-2020 (OPSN) Theme 1 - Research and innovation. South-Netherlands consists of the provinces of Noord-Brabant, Limburg and Zeeland. Aim: To strengthen potential for research and innovation and supporting the shift to a resource-efficient and low carbon economy. Priorities: Increase research and innovation intensity SMEs and support development and roll out of low-carbon technology. Impact: Support to and increase of innovative SMEs (including the RIS3 cluster life sciences & Health) more new products and successful business cases. To be improved: We need a better process for integrated policy development in which the social, economic and spatial domains are involved. We need a more integrated regional policy for sustainable innovation. Only then societal challenges like active and healthy ageing can be tackled better and new innovative business development can be supported. This means the developing public private partnerships for shared risks and initiating multi helix learning ecosystems in which all stakeholders are involved. For the Noord-Brabant's societal challenge 'validation and scaling of smart solutions for active and healthy ageing' the next OP needs to better facilitate the new role of the regional government as a catalyst in the regional learning ecosystem. Also be able to facilitate better the crossovers between clusters and other promising domains.  Which partners are working on this? Province of Noord-Brabant ERDF-OP 2014-2020 TO1 Research and innovation (does not apply to the 5th call) ReVUS (Regional Growth and Development Strategy) is Region Zealand's SFP action plan for the Regional Operational Programme ERDF.  Objectives for Region Zealand 2015-2018 are: For major construction works, such as the new hospitals, to contribute to growth and employment. Two new clusters are to be set up. 4% more businesses will introduce new products and services. Increased export and collaboration with neighbouring regions. Innovation increases productivity and ensures growth. A strengthened digital infrastructure makes it attractive to live and work in all parts to the region. Five new “super hospitals” are currently under construction in Denmark in each of the five Danish regions. A national partnership has been set up for health and hospital innovation to ensure that the growth potential of the major hospital investments in Denmark is exploited. Integrated health care centres are being set up in the municipalities. Detailed regional objectives for health are described in the Regional Health Agreement, Sundhedsaftale 2015-18. To be improved: A strengthened Public-Private collaboration, including structured knowledge sharing in Region Zealand will help ensure the development and implementation of smart health innovations, and thus contribute to meet the objectives of the ReVUS in terms of growth and development. Which partners are working on this? Region Zealand Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 Priorities: University of Ljubljana refers to two investment priorities (IP) under TO 9:Enhancing access to affordable, sustainable and highquality services, including health care and social services of general interest. Investing in health and social infrastructure which contributes to national, regional and local development, reducing inequalities in terms of health status, promoting social inclusion through improved access to social, cultural and recreational services and the transition from institutional to communitybased services. Objectives: Specific objective (SO) of the first mentioned IP is pilot testing of approaches for improved integration of longterm care services. SO of the second IP is to improve the quality of community based services. To be improved: According to Operational Programme future objective is "to upgrade, redesign or integrate some of these services, and to develop new ones as necessary". While referring to possible future measures for the two IPs, the OP prioritises projects that will include "development of ICT supported services", and projects that will "involve key stakeholders" and "contribute to the exchange of experiences, results and good practice at the regional, national and transnational level", these topics could be much more emphasised. The policy instrument should focus on development of ecosystems and on interdisciplinary integration; there should be a better mechanism for coordinating activities between government directorates, research organisations, service providers and the industry. Which partners are working on this? University of Ljubljana POR FESR 2014-2020 della Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia ROP ERDF 2014 – 2020 of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region  Objectives: The Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) ROP ERDF 2014-2020 addresses the themes of eHealth, eCare and active ageing in the priority axis 1, namely “Enhance research, technological development and innovation”, specifically through the objectives: To promote investments of enterprises in R&I developing synergies among enterprises, R&D centres and the high education sectors, particularly promoting investments in the development of products and services, transfer of technologies, social innovation and applications in public services, along with the development of networks, clusters and open innovation through the smart specialization.Priorities: The implementation funding instruments foresees a development priority on “Smart Health” that includes specific topic on AAL domain, eHealth, telemedicine and domotica, to support the regional stakeholders in the implementation of the RIS 3, for the active and healthy ageing and wellbeing.To be improved: Improvements to the policy should aim at the definition of models and guidelines for a regional ecosystem, more effective connection between regional and national cluster on AAL, strengthen cooperation and synergies among public and private actors involved in the R&D of innovation, improving the participation of the private sector, supporting innovative models for independent living and active and healthy ageing, providing evidence-based solutions for the implementation of the Regional Law on Active and Healthy Ageing.   Which partners are working on this? Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region EU Structural and Investment Funds Strategy 2014-2020: Liverpool City Region The policy instrument that links to the ERDF for England 2014-2020 Operational Programme sets out how the cityregion will spend its EU funding allocation. It lays out opportunities for and barriers to growth and sets out priorities to increase GVA, grow the business base, create jobs and help residents into employment. Priorities: The policy instrument prioritises five portfolios. This includes an innovation economy portfolio that is allocated €26.5 million of ERDF and €5 million of ESF resources. Within this portfolio, key actions include: Creating the physical and organisational conditions to support smart specialisation priorities and innovation. Boosting the application of knowledge and innovation through Open Innovation and commercialisation of new products and processes. Impact: Key outputs relate to enterprises supported, new jobs created, companies involved in research collaboration and private sector finance levered. An accompanying innovation plan puts more flesh on the focus of activity to deliver outputs and objectives. It has four priority areas. One, on health and wellbeing, incorporates a Smart Health and WellBeing Programme that embraces ecosystem development, living labs, testing grounds and scaling up of smart healthcare solutions. To be improved: For impact to be maximised in this area, there is a need to ensure that the policy focus and adopted measures effect evidencebased good practices and offer cityregion companies access, for validation and scaling up purposes, to other European regions. Which partners are working on this? NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group OP Limousin 2014 - 2020 ERDF ESF (CCI number 2014FR16N20PO006) Aim: The Limousin region has included ageing as a transversal theme within its Operational Programme and made it one of the seven specialisation fields of its RIS3. The actions supported within this framework have to bring solutions to R&I, economic development, ICT and intelligent buildings. Priorities: The improvement pursued is for the implementation of this OP, considering the need of some industries, in terms of support and financing, to help them to ripen their needs in innovation, not only technological. Impact: The implementation will be made concrete through the Regional Innovation Strategy and the Smart Specialisation. Ex ante conditionality for the validation of the regional OP, the RIS3 is an instrument for the economic development of the Region. It is not an action plan but rather a state of play, with a SWOT analysis. To be improved: Next step is the implementation of governance. An evaluation of the former Regional Innovation Strategy identified that the “techno push” approach of the regional policy was successful in term of project emergence but not in terms of leading products to the market. It stated that the regional policies need to integrate an approach more centered on the needs of the companies and their clients, as well as territories and their users. The Region needs to focus on a more specific approach in the field of the Silver Economy to reach this goal. The Regional Innovation Strategy aims to enable the emergence of innovative projects, giving businesses the means to innovate. Which partners are working on this? GIP Autonom’lab Basque Country ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 The ERDF Operational Programme 2014-2020 of the Basque Country is the document in which the strategy and thematic objectives of intervention are set up in the Basque Country (ACBC), addressing finance activities by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for the programming period 2014-2020, and the financial arrangements set for these objectives. Aim: The ERDF Operational Programme is completely aligned with the Basque Country government strategy, which has also been analysed in the Basque strategic framework for the management of the funds of the European Common Strategic Framework, putting special emphasis on the defense of employment and economic recovery, prioritising and ensuring social services and health system prestige and quality. Objectives: The ERDF Programme puts special focus on the thematic objectives addressed to promote the smart specialization strategy in Europe 2020: R+D+I (OT1), TICs (OT2), SMEs (OT3) and Low Economy and Carbon (OT4). Within the thematic objective 1 (R+D+I), there is an specific mention on boosting the R+D+I on ageing and health by promoting the technological community to fill gap markets on ageing, health and others. Also the Basque Country Smart Specialisation Strategy puts the emphasis and priorities on R+D+I between others in health and bioscience. To be improved: Creation of new services, products for ageing of the population and health is an explicit objective detailed in thematic objective to improve the competitiveness of the SMEs. Which partners are working on this? Basque Foundation for Health Innovation and Research Regional Operational Programme for the Malopolska Region for 2014-2020. Objectives: The main objective of Priority Axis 9 (“Socially cohesive region”) is to increase intraregional cohesion in social and health benefits. Specific Objective 1 (“Promotion of social inclusion, tackling poverty and all forms of discrimination”) aims inter alia to improve the quality and accessibility of social services, including activation of dependent people, meet their needs in a way that supports their independence and social participation. To be improved: This may be achieved by providing care and domestic services, rehabilitation services, telecare, counselling and psychological support, organising activities that support the activity of seniors and people with disabilities, as well as ensuring the implementation of local services by these institutions. The instrument should be improved, because telecare is at the early stages of development and it is implemented within pilot actions. We need to create a system for active and healthy ageing (AHA) and ambient assisted living (AAL). What is more, in the Regional Operational Programme, interventions are focused mainly on stationary care, day centres, nursing homes and seniors’ centres. We plan to demonstrate that telecare positively influences quality of life and answers the older and disabled people’s needs, especially in the psychological dimension.The instrument should be improved because an approach to care management system hasn’t been foreseen and there’s lack of solutions how to organise and implement the complex social care system. Which partners are working on this? The Malopolska Region European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Programme Baden-Württemberg 2014-2020: Innovation and Energy transition (2014 DE16RFOP001). Theme 1: Innovation Clusterförderung (O04/O05 EFRE OP) / Cluster development. Aim: To strengthen potential for research and innovation and supporting the shift to a resource efficient and low carbon economy. Priorities: Increase research and innovation (especially specific targets 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme (ERDF, Priority A 01 1b) Impact: cluster development, support to, and increase of, innovative SMEs (including the RIS3 clusters), more new products and services. To be improved: Cluster development is an integral part of the Baden-Württemberg innovation policy, however the dovetailing between technology and services is often missing. A much more integrated policy development is needed in which social, economic and spatial domains are involved. Thus the State Government of Baden-Württemberg is using the OP to foster cross-sectorial exchange between technology providers, component suppliers and service providers. One important aspect in this initiative is the combination of new technologies with care and health services to implement new breakthrough technical as well as social innovations. This policy instrument, however, could be improved by integrating the demand side into the innovation process in a more effective way – i.e. by using Smart Care Living Labs. This offers a great opportunity for tackling the specific targets 1, 2 and 3 of the Operational Programme (ERDF, Priority A 01 1b) and to strengthen the cluster development in Baden-Württemberg significantly. Which partners are working on this? University of Tübingen [replacement of the ‘State of Baden-Wuerttemberg’ since 05/10/2016] Sign up for the ITHACA newsletter Subscribe now (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10"; js.async = true; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); ITHACA Tweets by ITHACA Latest News See all project news 15/11/2021 Trans-County Living Lab approved The application for setting up a trans-county living lab in Baden Württemberg has been approved and this means that the project is qualified to receive funding. Type: Project 02/10/2021 Video: What we learned in the ITHACA project Partners share what they took home from the ITHACA project. Type: Project 28/09/2021 Looking back from the shores of ITHACA Partners from nine regions met at ITHACAs Final Conference in Eindhoven to reflect on a journey of sharing experiences and preparing for the future. Type: Project 28/09/2021 Video: ITHACA Final Event Recap Watch or rewatch the live studio event live. Type: Project 16/09/2021 SMART HEALTH in ACTION When technologies are tailored for the elderly they have the potential of improving their quality of life and enable them to be active in local communities. Type: Project 23/08/2021 Liverpool Covid Virtual Ward using Telehealth Learnings from the ITHACA project made Liverpool capable to adapt a telehealth service to covid patients during the pandemic. Type: Project 23/08/2021 Video: Liverpool's covid journey The story of experiences and innovations Liverpool got from handling the covid pandemic. Type: Project 12/07/2021 Welcome to ITHACA’s Final Conference ITHACA’s Final Conference “Transformation and Scaling of Innovation in Health and Care” on 21 September 2021 from 14.00 – 16.30 (CET) is open for registration. Type: Project 09/06/2021 Tele-Angel project saves 250 people Based on the idea of simply helping a neighbour, the Tele-Angel initiative is now saving the lives of elderly with a chronic disease living at home. Type: Project 14/05/2021 Cautious optimism in Slovenia After being at a stalemate for months, it looks like e-care and e-health will be a part of the new Slovenian long-term care legislation. Type: Project
Effects of interregional cooperation An insight into some policy changes and results of INTERREG IVC projects In early 2018, we launched a study to look into the long-term effects of interregional cooperation projects similar to those running at the moment. The study focused on projects running between 2007 and 2014, those funded by our programme’s predecessor, INTERREG IVC. They proved to be a great source of evidence about the policy changes and their effects in the participating regions. The study reached out to 1200+ partners from 150 INTERREG IVC projects with a survey asking about the policy changes and their effects in their regions. 4 respondents out of 5 reported that a policy change took place in their region thanks to their interregional cooperation project. Most frequently, the projects led to the implementation of a new activity or initiative, which had a long-term effect in their territory, as majority of the respondents declared. Keen to go beyond numbers and statistics? We have collected a set of stories in in-depth interviews, describing the policy changes and their effects. See the full report here and click through the stories by topic below! Research & innovation SME competitiveness Low-carbon economy Environment Research & innovation Research and innovationPROSESC provided Hethel Innovation center with a vision and a good practice in innovation support. Since then, the centre has become the innovation hub in the Norfolk County and a driver of the local knowledge-based economy.CLUSTERIX provided good practices to the Ministry of Research and Innovation in Romania for developing a small cluster financing scheme designed to help the existing clusters in Romania on their way towards excellence.CLIQ inspired the Foundation for economic development in the Bay of Cadiz in Spain to develop a lab to promote entrepreneurship and creativity, to make things differently and to think ‘out of the box’. SME competitiveness Competitiveness of SMEsCREA.RE inspired Linz to develop a co-working space for companies in the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Upper Austria. It helped the region turn the CCIs sector into a strong component of its innovation strategy.Health4Growth helped Maribor Development Agency in Slovenia develop ORbITaLA, a co-working lab for real-life testing of new products, inspired by a good practice from Belgium. It already resulted in a number of new products helping caretakers in a social work centre.FIN-EN stood behind the new set of financial instruments developed by Finlombarda, the financial institution of the Lombardy Region in Italy, and an IT system for application, reporting and monitoring of the implementation of the financial instruments.DIFASS inspired the Regional Development Agency Centru in Romania to set up a Regional Unit for Promoting the Business Environment and Investments, which helps local companies internationalise their business and attract foreign investments.ENSPIRE EU promoted entrepreneurship especially among disadvantaged, disconnected or discouraged people. It shaped the new Business Strategy Plan of Vejle Municipality in Denmark, which led to their acknowledgement as a Resilient City. Low-carbon economy MobilityMOG inspired the Central Transdanubian Regional Innovation Agency in Hungary develop a new mobility scheme connecting people, goods and services from rural areas to the cities. With a fleet of electric vehicles, it contributes to the reduction in rural depopulation and environmental pollution in the region.INVOLVE provided the Energy Agency Podravje in Slovenia with good ideas for better and more sustainable transport connection with business areas, leading to 80 new more user-friendly transport information poles, a new bus line serving a remote business zone, and four electric bikes for awareness raising on electric mobility.EPTA helped the Brasov Metropolitan Agency for Sustainable Development in Romania integrate public transport in Brasov metropolitan area and set up the public transport authority. The new transport system will serve around 50 municipal and 20 metropolitan routes in and around Brasov from early 2019.Renewable energy sourcesRENERGY helped Durham County in the UK make a better use of renewable energy sources. 90 energy audits among local SMEs have already reduced CO2 emissions; the community of Oakenshaw benefits from building their own wind turbine; and geothermal energy topic is on the agenda.RETS inspired the Energy Agency Podravje in Slovenia to develop specific educational and awareness raising methods about renewable energy sources. A demonstration project in a kindergarten in Maribor on the use of biomass heating systems in public buildings brought many policymakers and stakeholders on board.GEO.POWER helped the Centre for Renewable Energy Sources and Saving in Greece with good practices in the implementation of geothermal energy solutions in buildings. A number of support programmes helped in market diffusion of the use of geothermal heat pumps in public and private buildings, such as green houses or kindergartens.IMEA led the Danish Building Research Institute and the City Council of Copenhagen to adapt the management and decision making on energy efficiency projects in buildings to more proactive measures on the city’s side. A map with energy and social indicators helps in strategic planning of promotion and citizen engagement.MORE4NRG helped the Maramures County Council in Romania develop the Energy Action Plan and build capacity in sustainable energy issues. Energy Games raise awareness of teachers and students. The Sustainable Energy Educational Demonstration Center is dedicated to energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Environment Cultural and natural heritageVITOUR LANDSCAPE provided the World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley Association in Germany with inspiration for better landscape heritage protection and preservation, such as work camps for heritage preservation, cherry cultivation and cherry product branding, and visual impact mapping of wind turbine construction.CHARTS provided Veneto Region in Italy with good ideas on tourist accessibility or diversification of tourist flows. The Region informs tourists better due to a new system monitoring accessibility and demonstrated profitability of accessibility investments. Promotion of Cittadella in Padua Province saw tourist visits grow by 10% per year.Hybrid Parks inspired Linköping Municipality in Sweden with an approach to urban gardening and outdoor learning encouraging social cohesion. Paola Local Council in Malta further elaborated their plan to make the town greener and three gardens have since created a green link among three UNESCO World Heritage sites.Resource efficiencySIGMA for Water helped the Smallingerland Municipality and the Fryslân Province in the Netherlands prepare a master plan for the area development near Oudega and extend it to the waterfront of Drachten. With the plan approved in 2017 and EUR 21.5 million available to implement it, 70 hectares of land have already been secured. You can also have a look at a two-page leaflet with key facts about the study and four story examples. Print it, fold it and share with your colleagues! Report on the effects of interregional cooperation Dive into 20 stories illustrating policy changes and their effects in regions participating in INTERREG IVC interregional cooperation projects. Read more Brief overview of the study Check a two-page leaflet with key facts about the study on the long-term effects of interregional cooperation. Have a look and share Sign up for the Interreg Europe newsletter Subscribe now! Get inspired Discover our already approved projects and learn what Interreg Europe really is about. Discover projects Enter the world of 184 interregional cooperation projects that have already been approved during our previous calls. Explore the policy learning and change taking place in each of the four themes. Discover now Discover our Policy Learning Platform The platform is a space for continuous learning where the policymaking community in Europe can tap into the knowhow of experts and peers. Discover now the set of services the Policy Learning Plaform offers! Learn more
Project summary How can we stimulate European businesses, knowledge institutes, and relevant partners to join forces to discover new ideas which could lead to innovation? That is the central question in Beyond EDP, a European Interreg project formed by eleven partners from nine countries.  Stimulating crossovers The entrepreneurial discovery process(EDP) is a process of continual interaction between businesses, knowledge institutes and, preferably, users, which aids the developments of new ideas and discoveries ("entrepreneurial discoveries"); discoveries which, if focused and supported in mutual cohesion, can grow to become a coherent palette of innovations, eventually becoming new economic strengths.  The Beyond EDP project aims to strengthen the entrepreneurial discovery process in Europe, boosting the Regional Innovation smart specialisation strategy (RIS3, in short) adopted by Europe in 2014. Knowledge institutes and businesses need each other for innovation and to turn that innovation into saleable products and practical applications. SMEs can fulfil an important role here. Among SMEs are leaders, developers, early adopters, and followers. Most companies can be classed as followers, meaning that innovation is far from a priority for many entrepreneurs. How do we stimulate innovation among these SMEs? Many European regions are faced with this problem; the Beyond EDP project was launched in 2014 for that reason. The participants share their knowledge and experience in various ways, including peer to peer reviews, joining forces to discover the success factors for stimulating innovation. They also want to know what they, as public authorities and management organisations, can do to facilitate that for companies and knowledge institutes, using tools such as financial stimulation. The aim is to create interesting crossovers on the intersections between sectors. Creating space for spontaneous ideas Various innovation environments have been created in the European regions in recent years, often supported by the ERDF Operational Programme: hubs and campuses where businesses and knowledge institutes can work on "entrepreneurial discovery" together. Sometimes together at physical locations, but often also through virtual collaboration.   This already forms a part of the RIS3: the intention to create structures throughout Europe where cohesive innovation projects can constantly be developed. The idea is that bringing entrepreneurs, knowledge institutes, and users together will form a creative space where new ideas and discoveries can thrive. The themes and schools of thought must not be decided in advance. It is intended to allow ideas to spontaneously emerge from the dynamism that develops between the parties. Focused and cohesive support can help those ideas grow into promising new economic initiatives. Europe still has a lot of room for improvement   Europe still has a long way to go in this area. The number of innovation projects needs to increase, the cohesion between innovation environments could be better, and many more business from many different sectors could join these types of initiatives.   The Beyond EDP participants want to stimulate enthusiasm for innovation in their own region, bolstering the development of new creative environments everywhere, where businesses and institutes can continually raise ideas and find out which ones have the most potential. Those ideas can then receive focused support and be further developed into concrete initiatives. These are often niches: new ideas formed by clustering and contact between companies which may never have collaborated before because they are working on completely different things. Beyond EDP: a key project for Europe The Beyond EDP project addresses the core of the European innovation strategy, making it a key project for achieving the goal that Europe wishes to achieve by 2020: an economy based on smart, sustainable, and inclusive growth(growth in which everyone has a fair share, and which therefore does not come at the cost of minority groups and stragglers). The Beyond EDP project stimulates relationships and cross-connections between regions, as well as between businesses, knowledge institutes, and other stakeholders.   The trick is to make innovation everyone's business. Not only for large companies, but also for smaller SME companies, whether they are focused on high tech or on craftsmanship. Not only in the cities, but also in the countryside. Entrepreneurial discovery comes to life in creative environments. The more parties that meet each other, the broader the creativity and the greater the chance of creating something new which, in turn, leads to other new ideas. Innovation, by definition, requires teamwork. €1,735,398.00 from 1 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2021 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Centre-Val de Loire RIS3 Given its regional industrial strengths (the industry plays a leading role in the regional economy with more than 17% of GDP and jobs) and in order to face economic and technological challenges, the Centre-Val de Loire (CVL) region has made industry renewal one of its top priority. To achieve this objective, CVL continuously seek to boost regional innovation capacity. In this context, the CVL has since 2009 been working on better understanding the concept of Smart specialisation Strategy. CVL RIS3 has been officially approved by the Regional Council on 19th of December 2013. CVL RIS3 aims to :To encourage all types of innovation by strengthening regional research and innovation capacities;To make the ecological transition an asset for the industrial fabric;To strengthen the region's attractiveness by building on the industry (such as pharmacy, chemistry, cosmetics, mechanical equipment, electrical, electronic and computer equipment) and on tourism sectors having an international dimension To enhance the creative capacities of companies through the human capitalTo increase the number of innovative companies from 1000 to 1500 by 2020.More specifically, the RIS3 objective is to increase the critical mass, visibility and attractiveness of competence centres in the 5 priorities retained in the RIS3. The policy is directly linked with the CVL ERDF OP: Axis 1 Knowledge Society (TO1 directly linked with RIS3, investment priorities 1a and 1b). Which partners are working on this? DEV'UP Centre-Val de Loire "until 31/12/2016 Centre-Val de Loire Regional Innovation Agency" RIS3 of Castilla y León 2014-2020 The Castilla y León 2014 2020 RIS3 is the regional 2014-2020 R&D and Information Society’s planning document. It is the continuation of a path that Castilla y León started in 1997, which was the precursor of many elements reflected in the previous table and today form part of the European Union’s approach. The elaboration of the Castilla y León RIS3 has followed the six step methodology published by the European Commission’s Smart Specialisation Platform. Smart specialisation of Castilla y León is the top level of the regional policies, RIS3 is articulated around 5 Priorities and 6 Objectives. TCUE is a particular measure of the RIS3, close to the EDP, as TCUE is at the centre of the regional quadruple helix (government, business, academy and society). TCUE therefore has a significant potential to improve EDP during the implementation of the RIS3. TCUE is articulated as a network of all the regional universities fostering knowledge transfer to regional companies, and entrepreneurship. ERDF OP : Axis 1 “Fostering R&D&I” and Axis 2 “Improving access to ICT” (Digital Agenda) are directly linked to RIS3. The selected measure TCUE is related to ERDF as it is included in the Priority Axis 1.2 of the ERDF Operational Programme of Castilla y León: “Fostering innovation and the development of links between companies and research centres”. Which partners are working on this? Universities and Higher Education Foundation of Castilla y León Centru RIS3 RIS3 is the output of intensified intraregional cooperation between the research sector, the business and the Public Authorities (triple helix model). This strategy is also in line with the national policies on innovation and increasing competitiveness. Coördination of the RIS3 design in our region was performed by the Centru Regional Development Agency.Functional partnership and working groups were set up:Regional Committee for Planning and Thematic working groups. Decisionmaking mechanism for RIS3:RDA Centru is in charge with drafting the RIS3The RIS3 priorities are settled by RDA Centru together with Regional Committee for Planning based on the draft prepared by RDA CentruFinally, the Regional Board of Centru Region has endorsed the RIS3 Setting up our RIS3 priorities We defined 3 horizontal directions (I, II, V) and 2 specific directions (III, IV) for reaching our goals:Building an economic culture of innovation (I)Regional research as support for regional businesses (II)Areas of excellence for a regional smart development (III)Better professional skills for a knowledgebased economy (IV)Interregional Cooperation at European level (V)The Centru RIS3 is related to the following national programmes: the Regional Operational Programme ERDF 20142020, the Operational Programme for the Competiveness 20142020, the Human Capital Operational Programme 20142020.(IV) Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency Centru (RDA Centru) Extremadura RIS3 Extremadura RIS3 Strategy is an integrated agenda for the economic transformation of the region. Its global objective is increasing the size, added value and global competitiveness of the socioeconomic fabric of Extremadura through policies that enable the use and development of technologies related to the region’s sources of differentiation, fundamentally based on the sustainable exploitation of natural and cultural resources and the capabilities for creating quality of life in its demographic context, in connection with the challenges of Europe 2020 and global opportunitygeneration tendencies. In particular, Extremadura RIS3 Programme C2.3 «Facilitation of Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes» aims at strengthening the links of the value chains affecting the smart specialisation and at facilitating the development of Entrepreneurial Discovery Processes to help the identification of emerging opportunities and niche sectors related to Extremadura specialisation. The success of this policy instrument demands a global approach to Research, Development and Innovation support policies so as to arrange a multi actor governance, foster the regional specialisation potential through a welldesigned combination of different instruments and asses the results achieved. RIS3 is directly linked to Extremadura ERDF OP Axis 1 "Strengthening Research, Technological Development and Innovation". Moreover, the promotion of the EDP is specifically linked to the Priority 1.2.   Which partners are working on this? Foundation FUNDECYT Scientific and Technological Park of Extremadura (FUNDECYT-PCTEX) Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lodzkie Region - „LORIS 2030” The Lodzkie Region, in accordance with the RIS 2012 is seen as a weak innovator at the secondary level of progressive growth rate of innovation. The challenge for the region, enshrined in the Regional Innovation Strategy for the Lodzkie Region (LORIS 2030) is to change this situation and try to eliminate the gap between the Lodzkie and some of the Western European regions by 2030. LORIS 2030 includes measures that support the development of entrepreneurship, strengthen the cooperation of enterprises, research and development entities, institutions of business environment and administration and promote the broadly defined innovation in all areas of economic activity. The 2nd key element is the system of management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. The main object is: Outlining a vision for specific strategic industries of the region, the directions of their development, the development scenarios as well as defining the conditions of the effective implementation of the designated activities. The Specific objectives are: mapping of relationships between the groups of key technologies and the key industries; mapping of regional specialisations, including a description and conditions of creating possible networks of sciencebusiness relationships, developing the project proposals facilitating the connection and integration of the key groups of technologies with the key industries. The RIS3 is directly linked with the Lodzkie Region ROP 20142020 (Measure 1.2). Which partners are working on this? Lodzkie Region Nord-Pas de Calais RIS3 RIS3 aim at transforming regional economies, betting on regional strengths and specialisations. The RIS3 provide a framework to identify the development axis and the specialisations of the regional economy. In Nord-Pas de Calais, the RIS3 has been designed thanks to an entrepreneurial discovery process. Nord-Pas de Calais identified 6 strategic domains to work on: Transport and mobility, Nutrition and Health, Ambient Intelligence and Internet of Things, Materials, Chemistry, Recycling, Numeric picturing and Creative industries, Energy. Moreover, a list of 7 smart specialisations was established, including for example natural ingredients for health, organic textiles, polymers and composites, or design and applications of bio-based products. With the RIS3, the smart specialisations are to become the new engines of the regional economy. The first challenge is to gather forces from all the regional ecosystem on the long term and to involve all the relevant stakeholders (companies, local authorities, research centres, etc.). A second challenge is to update the RIS3 with new hypothesis of specialisation that could emerge through the EDP. Therefore the improvement of the EDP in terms of methodology, tools and know-how is a key element of the RIS3 success. RIS3 is directly linked with Nord-Pas de Calais ERDF OP : Axe 1 :TO1, SO 1.a.2 ; SO 1.b.1 TO 3, SO 3.d Which partners are working on this? North France Innovation & Development ‘until 31/03/2017’ Northern Netherlands RIS3 The Northern Netherlands (N-NLs) RIS3 aims at broadening and connecting value chains, by creating ‘cross overs’ between sectors and technologies. It supports businesses and knowledge institutes to invest in new chains, products and markets Pivotal in this process are SME’s. SMEs comprise more than 95% of all companies in the N-NLs. Analysis has shown that these SME’s appear to be insufficiently capable of exploiting existing knowledge and/or generating new knowledge. The RIS3 addresses this issue by:fostering collaboration, between businesses and between businesses and knowledge institutes improving the access to knowledge, andimproving the effectiveness and accessibility of support measures.The knowledge available within the region is insufficient to come to solutions, so cross-border collaboration plays a key role in this respect. New partnerships are envisaged to be developed, and existing partnerships are encouraged to be extended. The policy instrument aims to strengthen the knowledge base of SME’s to ensure that they are better equipped to exploit existing knowledge and generate new knowledge. It will expand the innovation system and enable more SME’s to incorporate innovation within their operation. RIS3 is directly related to the N-NLs Operational Programme ERDF through IP 1.b, SO B. Which partners are working on this? Northern Netherlands Alliance The Smart Specialisation Strategy of Östergötland (RIS3) The RIS3 of Östergötland was established by East Sweden Business Region (ESBR). Included in ESBR are the organisations in Östergötland that are partly or wholly tax funded and which work to support efforts to achieve growth. The RIS3 of Östergötland is unique, the strategy focuses on regional strengths from which all industries/branches can benefit. The five regional strengths of Östergötland are effective logistics, business models and arenas for sustainable system solutions, smart, secure and connected products and systems, simulation and visualisation and advanced materials. The next step is the improvement of the RIS3 process of Östergötland, the aim with the participation in the EDP project is to find an intelligent way of working to use our strengths so that they can add value in the form of innovations and strong competiveness in all industries and all sectors. Region Östergötland is currently trying out a new model for implementation, based on two parts; benefit of applying the strength areas and concrete tools for implementation. In order to improve the strategy, Östergötland needs to share experiences with all regions at different levels regarding RIS3, how can we learn from each other. In order to improve the RIS3, Östergötland requires knowledge regarding the entrepreneurial discovery process, regarding the implementation process of the RIS3 strategy and are also interested to within the project develop a common methodology/language towards businesses/companies. Which partners are working on this? Region Östergötland Saxony-Anhalt RIS3 The regional innovation strategy of Saxony-Anhalt (Saxony-Anhalt RIS3) fulfils the requirement as ex-ante conditionality of ERDF Funding. Moreover, it also addresses - beside the traditional definition of innovation and funding scheme of ERDF (strengthening research, technological development and innovation as well as competiveness of SME’s) – social innovation and societal challenges like demographic change, skills in demand etc. which correlates with ESF priorities (e.g. life-long learning). So, the Saxony-Anhalt RIS3 is the attempt – as development of the former cluster and innovation strategy - of an overarching strategy for various regional concepts in order to become innovation leader according to the Regional Innovation Scoreboard in 2020. The programming of ERDF and ESF – in particular ERDF priority axis 1, objective 1 and priority axis 2, objective 3 as well as ESF priority axis 1, objective 8 and priority axis 3, objective 10 – was oriented with focus of these innovation-friendly lead markets. The focus will laid on these measures financed by ERDF and ESF Operational Programme in order to share best practice with other regions with different experience and expertise. We expect that the project will help us to structure the EDP and find sustainable governance structures which enhance tailor-made public policies for the needs of regional business and academia in order to promote cooperation in the Quadruple Helix and foster growth and jobs. Which partners are working on this? Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg Research and Innovation Strategy for Smart Specialisation of Umbria Region (RIS3) The objective of Umbria Region Strategy of Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation is: “ To activate local potential by leveraging regional assets, talents , through access to the results of research and the promotion of new entrepreneurship. " Within this general objective the strategy identifies the expected changes, such as changes and transformations intended to be carried out to build a sustainable competitive advantage for the region and for the regional production system. The priority areas of Umbria RIS3 coincide with areas of technological specialisation of the Region and they are:Energy, Smart Manufacturing/aerospace industry; Sciences of LifeAgrifood, Green chemistry.Umbria Region Strategy of Research and Innovation for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) is considered as unified and comprehensive innovation strategy to support a socio-economic change in the region. Therefore it is consider as a fundamental component of economic and development public policies. The strategy includes measures that will be activated through regional programs financed by the Structural Funds, in particular the Umbria ROP ERDF will activate RIS3 actions under the Priority Axe 1 " Research and Innovation ". Total funds of Umbria ROP ERDF: 342M€, of which 101M€ allocated to Axis 1”research and innovation” Which partners are working on this? Umbria Region Bourgogne RIS3 Franche-Comte RIS3 Several challenges were highlighted in Burgundy and in Franche-Comte for the RIS 3: strengthening the research excellence, developing partnerships for innovation, strengthening the transfer activities of public research and its impact on the economic, expanding the circle of innovative companies, developing human and technological skills for innovation... Burgundy identified 5 strategic domains to work on: nutrition and health, materials, biomedical, eco-construction and mobility. Franche-Comte identified 7 strategic domains to work on: mobility, energy, ICT, sustainable traditional food, microsystems, Microtechnique and luxury products. The first challenge concerns the governance. This aspect must be tackled not only in its strategic dimension, but also at an operational level. The success demands a global approach and to organize a multi actor governance. Therefore, the recent fusion of the regions (but not of the ERDF POs) and the elaboration of a new Regional scheme of economic development, innovation and internationalization (SRDEII) and a Regional scheme of higher education, research and innovation are changing the existing landscape. RIS3 is directly link with Burgundy and Franche-Comté ERDF: (Axis 1 “strengthening Research, Technological Development and Innovation”). Which partners are working on this? Regional Council Bourgogne-Franche-Comté (from 01/04/2017) Sign up for the Beyond EDP newsletter Subscribe now Newsletter archive Read the previous editions of the Beyond EDP Newsletter Click here Tweets by Beyond EDP Latest News See all project news 12/03/2021 Beyond EDP in the region of Extremadura Pt. 1 FUNDECYT-PCTEX chose the RIS3 of Extremadura as the policy instrument to be addressed within the Beyond EDP project Type: Project 12/03/2021 Beyond EDP in the region of Extremadura Pt. 2 FUNDECYT-PCTEX chose the RIS3 of Extremadura as the policy instrument to be addressed within the Beyond EDP project Type: Project 02/03/2021 A Northern Netherlands Matrix In recent years, we have aimed to strengthen the Northern Netherlands innovation ecosystem. Type: Project 26/02/2021 Cornerstones of Cohesion Policy: Smart Specialisation Strategies and the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process Beyond EDP’s final conference shared what has been learned and achieved collectivel.. Type: Project 29/01/2021 New governance Centre -Val de Loire 2021 is the start of the new programming period for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). Type: Project 22/01/2021 The eternal remains of an EU Project (part 1) The Otto-von-Guericke University has been one of nine partners in the Interreg Project “Beyond EDP” an European framework to foster the Ideas of “Smart speciali Type: Project 22/01/2021 The eternal remains of an EU Project (part 2) The Otto-von-Guericke University has been one of nine partners in the Interreg Project “Beyond EDP” an European framework to foster the Ideas of “Smart speciali Type: Project 04/12/2019 Monitoring Meeting in the Northern Netherlands On November 20 and November 21, the project partners of Beyond EDP gathered together once more Type: Project 02/07/2019 BeyondEDP Good Practices: an overview Several of our Beyond EDP Good Practises have been published in the Interreg Good Practice Database. Type: Project 01/07/2019 BeyondEDP phase 1 has ended At 31 March 2019 the Beyond EDP project reached the end of phase 1. Type: Project