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Regional Action Plans 26/08/2019 You can find the Regional Action Plans elaborated by the Clusterix 2.0 partners Type: Project Policy Recommendation 07/11/2018 CLUSTERIX 2.0 recommendations are now published and available Type: Project Good practice collection 16/05/2017 You can find here the good practices identified at the CLUSTERIX 2.0 project. Type: Project Media appearances of CLUSTERIX... 19/12/2016 You can find here all the media appearances of the CLUSTERIX 2.0 project. Type: Project Newsletters 25/01/2017 You can find here the newsletters of the Clusterix2.0 project. Type: Project Flyer and poster 25/01/2017 Downloadable dissemination materials of the Clusterix2.0 project. Type: Project Videos 30/01/2018 You can find here the interviews with the CLUSTERIX 2.0 stakeholders. Type: Project Clusterix 2.0 - Learnings and... 26/10/2020 Clusterix 2.0 - Learnings and achievements Type: Project See all Library Items Regional Action Plans Copy Link Regional Action Plan - Südtirol Regional Action Plan - Südtirol PDF (318.70KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Romania Regional Action Plan elaborated by NERDA PDF (407.75KB) Download Regional Action Plan - South Denmark Regional Action Plan - South Denmark PDF (556.84KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Skane Region Regional Action Plan - Skane Region PDF (410.59KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Romania Regional Action Plan - Romania (elaborated by INMA) PDF (929.27KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Lower Austria Regional Action Plan - Lower Austria PDF (917.07KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Regional Action Plan - Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes PDF (944.78KB) Download Regional Action Plan - Hungary Regional Action Plan - Hungary PDF (6.72MB) Download Regional Action Plan - Flanders Regional Action Plan - Flanders PDF (1.01MB) Download Policy Recommendation Copy Link Regional Experiences with PPI Clusterix 2.0 - Regional Experiences with PPI - INNOBA PDF (3.03MB) Download Clusterix 2.0 Policy Recommendation CLUSTERIX 2.0 recommendations are now published and available PDF (308.85KB) Download Good practice collection Copy Link CLX2.0_GP3_Accredited innovation clusters_Hungary Accredited innovation clusters from Hungary PDF (1.13MB) Download CLX2.0_GP4_Academic sourcing_France Academic sourcing from France PDF (3.98MB) Download CLX2.0_GP5_Smart digital farming_Belgium Smart digital farming from Belgium PDF (2.74MB) Download CLX2.0_GP6_SME cross border value chain_Belgium SME cross border value chain from Belgium PDF (472.52KB) Download CLX2.0_GP7_Nano 4 health_Belgium Nano 4 health from Belgium PDF (4.99MB) Download CLX2.0_GP9_Under construction_Italy Under construction from Italy. PDF (1.69MB) Download CLX2.0_GP10_Integrated cluster services_Romania Integrated cluster services from Romania. PDF (706.23KB) Download CLX2.0_GP11 PPI Pool Southern-Denmark Public-Private Innovation in Southern-Denmark PDF (654.41KB) Download CLX2.0_GP12_Design thinking, process and methods Design thinking in Denmark. PDF (1.08MB) Download CLX2.0_GP13 Design to innovation Design thinking in Denmark. PDF (3.26MB) Download CLX2.0_GP14 Smart specialisation Design thinking in Denmark PDF (1.18MB) Download CLX2.0_GP15 Digitalisation economy CLUSTERIX2.0 good practice from Austria. PDF (531.24KB) Download CLX2.0_GP16 Enterprise4.0 CLUSTERIX2.0 good practice from Austria. PDF (727.19KB) Download CLX2.0_GP17 Transregional collaboration Transregional collaboration in Romania and in the Netherlands. PDF (817.74KB) Download CLX2.0_GP1_Smart Accelator_Czech Republic Smart Accelator from the Czech Republic PDF (4.35MB) Download CLX2.0_GP2_RTI programme_Lower-Austria RTI programme from Lower-Austria PDF (902.76KB) Download CLX2.0_GP18 RIS3 elaboration process RIS3 elaboration in Romania PDF (507.68KB) Download CLX2.0_GP19 Cluster evaluation system Romanian cluster evaluation system PDF (510.37KB) Download CLX2.0_GP20 Innovation audits in Romania Innovation audits in Romania PDF (162.81KB) Download CLX2.0_GP21 Cluster Cooperative Action Kickstarter Cluster Cooperative Action Kickstarter in Hungary PDF (2.46MB) Download CLX2.0_GP22 Hackathons in South Tyrol Hackathons in South Tyrol PDF (8.00MB) Download Media appearances of CLUSTERIX 2.0 Copy Link gazdasagfejlesztes.hu - CLX 2.0 Master Course gazdasagfejlesztes.hu - Clusterix 2.0 Master Course PDF (148.77KB) Download ClusteriX 2.0, l’innovazione viaggia Earned media appearance at Alto Adige Innovazione. PDF (61.09KB) Download Innovation von Malmö bis Bozen Earned Media Appearance at Sütirol News. PDF (193.57KB) Download Aziende in cerca di collaborazione Earned media appearance at Alto Adige gelocal. PDF (729.46KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, Puntea-spre-Ungaria Earned media appearance from Romania. PDF (288.77KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, Intarzia Castor Earned media appearance from Romania. PDF (223.97KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, ECCP_report-Ostrava Earned media appearance of the CLUSTERIX 2.0 project. PDF (480.63KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, ECCP_report-Malmö Earned media appearance of the CLUSTERIX 2.0 project. PDF (642.99KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, ECCP_announcement-Malmö Earned media appearance of the CLUSTERIX 2.0 project. PDF (345.40KB) Download CLUSTERIX 2.0, Facebook Earned media appearance on Facebook by Europe direct Österreich. PDF (224.19KB) Download European Cluster Policy Forum Towards modern cluster policy for industrial change and growth 22 February 2018 PDF (1.98MB) Download The ins and outs of the Vanguard Initiative A policy brief from the Policy Learning Platform on research and innovation PDF (740.65KB) Download Cluster House announcement Cluster House announcement PDF (227.22KB) Download Cluster House media appearance Media appearance on the Romanian National Cluster Conference (22./23.11.2017) on Cluster House (Serbia) PDF (477.57KB) Download ECCP Danish inspiration Media appearances: ECCP Danish inspiration PDF (749.91KB) Download ECCP 6th Romanian Cluster Conference_Foresda Media appearance: ECCP 6th Romanian Cluster Conference_Foresda PDF (399.86KB) Download ECCP 6th Romanian Cluster Conference Media appearance: ECCP 6th Romanian Cluster Conference_Smart Clusters PDF (830.56KB) Download ECCP weekly digest_6th Romanian Cluster conference Media appearance: ECCP weekly digest_6th Romanian Cluster conference PDF (164.53KB) Download ECCP_Flanders' clusters stakeholder meeting Media appearance: ECCP_Flanders' clusters stakeholder meeting PDF (483.54KB) Download ECCP weekly digest_Highlights Media appearance: ECCP weekly digest_Highlights of the 6th Romanian Cluster Conference PDF (543.26KB) Download TCI 6th Romanian Cluster Conference Media appearance: TCI 6th Romanian Cluster Conference PDF (149.73KB) Download ECCP Weekly Digest – Clusterix 2.0 meeting in GyörMedia appearance: ECCP Weekly Digest – Clusterix 2.0-meeting in Györ ECCP - Competence Mapping Media appearance: ECCP - Competence Mapping PDF (364.83KB) Download Clusterix 2.0 5th newsletter on ECCP Clusterix 2.0 5th newsletter was disseminated on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform PDF (141.98KB) Download Joint RO-HU Conference 2018Joint RO-HU Conference 2018 Cluster Master Course 2 in Hungary Cluster Master Course 2 in Hungary PDF (5.28MB) Download Joint RO-HU Conference 2018 Dehir.hu_1 PDF (481.69KB) Download Joint RO-HU Conference 2018 dehir.hu_2 PDF (2.48MB) Download Joint RO-HU Conference 2018 Erdon PDF (635.07KB) Download Joint RO-HU Conference 2018 haon.hu PDF (891.94KB) Download Bihor Online, 20/11/2018 Joint Romanian-Hungarian Cluster Conference PDF (219.42KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - Staff exchange Clusterix 2.0: In someone else's shoes PDF (1.40MB) Download ECCP weekly digest Clusterix 2.0: stakeholders look back at one year cluster acknowledgement PDF (584.45KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - Why policy recommendations? 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PDF (210.33KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - CLX 2.0 in France ECCP weekly digest - Clusterix 2.0 in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes PDF (636.93KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - At the WIRE conference 2018 ECCP weekly digest - Clusterix 2.0 at the WIRE conference 2018 PDF (332.88KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - WIRE conference Part II ECCP weekly digest - Clusterix 2.0 at WIRE conference Part II PDF (0.99MB) Download ECCP weekly digest - 7 new clusters in Flanders ECCP weekly digest - 7 new clusters in Flanders PDF (417.36KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - 2nd EU Cluster policy forum ECCP weekly digest - Clusterix 2.0 at the 2nd EU Cluster policy forum PDF (239.52KB) Download ECCP weekly digest - Joint RO-HU Conference ECCP weekly digest - Joint RO-HU Cluster conference PDF (256.34KB) Download ECCP - Policy recommendations ECCP - Policy recommendations 19.11.2019 PDF (101.03KB) Download ECCP Joint Ro-Hu Conference ECCP Joint Ro-Hu Conference (04.12.2018) PDF (194.10KB) Download ECCP Joint Ro-Hu conference 2018 ECCP Joint Ro-Hu conference 2018 (20.11.2018) PDF (168.70KB) Download Frisss.hu - Clusterix 2.0 Master Course Frisss.hu - Clusterix 2.0 Master Course PDF (3.50MB) Download Newsletters Copy Link Newsletter 1 First newsletter 30/09/3016 PDF (355.02KB) Download Newsletter 2 Second newsletter 31/03/2017. PDF (379.64KB) Download Newsletter 3 Third newsletter 30/09/2017 PDF (497.44KB) Download Flyer and poster Copy Link Clusterix 2.0 - Increased capacities Result of the CLUSTERIX 2.0 increased the professional capacity PDF (418.75KB) Download Clusterix2.0 flyer Downloadable and printable flyer PDF (4.04MB) Download CLUSTERX2.0 poster Downloadable poster of the project. PDF (420.75KB) Download Clusterix 2.0 - Final brochure Clusterix 2.0 - Final brochure PDF (4.64MB) Download Videos Copy Link Clusterix 2.0 - Final EventAchievements in Cluster Policies of the Last 5 Years Interview with Andreas WinklerClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Andreas Winkler (IDM-Südtirol, Ecosystems) in Denmark Interview with Helga WillemsInterview with Helga Willems (Interreg Europe Design 4 Innovation - Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen) Interview with Helle KnudsenClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Helle Knudsen (Region of Southern Denmark, Chief Consultant) in Denmark Interview with Annie Renders and Andreas WinklerInterview with Annie Renders (Head of Cluster Policy Unit, Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship) and Andreas Winkler (Head of Ecosystems, IDM Südtirol) Interview with Gabriela PirvuInterview with Gabriela Pirvu (Counsellor of Cluster Policy, Directorate Industrial Policy and Competitiveness, Ministry of Economy) Interview with Gál KörmendyClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Gál Körmendy (Expert for Cluster and Economy Development, Westpannon Nonprofit Ltd. Hungary) Interview with Simone HagenauerClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Simone Hagenauer (Project manager Clusters Lower Austria, ecoplus: The Business Agency of Lower Austria) Interview with Ulla EngelmannInterview with Ulla Engelmann (Head of Unit Clusters, Social Economy and Entrepreneurship DG GROW) Interview with Emily WiseInterview with Emily Wise (Consultant and Researcher at the Department of Business Administration, Lund University) Interview with Ovidiu SavuInterview with Ovidiu Savu (External Cooperation Expert, North-East Regional Development Agency, Romania) Interview with Karin Nygard SkalmanClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Karin Nygard Skalman (Member of CLUSTERFY project, Hundiksvalls Kommun, Sweden) in Clermont-Ferrand (FR) Interview with Ola Svedin and Magnus Thure NilssonClusterix 2.0 - Interview with Ola Svedin (CEO, Mobile Heights Cluster) and Magnus Thure Nilsson (VD/CEO, Media Evolution Cluster) in Clermont-Ferrand (2018) Clusterix 2.0: Interview with Ilie Calin BodeaInterview with Ilie Calin Bodea – State Secretary, Ministry of Economy (RO) at the Joint RO-HU Cluster Conference 2018 Clusterix 2.0 - Learnings and achievements Copy Link Video - Lower AustriaWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in Lower Austria Video - FlandersCLUSTERIX 2.0 learnings and achievements in Flanders Video - SwedenCLUSTERIX 2.0 learnings and achievements in Skåne / Sweden Video - AURAWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes Video - South-TyrolWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in South Tyrol Video - INMAWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in Romania Video - NERDAWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in Nord-Est Romania Video - Southern DenmarkWatch the video explaining learnings and achievements with the help of CLUSTERIX 2.0 in Southern Denmark Sign up for the CLUSTERIX 2.0 newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by CLUSTERIX 2.0
Project summary The transfer of innovation and knowledge produced by the RTOs (Research  and Technological Organisations) and higher education to the local & regional businesses remains one of the most important gaps and difficulties in terms of Innovation & Growth. It is key to generate economic exploitation of the R&D results and particularly important in local & regional areas of Smart Specialisation (RIS3) and innovation opportunity.   Also, there is a clear need to improve and connect regional Challenges and Opportunities of RIS3, to local innovation policies and stakeholders, highlighting the role of the “territory” as the place where interlinkages happen and knowledge flows. For such purpose, regional & local authorities should play a key role of intermediation and, in accordance to ecoRIS3 objectives, promote better policies and measures to generate solid interactions between key stakeholders, to orchestrate sustainable innovation ecosystems within RIS3 strategies responding to the existing challenges and gaps.    Among the key activities and within a first phase of 3 years, further to a series of exchange of experience and learning though interregional events (4 thematic workshops, 3 horizontal Seminars and 9 Study Visits), the partners will produce: 1 Peer review document on "The role private and public stakeholders play in the local ecosystem in order to absorb innovation" ; 7 SWOT Analysis, 7 Action Plans and identify 64 Good Practices, that will benefit the key actors of the quadruple helix (Public sector, Civil Society, RTO & High Education, SMEs & Industry).     €1,756,025.00 from 1 Jan 2017 to 31 Dec 2021 Topic Research and innovation Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Basque Country ERDF Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020.  The ERDF OP 2014-2020 of the Basque Country presents the strategy and thematic objectives of the intervention determined in the region for the operations financed by the ERDF. The interventions have been organised according to the 11 identified regional needs to achieve smart growth. N1 focuses on Strengthening and promoting the RDI system in line with the Basque RIS3. Axis1 addresses the need to strengthen and boost the RDI system in line with the RIS3, concentrating efforts in supporting investment by companies in R&I, thereby prioritising interventions for the productive system; and in a context in which these support encourages business collaboration with the actors of the Basque Science and Technology Network.   Therefore, the Axis will be developed according to the following investment priority and objective: IP1.2Promotion of investment by businesses in R&I; development of linkages and synergies between businesses, research centres and higher education.   Funding allocated: 65.613.186 euro (2014-2020)   Despite the efforts to increase the level of innovation within the SMEs and the Innovation ecosystem, further actions need to be taken to expand the collaboration with the relevant stakeholders strengthen the impact RIS3 at local level. The policy instrument does not address the local vision of the RIS3 and the policy could be improved by involving local authorities to implement the RIS3 at local level.    Which partners are working on this? Fomento de San Sebastián  Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 - Contribution to the Union strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and to the achievement of economic, social and territorial cohesion - Regional Innovation and Competitiveness and Smart Specialisation (PP10)   This area of the Policy Instrument (PI) focuses on regaining lost competitiveness, boosting productivity, increasing export intensity and diversity of markets, taking measures to improve Ireland’s attractiveness as a location for foreign investment and achieving an increase in start-ups and entrepreneurial activity.   The strategy recognises that creating a competitive business environment is essential to ensuring Irish regions achieve sustainable economic growth and higher levels of employment growth. It also recognises that regions that support strong and dynamic enterprises are crucial to Ireland’s return to overall economic growth. As to why it must be improved, our regional policy emphasizes accelerating the economic and societal return on STI investment, further strengthening enterprise engagement with public research and driving more commercialisation of publicly performed research as an essential component of supporting an innovative and enterprising economy.   The PI is at the moment very top down from the perspective of local actors. Traditionally the NUTS 3 Regional Authority for the South West would have had a strong role in inputting to the ongoing delivery of the PI. However with the recent abolition of all NUTS 3 Authorities in Ireland, this is an avenue of influence and discussion which is no longer open. ecoRIS3 is of very significant importance to provide, improve and strengthen the role of all key regional stakeholders in the ongoing shaping of the PI. Which partners are working on this? Munster Technological University until 31/12/2020 [Cork Institute of Technology] ROP NORTE 2020 Priority Axis1- 1.2.4 – Increase business investment in innovative activities (product, process, organizational  and marketing methods), promoting the increase of the production capacity for trade and internationalization and changing the production profile of the economic structure The SME competitiveness depends on innovation capacity, enabling them to add value to the product, make the difference from the competition and gain control over the value chain. The diagnostic highlights technology transfer difficulties to market and low investment by SMEs in R & D & i .   In this sense, the objective is to support the implementation within priority areas of smart specialization strategy the development of pilot projects, pre-commercial and commercial, to accelerate the introduction of new technologies and products on the market, increasing business investment in innovation.   Innovation is required to distinguish and to add value to the products and services in market. In a global economy where competition between countries and products in international markets is very unequal, and where Portugal can’t compete based on low prices, the public policies must help and give orientations to the enterprises in order to invest on innovation, to get more competitive.  Which partners are working on this? ADRAVE - Regional Development Agency of Vale do Ave Ave Intermunicipal Community – CIM Ave OP for investing European Structural and Investment funds  The Lithuanian Innovation Development Programme 2014–2020 (hereinafter – Programme) has been drafted with a view to mobilising the state resources for the improvement of Lithuania’s innovativeness and development of competitive economy based on high level knowledge, high technologies, qualified human resources and Smart specialization.   The strategic goal of the Programme is to enhance competitiveness of the Lithuanian economy through the development of the effective innovation system promoting economic innovation. The strategic goal of five quantitative targets established in the Strategy “Europe 2020” is the level of the EU – investment (public and private) in research and development – should account for 3% of gross domestic product.   The Science & technology parks (STPs) (‘innovation enables’) are facing viability challenges developing and promoting technologies and playing a role as intermediaries, not only due the lack of strategic involvement in the programme, but also due low integration of R&D activities and results from the research and science institutions. This ends that STPs in the regions cannot developed sustainable innovation support services, cannot exploit new technologies, and introduce scheme models to execute innovative products or services.   There is also a need of mechanism or practical scheme to promote closer and more effective cooperation between enterprises and research, in order to promote links between innovation delivery actors to SMEs.  Which partners are working on this? Sunrise Valley Science and Technology Park Sustainable growth and jobs in 2014 -­ 2020. ­ The Finnish Structural Fund program 2014F116M2OP001, Eastern and Northern Finland regional plan (TL2) Finland has one joint ERDF/ESF Sustainable growth and jobs 2014 ­ 2020 ­ Finland's structural funds programme' with a budget of 2,9 billion €. The aim of the structural fund pro-gramme is to create more than 12,000 new jobs and 1,200 new enterprises by the year 2023. Finland ESIF OP has 2 regional plans, one for East and North Finland and one for South and West Finland.   MAIN FEATURES   ecoRIS3 project is aligned with Priority Axis 2, ERDF 434 369 000€, 33,5% of ERDF, Producing and using the latest information and knowledge; Thematic Objective 1 Re-search technology development, & effectiveness of innovation; Investment priority 4, specific objective 4.1 Research, knowledge and innovation focus on the development on the basis of regional strengths (this is how RIS3 in Finland is integrated into the structural funds) and Investment priority 5, specific objective 5.1 Strengthening enterprises’ innovativeness.       IMPROVEMENT NEEDS:   (1) To increase the functionality of innovation; (2) To identify criteria for project generation effectively promoting open innovation through the structural funds; (3) To strengthen cooperation and long term networking based on Open Innovation options; (4) To enhance the development of appealing innovative milieu in Kainuu.   Which partners are working on this? Kainuun Etu ltd ERDF ROP 2014-2020, Action 1.4.1 Support to the creation and growth of innovative and knowledge based start-ups and research spin - off. The policy instrument’s aim is to support the birth and the growth of spin-offs and innovative start-up with a special attention to the regional S3 sectors. The policy instrument consists in different measures to enhance start-ups investments, innovative financial instruments, mentoring activities. This policy instrument, for the first time foreseen in the ERDF ROP, is linked to a specific measure financed by the ESF and it is addressed mainly to the business incubators.   However, further actions need to be taken to increase the capacity of the policy instrument to create a dialogue and interlinkages among different stakeholders and administrative levels. Additionally, the programme should reinforce the capacity to generate a real value through the integration among two different ROPs (ERDF and ESF). The results could be considered during the mid-term review of the ERDF ROP.   Funding allocated on the Action 1.4.1: € 23.791.778  Which partners are working on this? Metropolitan City of Turin Operational programme Growth and employment: Priority Axis 1. Development and innovation of research, technology: Thematic objective 1.2., Specific Objective 1.2.1. Priority Axis 1. Development and innovation of research, technology : Thematic objective 1.2.:Promoting business investment in R&I, developing links and synergy between enterprises, research and development centres and the higher education sector. Specific Objective (SO). 1.2.1.: To promote investments of private sector in R&D.   Investments of private sector in R&D will be increased within the framework of Specific Objective, management of intellectual property in research institutions will also improved, commercialization of research results, as well as the transfer of creativity and development of non-technological innovation The productivity level of Latvian industries is considerably below the EU average level.   Conclusions of study within framework of RIS3 confirm, that there is insufficient cooperation and coordination between science, technology development and innovation institutions, higher education and industry. It’s fact that the education system does not ensure a match between supply and demand of labour, hence the need for linking research institutions to higher education institutions and the industry OP, has to be improved by increasing understanding and strategic vision of building support system for stronger collaboration between stakeholders and of encouraging private sector interest in investing in R&D and commercializing R&D results and improving productivity and competiveness of Latvian companies.   Which partners are working on this? Vidzeme Planning region Sign up for the ecoRIS3 newsletter Subscribe now Tweets by ecoRIS3 Latest News See all project news 25/01/2021 Pilot eHealth TLAB Pilot eHealth TLAB: Fomento San Sebastian and Metropolitan City of Turin further develop their interregional exchange Type: Project 20/01/2021 Entrepreneurs Connecting Virtually in Torino The Italian Good Practice - Mettersi in Proprio - Start up your own business will support new entrepreneurs online via Mip Café on the 27th January Type: Project 26/11/2020 Atlantic Futures - Recognised Atlantic Futures selected for European Enterprise Promotion Awards (EEPA) - Promoting Entrepreneurship category Type: Project 20/11/2020 Digital Boosts INNOVATION WEEK San Sebastián's 7th Innovation Week was held between 24 and 30 October on the theme of 'superchanges.' Type: Project 19/11/2020 Higher Education - Smart Specialisation Training EC JRC is organising a training how to boost the Higher Education-Industry-Government collaborations in the context of RIS3 Strategies on 2&3/12/2020 Type: Project 17/11/2020 Summary - RIS3 Collaboration and Clustering Webinar Summary of Driving Growth through RIS3 Collaboration and Clustering ecoRIS3 Webinar 17/11/2020 Type: Project 04/11/2020 ecoRIS3 Pilot Update e-health Metropolitan City of Turin are being supported by Consorzio TOP-IX for the technical implementation of the Pilot Action with Biodonostia. Type: Project 23/10/2020 Online Seminar Announced Online seminar "local ecosystems as a tool for the development of innovative start-ups and SMEs operating in the eHealth sector" 5/11/20 Type: Project 20/10/2020 Vidzeme implementing ecoRIS3 2nd Phase Vidzeme Planning Region launches activities approved for implementation in the ecoRIS3 second phase Type: Project 06/07/2020 San Sebastian launch “Innovation webinars” programme Fomento San Sebastian launches a new “Innovation webinars” programme to help its innovative ecosystem agents during the Covid-19 crisis. Type: Project
Project summary The project focuses on river deltas in Europe and their potential to develop innovative activities aiming at utilization of local natural and cultural heritage.  The aim is to improve the regional policy instruments that foster the capabilities of using ecosystem services in river deltas to strengthen regional economy. The delta regions are rich in biodiversity but poor financially. The challenge is how to foster the natural and cultural capabilities available from the past and to develop new experiences based on ecoservices in river deltas to boost regional economy. 6 delta regions particiapate: Rijn delta (NL), Danube delta (RO), Camargue delta (FR), Albufera delta (ES), Po delta (IT) and River Blackwater delta (IE). 9 partners from 6 countries represent a mix of regional and local public authorities as well as education and research institutes. PROGRESS SO FAR After three semesters of working together, partners of the Delta Lady found high opportunities in the cross-regional learning and cooperation in fostering the capabilities of using local natural and cultural qualities of delta regions. Partners have engaged well with each other and each partner is developing a better understanding of the capacity and expertise of other partners. The policy learning process started since the 1st Interregional Learning Event in France. Partners shared some experiences on a few joint themes such as nitrification of water, design based on local resources, payments for ecosystem services, and tools for development of regional capabilities. An overarching strategy is to put ecosystem services on the agenda of the EU Regional Development with illustrative operational instruments for deltas. The 2nd Interregional Learning Event in Spain was dedicated to learning the best practices and focusing on innovative ecosystem services in deltas. Stakeholder involvement is envisaged by organising the RSG meetings where partners give opportunities to local actors to describe their problems and their expectations which is the added value of the project. The 3rd Interregional Learning Event in Italy was dedicated to the exchange of experiences on the use of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) schemes in the participating delta regions. The 4th Interregional Learning Event and Partner Meeting was held online, as Covid-19 outbreak prevented the planned meeting in Cork, Ireland. The meeting was dedicated to the development of action plans for delta regions. The two-day online meeting was successfully concluded with identifying further steps and activities for continuation of the project and preparation for the next meeting. The 5th Interregional Learning Event planned to be held in Tulcea, Romania, was instead organized online as well, due to Covid-19 situation.  The focus of the meeting was on action plans and sustainable business models.  €1,807,904.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2023 Topic Environment and resource efficiency What will this project change? The project will encourage all relevant stakeholders to get actively involved in the process which will result in the improved implementation of the regional policy instruments leading to better use of deltas' ecosystem services for regional economy. This will be done through policy improvements, improvement of governance, learning sessions, development of action plans, identification of good practices and sharing and active work in chosen deltas with involvement of regional stakeholder groups. Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? Noordelijke Innovatie Agenda 2014-2020 (OP Noord) Northern Innovation Agenda concerns a joint course towards economic growth, employment and well-being in the Northern Netherlands, addressing current social challenges around water, renewable sources, food, health as starting point and building on the existing qualities and knowledge for realization of innovative solutions for regional economic development. The agenda is developed along three lines of investment. One of the investment lines is renewing ecosystems which entail an environment where new ecosystem products and services are developed in a good interaction with a society. The reason for improving this policy instrument is that Innovation Agenda does not have a specific focus on the ecosystem services of deltas and their potential is not used for implementing this strategy. Therefore, we want to introduce new, innovative aspect in the policy instrument that would foster diverse economic development for the addressed region. Which partners are working on this? Province of Fryslân Charter of Commitment of the Regional Natural Park of Camargue (RNPC) The charter, established for 2011-2026, has 4 major ambitions: 1. To manage the delta complex by integrating the impacts of the climate change; 2. To guide the evolution of the activities to the benefit of an exceptional biodiversity; 3. To strengthen the territorial solidarity, social cohesion and improve the living environment; 4. To share the knowledge and open the delta to the Mediterranean cooperation. For this purpose, the Park must be a tool to renew its actions, initiate new partnerships to take up the challenges facing the territory. The reason for improving this instrument is that there is currently no commitment regarding the use of ecosystem services in deltas. These improvements are necessary for the territory, also classified as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO (RNPC being co-manager), in order to better meet the objectives of its program. Which partners are working on this? The Regional Natural Park of Camargue Regional Operational Programme (ROP) ROP aims at promoting smart sustainable and inclusive growth to make regions more attractive. It addresses major development challenges for Romania: regional competitiveness, sustainable urban development, low-carbon economy and economic and social infrastructure at regional and local levels. Actions aim at addressing TO 6 'Environment and resource efficiency' through the axis/ measures of separate financial allocation for Danube Delta (DD), through the Integrated Territorial Investments Instrument in accordance with the DD Integrated Development Strategy (DDIDS). In a regional context with multiple protection statuses (UNESCO Ramsar and Natura 2000), innovative approaches for sustainable economic development through valorization and efficient management of natural and cultural resources are needed. Although ROP provides funding for improving urban environment and preserving and valorizing cultural heritage, there is no specific reference to the use of ecosystem services for achieving the programme’s objectives and the ways to promote different uses of ecosystem services that could contribute to regional economy. The actions of ROP focused on DD have potential for improvement taking into account specific aspects of delta ecosystems and needs of local communities, with the help of lessons learnt through exchange of experiences with similar areas in Europe. Which partners are working on this? Danube Delta National Institute for Research and Development Po Delta Park Territorial Plan Po Delta Park Territorial Plan is dedicated to the development of Po Delta area. Objectives relevant to the project are: -Protection and valorization of natural/cultural heritage, environment and landscape in the park area; -Management and safeguarding of wetlands; -Protection and valorization of water, forest and habitats; -Management of agriculture, fishery and hunting activities. All these topics identify ecosystem services as a resource. Moreover, Territorial Plan is related to the Po Delta Park Strategic Plan, that is aimed at conservation and valorization of biodiversity through different measures, such as: -Supporting agriculture, tourism and aquaculture operators; -Raising awareness of interested parties about delta's natural and cultural capital value. The reason for improvement of this policy instrument is that it has measures related to ecosystem services, but lacks financial operative tools and competences among local actors. With the project we want to develop mechanisms of Payments for Ecosystem Services (PES) and promote shared solutions and Public Private Partnership (PPP). PPP and PES can integrate Po Delta Park Territorial Plan measures and increase its effects on local development and ecosystem services restoration. The ecosystem services valorization is particularly strategic for Po Delta Park that obtained the Man And Biosphere “MAB” UNESCO acknowledgement in 2015. Which partners are working on this? Po Delta Park ART-ER Joint Stock Consortium Company (until 30/04/2019 ERVET- Emilia-Romagna Valorizzazione Economica del Territorio) ERDF Regional Operational Program Valencia 2014-2020 This Operational Programme (OP) addresses thematic Objective 6: Preserving and protecting the environment and promoting resource efficiency. Priority Investment 6c: Conservation, protection and development of natural and cultural heritage. Specific Objective 6.3.2: Protection, development and promotion of natural areas, in particular of touristic interest. This OP aims at accomplishing the Territorial Strategy of the Valencia Region for 2030 (ETCV 2030), in particular by: - Promoting efficient use of resources; - Green infrastructures; - Valorization of landscape; - Connecting landscapes with relevant nature areas to facilitate the attraction of visitors; - Recovery of the natural and landscape heritage linked to historic, livestock and green-ways; - Developing healthy leisure and touristic activities that have an economic repercussion in the development of the region. The policy instrument needs to be improved because Valencia region has very high valuable natural resources with around 45% of its territory declared as “protected area” according to the environmental regulation at regional, national and EU levels. Its “green infrastructure” (all areas and elements with natural, cultural and visual value), constitutes a big asset for the attractiveness and efficiency of the territory, which makes it necessary to preserve and improve it to guarantee economic growth and quality of life. Which partners are working on this? Council of Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Services and Shipping of the Valencia Region Regional Planning Guidelines (RPGs). (To be replaced by the Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) ) Prior to the establishment of the three new Regional Assemblies on January 1st, 2015, the eight previous Regional Authorities produced individual Regional Planning Guidelines (RPGs), which remained in force until 2017. The implementation of RPGs plays an important role in the national economic recovery. Due to changes to Irish Regional structure, RPGs will be reviewed and will be replaced by Regional Spatial & Economic Strategy (RSES) for each region. The "objective of RSES shall be to support implementation of National Spatial Strategy and economic policies and objectives of the Government by providing a long-term strategic planning and economic framework for the development of the region for which the strategies are prepared which shall be consistent with National Spatial Strategy and economic policies or objectives of the Government” (Section 23 of the Planning and Development Act 2000). Due to impending preparation of RSES, this is an opportune time to incorporate new policy areas such as ecosystem services in deltas. The concept of ecosystem services is not currently mainstreamed into Irish spatial policy. However its inclusion in RSES for Southern Region will, for the 1st time, ensure that there is a policy framework for ecosystem services at regional level. Legally all plans at Local Authorities level must be consistent with RSES, therefore this will ensure that ecosystem services are also incorporated into Local Authority policy documents i.e. Development Plans. Which partners are working on this? Cork County Council University College Cork (UCC) Sign up for the Delta Lady newsletter Subscribe now Our 5th Newsletter Read our 5th issue! Our 4th Newsletter Read our 4th issue! The 3rd Newsletter Read our 3rd issue! Our 2nd Newsletter Read our 2nd issue! Our 1st Newsletter Read our 1st Newsletter! 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                                            HERICOAST PROCESS AND KEY OUTPUTS HERICOAST partnership is based on six different European coastal and fluvial regions, one University and a NGO. Despite the obvious differences between the regional context of the partners’ regions such as the rocky coast of Donegal, inland rivers in Castile and Léon and the Danube Delta all of the regions are seeking for innovative ways to improve the management of their coastal and fluvial heritage based on an extensive stakeholder involvement . Through 2,5 year and 5 workshops and field visits, 2 Marinescape Forum Events, dissemination at several conferences and ongoing online dialogue the project partners and their stakeholders exchanged their knowledge about thematic fields such as high level policies, engagement with civil society, public-private partnerships etc. In this process, the regional partners and their stakeholders brought in examples of from their own territorial context and good practices. The projects advisory partners facilitated the learning process and bringing in inspiring reflections from relevant academic fields such as heritage studies and tourism development and valuable knowledge about policy development and landscape management. The value of the interregional heritage learning was evaluated by Dr. Linde Egberts from the advisory partner Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.  The experiences were summarised, analysed abd put into a broader theoretical context in her research paper on inclusive heritage policy and management in coastal landscapes across Europe.  In her paper Ms. Egberts summarized the project in the following way "The HERICOAST project was generally perceived as a successful project in its aim to make regional heritage policy development more inclusive, according to project participants. It seems as if the strictly prescribed INTERREG policy development process indeed led to more contact and exchange between regional authorities and stakeholders in their heritage policies".  Please, study her full analysis at    https://www.interregeurope.eu/hericoast/library/#folder=2603   Our project contributes to the European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 Read more HERICOAST TOOLBOX AND FLYER
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Peer reviews - call open permanently! Join a peer review to improve your operational programme or policy Is your organisation responsible for the implementation of local or regional development policies, in particular the management of structural funds? Join European peers to receive advice on how to best implement your policy or programme. About peer reviews in a nutshell: check this one-pager that describes the service in brief.   How does a peer review work? Peers from a selected number of regions are invited to examine the specific territorial and thematic context and make recommendations based on their experience and expertise. In general, this happens during an onsite visit that lasts two days, but since March 2020 the format was adapted to online as well. The meeting(s) consist of analysing the regional situation among peers, discussing approaches, solutions and recommendations, drafting a 'to-do list' for follow-up action and receiving immediate feedback. Being driven by the spirit of interregional learning, the peer reviews require an overall readiness to share, reflect and improve among all parties involved. Preparation is required on all sides to ensure the selected peers are well matched to the needs of the host region. In addition, you can be a host receiving advice on one occasion and provide your expertise as a peer the next time around. This is a true win-win exchange! Technically speaking, peer reviews should involve peers from at least two countries, other than the country of the host. The Platform experts will identify suitable peers as well as facilitate the thematic exchanges. For the in person meetings, we can cover the travel and accommodation costs for up to six peers per peer review. The host region should arrange and pay for the organisational aspects of the visit (venue, local visits). Catering and translation costs can be covered, if needed.  How do I apply to host a peer review? The call for peer reviews is open permanently. Applicants can submit their application at any time here. Applications are assessed on a rolling basis. You can consult the terms of reference here. This document will give you information about the application process as well as a practical guidance for the different steps of the peer review. Despite the uncertain situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our peer review service remains open. We offer now the possibility to meet online. How are peers identified? Based on the request of the host region, the Platform experts will contact regions across Europe with the relevant thematic expertise to identify and invite relevant peers, including partner organisations from Interreg Europe projects. It is envisaged that a targeted call of interest will be held to identify the most relevant peers for the submitted requests. Success stories of previous peer reviews Since October 2018, when this service was launched, the Policy Learning Platform was on the ground around Europe in various locations to help regional policymakers find a solution to their policy challenge. From Berlin (Germany) or Sofia (Bulgaria) to Eupen (Belgium), Gävleborg (Sweden), Vienna or Karlovac (Croatia) our experts facilitated fruitful meetings that resulted in concrete recommendations for the host. Are you eager to discover examples of previously performed peer reviews? See some examples below. All our peer reviews reports are available here. 1.  Smart Growth Operational Programme, Ministry of Education and Science of Bulgaria, Sofia in June 2019 Centres of Excellence and Centres of Competence are key innovation infrastructures in advanced regional innovation systems. In Bulgaria, they aim to attract highly qualified researchers within a triple helix arrangement. Involving public organisations, private companies, and universities to generate leading applied research, experimental development, and technological innovations in sectors prioritised in the country’s Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3).  During this two-day event, the peers and the host country discussed management models, governance structures, private sector involvement, extra-regional cooperation, and financial models to ensure sustainability of such centres. The exact policy recommendations can be found in this summary report. 2. The German speaking community in the East of Belgium, Eupen in May 2019 The focus of the peer review in the German speaking community was on practical approaches and challenges in coordinating and implementing a multi-municipality SECAP and in supporting the local authorities regarding energy-related measures. The community aims to improve its management strategy to measure implementation, reporting and overall coordination together with local stakeholders, to reach its ambitious climate goals for 2030.The peer review was very well received. Johanna Punkari, Project Manager at South Ostrobothnia Energy Agency Thermopolis mentions ‘I have learnt a lot of things about funding schemes and tools used in other regions. And I have seen that other peers are facing the same issues for example in the area of mobility. When I am back in Finland, I will share with the 100 employees in my region what I have learnt during the Peer Review in East Belgium’.  Discover more about the experiences exchanged and lessons learned during the peer review. 3. Regional council of Gävleborg, Sweden in January 2019 During this two-day meeting, the challenges of leadership and governance of regional innovation processes were discussed. The policy challenges were pointed out, peer analyses were performed and joint brainstorming sessions for solutions helped to prepare concrete policy recommendations for follow-up actions. 'In the meeting we developed a model for innovation windows, where multiple windows of opportunity have to be considered in order to implement results, this had not been done before. This has really changed the way we manage the different instruments and projects of our innovation policy. Moreover, we shared the peer review recommendations with other regions and organisations in Sweden.' (Jan Nylander, Project Manager for Region Gävleborg - host of this peer review) You can access the experiences and outcomes of the Regional council of Gävleborg.  Image credit: photo by fauxels from Pexels Open call for peer reviews Fill in a short form to apply for an Interreg Europe peer review with experts and peers from European regions.  Apply now Peer reviews - available also online! 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Project summary SILVER SMEs aims to improve the implementation and delivery of Regional Policies for SMEs competitiveness by building on significant opportunities arising from the Silver Economy (SE). This 5 year Interreg Europe project was launched in June 2018. €1,868,484.00 from 1 Jun 2018 to 31 May 2023 Topic SME competitiveness What will this project change? 1. Silver SMEs objective SILVER SMEs wishes to improve the implementation of Regional Policies for SMEs competitiveness by taking better advantage of opportunities derived from the Silver Economy. Importantly, by supporting the development of new SMEs in the Silver Economy, an intrinsic objective is to generate services and goods that will contribute to improve the quality of life within an ageing society, in particular in rural or remote EU areas. 2. Silver SMEs expected impacts  Did you know that the Silver Economy accounted for over 78 million of jobs in the EU in 2015? Through the development of the Silver Economy and support of SMEs in all stages of their life cycle, our project will bring important job opportunities in sectors of high relevance to the Silver Economy. Beside healthcare, the Silver Economy offers new opportunities as well for a wide range of subsectors, such as silver tourism, development of ICT Apps, Internet of Things, transport, shopping, cleaning, housing, etc. We expect the project to identify relevant practices that will contribute to promoting the engagement of regions in innovation of Silver Economy SMEs. This will allow to develop, from a mid-term perspective, new ICT-products and services that will allow public authorities to deliver better and cheaper care for all. To do so, we will change and improve 8 regional policies in our partners’ regions. 3. Silver SMEs main activities   Silver SMEs will identify and improve policy measures for the promotion of the Silver Economy. Our aim is for regional authorities to acknowledge the opportunities linked to the Silver Economy and develop tools for the business environment linked to the ageing society (62 years old onwards). Silver SMEs will collect 60 good practices across the EU in the fields of housing, health, wellbeing, robotics, and ICT. Our approach will cover the SMEs development sectorial opportunities derived from key needs of 3 groups: Active people (Healthy-Wealthy) Fragile-Vulnerable people Dependent people If you are interested in the project, have a look at the map of partners to see if you can be involved in the stakeholder groups or join us during the international policy workshops Silver SMEs will be organising on each of our key target groups, as well as a transversal seminar on “Senior Tourism & Accessibility”. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin.     Partnership Lead Partner Partner What policy instruments does the project address? ERDF Regional Operational Programme T.O.3 Improve the capacity of SMEs. E.O. 3.4.1 To promote the growth and consolidation of SMEs The population of over 65 years old represents 21% of Aragon citizens. The index of ageing is of 114% in Aragon. Within the region of Aragon, the province of Teruel is getting more masculine and older, and, due to the lack of economic activities and jobs, it is losing around 10% of inhabitants each year. Aragon’s Operational Programme has a special chapter for Teruel, focused on an Integrated Territorial Investment (ITI) at provincial level, that underlines the support at economic level to avoid “the negative effects of the depopulation”. This document and ITI make a specific reference to the need of “improving the population structure in Aragon, with special attention to rural areas, focus on young and female population, and creating the conditions that allow moderating the excessive concentration of population, increasing the quality of services in rural areas guaranteed the access to education, health and social services”. This strategy is more adapted to the reality of the region, but rather orientated towards public services. It should change and underline the importance of SME diversification to offer goods and services to elderly people. Which partners are working on this? Provincial Government of Teruel Which partners are working on this? Provincial Government of Teruel Operational Programme of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) for North Mid Sweden (2014-2020) Priority axe 3 Improvement of SME’s competitiveness Dalarna has an old population, 30% is over 65 years old and the proportion of elderly over 75+ will considerably expand in 10-15 years. This poses challenges but also great opportunities for companies to develop services and products for a senior market that is not so well explored yet. In Dalarna’s Agenda for smart specialisation two of the prioritized areas have a clear connection to the Silver Economy; Innovative experience production and health & welfare. We are developing an innovation system with clusters, societal actors and support from the research profiles in the Dalarna University College. The Operational programme for North Mid Sweden is an important tool in creating this, but the existing measures does not fully grasp the potential to promote actions through opportunities in the Silver Economy. The Silver SMEs project affects directly to the priority axe number 3 which is related to two main investment priorities: 3a) To promote entrepreneurship, in particular by facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and fostering the creation of new firms, including through business incubators. Goal: To increase the number of enterprises with a growth potential. 3d) Supporting the capacity of small and medium sized enterprises to invest in the growth of regional, national and international markets and engage in innovation processes. Goal: Increased growth in the regions small and medium sized enterprises. The silver project will contribute to fill the measures of the above policy instrument with a larger content from a focus on the opportunities for business development in the light of the demographic change; the ageing population in Europe. As a result from Silver SMEs we want to see a higher number of innovative projects within the Silver economy in Dalarna the next programming period; 2021-2027. Which partners are working on this? Region Dalarna – The Regional Development Council of Dalarna County COMPETE 2020 Programme- Priority Axis no.2- Enhancing SMEs' competitiveness and Reducing of Public Administrative Costs – 3.3 – Support to the creation and enlargement of advanced abilities for the development of products and services The SME competitiveness and growth depends on innovation capacity, enabling SMEs to create new products and services, add value to the product, make the difference from the competition and gain control over the value chain. The diagnostic on the Northern Region of Portugal highlights innovation and technology transfer difficulties to market and low investment by SMEs in R & D & i . In this sense, the objective of this Policy Instrument (PI) is to support the implementation within priority areas of smart specialization strategy the development of pilot projects, pre-commercial and commercial, to accelerate the introduction of new specialized services, with great knowledge, technologies and products on the market, increasing business investment in innovation, especially concerning the elderly people with specific needs and very demanding on quality, culture, kowledge, health, customized services.  The Silver Economy is a strategic subsector that is not mentioned in the PI so far, but that can bring plenty of opportunities for economic diversification, employment and growth, in line with the objectives of the PI. There is a clear need to improve the PI thus by including Silver Economy on the map, through specific references and innovative projects, especially to support new business projects that could create new products and services. Which partners are working on this? Intermunicipal Community CIM Ave Southern and Eastern Regional Operational Programme 2014-2020 Priority 3: SME Competitiveness (pp15) he specific objective of this priority is to increase employment levels in micro-enterprises in the S&E Region by supporting business start-ups, business expansion and higher innovation levels in micro-enterprises. It will support innovative and growth oriented micro-enterprise business start-ups and expansions, with a particular emphasis on high-growth and potentially high-growth sectors through the provision of business information, advisory services, capability building, mentoring and financial supports. Main Features: Linked to RIS3, opportunities for connected health and independent living technologies are technologies that facilitate remote delivery of healthcare and assisted living, moving the emphasis of care to the patient in their own home. Objective: To harness for business the potential to transform healthcare and service delivery, thereby reducing burdens on health systems and improving the quality of life and independence of our ageing populations.  Reasons: The focus within the Silver SMEs project will be to implement effective mechanisms for industry engagement with the health system for exchange of ideas, trialling and developing new products and services by SMEs. Why it should be improved: There are pressing demographic reasons due to an aging economy to develop more sustainable means of supporting independent living in older people. This presents a series of new opportunities for SMEs to engage in innovation directed at this sector. Which partners are working on this? Cork Institute of Technology Operational Programme for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020 OP for the Implementation of the EU Cohesion Policy in the Period 2014-2020; Priority axis 3. Dynamic and competitive entrepreneurship for green economic growth; Specific objective 3.2: Increase the added value of SMEs; 3.5 Social innovation, transnational cooperation and contribution to thematic objectives 1–7 Within the above-mentioned policy instrument document, there are no special actions regarding the development of Silver Economy (SE), but yes the specific objective 3.2 (Increase the added value of SMEs) within which it promotes the growth and development of SMEs in order to develop new and innovative products and services. It also includes instruments of to enhance access to financial sources, such as: instruments of debt and equity financial sources, non-reimbursable financial sources for specific purposes and target groups, mentorship, business consulting. The O.P. also supports contribution to broader social objectives, including social innovation, and sustainable development. However and as mentioned, in O.P. ERDF 2014-2020 Slovenia there aren’t any specific measures on SE, while demographic trends of aging population is a clear opportunity for SMEs, start-up and especially for social enterprises to develop new products and services and for creation of new jobs. New measures, concerning demographically endangered areas, should encourage directly SMEs, start-ups and social enterprises to contribute with innovative products to longevity of rapidly ageing population. Which partners are working on this? Soca Valley Development Centre ERDF Regional Operational Programme Castilla – León Castilla y León has among its distinguishing features being an eminently rural territory, with a large dispersion of population and aging.According to official data (2016) the total population of Castilla y León is 2.447. 519 inhabitants. This represents a decrease in 60.977 inhabitants during the last 20 years (period 1996-2016). The current data of population aged over 65 years is 598.328 people, increasing the statistics of the year 1996 in 86.993 inhabitants.On these grounds, Castilla y León is going through a major societal challenge in the form of a rapidly ageing population due to increased longevity combined with stagnating or falling birth rates in rural areas. An ageing society represents a number of opportunities for creation of jobs and growth that should be reflected in our strategies. The Operational Programme ERDF 2014-2020 in the region of Castilla y León includes six different priority axes related to thematic objectives linked mainly to the smart and sustainable growth pillar of the Europe 2020 Strategy. The regional policy instrument is dealing with two investment priorities addressed by SILVER SMES project: “promotion of business spirit facilitating the economic exploitation of new ideas and inspiring the creation on new enterprises and the support to SMEs’ capacity to grow in regional, national and international markets as well as innovation processes” but not especially oriented neither rural areas nor silver economy. Which partners are working on this? Society for the Development of the Province of Burgos (SODEBUR) Regional Operational Programme ERDF Nord Pas-de-Calais – Axis 1, OT3: “Promoting the creation of SMEs, their competitiveness and growth” IP3a Our activities are to support foreign companies willing to set up a business in Northern France and to support Northern France companies in their development, a large part belongs to the Silver Economy sector. Indeed, with 1.3 million of seniors in 2012, Silver economy is today one the main strategical axis of development for 400 healthcare companies representing 8,000 jobs. Consequently, Eurasanté will bring its experience in European projects and in supporting business projects devoted to the Silver Economy. For example, we are working very closely with the Region on Silver economy sector. Then, we created in September 2015 a call for proposal called “Silver Surfer” to develop innovations or technologies for the elderly people and to support silver economy SMEs. And finally, we decided to launch in 2017 a special event on Silver economy called “AgeingFit” which is the 1st business convention at the European scale dedicated to innovation in the healthy ageing sector.“ Which partners are working on this? Eurasanté EEIG REGIONAL OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME OF LUBUSKIE VOIVODSHIP 2014-2020 The main objective of the programme is a long-term, intelligent and sustainable growth and increase in qualify of living of the inhabitants of Lubuskie Voivodeship through the use and strengthening the potential of the region and focus on combating development barriers. The above goals include various TG, including persons above 50+, however, provisions concerning SME, acting for the benefit of these stakeholders, support require improvement (provision of services, production of goods). Possible for proposing solutions are, among others, support of entrepreneurs in the scope of internationalization, including both expansion of outlet markets and the possibility of international cooperation in the scope of knowledge exchange and gaining new experiences (i.e. OP 1 action 1.4 ROP). Furthermore, it is necessary to launch dedicated financial instruments for the above group of SME under OP 6. So far solutions support development of entrepreneurship, however, without taking into account the opportunities derived from the Silver Economy.  The region's policy is heading towards the support for actions towards the elderly persons. In order to fill the gap financial instruments supporting an increase of competitiveness of SME sector providing services and creating goods for healthy and active ageing would need to be created. In the region, the most difficult situation of these persons is noticeable within rural areas with limited nr. of SMEs provide services. Which partners are working on this? Regional Development Agency JSC Sign up for the SILVER SMEs 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')); SILVER SMEs Tweets by SILVER SMEs Latest News See all project news 19/01/2021 Investigating the Silver Economy in Southern Ireland In Southern Ireland, 15% of the population is over 65. Although this is only one per cent more than at the national level, where 14% of the population is over Type: Project 15/12/2020 Our recommendations for the EU Green Paper on Ageing SILVER SMEs’ partners welcome the adoption of a Green Paper on Ageing at European level and the European Commission’s aim to reflect on how to address seniors’ Type: Project 10/12/2020 Investigating the Silver Economy in region Lubuskie The share of older adults is foreseen to rise up to 40% by 2050 and ageing will therefore be among the main challenges that region Lubuskie will face Type: Project 07/12/2020 Download our 9th newsletter! Did you know that nearly 30% of the European population outside of metropolitan areas is expected to be 65 years old or older by 2050? Type: Project 19/11/2020 Polish partners discuss Lubuski’s Action Plan On 18th November 2020, the Regional Development Agency of Zielona Góra held its 5th stakeholders meeting. Type: Project 12/11/2020 Investigating the Silver Economy in Hauts de France In the Hauts de France region the share of people over 65 will increase by 30% between 2018 and 2030. Type: Project 09/11/2020 Well-being of rural seniors: insights from the OECD The OECD recently discussed the issue of the well-being of rural older adults in its report “Rural well-being: geography of opportunities” Type: Project 02/11/2020 The European challenge of active ageing post-COVID Ageing was on the agenda of the European Week of Regions and Cities, the annual event where regions and cities showcase their experiences Type: Project 22/10/2020 4th stakeholders meeting for Sodebur Sodebur oganised its fourth stakeholders meeting virtually in October Type: Project 23/09/2020 Investigating the Silver Economy in Teruel Province In the Province of Teruel (Spain), 21% of the population is over 65. Ageing is a growing and pressing issue in this Province Type: Project Latest Events See all project events Jan 27 2021 Local Info Day in Lille Eurasanté vous invite à vous informer et débattre des politiques de soutien au vieillissement de la population des Hauts-de-France Type: Project May 10-12 2021 Trieste, Italy AAL FORUM 2021 The 2021 ALL Forum will take place from 10 to 12 May 2021 in Trieste, Italy. Type: Project