The Smart Specialisation Platform of the European Commission published a smart story about our RUMORE partner Region of Central Macedonia. Under the headline “Strengthening regional and interregional links and ties to boost growth and cohesion” it becomes clear how the Greek region systemically improves its competitiveness and how cooperation helps to do so. A perfect example of this is the initiation of a supporting mechanism called “one stop liaison office” which was triggered by interregional exchange. Urban-rural aspects which were brought into this mechanism through RUMORE play an important role in its implementation.

You can read the full smart story here.

The Smart Stories of the S3 platform provide a direct account from managing authorities on the ways in which they implement their Smart Specialisation Strategies. They reflect how managing authorities have used the S3 concept to develop their own innovation-driven economic transformation agendas at national and regional level.