Webinar28.09.2020 | Research and innovation;Smart specialisation;Trans-European telecommunications networks;
This webinar can be considered a sequel to the SEDEC/ERRIN/Friends of Smart specialisation webinar of 22 June, and of the JRC webinar of 17 September, aiming to discuss and highlight the potential of regional smart specialisation strategies in implementing ambitious EU policies in such areas as the Green Deal and the Digital Transition. The CoR has been advocating closer synergies between the EU research and innovation policies on the one hand and the EU regional development policies. In this context, the CoR has considered that the local innovation dimension, regional and cross-border cooperation, and multi-level governance, should be strengthened. Moreover, the CoR is committed to channelling in to the EU decision making process the views and needs of the local and regional authorities across the EU, and sharing best practice and expertise about the role of regional smart specialisation in facing the current challenges for policy and investment.