FoSS Session at RSA Regions in Recovery Conference

The European Green Deal is the new growth strategy of the EU. Introduced in 2019 along with the Digital Agenda, the Green Deal and the Digital Agenda became the twin-track policy drivers for the 2021-2027 financial period supported by cohesion, research and innovation and industrial strategies.


Investing for resilience and recovery: defining a new role for clusters and smart specialisation

This workshop will critically examine how regional policy and cluster organisations are collaborating in developing and implementing smart specialisation strategies at regional and European level through two regional case studies and expert opinion.

The Friends

Knowledge Ecosystems in the new ERA

This Friends of Smart Specialisation (FoSS) report outlines the main points of the Briefing Note “Knowledge Ecosystems in the new ERA” for Stakeholder Consultation (July 2021) and in parallel our own comments on the relevant sections.

Industrial Strategy FoSS Input
The Friends

Stakeholder Consultation on the updating of the New Industrial Strategy

The Friends of Smart Specialisation were asked to contribute to the Opinion prepared by the Committee of Regions by Rapporteur Jeannette Baljeu on ‘The new Industrial Strategy for Europe’.

Green City

FoSS Workshop at RSA Conference

FoSS organised a workshop within the RSA Regions in Recovery Festival on 8th June 2021 Regions in Recovery: Building Sustainable Futures - Global E-Festival - RSA Main (