Coherent policies for Europe beyond 2020


Papers, studios, articles and interesting contributions about the Alpine Region


Coherent policies for Europe beyond 2020

European University Association (EUA)
3rd Apr 2018

There is clear evidence that Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) have been a useful tool in developing innovation ecosystems in many regions in Europe. European and national policy-makers, the university sector and many other stakeholders are currently taking stock of past achievements in RIS3 strategies with a view to defining the priorities for the post-2020 period. This is a crucial moment for the EU to fully unlock the potential of all regions by building on the positive effects of this approach. Universities have an essential role to play in this process as they educate and supply highly-skilled graduates to all sectors of the regional economy and perform ground-breaking research, promising or leading to disruptive innovation. In order to maximise the effectiveness of RIS3 strategies in developing regional innovation ecosystems, it is important to fully capitalise on tangible and intangible assets that universities offer for the benefit of culture, society and the economy of their regions.

Based on the outcomes of the EUA workshops on regional innovation, EUA and its Expert Group on Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation have developed key messages aimed at maximising the effectiveness of RIS3 strategies for regional development in the post-2020 period

Other publications

Detecting multidimensional clustering across EU regions

Action Group 1
Margherita Russo, Pasquale Pavone, Francesco Pagliacci, Simone Righi and Anna Giorgi
17th Apr 2019

EUSALP Performance Indicators for buildings

Action Group 9
Moro, A., Vienot, E., Berchtold-Domig, M.: EUSALP Performance Indicators for buildings, EUSALP Action Group 9, 2018.
16th Apr 2019


Action Group 8
Arthur Schindelegger, Arthur Kanonier
15th Apr 2019


Action Group 3
20th Mar 2019

Cross-border mobility in the Alpine Region

Action Group 4
Prof. Dr. Tobias Chilla, University of Erlangen , Anna Heugel M.A., University of Erlangen
31st Jan 2019