LogoTo follow up on last year’s EUA-JRC (Joint Research Centre) expert workshop on the role of universities in Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation, EUA invited the European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Johannes Hahn, to its Council meeting last week in Brussels.
As EUA has mentioned in its previous newsletters, under the new EU Cohesion Policy frameworkSmart Specialisation will be an “ex-ante conditionality”. This means that every member state and region will have to have such a strategy in place before they can receive EU financial support through the Structural Funds for their planned innovation measures, particularly in relation to strengthening research, technological development and innovation. Read more...