Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative

Commission is renewing the initiative ‘Stairway to Excellence’, to continue to provide tailored support and expertise to regions lagging behind in terms of innovation. The initiative will help regions develop, update and refine their smart specialisation strategies – that is, their regional innovation strategies based on niche areas of competitive strengths – ahead of the start of Read more about Commission helps Europe’s regions become more innovative[…]

Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation

Globalisation has brought enormous benefits to the less-developed economies of the world and many opportunities for Europeans; but while the benefits are widely spread, the costs are often borne unevenly as the Commission’s reflection paper on harnessing globalisation highlighted. To take up the challenge of economic modernisation, Europe needs to empower its regions and help them create Read more about Commission acts to help regions build resilient economies in the era of globalisation[…]

Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions

Smart specialisation has made a real difference in the way European regions are designing their innovation strategies, creating or reinforcing cooperation at all levels, especially with local business spheres. There is room for improvement; to better help regions catch the train of globalisation, this Commission communication identifies four main challenges to regional innovation, as well as actions and Read more about Challenges ahead: boosting innovation-led growth in EU regions[…]