(16 May 2012) – Registration is now open (until 21 May) for the “Regions for Economic Change” conference to be held on 15 June in Brussels.
This year’s conference is entitled “Transforming Regional Economies: The Power of Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation”. It will discuss the challenges, benefits and possible limitations of implementing the smart specialisation conditionality through EU Structural Funds and how to best tailor smart specialisation to different national/regional frameworks and contexts.
The evening before (14 June), the Commission will reveal the RegioStars 2012 winners, awarding Europe’s most innovative projects having benefited from European regional policy support. For this 5th edition of the Awards, the European Commission has received 107 applications.