Join the S3 Platform - How can regions and countries do it?

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January 1, 2018
December 31, 2020
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Established in 2011 following the Communication 'Regional Policy contributing to smart growth in Europe 2020', the role of the S3 Platform is to provide information, methodologies, expertise and advice to national and regional policy makers, as well as promote mutual learning, trans-national co-operation and contribute to academic debates around the concept of smart specialisation.

Registration on the S3 Platform is open to regional and national administrations of EU, candidate and neighbouring countries. The list of registered regions and countries can be found here

The S3 Platform is hosted by the Institute for Prospective Technological Studies (IPTS) in Seville, part of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre. It is made up of three main parts:

-  A project management and research team at the IPTS.

-  A Steering Team gathering representatives of several Commission Services

- A Mirror Group composed of leading academics and experts in the fields of innovation and regional development, as well as representatives of networks such as  EURADAERRINEBNOECDEuropean Cluster Observatory and European Cluster Alliance).

Find more information on S3 Platform activities here


How can regions and countries join the Platform?

You are an EU region - click here

You are an EU Member State - click here

You are a non-EU region or country - click here


Frequently asked questions: click here


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Entry created by Admin on May 9, 2018
Modified on May 9, 2018