The JRC aims at supporting initiatives and actions that may increase collaboration opportunities for the Western Balkan economies that can enhance competitiveness of the region in terms of its economic and innovation potential. Deeper analysis of the regional ICT potential, being a common priority area for the economies that are in the advanced stage of the Smart Specialisation process, and the related analysis of ICT value chains in the region serve this objective. 

The workshop will build on previous works on the topic, JRC’s findings from the ongoing research on value chains in the Western Balkans as well as on the updates on the ongoing S3 processes in the six economies.