Smart Specialization Strategy in Albania (S3) – Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) on S3 national priority areas

Event date
April 12, 2023
Marriott Hotel, Tirana
Short description

This event represents the Kick-off of the S3 EDP process in Albania.

This launch event will also be a platform and kick-start 20 nation-wide roundtables and workshops in Albania with participants from the quadruple helix (central and local government authorities, academic and research, business sectors, as well as civil society), which is a very important step for cross-sectoral cooperation and networking with key actors in the identified priority areas.




09.00 - 09.30

Registration of participants


Moderator: Aurora Sulce

09.30 - 09.50

Opening   Remarks:

Mrs. Belinda BALLUKU, Deputy Prime Minister

Welcoming Speeches:

Mr. Alessandro RAIMONDI – Head of Unit, DG JRC, EC

Mrs. Ruta ZARNAUSKAITE – Head of Unit, DG R&I, EC (TBC)

09.50 - 10.05

Steps undertaken so far towards a sustainable strategy and inclusive process

Mrs. Linda Pustina, Advisor of the Deputy Prime Minister, Head of Albanian S3 Team

10.05 - 10.20

S3 in Albania: JRC support for the Implementation of the Framework

Mrs. Elisa Gerussi, Economic and Policy officer, JRC, EC

10.20 - 10.35

S3, NSDI 2022-2030 and macro-regional strategies and the contribution of development partners in the design and implementation

Mr. Ilir Beqaj, Director of SASPAC, member of S3 Interministerial Committee

10.35 - 10.50

Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP): A Quadruple Helix - government, business, academy, civil society, to define S3 priority areas

Mr. Arben Shkodra, General Secretary of Union of Albanian Producers, member of Albanian S3 Team

10.50 - 11.10

Questions & Answers

11.10 - 12.30

Networking and Lunch


The event is organised in hybrid mode: Join Zoom Meeting

Topic: National event: Smart Specialization Strategy in Albania (S3) - Entrepreneurial Discovery Process (EDP) on S3 national priority areas.

Time: Apr 12, 2023 09:00 AM Tirana

Meeting ID: 871 5749 5143
Passcode: 954381


Geographical focus
  • Albania
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • General
Event type
  • Conference WBs

Entry created by Elke Dall on April 11, 2023
Modified on April 11, 2023