Webinar: Empowering interregional collaboration – from capacity to funding

Join us to empower regional stakeholders’ capacity and approaches to interregional collaboration

This webinar is organised by the S3 Community of Practice (S3CoP)  and the first in a series of webinars that the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy, with the support of the S3 Community of Practice Secretariat, is organising for S3 stakeholders from across regions in EU Member States.  

Interregional collaboration (IC) is relevant to the S3CoP and participating regions as the focus lies on building on the priorities set out in regional S3s and seeking opportunities for interregional collaboration based on the mapping of complementarities.

Webinar highlights include:

  • Recap of 2023 activities of the Working Group (WG) on IC
  • Navigating Funding Landscapes for IC: Unpack the complexities of funding for IC efforts, including how to assess the relevance of funding sources and achieve synergies with domestic/EU funding options.
  • Capacity Building for IC: Explore effective strategies to transition from a ‘one-person game’ to a more structured institutional framework for IC engagement.
  • Periphery regions and IC: Through the examples of our WG member Malta and La Réunion, discover how periphery regions are engaging in IC, what challenges they face and how to overcome them.
  • Tips & tricks for IC: Discuss the importance of aligning the search for IC funding with an appropriate governance.

The working group (WG) on interregional collaboration developed within the Smart Specialisation Strategies (S3) Community of Practice (S3CoP) aims to foster a learning process for relevant policy stakeholders on the fulfilment of the S3 enabling condition for interregional collaboration. Learn more about the activity of the S3CoP WG on interregional collaboration here: S3 CoP Working Groups – Interregional Collaboration (youtube.com)

This webinar is designed to engage S3 practitioners, policymakers, and key stakeholders in a dialogue about the challenges and opportunities in interregional collaboration. With insights drawn from the 2023 activities of the S3 CoP Interregional Working Group, this session aims to build on the groundwork of previous discussions and further enhance collaborative efforts across regions with a special focus on building capacity, securing funding, and aligning strategic objectives for sustainable development.


More information on the work on interregional collaboration and the S3CoP Working Group

Tidpunkt: 2024-05-16 10:00 - 2024-05-16 12:00