Training: Designing a smart specialization strategy
The Youth Entrepreneurial Service Foundation invites all the interested CSO representatives working in the field of Chapter 20 to take part in the training on "Designing a Smart Specialization Strategy
", to be held on 11 May 2018 (Friday), from 9 am to 5 pm
, at the premises of the Economic Chamber of Macedonia (floor 5, Hall 4) in Skopje.
What is a smart specialization?
Smart Specialization is a new concept for an innovation policy designed to promote the efficient and effective use of public investment. Its goal is to strengthen regional innovation in order to achieve economic growth and prosperity, enabling regions to focus on their strengths. The smart specialization implies that the allocation of investments in multiple technological fields risks limiting the impact in any of the areas. In order to better understand the concept of smart specialization, see the next video.
The training will be led by Petra Savich
(Romania), an expert in creating smart specialization strategies, a director of the Department for Regional Strategies and Technology Transfer, North-West Region Development Agency, Romania. She has more than 10 years of experience in regional development, project and program management, with practical experience with innovation policies and smart specialization policies.
The training will be held in English, with translation available in Macedonian.
Registration of participants to the next link!
The deadline for registering participants is 09.05.2018.
This is the fourth training of the envisaged series of 6 one-day trainings that are conducted within the program for capacity building of the civil society organizations, within the newly established platform "Chapter 20", composed by 47 civic organizations and institutions that operate in the area of Chapter 20.
The activities implemented are part of the project "Strengthening the capacities and mechanisms for supporting the Chapter 20 reform process (YESNetwork +)" funded by the European Union through the IPA Program for Civil Society Facility and Media Programme 2015.
The project aims to strengthen the capacity of CSOs in creating policies, networking and monitoring policies of Chapter 20.
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