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Smarter 2020 conference webinar series, placed-based responses to the covid-19 economic crisis Others

17th September 2020 12:00 hrs



The COVID-19 pandemic affects different places in different ways. Effective responses are likely therefore not only to be global but also local. Different places can benefit from designing customised solutions through the identification of local innovation opportunities. Sustainable Smart Specialisation Strategies (S4), as a governance model based on a place-based approach of regional innovation policy, could play a key role in the recovery process. The development of a shared vision of a territorial ecosystem combines with a multi-level governance approach linking bottom-up solutions to top-down directions. This webinar will focus on short-term responses to COVID-19 related to S3/S4 governance, as well as the medium/long-term role of S3/S4 in the post-recovery period, and related policy implications.

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Regional Studies Association created a non-profit Foundation (Fondation privée/Stichting) in Belgium. The full official title is the Regional Studies Association European Foundation, but for ease, this is shortened to RSA Europe. RSA Europe is registered under Belgian law.


Mr. Dominique Foray

Ms. Edurne Magro