During the Annual Political Meeting, regional ministers and senior representatives from the Vanguard Initiative member regions endorsed proposals for a set of Regional Conferences in 2020.
Wales and Randstad Region will host the first regional conference in Cardiff, Wales, on 25th and 26th March 2020. This will be the first in a series of conferences across Europe to bring together partners and stakeholders from regions who are committed to and interested in smart specialisation approaches. Through the series of conferences, participants will:
On 21st November 2019 in Brussels, the Vanguard Initiative’s Annual Political Meeting (APM) took place, with Regional Ministers and senior representatives from Vanguard Initiative’s 36 Member Regions meeting to give renewed direction to the Vanguard Initiative’s work programme, with a particular focus on financing, policy influencing and communication.
Regione Lombardia is currently building a new regional strategy for the Sustainable Development. The latter will be instrumental in order to link the future Regional Smart Specialisation Strategy (RIS) to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The IER - Institute of Economic Research of the Chamber of Commerce of Bolzano/Bozen and the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen are organizing a conference in Brussels on 11 December 2019 on “Brain Drain - Brain Gain: Local and Regional Experience”. The event is based on a study developed by IER on South Tyrol level that was presented in Bolzano/Bozen in March with great success.