The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a new manual called “Methodological Manual Developing Thematic Interregional Partnerships for Smart Specialisation”.
The manual highlights the importance of the Vanguard Initiative in developing interregional partnerships and the fact that it was the Vanguard Initiative methodology that inspired the European Commission to elaborate the methodology used to support partnerships under the thematic S3 platforms.
The manual documents the overall methodological journey taken by the thematic partnerships and presents several good practices observed over the past few years. The manual also presents the methodology more in-depth with chapters focusing on the learn and connect phases.
More information about the manual is available here.