2020 SMARTER Conference
September 30 - October 2
Co-organised by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre and RSA Europe, the third “Conference on Smart Specialisation and Territorial Development: Connecting grand societal challenges with local goals in place-based innovation policy” will take place from the 30th of September to the 2d of October 2020 in Seville, Spain. The conference will provide a comprehensive picture of the Smart Specialisation policy experience, including an evaluation of its results and an account of its recent developments both conceptually and empirically. The conference also offers an opportunity to discuss and compare different territorial development approaches, exploring how they engage with the European Commission’s priorities for 2019-2014 and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Submission of complete special session and paper proposals should be sent through the Regional Studies Association online portal by the 15th of May 2020.