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1 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 1 Identifying Good Practice * * * the RegioStars experience Katja Reppel REGIO.D.2 Thematic coordination and innovation 26 February 2008

2 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 2 What is good practice? No definition in absolute terms: Economic, social, cultural and geographic situations and administrative traditions differ Evolution in time of needs and conditions No one-size-fits-all recipe for success Dynamic, context-based definition: Identify what has worked well in which situation: ex- ante & ex-post Make experiences accessible and comparable Facilitate actors to meet and learn from each other

3 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 3 EU actions to identify and disseminate good practices Analysis:Analysis: –Studies, evaluation reports, expert groups … –Policy analysis and observatories: SME, Innovation Policy TrendChart, ERA-Watch, Cluster Observatory … Communication:Communication: –Web-portals & publications: Cordis, PRO INNO Europe portal, … –Awards: RegioStars, Enterprise awards, Europe INNOVA Awards,... –Conferences, work shops, seminars.... NetworkingNetworking, for instance: –Structural Funds: INTERREG IVC, URBACT –Innovation, ICT, IEEP in energy, entrepreneurship & SMEs: INNO-Nets, Learning Platforms … –R&D: ERA-Nets, OMC-Nets, Regions of Knowledge –CoR: Lisbon Monitoring Platform

4 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 4 Cohesion Policy Contribution Analysis:Analysis: –Case studies on Inforegio and IANIS sites –Policy analysis: URBACT national policy database, … –Evaluation reports, annual implementation reports, URBACT project results … Communication:Communication: –Web-portal on Inforegio & publications –Conferences: thematic & annual; take stock of new experiences, approaches and success stories; contribution to other conferences & seminars –RegioStars Awards: good practice emanating from SF activities, including Innovative Actions Programmes Networking:Networking: –INTERREG IVC, URBACT networks between regions and cities: partnership in action See Inforegio web-site: URBACT web-site: INTERREG III+IV C: &

5 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 5 Regions for Economic Change http: //ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.htm Regions for Economic Change http: //ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index_en.htm

6 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 6 URBACT

7 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 7 INTERREG III C INTERREG III C

8 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 8 Innovative Actions Network for the Information Society Network Innovative Actions Network for the Information Society Network

9 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 9 The fast track option for networks Two-way bridges between networks & mainstream: From Community Strategic Guidelines on Cohesion & Lisbon objectives: selection of 30 priority themes New emphasis on communication, dissemination and capitalisation of results Wider partnership: bring the Committee of the Regions into the programmes & involve other COM services and their activities / networks State of play: Three pilot projects under INTERREG III C & URBACT for testing approach Analysis of applications under first INTERREG IV C and URBACT calls; then decision by Network Programme Monitoring Committee Regions for Economic Change

10 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 10 The RegioStars awards Promote excellence in regional policy: –Incentive for managing authorities and regional actors to publicise their success stories –Motivate other regional players to experiment with innovative approaches or get inspired by good examples –Support the implementation of Lisbon Strategy & Cohesion Strategic Guidelines by facilitating implementation measures –Raise awareness of excellence in regional development policy in other policy areas (research, environment …) –Highlight the contribution of regional actors to other EU priorities (in 2009: year of creativity and innovation) Regions for Economic Change

11 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 11 Sustainable Economic Development: Energy efficiency and renewable energies Environmental technologies Regional economies based on knowledge and technological innovation Technology transfer from research institutes to SMEs Supporting clusters and business networks Themes for 2009: closing session RegioStars 2008 Regions for Economic Change

12 Regional Policy EUROPEAN COMMISSION 12 Thank you for your attention! Information on the RegioStars 2009 Award: nge/index_en.cfm?nmenu=1


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