SMART Regions Conference

April 21, 2016

Hat: SMART Regions conference is a two-day event to highlight the key role of regions in developing new growth dynamics for Europe.

Funding Scheme: 2016-04-21

Pgm2014 2020: Yes

Isfondstruct: Yes


The European structural and investment funds (ESIFs) will benefit from a budget of €454 billion for the timeframe 2014-2020 and so are the European Union’s main investment policy tool.


Member states of the EU have developped national and regional innovation strategies. Regions have a key role in developing new growth dynamics for Europe, based on bottom-up entrepreneurship and innovation. And European Structural Investment Funds are the main financing source of these strategies.

SMART regions conference will take place on the 1st and 2nd June in Brussel. This two-day event will highlight smart specialisation strategies, which can leverage numerous new growth opportunities for all regions. The High-Level Event will accelerate the set-up of effective partnerships for co-investing across regions that commit to their smart specialisation priorities.

Don’t forget to register to this event here. The deadline for registrations is 17 May 2016.

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