The Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) and the Smart Specialisation Platform are jointly developing measures to support Member States and regions in developing Digital Growth Strategies.
As part of this work and in cooperation with Lodzkie Region, we are inviting policy-makers from EU Member States and regions to join us in this event on Digital Growth and Smart Specialisation.
The purpose of the event is to present examples of how digital growth strategies are developed and interesting cases of policy measures in different thematic areas being deployed in European regions and states. It is also an opportunity for policy-makers to exchange practices and share experiences with colleagues from other regions and EU officials.
The target group are persons involved in designing the digital growth aspects of regional and national Digital Growth Strategies or the digital chapters of broader innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3).
The event will provide good examples from regions and member States such as Estonia, Lithuania, Catalonia and Lombardy and provide opportunities to share knowledge on:
- The use of ICT as an enabling technology, focusing on broadband in rural areas
- ICT as a specialisation
- The use of appropriate policy measures
- Connecting RIS3 and digital growth strategies
The event will last one day and a half. During the first day of the event, the host region of Lodzkie will present their priorities in ICT for regional development and the Polish National Strategy will be presented. This will be followed by group discussions coming up with suggestions for their strategic work, as well as time to reflect what other participants can learn from these cases.
During the second they there will be a number of good examples from regions and member States such as Estonia, Lithuania, Catalonia and Lombardy of how they have invested in ICT and how this has contributed to regional development. Each session begins with a good example, but there is also ample time for the participants to discuss the cases and explore how this can be of use for them in their own regions.
Lodz University of Technology
DG CONNECT, European Commission
S3 Platform, Joint Research Centre (JRC), European Commission
REGISTRATION: free of charge