As part of a European Parliament Preparatory Action, working-groups on governance and human resources in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace have built on prior efforts and analysis dedicated toward stakeholders’ engagement beyond the entrepreneurial discovery process. The brief by Marinelli et al. (2016) reports both the aims and achieved goals in this context.
In a nutshell, the outline aims are “to facilitate the refinement and implementation of the S3 strategy in a region heavily hit by the crisis; to serve as a model for other convergence regions in Greece and Europe and to test theories of smart specialisation” (Marinelli et al. 2016, p. 6). These goals have been achieved through activities such as “ongoing mapping, stocktaking and assessment of the development of the S3 strategy and identification of actions to ensure its smooth implementation; Testing and optimising an entrepreneurial discovery process (EDP) by engaging stakeholders and policy makers in participatory exercises; and bottom-up capacity-building for a sustainable S3 development and implementation.”
It is worth mentioning that the ONLINE S3 consortium will put a lot of effort toward stakeholders’ engagement beyond the entrepreneurial discovery process.
You can download the brief by clicking here
Marinelli, E., Boden, M., Amanatidou, E., Tolias, Y. (2016), Stakeholders’ Engagement Beyond the EDP, The working-groups on Governance and Human resources in Eastern Macedonia and Thrace; EUR27774; doi: 10.2791/106753.