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The presentation will cover the activities of targeted support that the JRC has been developing since 2014. These combine extensive fieldwork, action-oriented research, policy analysis and peer learning and are developed in close contact with selected partner regions, among the least developed of the EU. The activities have covered RIS3 key topics, such as EDP, governance, monitoring, synergies among funds

About Elisabetta Marinelli

Elisabetta Marinelli is a Scientific Officer at the European Commission Joint Research Centre (Seville, Spain). An economist by training, she holds a PhD from the London School of Economics. She has published articles in journals such as Regional Studies, Technovation, Environment and Planning and The Journal of Business Research. Over the years she has researched a variety of topics, including graduates’ migration, the R&D investment strategies of MNEs, technology foresight and regional development. More recently she has been working on Smart Specialisation Strategies (an EC policy tool for knowledge-based regional development), with a particular attention to the role universities, the mechanisms of stakeholders’ interaction and the monitoring processes.

Elisabetta Marinelli

European Commission Joint Research Centre (Seville, Spain)



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