Joint Research Centre


Merger of EREK and ECCP to yield benefits for both communities

On 22 June 2020, together with representatives of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre, regional environmental agencies as well as cluster actors from across Europe, ECCP Project Director, Jan Maarten de Vet, spoke during a webinar entitled “Towards a Green and Collaborative European...

"Made in the EU" Smart Specialisation inspires the world

The EU's approach to regional economic development through Smart Specialisation is gaining a world-wide following. The JRC organised in Seville on 25 September 2019 the first global meeting of Smart Specialisation experts from five continents to discuss this participatory approach to economic...

Supporting an Innovation Agenda for the Western Balkans - Tools and Methodologies

A Science for Policy report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), the European Commission’s science and knowledge service, this publication aims to provide evidence-based scientific support to the European policymaking process. The report (source: