At 31 March 2019 the Beyond EDP project reached the end of phase 1. The next project phase will be dedicated to the implementation of the action plans all partners produced.

The transition to phase 2 marks the end of a very succesful first project phase with many valuable exchanges, experiences and tools to improve the respective policy instruments.

The success of the project is among others shown by the various good practices that were accepted by the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform. Partner Fundecyt of Extremadura tops the list with three acknowledged good practices, ranging fromthe ‘O4i’ Office for innovation, which fosters the connection between ‘knowlegdge’ and ‘business’ in the region, to an innovative ‘LAG TAGUS’ methodology promoting smart specialisation in rural areas . All best practices can be found here.

The Northern Netherlands Open Innovation Call good practice received additional recognition by the Interreg Europe Policy Platform in a recent news article about mission oriented innovation policies. You can find the article here.