GAIN representatives led the steering committee meeting in Santiago de Compostela, in which most representatives of  entities   involved in MONITORIS3 Project participated.

Partners analyzed the action plan status and the pilot action status and commented on technical aspects of project management.

At this time the Phase 1 of MONITORIS3 is about to end, so the partnets started to discuss in the monitoring of the six action plans implementation which will begin in January 2020.

Phase 1 finished
MONITORIS3 partners are about to complete Phase 1 of the project. The 6 partners have already submitted the required Action Plans for the implementation, during the second phase, of measures to improve their Policy Instruments, based on the learnings from the partnership throughout Phase 1.

Four pilot actions were also proposed to the Interreg Europe Joint Secretariat by GAIN, WRDA, Veneto Region and CCDR-N. These four pilot projects are mainly inspired by the good practices of the Norland County Council and will be also implemented during Phase 2 in case they get approved.

The project
MONITORIS3 is a project funded under the second call of the Interreg Europe Programme. The Project aims at improving the implementation of regional development policies and programmes that support the delivery of innovation by actors in regional innovation chains in areas of “smart specialisation” and innovation opportunity.

The project has a duration of 5 years and gathers 6 partners from 6 EU Regions and 1 advisory partner with competences on implementing and/or monitoring S3.

Throughtout the project duration, partners will be able to identify Good Practices on monitoring strategies of Smart Specialization at Interregional level. From those, the Best Practices will be then selected as a source of inspiration during the elaboration of the Regional Action Plans on S3 monitoring during the 2nd phase of the project.