The new Agri-Food Smart Specialisation (S3) Platform has launched an open call for expressions of interest from EU regions and Member States to propose topics for setting up and co-leading new regional partnerships on agri-food topics.
The first group of partnerships formally joined the Agri-Food S3 Platform at the kick-off event in Florence, Italy, 6-7 December 2016. The event also saw presentations of interesting pilot projects in agri-food smart specialisation, including on ‘traceability and big data’ in Andalusia (Spain) and on ‘high-tech farming’ in Tuscany (Italy).
The S3 Platform provides advice to EU countries and regions for the design and implementation of their Smart Specialisation Stategy (S3):
- Provide guidance material and good practice examples
- Inform strategy formation and policy-making
- Facilitate peer-reviews and mutual learning
- Support access to relevant data
- Train policy-makers