Participants from TeRRItoria in Trøndelag are planning joint actions for recruiting highly educated people to the districts. On the 25th of June nearly 20 participants from NTNU, Trøndelag County Council, the Røros Region Business Garden, iNam (Innovation Namdal) and Namsos Municipality gathered from different locations in Trondheim, Røros, and Namsos in an online meeting. The … Read more
A core aspect of the TeRRItoria project alludes to engaging all Consortium partners to co-creation and co-learning procedures, where they will have the opportunity to exchange experiences, advice and contemplate together on potential steps for enhancing the designed RRI-related activities –which will further contribute to the transformation of their territory.
To-face or not to-face – that is the question The transformative experiment in North East Romania The Regional Development Agency of North East Romania, as part of TeRRItoria, is designing one of the five transformative experiments foreseen by the project. The experiment seeks to develop and adopt a local consultative tool that allows agenda-setting at the … Read more
Recalibrating stakeholder engagement activities in times of social distance The TeRRItoria project partners in Central Macedonia were very fond of their old plan of action for how to organise and run their stakeholder meetings but, due the ongoing virus situation, they have had to start arranging for their activities to be online. Initially, the plan … Read more
Survey to substitute meetings to engage civil society The Municipality of Gabrovo (Bulgaria) is following the principles of Responsible Research and Innovation to raise the engagement of its local civil society. The process is used in the framework of the formulation of the new Smart Specialisation Strategies for the next programming period 2021-2027. The Municipality is carrying out … Read more
Connecting with less central regions and students, in-person and virtually What was planned and how things stand right now For its territorial experiment, Trøndelag will focus on how rural areas can become more appealing places for young people to relocate to in order to reverse the trend of rural depopulation, something which may be called “re-territorialisation”. As … Read more
Situation in the 5 Transformative Experiments One of the main goals of TeRRItoria is to contribute to the implementation of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) at regional and territorial level. This will be done with the aim of matching and fusing together the governance of research and innovation strategies with RRI’s multiple keys for societally … Read more
Municipality of Gabrovo: the current state of the art Gabrovo is a municipality in the North Central region of the Republic of Bulgaria and has almost 71 000 citizens. The political vision of Gabrovo Municipality is to achieve smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and competitiveness, addressing society’s principal challenges. The municipality has developed a main … Read more
Two of the most common problems and related criticisms of the Regional Smart Specialization development process are that a) it can be highjacked by entities/individuals with strong agendas and influence at a local/ regional level (i.e. a dominant industry cluster or a major research institute) and b) it often is a consultation among experts, detached from the concerns of the citizens and society.
North-East Romania: the current state of the art The North East Regional Development Agency (North-East RDA) works to stimulate economic development in a region covering the north-eastern part of Romania. Traditionally, this is part of the historical region of Moldova (mainly Western Moldova and Southern Bukovina). The agency is a generator of economic and social … Read more