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Draft Smart Specialisation Strategy published

  • Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy
The working group of State Secretaries discussed and approved draft document of the renewed and renamed Smart Specialisation Strategy (S5) on 23 December 2021.

Draft document of S5 is available at

and at

A one-month consultation will give interested parties the opportunity to comment on draft document – any proposals, comments and ideas regarding the draft should be sent at

Draft document will be appropriately updated with the proposals and comments received during the public consultation period and submitted to the European Commission.

Draft version of S5 addresses the relevant priority areas identified during the entrepreneurial discovery process which was organised between July 2020 and end of 2021 and featured a series of events targeting the widest possible interested public. Additional concentration will be carried out as part of the S5 implementation system which is based on the governance system that involves the relevant stakeholder entities (Strategic Research and Innovation Partnerships – SRIPs) in identified S5 areas.