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Place and development
Brussels, 8th October 2013
Andrea Bonaccorsi, University of Pisa
Contents
• What do we mean by place-based policy
• How this affects the idea of development
• Implications for regional in...
Place-based MEANS
• Territorial
• Bottom-Up
• Multi-Actor
• Multi-Sector
• Integrated
• Grounded on Evidence
• Innovative
...
TERRITORIAL
• Geographically localised
• Aware of the internal diversities of a territory
• Urban, Rural, Coast, Mountain,...
Bottom-up
• Balancing top-down visions
• With a co-determined and coordinated approach at
regional or sub regional level
•...
MULTI-ACTOR
• Public-Private-Partnerships
• “The fourth P”
• Role of People in Co-Design
• Fighting against Poverty
• Prom...
MULTI-SECTOR
• Territory as integrator of traditional sectors
• Shifting emphasis onto processes and competencies
(individ...
INTEGRATED
• Putting together
infrastructures, networks, services, industries and
communities
• Combining objectives that ...
SYSTEMIC
• Supporting all forms of innovation
• R&D based
• Practice based
• Technological
• Social
• …
• Policy impact no...
GROUNDED ON
EVIDENCE
• Objectives informing actions, not vice versa
• Built-in assessment and evaluation tools
• Evaluatio...
INNOVATIVE
• Fighting the “vicious circles” of depression and the
temptations of “business as usual”
• Engaging new actors...
implications
• Smart specialisation
• Don’t make it just a well written strategic
document, but the start of a new policy ...
Today’s presentations
The new challenge of smart specialisation for
the European regions
John Edwards, IPTS
Place as “mili...
THANKS
• For more information please contact
SME Creativity and Innovation for a MED Space Smart Specialisation
Framework
...
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  1. 1. Place and development Brussels, 8th October 2013 Andrea Bonaccorsi, University of Pisa
  2. 2. Contents • What do we mean by place-based policy • How this affects the idea of development • Implications for regional innovation policy and smart specialisation strategies • Outline of today’s presentations • How to stay tuned Brussels, 8-10-20132Place and development
  3. 3. Place-based MEANS • Territorial • Bottom-Up • Multi-Actor • Multi-Sector • Integrated • Grounded on Evidence • Innovative Brussels, 8-10-20133Place and development
  4. 4. TERRITORIAL • Geographically localised • Aware of the internal diversities of a territory • Urban, Rural, Coast, Mountain, Islands, Inner Areas … • Building on territorial specificities and assets • Tapping into local resources • Unlocking under-utilised potential • Adapting to local conditions • Involving/engaging local actors • Territorial identity as lever for the participation in global networks Brussels, 8-10-20134Place and development
  5. 5. Bottom-up • Balancing top-down visions • With a co-determined and coordinated approach at regional or sub regional level • By the contribution of multiple actors, including: • Policy Makers, Civil Servants • Businesses, SMEs, Trade Unions • Academia, Research Infrastructures ( Triple Helix) • Third Sector, Civic Communities, User/Consumer Associations ( Quadruple Helix) • Individual Citizens/People ( Living Labs) • Creatives, Lone Innovators • Etc. Brussels, 8-10-20135Place and development
  6. 6. MULTI-ACTOR • Public-Private-Partnerships • “The fourth P” • Role of People in Co-Design • Fighting against Poverty • Promotion of social inclusion (e.g. foreign immigrants) • Cultivating transparency, openness and confidence / trust through Participation • Multi-level Governance • Negotiation between different goals / success criteria • Also an evaluation challenge Brussels, 8-10-20136Place and development
  7. 7. MULTI-SECTOR • Territory as integrator of traditional sectors • Shifting emphasis onto processes and competencies (individual, collective) • With an eye on societal challenges • Cutting across vertical industries • Without falling into a generic consideration of priorities • Avoiding the risk of a linear distribution of resources • Looking for sources of comparative advantage • Resisting the “fractal syndrome” • Policies and strategies designed at upper level (e.g. EU, national) are not necessarily working fine at regional or sub-regional level • Implies orientation to results Brussels, 8-10-20137Place and development
  8. 8. INTEGRATED • Putting together infrastructures, networks, services, industries and communities • Combining objectives that are • Economic • Social • Environmental • Political • Technological • … • Integrating role of KETs = Key Enabling Technologies • Development: prosperity + cohesion Brussels, 8-10-20138Place and development
  9. 9. SYSTEMIC • Supporting all forms of innovation • R&D based • Practice based • Technological • Social • … • Policy impact not following linear processes • Aimed at activating complex system dynamics (e.g. mass imitation and multiplier effects) Brussels, 8-10-20139Place and development
  10. 10. GROUNDED ON EVIDENCE • Objectives informing actions, not vice versa • Built-in assessment and evaluation tools • Evaluation informing governance, not only monitoring of expenditure • Impact measurement through • Output indicators • Outcome indicators • Fostering policy learning at both strategic and operational levels Brussels, 8-10-201310Place and development
  11. 11. INNOVATIVE • Fighting the “vicious circles” of depression and the temptations of “business as usual” • Engaging new actors (entrepreneurial discovery) • Exploiting new niches / sources of comparative advantage • Open to experimentation and stock taking • With lessons coming from failure, not only success stories Brussels, 8-10-201311Place and development
  12. 12. implications • Smart specialisation • Don’t make it just a well written strategic document, but the start of a new policy cycle lasting 7+ years ... • How? • Emphasis on PA capacity building and policy learning, • Risk of replicating differences in maturity and development levels across EU regions • Regional policy should include inter-regional aspects • Territorial Cooperation paving the way to S3 • Macro-Regional experiments Brussels, 8-10-201312Place and development
  13. 13. Today’s presentations The new challenge of smart specialisation for the European regions John Edwards, IPTS Place as “milieu” of Living Lab experimentation at regional level Marco di Ciano, Innova Puglia SpA Widened scope for innovation and collaboration going across the barrier of administrative borders Paola Capello, Piedmont Region Learning how to manage place related issues in development policies – the Budapest Manifesto DarkoFercej, eZavod The power of creativity, in social and territorial innovation Jesse Marsh, TLL Sicily A more advanced use of indicators for evidence based policy making Marco de Maggio, UVAL Brussels, 8-10-201313Place and development
  14. 14. THANKS • For more information please contact SME Creativity and Innovation for a MED Space Smart Specialisation Framework cmed@comune.prato.it Brussels, 8-10-2013Place and development 14

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