Title: Skills and Smart Specialisation: The role of Vocational Education and Training in Smart Specialisation Strategies
Authors: HAZELKORN ELLENEDWARDS JOHN HUW
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC118229
ISBN: 978-92-76-11889-3 (online),978-92-76-11890-9 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29875 EN
OP KJ-NA-29875-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-29875-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC118229
DOI: 10.2760/828852
10.2760/34689
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: The Smart Specialisation approach has been part of EU regional innovation policy since 2010 and yet the role of skills and vocational education and training in implementing Smart Specialisation Strategies has only recently attracted attention. Despite being raised in earlier policy documents, it was the 2017 Communication on Strengthening Innovation in Europe's Regions, drawing on experience of implementing smart specialisation in practice, which illustrated its significance for regional innovation policy. In the proposals for Cohesion Policy post 2020, education and skills for innovation are important priorities. Therefore, this technical report is timely since it explores trends in Vocational Education and Training (VET), looks at where it has contributed to Smart Specialisation in specific cases, and highlights elements to consider in regional strategies.
JRC Directorate:Growth and Innovation

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