Public policy should be designed to empower local actors and provide them with the tools to address public challenges.
The challenges we face today are of an incredible magnitude and manifest themselves in different ways across contexts.
Public policy decisions need to be based on a clear understanding of what is going on at the local level. Even more than that, public policy should be designed to empower local actors and provide them with the tools to address public challenges.
Implementing methodologies for shared learning and decision-making is about making sure that the right conversations are being held. It is about letting divergences and trade-offs emerge. It is about making everyone comfortable with disagreeing before an agreement can be found.
Disseny del procés de descoberta d’oportunitats emprenedores de la RIS3CAT 2021-2027.
I am supporting the Catalan government in the design of the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process for the Smart Specialisation Strategy 2021-2027.
Guidelines for the Entrepreneurial Discovery Process
I have partnered with Innovatia System, a Greek company specialised in innovation policy, to developed guidelines for policy makers engaging for the first time in Smart Specialisation, with a focus on EC neighbouring and accession countries.
A few days ago I gave a presentation in a transnational learning context on the four level of listening. It was a learning event organised by GenCat, within the Panoramed project. I was asked to talk about "the four levels of listening" (a concept...
On the 29th of April I gave a keynote as part of the H2020 project Seerri on the limits of Transnational Learning Processes. I realised I felt like Bob Dylan in "We are the world", and I discovered that I was not alone. To me, after many years in...
On the 27th of November I will be giving a Seminar to the MSc Students at the London School of Economics on how to engage stakeholders in the regional development process.
Smart Specialisation at work:
The entrepreneurial discovery as a continuous process
Marinelli E., Perianez-Forte I. (2017)
JRC Technical Report, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg, 2017,
ISBN 978-92-79-74377-1, doi:10.2760/514714, JRC108571.
Catalan universities and the entrepreneurial discovery process:
Challenges and opportunities emerging from the RIS3CAT Communities
Marinelli, E. & Elena-Perez, S. (2017)
Industry and Higher Education, 31, 6, 360–372.