Policy Briefings

Short contribution, with a state of the art analysis and a benchmarking of experiences in each creativity and social innovation subdomain, explaining how "typically MED" resources bring to more entrepreneurship, social and economic prosperity.

Policy Briefing #13

CULTURE AND CREATIVITY IN THE POST COVID-19 WORLD: REACHING THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA GOALS

Coronavirus crisis has played a critical role for cultural and creative sectors which have seen a sudden loss of revenue. Nevertheless, new interesting opportunities are also emerging.

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Policy Briefing #10

THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET AND THE S&C VISION

The Mediterranean Diet gained widespread recognition as a healthy food regime, but this definition overshadows the understanding linking food to cultural practices, as demonstrated by UNESCO's decision to include it among the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list.

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Policy Briefing #7

SOCIAL AND CREATIVE INNOVATION: A GROWING COMMUNITY

As a result of two Interreg MED Programme Calls for Proposals, the Social&Creative Community is now composed of 11 Modular Projects: 7 promoting innovation clusters in Cultural and Creative Industries, and 4 focused on different aspects of Social Innovation. This document illustrates the variety of the Community. 

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Policy Briefing #4

CREATIVE CLUSTERS

The Programme objective for all Interreg MED initiatives under the Innovation Axis reads as follows: “To increase transnational activity of innovative clusters and networks of key sectors of the MED area”. In order to reach this goal, in particular in the context of Creative and Social Innovation, practitioners and policy makers need to develop a shared understanding of what a cluster is, why it is beneficial, and how it should be concretely promoted.

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Policy Briefing #1

SOCIAL AND CREATIVE INNOVATION IN THE MEDITERRANEAN

Innovaton is playing an increasing role across European policies, especially within the National and Regional S3s. A broader concept of innovation is also taking shape, which blends technological and industrial advances with new societal dynamics, instutional procedures, service models, and organisatonal forms.

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Policy Briefing #12

THE ADDED VALUE OF MED LEVEL COOPERATION

An ex-post evaluation exercise to analyse and assess the effectiveness of the Interreg MED Programme governance model: the proposed architecture has contributed per se to leveraging the added valute of territorial cooperation for regional and Member State policy making? 

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Policy Briefing #9

TOWARDS A MEDITERRANEAN VISION OF INNOVATION

A specifically Mediterranean Model is emerging as a result of the culturally grounded integration of social and creative innovation with the more traditional levers of technologic and industrial advancement. The resulting trend depicts a broad landscape in which these different forms of innovation interact in a fruitful dynamic.

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Policy Briefing #6

DATA DRIVEN INNOVATION: LEVERAGING THE CREATIVE AND SOCIAL DIMENSIONS

This document elaborates on the Data driven Innovation policy concept introduced by the OECD to depict the progress made by the data driven economy and the challenges this poses to national legislation and regulation. The creative and social dimensions are both present and very relevant to a full development of that concept to create opportunities for growth and jobs. 

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Policy Briefing #3

CASE STUDY: CO-WORKING

Co-work facilities or shared and/or temporary offices are spreading across Europe in response to a growing demand for flexible working spaces meeting the needs of independent professionals. The Coworkmed project, running from November 2016 through April 2018, is exploring this topic and its potential for the Mediterranean Space.

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Policy Briefing #11

INDICATORS FOR REGIONAL BENCHMARKING

Benchmarking is an abused word, the authentic meaning of which has been lost in use. Born as a TQM (Total Quality Management) function, it should be considered as a continuous improvement strategy and a change management process, not a one-time exercise.

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Policy Briefing #8

LIVING LABS AND COLLECTIVE CREATIVITY

Collective Creativity is a core concept of the S&C Community, linking the community dimension of innovation with both the professional and organisational dimensions of creativity. In both aspects, it goes beyond the understanding of how creativity works to point towards a new dynamic with implications for local development policies.

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Policy Briefing #5

KNOWLEDGE CHAMPIONS FOR INCLUSIVE INNOVATION

A common feature of the initiatives promoting Creative and Social Innovation in the Interreg MED Programme is that they are working towards innovation that is ‘inclusive by design’. They promote new business models and opportunities for employment, open up these possibilities to people and bring innovation to communities in rural, remote and insular areas to build territorial cohesion.

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Policy Briefing #2

BUILDING TRANS-LOCAL INNOVATION ECOSYSTEMS

Trans-local innovation systems develop in a double dynamic: on the one hand they are embedded into trans-national networks and, at the same time, they are grounded in local innovation communities. This interplay between the local and global dimensions strongly reinforces innovation capacity. 

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