National Smart Specialisation Strategy

The National Smart Specialisation Strategy (SNSI) is an ex-ante conditionality to implement R&I investments, an absolute novelty in Italy, and an unprecedented opportunity to rely on a R&I policy based on participatory governance. The SNSI enhances the interrelationships between public Administrations, research, industry and civil society.

The Strategic Plans (approved by the FSC governing body and subsequently determined by CIPE) enable integrating Cohesion Policy resources available at national and regional level, by promoting actions jointly funded by the ERDF, ESF, EAFRD, and FSC. Regional resources are mobilised through multi-regional plans approved by the “Conference of Regions and Autonomous Provinces”.