About the project
CreativeMED aims to capitalise the pathbreaking experiences of MED projects focusing on Smart Specialisation as a driving force for the creation of economic value. The project will integrate results from previous MED projects to draft a bottom-up development model – supported by public actors and in coordination with local stakeholders.
The project will combine outputs of former projects - and related pilot experiences and case studies – to deliver an integrated development model that will be fed into the Policy Learning process. The project’s methodology will provide criterias for problem setting, lesson drawing, and social learning such as to ensure relevance and concrete policy uptake at different levels.
The “toolkit” will deliver a “self-diagnostics” tool box to help regions draft their development strategies based on assessment of opportunities, needs and available resources at local and regional level. The tool box will promote the adoption of successful good practices, experiences, methodologies, etc. by local contexts, maximise intraregional creativity, and enhance interregional knowledge spillovers for innovation.