The University of Deusto hosted the final conference of the In Focus project under the topic of the role of cities in Smart Specialisation - Collaborative and multi-level governance for urban economic development on 19 April 2018. The conference aimed at presenting the results of the Urbact In Focus project, which has involved 10 European cities working in network during three years for the promotion of local economic development based on smart specialisation and the interaction city-region in RIS3.
In Focus is an initiative led by the Bilbao City Council and developed under the umbrella of URBACT III, the European Territorial Cooperation Program, funded by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). In addition to Bilbao, other participating cities are Frankfurt (Germany), Bucharest (Romania), Bordeaux and Grenoble (France), Turin (Italy), Porto (Portugal), Ostrava (Czech Republic), Bielsko-Biala (Poland), and Plasencia (Spain).
The University of Deusto rector, José María Guibert, was present at the event, which was opened by the Mayor of Bilbao City Council.
For more information about the project, please consult this page.