DFITD Festim Halili was parth of the conference for smart specialization, organized by the European Commission

DFITD Festim Halili was part of the panel discussion “Implementation of Smart Specialization in the EU Enlargement Region – Sharing experiences, achievements and challenges” within the international conference “Implementing the Western Balkan Agenda on Innovation, Research, Education, Culture, Youth and Sport – Support to Smart Specialization in the Western Balkans and Turkey” in the organization of the European Commission.

The preparation and implementation of the strategy for smart specialization is essential for the creation of sustainable development of the country and greater prosperity for the citizens of the Republic of North Macedonia.

In his address, Halili stressed that “we hope that smart specialization will create a direction and a platform where we can design new support measures in the innovation cycle. It is necessary to move to a comprehensive and collaborative innovative ecosystem, in which all actors create synergy and work together towards a common development goal”.