GABROVO INNOVATION CAMP 2016

PROGRAMME

Friday, 30 September

Afternoon

Arrival of participants

19:30 – 22:00

Dinner

Saturday, 1 October

8:30 – 9:30

Registration

09:30 – 10:15

Opening Plenary

Welcoming
Tanya Hristova, Mayor of Gabrovo, CoR member
Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions – tbc
Yoomi Renström*, Mayor of Ovanåker, Chair of Sedec Commission

Introduction Gabrovo Innovation Camp 2016
Hank Kune, Educore

10:15 – 12:30

Parallel working groups

Challenge 1: Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe
Challenge 2: Smart specialisation and education in lagging cities and regions
Challenge 3: 21st century democracy

Exploring the challenge, the opportunities and generating first ideas

Challenge 1: Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe
Facilitator: Hank Kune, Educore
Challenge concept in brief: How to create new ideas for overcoming the innovation divide at local and regional level? How to achieve synergies between ESIF and Horizon 2020 beyond 2020?
Challenger owners: European Committee of the Regions

Challenge 2: Smart specialisation and education in lagging cities and regions
Facilitator: Magnus Jörgel
Challenge concept in brief: How to innovate 21st century education so as to match the ambitions and goals of local smart specialization strategies? How to unfold the cities’ smart potential and transform them into attractive and inviting ecosystem? Is this possible in a „lagging region“ context?
Challenger owners: EC Joint Research Centre (DG JRC)

Challenge 3: 21st century democracy
Facilitator: Tomislav Donchev
Challenge concept in brief: How to reinvent contemporary democracy?
Challenger owners: N.N. Bulgaria

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 16:00

Parallel working groups

Challenge 1: Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe
Challenge 2: Smart specialisation and education in lagging cities and regions
Challenge 3: 21st century democracy

Deepen understanding, enriching the ideas, building initial prototypes and conversing ideas to create initial prototypes

16:00 – 17:00

Inter-Group-Challenge consultation

Focused reflection & feedback on the opportunities

17:00 – 17:30

Closing the day

19:30 – 22:00

Dinner

Keynote by Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions

Sunday, 2 October

09:00 – 09:30

Opening Plenary

Welcome and Learnings from the previous day

09:30 – 12:30

Parallel working groups

Challenge 1: Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe
Challenge 2: Smart specialisation and education in lagging cities and regions
Challenge 3: 21st century democracy

Revisiting opportunities and adding new insights

Thinking ahead to plan real-world prototyping

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 16:00

Parallel working groups

Challenge 1: Overcoming the innovation divide in Europe
Challenge 2: Smart specialisation and education in lagging cities and regions
Challenge 3: 21st century democracy

Completing the proposals

Road-mapping the next 6 weeks/6 months/6 years

16:00 – 17:00

Presenting the proposals

17:00 – 17:30

Closing session Gabrovo Innovation Camp 2016

The ways forward: prototyping and roadmaps

Markku Markkula, President of the European Committee of the Regions

The results of the Gabrovo Innovation Camp will be shared at Citizens´ Dialogue on the next day (03/10/2016).

Monday, 3 October, 2016

Morning

Arrival of participants (speakers and official guests)

11:00 – 13:00

Citizens’ dialogue

VENUE

GABROVO INNOVATION CAMP 2016

National Aprilov highschool, 15 Aprilovska str., Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Vazrazhdane hall, 3 Vazrazdane sq., Gabrovo, Bulgaria

Contact person for additional information

Pencho Koychev – expert in District Information Point – Gabrovo,
tel.: (+359)879 946 859
e-mail: p.koychev@gabrovo.bg