Higher Education for Smart Specialisation (HESS) – Expert for Human Capital in ESIF in Selected EU Regions Under the 2014-2020 Programming Period

In the 2021-2027 programming period there is an enhanced focus on the development of human capital as part of the smart specialisation process and under ESIF funding. As background to a future analysis on the 2021-2027 programming period, an understanding of funding allocations for skills development related to territorial smart specialisation domains in the previous 2014-2020 programming period is needed. In a recent project, the JRC-WIFO database was used to identify ERDF-funded projects that are relevant for HESS. Building on this, the aim of this project is to advance this analysis to ESF-funded projects.