An important part of the exchange of knowledge within CCIC is covered by the so-called ‘Deep Delegations’, which refers to the involvement of “the target stakeholders or stakeholder circles that each partner needs to have on board to ensure successful implementation of the good practice(s) transferred.
The concept of ‘Deep Delegations’ is defined within the INTERREG IVC programme and refers to the involvement of “the target stakeholders or stakeholder circles that each partner needs to have on board to ensure successful implementation of the good practice(s) transferred e.g. regional development agencies, monitoring committee of operational programmes, etc.
Deep delegations are focused on particular policy lessons, and will also aid in the transfer of good practices among partners.
Issues and good practices, which represent interest for policy learning, will be identified and discussed during thematic group meetings, and especially after the study visits.
The Deep Delegations are the next step: partners that are really interested in transferring (part of) a good practice of one or the other CCIC partners to their own cities or regions, will visit the experienced CCIC partner to obtain more detailed information on what is needed to actually implement it, allowing stakeholders to build a first-hand understanding of innovation planning and diffusion.
In the next articles a few Deep Delegations are described, giving some more information on some of the most interesting cases and experiences among the CCIC partners.