Call for Expression of Interest - Clusters meet Regions

DEADLINE: 01 April 2023

Following our successful events in Malaga, Vilnius, Katowice, Zagreb and Barcelona the European Cluster Collaboration Platform will be coordinating a further 13 European ‘Clusters meet Regions’ workshops throughout 2023. 

The ECCP is launching a Call for Expression of Interest to select the national/regional authorities and cluster organisations to run each of these important events. The next deadline for making your application is 1 April 2023, at 18.00 CET

At our ‘Clusters meet Regions’ events, national and regional clusters and policymakers come together to share experiences, secure new partnerships and learn from one another how we can all make better use of clusters to: 

  • strengthen our industrial ecosystems, 

  • address disruptions in our supply chains, 

  • drive the green and digital transition, and 

  • build resilience in our regions.  

The Clusters meet Regions events also provide opportunities for our clusters community to discuss national and regional economic development and liaise with other regions facing transition challenges similar to their own.  

Each workshop must be designed to be beneficial for cluster managers and policymakers, with the ultimate objective of ensuring that clusters are central to the process of putting the European Union’s regional economic, business and social goals into action. 

This call for applications is addressed to any cluster stakeholder who is either actively participating in, or interested in, the economic development of their region. It is open to institutions such as clusters, regional agencies for economic development, and business network groups. Please note, a letter of support from your regional authority is needed if you want to apply. Proposals from national and/or regional authorities are also welcomed

So, if you think you could organise one of these 13 events and you need more information about what to do next, please contact us: clustersmeetregions [at]

Read the Call for Expression of Interest 

Annex I: Application Form 

Annex II: White Book

The application must be filled out in English. Only submissions that are complete and submitted on time will be evaluated. This Call is an Expression of Interest invitation only. It is not an offer, and the submission of an Expression of Interest does not establish any sort of contract or agreement between the European Commission, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, and the organisation expressing interest in hosting a ‘Clusters meet Regions’ event. For more information on the organisation of a ‘Clusters meet Regions’ event, please read our White Book. 

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