Description of measure

The Empowering SMEs for Networking and Inter-Regional Cooperation project supports SMEs to increase their competitiveness on international markets, diversifiy their products and services, improve innovation and labour capacity. The Cluster Info Centres were established in selected five pilot cities to provide SMEs with strategic support in training, access to information, and improvement of efficiency and competitiveness. 700 SMEs were supported, which resulted in a 20% increase in their performance. This successful model will be replicated across the country.

Territorial validity
Thematic Priority
Recommendations of the EU expert group on clusters
Strategic challenges
Type of cluster support