European Cluster Partnership for Going International

The European Cluster Partnerships for Going International aim to develop and implement joint internationalisation strategies to support SME internationalisation towards third countries.


About the programme

They contribute to develop common actions (i.e. business missions, cooperation agreements, gateway services, export consortia, etc.) strengthening European SMEs access to specific third markets and initiating a long-term cooperation agenda with strategic partners in third countries..

First generation (2016-2017):  15 co-funded partnerships and 10 partnerships on voluntary basis. Read about the call here.

Take a look at the Key Achievements of the first generation “European Cluster Partnerships Going International” available here.

The full list of first generation partnerships, including the cluster organisation members, number of SMEs involved and target countries can be found here.

Second generation (2018-2019):  25 co-funded partnerships, including 2 partnerships on earth observation data application and 2 partnerships in the defence and security sector. Read about the call here

Take a look at the Key Achievements of the second generation “European Cluster Partnerships Going International” available here. The 'Clusters Go International' Partnering Event available here.

The full list of second generation partnerships, including the cluster organisation members, number of SMEs involved and target countries can be found here.

Third generation (2020-2022):  24 co-funded partnerships, including 2 partnerships on earth observation data application. Read about the call here

The full list of third generation partnerships, including the cluster organisation members, number of SMEs involved and target countries can be found here. 

Further information on European Cluster Partnerships for Going International