A Vibrant Platform At The Service Of Cluster Organisations
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016. The ECCP provides networking and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation.Read more
About Cluster Organisations
This is the stage on which cluster organisations present themselves - their structures, services, experiences and above all, their interest in cooperation with peers. We invite you to explore this diverse cluster community, identify your potential cooperation partner and show the world what you are good at - by profiling your organisation !
About matchmaking events
ECCP organises inter-European matchmaking events, as well as opportunities for you to meet your peers from other countries – either in EU or abroad. Find also additional international matchmaking opportunities promoted here.
ESCP-4i | Going International
What is ESCP-4i?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International (ESCPs-4i) are transnational cluster partnerships that develop and implement a joint internationalination strategy and support SME internationalisation towards third countries beyond Europe.Read more
ESCP-S3 | Smart Specialisation
What is ESCP-S3 ?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3) are transnational cluster partnerships that support cluster cooperation in thematic areas related to regional smart specialisation strategies and to increase the involvement of the industry in the context of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
- ESCP-4x | For Excellence
What are ESCPs ?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships have been launched by the European Commission as effective means of supporting cross-border collaboration for the benefit of SMEs with the ultimate goal of boosting economic growth and competitiveness in Europe.Read more
- ESCP-4i | Going International
About International Cooperation
In a globalised world, SMEs need to be able to confront increasing competition from developed and emerging economies and to plug into the new market opportunities these countries will provide.Read more
- Partner Search
About European Cluster Initiatives
As an information hub, ECCP collects and structures a wide variety of information relevant for cluster organisations from various European programmes and initiatives like the ones below. These are supporting in different ways the interaction between clusters and for driving the competitiveness of European businesses. We offer you here the unique opportunity to find out more about the most relevant cluster-related projects and what you can learn from them. Or, why not, cooperate with them!Read more
‘SMEs Go International’: Q&A about the application process
The ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility is a unique support service provided by the European Commission for projects related to the European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Going International (ESCP4i).
A call for concept notes is now open to facilitate the scaling-up of European SMEs internationalisation efforts by providing tailored advisory services to 25 selected projects.
Beneficiaries will profit from the best-suited mix of business advisors and experts, who will help projects to take their plans one-step further, effectively tackling challenges for their cross-national projects.
Interested? Then join us in this webinar on 2 July, 2020 (15.30 CET). It aims to help potential applicants in addressing all questions related to the application process before the call closes on 24 July 2020.
Please register here for the webinar.
The agenda is available here.
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