There is clear evidence of regions all across Europe where clusters play a crucial role in regional economic development. The objective of the ‘Clusters meet Regions’ initiative is to facilitate the implementation of good practices where clusters play an active role in regional economies and are drivers for economic transition, and to create and promote collaborations between clusters and regional stakeholders for the industrial development of the regions​. 

To reinforce the connection between clusters and regional actors, 15 transnational workshops will be held during 2022 - 2023. These workshops bring together clusters and policymakers at the local, regional, and national level to work on strengthening the industrial ecosystem of a selected host region.

A new call for applications to host upcoming 'Clusters meet Regions' events in 2024 will open soon and will be addressed to local and regional authorities, innovation agencies, cluster organisations, business network organisations, and other small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) intermediaries. Stay tuned to find out more. 

Next "Clusters meet Regions" editions in 2023

Info & recordings of the previous "Clusters meet Regions" editions

Burgas, Bulgaria - 13-15 September 2023

Skåne, Sweden – 15-16 June 2023 📑Read the event summary.

Kittilä, Lapland, Finland – 25-27 April 2023 📑Read the event summary.

Kosice, Slovakia – 29-30 March 2023. 📑Read the event summary.

Barcelona, Spain - 14-16 December 2022 📑Read the event summary

Zagreb, Croatia - 29-30 November 2022 📑Read the event summary

Katowice, Poland - 7-8 November 2022

Vilnius, Lithuania – 26-27 April 2022

Malaga, Spain – 16-17 February 2022 📑Read the event summary