The European Cluster Conference is all about collaboration: bringing together stakeholders, policymakers, cluster managers, researchers, entrepreneurs and the public to build connections and ignite new ideas for investments.
The European Cluster Conference is a bi-yearly event. Since 2008, it focuses on a different theme enabling participants to discuss different priorities.
Building upon the success of previous editions, the European Commission, in collaboration with the Belgian Regions, is set to host the 9th European Cluster Conference. Scheduled for 6-8 May 2024 in Brussels, this flagship event, supported by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), stands as a testament to the resilience and adaptability of the cluster community.
This gathering promises to be a pivotal moment for clusters, as it will align with key EU policy actions planned for the year, while also echoing the diverse voices of the cluster community through a bottom-up approach to the conference program.
Registrations for the European Cluster Conference 2024 are open as of February 1, 2024.
Mark your calendars and be sure to secure your spot for the event! Don't miss the chance to be part of the discussion and engage with industry leaders, policymakers and cluster organisations from all over Europe.
Stay tuned for more details and join us in shaping the future of clusters in the EU.
The European Cluster Conference 2024 aims to highlight the vital role of clusters in advancing EU industrial priorities. It seeks to engage stakeholders in discussions on ongoing Commission initiatives, collecting feedback on 2024 priorities and encouraging bottom-up actions. Building on the Expert Group on Clusters' recommendations from late 2022, the conference will offer insights into how stakeholders integrate and implement the Commission’s vision on the ground, contributing to Transition Pathways.
The conference will address pivotal topics— the Green Transition, the Digital Transition and Resilience Building—providing a deep dive into key drivers like skills, funding, and technology. The conference will raise awareness about the role of clusters, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, and stimulate debates on clusters’ possible actions to shape the future of the EU Single Market.
Furthermore, the conference will showcase the results of EU cluster initiatives under various funding opportunities, emphasizing the COSME/Single Market Programme support. It will actively encourage cooperation among clusters and members through matchmaking and networking initiatives.
The detailed agenda is currently in the finalisation stage and will be shared soon.
Become an exhibitor
This year we are excited to feature up to 70 exhibition booths which will provide a dynamic space for you to arrange bilateral meetings, forge connections, showcase achievements, and demonstrate – or learn about – innovative projects.
If you are interested in having a stand at the European Cluster Conference, reach out to us at support.ecc2024 [at] cecoforma.com, ensuring to mention the name of your cluster organisation and/or cluster partnership in your email, or find more information here. The deadline to submit your candidature is Friday, 9 February 2024. Upon approval of your participation, we will connect with you to delve into the finer details of the organisational process. More information available in the information package here.
The European Cluster Conference 2024 will take place at the Square, in Brussels.
The last edition of the conference focused on the green and digital transitions and a more resilient Europe. Find out more about the past editions of the European Cluster Conference.
- European Cluster Conference 2022, 26 - 27 October 2022, Prague, the Czech Republic.
- European Cluster Conference 2020, 10-11 November 2020, Virtual event. Read the discussion paper
- European Cluster Conference 2019, 14-16 May 2019, Bucharest, Romania.
- European Cluster Conference 2016, 30 November-2 December 2016, Brussels, Belgium.
- European Cluster Conference 2014, 20-21 October 2014, Brussels, Belgium.
- European Cluster Conference 2012, 18-20 April 2012, Vienna, Austria.
- European Cluster Conference 2010, 29 September-1 October, Brussels, Belgium.
- European Cluster Conference 2008, 22-23 January 2008, Stockholm, Sweden.