Report: Cluster programmes in Europe and beyond
How do European countries and regions support cluster activities? What are the main objectives, measures and target groups of cluster programmes? What do cluster policies in other parts of the world focus on? These and other questions are answered by the analyses of the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC) and its report "Cluster programmes in Europe and beyond". This document investigates cluster support in 29 European and 10 non-European countries as well as in 49 European regions. In-depth analyses of a broad range of cluster programmes across Europe and internationally show which goals cluster programmes in different parts of the world pursue and how they are met. Overall, the report reveals that cluster policies are widespread, and that cluster support is a crucial instrument for economic development in Europe and worldwide.© -2019– European Union. All rights reserved The information and views set out in this report are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) or of the Commission. Neither EASME, nor the Commission can guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this report. Neither EASME, nor the Commission or any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.