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€6m Cluster Excellence Programme call for proposals launched

A €6 million call for proposals has been launched looking for partnerships that could strengthen management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic connections between clusters across Europe. Open exclusively to organisations registered, or having submitted a registration request, to the...
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Meeting of 50 Gold-Label Clusters

A meeting with 50 managers of Gold-Label Clusters from 17 European countries was organised by DG GROW on December 4th in Brussels. It gathered about half of all Gold-label cluster organisations across in Europe. They together represent more than 6500 SMEs from across Europa, covering many sectors –...
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ESCA: New Eligibility Criteria for Cluster Management Excellence Labels

The European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis (ESCA) is happy to announce the implementation of the first results of the concluded “European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2”. Main feature is the introduction of a set of “Eligibility Criteria for Cluster Management Excellence Labels”. As of...
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Concluding the „European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2“ Project

VDI/VDE-IT is pleased to announce the successful conclusion of the COSME-funded project „European Cluster Excellence Initiative – Phase 2 (ECEI II).“ On April 26, 2019, the European Cluster Excellence Consortium (ECEC) met in the premises of the European Commission in Brussels to discuss the various...
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Competitiveness Summer School 2019

Organized by the European Foundation for Cluster Excellence, between 17 - 21 June, 2019 and hosted by IESE Business School Barcelona, The Competitiveness School 2019: for regional competitiveness and stronger cluster-based economic policies is designed to enable senior policymakers, managers and...
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Third European Cluster Policy Forum: improving linkages and synergies in cluster policy

On 15 November 2018, 18 representatives of 15 EU countries met to discuss how clusters and regional and local ecosystems can accelerate entrepreneurship, industrial modernisation and growth and what policies can do to support this process and connections between them. Participants were updated on...
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European Cluster Excellence Information Webinar

The information webinar on the recently published European Cluster Excellence Programme call for proposals took place on 12 February 2019. The webinar targeted the potential applicants interested in taking part in the new call for proposals. The information session focused on: Objectives and...
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Open Call for Applications for the selection of additional cluster benchmarking experts of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI)

Deadline for application: April 1, 2019 The European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) is looking to expand its network of cluster benchmarking experts by providing new training opportunities to interested candidates. Currently, ECEI is based on a network of about 150 trained benchmarking experts...
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ECEI II-Update: Taking „Cluster Management Excellence" to the Next Level

A European Consortium comprising 20 partners with a strong background in cluster development, led by VDI/VDE-IT, spent the second half of the last year advancing the objectives of the Second Phase of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI II). The ECEI II project is funded under the COSME...
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The new COSME European Cluster Excellence call for proposals is open!

COS-CLUSTER-2018-03-02: European Cluster Excellence Programme Deadline: 4 April 2019, 17.00 hrs (Brussels time) The overall objective of this action is to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialised eco-systems across...
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Second European Cluster Policy Forum outcomes: the future of cluster labelling, a cluster mobility scheme and a European Cluster Week

On 26 April 2018, the European Commission met with 19 EU country ministry representatives in Brussels for the second edition of the European Cluster Policy Forum. Invited experts took part and participants gave practical examples for the Commissions future involvement in: the labelling of clusters...
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Competitiveness programme in Kazakhstan concludes on a high note

In May 2018 the Nazarbayev University School of Public Administration in Astana was once again host to the final training week of the SME Competitiveness programme in Kazakhstan. Funded by the Ministry of National Economy (MNE) of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the 12-month training aimed at capacity...