The Cluster Internationalisation initiative for SMEs under the COSME framework programme focuses on reinforcing international cluster cooperation through:
The "Cluster Go International" action supports the establishment and further development of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships-Going International (ESCP-4i) and builds upon the successful implementation of 6 pilot initiatives (European Cluster Consortia) . These pioneer projects paved the way for hundreds of European cluster organisations to cooperate for jointly developing internationalisation strategies and better support SMEs‘ access to global value chains and markets beyond Europe.
International matchmaking events are an excellent and proven tool supporting direct interaction between cluster peers within Europe and with targeted non-European countries. Such events pave the road for concrete international cluster collaboration actions for the benefit of SMEs. Stay updated on the upcoming events organised by the ECCP!