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.