A Vibrant Platform At The Service Of Cluster Organisations
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is an action of the Cluster Internationalisation Programme for SMEs funded under COSME launched by DG GROW of the European Commission in 2016.
The ECCP provides networking and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation.
This is the stage on which cluster organisations present themselves - their structures, services, experiences and above all, their interest in cooperation with peers. We invite you to explore this diverse cluster community, identify your potential cooperation partner and show the world what you are good at - by profiling your organisation !
ECCP organises inter-European matchmaking events, as well as opportunities for you to meet your peers from other countries – either in EU or abroad. Find also additional international matchmaking opportunities promoted here.
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships – Going International (ESCPs-4i) are transnational cluster partnerships that develop and implement a joint internationalination strategy and support SME internationalisation towards third countries beyond Europe.
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for smart specialisation investments (ESCP-S3) are transnational cluster partnerships that support cluster cooperation in thematic areas related to regional smart specialisation strategies and to increase the involvement of the industry in the context of the Smart Specialisation Platform for Industrial Modernisation.
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Excellence (ESCP-4x) aim to support the development of cluster management excellence and strengthen strategic cross-regional collaboration between industrial clusters across Europe.
What are ESCPs ?
The European Strategic Cluster Partnerships have been launched by the European Commission as effective means of supporting cross-border collaboration for the benefit of SMEs with the ultimate goal of boosting economic growth and competitiveness in Europe.
As an information hub, ECCP collects and structures a wide variety of information relevant for cluster organisations from various European programmes and initiatives like the ones below.
These are supporting in different ways the interaction between clusters and for driving the competitiveness of European businesses. We offer you here the unique opportunity to find out more about the most relevant cluster-related projects and what you can learn from them. Or, why not, cooperate with them!
Enterprise Europe Network Wales (EEN) in partnership with the Eureka National Contact Points (NCPs) in Ireland, Spain, Malta, Northern Ireland and United Kingdom has announced that registration is open for those who...
The European Commission has announced the provision of financial aid to innovative European companies to help them fight the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic . Nearly €166 million have been awarded via the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator Pilot , to 36 companies in Europe. In addition, over €148 million will be granted to another 36 companies set to contribute to the recovery plan for Europe ,...Read more
A free webinar on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on business has been organised by Integrated Civil and Infrastructure Research Centre (ICAIR) of the University of Sheffield. ICAIR is a national research facility...
Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 5 June 2020 In the meeting on 5 th June, the European Aerospace Cluster Partnership (EACP) showed how measures taken to fight COVID-19 generated a risk for the aerospace sector with the collapse of aviation travel and the destruction of capability, capacity and competitiveness for the companies, but also gave a scenario of post pandemic...Read more
Summary of the European Alliance Against Coronavirus Daily Webinar on 3 June 2020 In the meeting on 3 rd June, the European Alliance against Coronavirus started the analysis of disruptions in the Electronics ecosystem. Along the results of Minalogic’s survey, they looked at the pandemic´s impact on people, companies, research & development, commercial activities and finances, and collected suggestions...Read more
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has announced that it is still working to mitigate the socio-economic consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic . The European Commission has been tasked with many responsibilities during the COVID-19 crisis, including the increase of production of protective equipment and provision of support for...Read more
The Canada- European Union Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (“CETA)” makes it possible for EU-based companies to participate in government procurement processes in Canada, not only to the general procurement for federal departments and ministries, but also, to those of the provinces and territories. Companies interested in contracting with the government of Canada through CETA need to understand...Read more
The aspiration to unite all clusters into a national organization in order to represent its members in Lithuania and abroad was achieved after signing the Agreement on the establishment of the Lithuanian Cluster Network . The network will be chaired by Giedrius Bagušinskas. Irmina Valytė was appointed the Managing Director of the network. The way to the foundation of the Lithuanian Cluster Network was...Read more
The European Commission together with Global Citizen has annouced the plan to step up the mobilisation of funding to enable the world to overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and also avoid another. A Global Pledging Summit will be effectuated on the 27 th of June 2020 . The European Commission’s global COVID-19 response aims to facilitate universal access to affordable COVID-19 vaccination,...Read more
On the 2 nd of June 2020, more than 200 researchers, innovators and policymakers discussed the post-COVID-19 recovery of the European economy based on the EU Green Deal and green technologies through a webinar entitled...
The ECCP is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.