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Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe's recovery

Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe's recovery - Κεντρική Εικόνα

SMP-COSME-2021-CLUSTER-01

 

To help in the implementation of the updated industrial strategy, the European Commission will launch around 30 cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and trans-European strategic Joint Cluster Initiatives to be called ‘Euroclusters’.

Euroclusters should put forward proposals for how to initiate, develop and maintain an EU-level long-term strategic partnership between companies of different kinds and sizes (with an emphasis on SMEs), and other organisations such as research and knowledge institutions, science and technology parks, business support organisations, financial service providers, non-profit organisations and related public bodies across different EU Member States and COSME participating countries, bringing together a critical mass of firms and societies in geographical and functional proximity, which are economically and socially interdependent.  

They will be expected to demonstrate how they will work together effectively with other support actors and networks such as the European Cluster Collaboration Platform, Enterprise Europe Network, and European Digital Innovation Hubs. Euroclusters must also support SMEs and they will be expected to demonstrate how they will organise such support in line with the overall Eurocluster long-term strategy.

Proposals must aim at achieving all of the following specific objectives, with the focus on at least one leading objective:

Network for resilience to improve the resilience of the EU industrial ecosystems by developing value chains interlinkages in the EU Single Market;

Innovate for strategic autonomy to build capacity in the most critical supplies and technologies of their ecosystems;

Adopt processes and technologies to reinforce transformation into a greener and more digital economy;

Train to foster up- and re-skilling of the workforce whilst attracting talents;

Go international to boost access to global supply and value chains

 

Proposals must be focused on only one of the 15 strands of the call.

 

This measure will launch Joint Cluster Initiatives for Europe’s recovery (EUROCLUSTERS) as organised efforts to:

 

• improve the resilience of the EU industrial ecosystems by developing value chains interlinkages in the EU single market;

• build capacity to increase strategic autonomy in the most critical supplies and technologies of their ecosystems, including upscaling of manufacturing facilities;

• reinforce transformation into a greener and more digital economy;

• foster up and re-skilling of the workforce whilst attracting talents;

• reconnect and boost access to global supply and value chains.

 

Link with CMA Goals 

Goal III: Fostering Investment in the Black Sea Blue Economy

 / Priority 2. Promote maritime entrepreneurship and clusters

Deadline: 
30/11/2021
Country: 
Bulgaria, Romania
Fund: 
Single Market Programme (SMP)
Budget: 
€42,000,000
Sector of activity: 
Digitalisation, Green Economy, SME support