30.11. - 1.12.2020. / Rovinj

INTERNATIONAL CLUSTER WORKSHOP: Role of Clusters in the Regional Development in the post 2020 Funding Period

Smart specialisation strategies are key elements of a new, more result-oriented Cohesion Policy focusing on growth through innovation, which is now being implemented. It helps regions at different stages of development to focus on their strengths, to position themselves in global value chains and to team up to build strategic partnerships across Europe with other regions that have complementary strength in similar priority areas.

Clusters and cluster policies can facilitate this process and help to maximise the impact of the EUR 121 billion of European Structural and Investment Funds allocated to investment in research and innovation guided by smart specialisation strategies.

The implementation of these strategies promises to trigger industrial modernisation processes and create more productive, diversified and resilient economies. It should in particular contribute to providing small and medium-sized enterprises – the backbone of the EU economy – with better support and investment opportunities.

Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how can clusters strengthen their role in the regional development for the next funding period (2021-2027). Registration link