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Workshop on the Interplay between regions and clusters in the context of post-2020 Cohesion Policy
Friday, 28 June, 9:00 - 12:00
The workshop is organized by the Coordinators of the EUSDR Priority Area 8 from Baden Wurttemberg and Croatia.
Cluster initiatives are well-known approaches to support competitiveness and innovation of the private sector. Although originally intended to also contribute to regional development, over the last years most cluster initiatives became more and more disconnected from regional development. Recent studies in the Danube Region have shown that a dedicated interaction and mutual cooperation between regional developers and cluster initiatives is still an exception. Regional innovation strategies, if exist, are not necessarily aligned with related cluster strategies.
The side-event shall shed some lights on good practices how cluster initiatives and regions in the Danube Region successfully worked together to jointly support regional transformation and strengthening competitiveness of firms. Attention shall be given on key success factors of the interplay between both, what are the tasks and responsibilities between cluster initiatives and regional developers and how this kind of cooperation shall be facilitated in the post-2020 ERDF area.
The program of the event will be provided soon.
Venue: Bucharest, the Palace of the Parliament, “Nicolae Iorga” Conference Hall