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Call to organise events as part of the "EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019"

Posted on: 30.10.2018
by The EREK team

The European Commission will launch the very first edition of the 'EU Cluster Weeks 2018-2019' between November 2018 and April 2019. This initiative promotes national, regional and local cluster events under the 'EU Cluster Weeks’ brand and at the European Cluster Collaboration Platform. Submissions of expressions of interests are now possible.


The EU Cluster Weeks are an opportunity to

  • encourage European participation and partnering at national, regional and local cluster events;
  • team up to increase awareness on the role of clusters and the results they achieve; and
  • jointly collect feedback on common challenges and what needs to be done to address them in the next generation of regional, national and EU cluster initiatives.


The campaign will support national, regional and local cluster events organised across the EU under the EU Cluster Weeks umbrella by promoting the events through the Commission's and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform‘s social media accounts, as well as by making available promotional and guidance material for the organisation of events.

The EU Cluster Weeks will further be an opportunity for stakeholders to contribute to the shaping of future cluster initiatives, including Joint Cluster Initiatives under the forthcoming Single Market Programme, as the campaign will also gather feed-back about the main challenges and needs for action. It will be your chance to Have your Say! #EUCLUSTERWEEKS


The campaign will take place between 20th November 2018 and 30th April 2019 during which events can be organised under the EU Cluster Weeks umbrella. The present call for expressions of interest for conference organisers will remain open until end of March 2019. Event notifications will be continuously checked and published at the European Cluster Collaboration Platform once validated, within a maximum of two weeks’ time.

The EU Cluster Weeks will be kicking off with two major pre-identified launch events in November 2018, with other events advertised once notifications are received:

How to Register your event

  • Who can apply?

The campaign will support any national, regional and local cluster event that is:

 - organised by cluster stakeholders or

 - organised around the 'cluster' topic or a specific topic closely related to it.

All relevant events will be featured on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

  • Communication support

Being branded under the 'EU Cluster Weeks', your event:

  • will be published on the European Cluster Collaboration Platform in the 'EU Cluster Weeks' web section and calendar of events, where you will also have the possibility to report on your event page after it has taken place;
  • will receive social media support: the European Cluster Collaboration Platform will follow and share posts on your event on Twitter and LinkedIn;
  • can take advantage of a promotional tool kit, including the 'EU Cluster Weeks' visual identity, a video on EU Cluster Initiatives, a digital leaflet, templates for survey and press articles etc.;
  • may be selected for reporting by a limited number of on-site rapporteurs who will be pointed to attend and report on larger-scale events; and
  • have a chance to bring its outcome to a wider audience and feed into the discussions on future EU cluster initiatives during the European Cluster Conference that will take place in Bucharest on 14-16 May 2019 (Save the date!).

Apply here by filling in the EU Cluster Weeks event registration form and sending it back to

  You will be informed on the success of your request within a few days following submission date.

More information here