Presentation on theme: "Meeting of the Working Party on Euro-Mediterranean Industrial Cooperation Brussels, 15.11.2011 Framework for Promoting Cluster Cooperation with South."— Presentation transcript:
1Meeting of the Working Party on Euro-Mediterranean Industrial Cooperation Brussels, 15.11.2011 Framework for Promoting Cluster Cooperation with South Mediterranean CountriesHélène-Diane Dage, Deputy Head of UnitSupport to Industrial Innovation Unit
2Promoting Cluster Excellence to Facilitate Cluster Cooperation Clusters play an important role in the EU to support group of SMEs on various aspects such as access to finance, access to new markets, IPR, and facilitation of research and business partnershipsCluster organisations are instrumental to provide customised support services to SMEs and facilitate cooperation with strategic partnersCluster cooperation starts with strong clusters organisationsA number of tools have been developed at EU level to promote excellence in cluster managementWhat works well in Europe could also be used and promoted in South Mediterranean countries: there is scope for valorising tools in cluster management in Med countries.
3Framework for Cluster Cooperation The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)an open online platform rich in information and servicesan efficient tool to learn from others and share experiencea marketing portal to increase international visibility of clustersGenerate new cooperation opportunities between cluster organisations/cluster firms within Europe and beyond EuropeMemorandum of Understandings promoting international cluster cooperation signed between the ECCP andThe European Business and Technology Centre (New Dehli, India) – Dec. 2010The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation (Tokyo) – Feb. 2011The Permanent Work Group on Local Productive Systems, Ministry of Industry (Brazil) – May 2011The Korea Industrial Complex Corporation (Seoul) – Oct. 2011
4Cluster Cooperation with South Mediterranean Countries Scope for signing MoU on cluster cooperation - first step with Tunisia and Egypt in 2012Identification of areas with largest potential for cooperation between clusters eg. renewable energy and clean-tech, creative industries and tourism.International match-making events for cluster organisations –Plan to organise 5 match-making events between European clusters and international partners outside EuropeBuilding upon MoUs signed by the European Cluster Collaboration PlatformIdentification of a host to facilitate the organisation of the eventMapping and profiling of cluster activities from Europe and third countries in the seclected strategic area
5European Cluster Collaboration Platform: For more informationEuropean Cluster Collaboration Platform: