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EUROPEAN CLUSTER CONFERENCE 2019: Connecting Ecosystems: Bridge. Inspire. Change.

March 2019, 

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW), in collaboration with the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU, is organising the EUROPEAN CLUSTER CONFERENCE 2019, an event supported by the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change and the European Cluster Collaboration Platform.

This event is a unique chance to hear and discuss recent and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to support an innovative, sustainable industrial modernisation and interregional cooperation, with the spotlight on building bridges among the different actors of the cluster community. This year’s interactive, participatory conference is dedicated and will focus on topics such as digitalisation and skills gap, circular economy, shared value and social impact. The 6th edition of the European Cluster Conference will bring together 400 cluster policy-makers, cluster managers, practitioners and other stakeholders. 

The 2019 European Cluster Conference will take place at the Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest, the agenda is available online, and organisers can be contacted at


CSIL is part of the consortium that is implementing the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (#EOCIC). The Observatory provides a single access point for statistical information, analysis and mapping of clusters and cluster policy in Europe, aimed at European, national, regional and local policy-makers, as well as cluster managers and representatives of SME intermediaries More information about the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change are available here.