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NEW publication: Smart Guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation

March 2020, 

Within the European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (EOCIC), CSIL experts authored a new publication focused on how to monitor and evaluate policies and programmes set up to support the development of industrial clusters and the competitiveness of their firms. 

The guide develops a common framework, reviews indicators, methodological approaches and tools. It features good practices from eight different European countries and also presents six do's and don'ts for designing effective cluster policy monitoring and evaluation systems.

The European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change helps Europe's regions and countries in designing better and more evidence-based cluster policies and initiatives to accelerate industrial modernisation, boost entrepreneurship in emerging industries with growth potential, and facilitate SMEs' access to clusters and internationalisation activities and more strategic inter-regional collaboration and investments in the implementation of smart specialisation strategies.

European Observatory for Clusters and Industrial Change (2020), "Smart Guide to cluster policy monitoring and evaluation", European Union, ISBN 978-92-9202-829-9 DOI:10.2826/519400 EA-03-20-104-EN-N.