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Technical Assistance for Development of a National Clustering Policy - Turkey

The overall objective of the project was to improve competitiveness of Turkey in international markets through exploiting the synergies between Turkish and European clusters and thereby to contribute to the EU’s Lisbon Strategy. In particular, the project was addressed to develop a comprehensive and visionary clustering policy that contributed to the sustainable social, environmental and economic development in Turkey. The Project consisted of three components: Component 1: Capacity Improvements for the Development and Execution of National Clustering Policy. Component 2: Development of National Clustering Policy. Component 3: Cluster Mapping and Analysis.

The project was based on the following activities:

  • Identification and analysis of the key issues and capacities which were considered to be critical for developing a national clustering policy.
  • Development of tools and strategies which enabled UFT to advocate its policy and create national ownership.
  • A macro-level map of clusters in Turkey.
  • Identification of 20 clusters to be further analysed and prioritisation of 10 of these clusters to prepare cluster development roadmaps

Client: European Commission - DG EuropeAid, 2007 - 2009.

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