What is ECA?
The European Clusters Alliance is a collaborative forum that channels the clusters’ interests, needs and opportunities at European and global level. It creates a cluster community that has the most direct connections to the cluster managers’ reality, challenges, and activities. The European Clusters Alliance connects the clusters with European institution on the one hand, and among each other on the other hand. Thus, ECA facilitates connections and solutions to the challenges we face. The alliance positions industrial clusters as key agents in the European innovative ecosystem for the development and growth of our economy and competitiveness. ECA has a close relationship and trust-based cooperation with DG GROW, European Commission. The two entities engage in regular contact and work together on common activities.
THE ASSOCIATION JOINS 15 NATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS OF CLUSTERS AND MORE THAN 800 CLUSTERS ORGANISATIONS ON EUROPEAN LEVEL. THESE MAKE UP FOR 123,000 OF OUR MOST INNOVATIVE BUSINESSES AND OVER 10,000 UNIVERSITIES, RESEARCH CENTRES, AND PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS. FURTHERMORE, ECA HAS REPRESENTATIVES FROM ITALY, IRELAND, AND GREECE – COUNTRIES WITHOUT NATIONAL CLUSTERS NETWORKS – WHO SERVE AS AMBASSADORS.
In March 2020, the European Commission published a new strategy […]