European Cluster Matchmaking Mission, Thessaloniki, Greece from 13th to 14th September 2017

22. 9. 2017.

The ECCP Cluster Matchmaking event was held in Greece in Thessaloniki from 13th to 14th September 2017 and gathered 50 clusters from 16 countries of the region with the support of Unit of Clusters EC DG Growth, and the whole event took place within the 82nd International Fair in Thessaloniki.
The aim of this event was to discuss and point out the need for strategic solutions for the promotion and development of clusters in the Balkans and South East Europe, and for which the long-term and systematic support of the European Commission is certainly needed.
The EC recognized the need for such a conference as a way to get this part of Europe closer to the more developed EU countries, it is evident in the fact that the EU has financed the costs of this matchmaking, as well as the travel costs and costs of attending participants (cluster managers) up to 800 euros.
The next conference is scheduled to take place on 22nd and 23rd November 2017 in Bucharest, Romania.

EU Cluster Participants Booklet (989 KB)