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Call for proposalsOpen

Joint Cluster Initiatives (EUROCLUSTERS) for Europe’s recovery

To help in the implementation of the updated industrial strategy, the European Commission has launched around 30 cross-sectoral, interdisciplinary and trans-European strategic Joint Cluster Initiatives to be called ‘Euroclusters’.

Details

Status
Open
Publication date
Opening date
Deadline model
Single-stage
Deadline date
Funding programme
Single Market Programme, including COSME, ISA2, ESP, consumer involvement in fin. Services, financial reporting, Health, Food and Feed, consumer programme

Description

The Euroclusters will contribute to the implementation of the European Commission’s New Industrial Strategy for Europe, as well as its updated Strategy that was published in May 2021 and the SME Strategy for a sustainable and digital Europe adopted in March 2020, by building resilience and accelerating transition to green and digital economy.

The call's objectives cover the following topics:

  1. Network for resilience to improve the resilience of the EU industrial ecosystems by developing value chains interlinkages in the EU Single Market;
  2. Innovate for strategic autonomy to build capacity in the most critical supplies and technologies of their ecosystems;
  3. Adopt processes and technologies to reinforce transformation into a greener and more digital economy;
  4. Train to foster up- and re-skilling of the workforce whilst attracting talents;
  5. Go international to boost access to global supply and value chains.

 

Proposals will be focused on one of the following 15 strands:

  • Open Strand: this strand invites proposals focused on cross fertilisation of various industrial ecosystems with no specific focus on one industrial ecosystem.

14 Industrial Ecosystem Strands:

  • Tourism,
  • Mobility-Transport-Automotive,
  • Aerospace & Defence,
  • Construction,
  • Agri-food,
  • Energy Intensive Industries,
  • Textile,
  • Creative & Cultural Industries,
  • Digital,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • Electronics,
  • Retail,
  • Proximity & Social Economy, and
  • Health.

 

Target audience: cluster organisations and cluster networks (for more information and definitions please refer to the call text, section 6) or other types of organisations supporting green and digital transitions and building EU resilience

 

Available budget: EUR 42 000 000

 

Info day

We hosted an Info Day on 20 October 2021 that aimed at:

  • presenting the call’s objectives, expected results and its main conditions,
  • outlining the evaluation process and providing tips to submit a good proposal,
  • answering questions from the audience,
  • facilitating opportunities for networking and collaborations among potential applicants.

If you could not join us, we have got you covered! Find the recordings of the sessions below:

Euroclusters call - Info Day detailed agenda
English
(235.35 KB - PDF)
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Framework of the call: Scope, objectives, purpose, expected results and impact.
English
(1.2 MB - PDF)
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Selection process and criteria: Tips and tricks on writing a good proposal
English
(2.28 MB - PDF)
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Cascade Funding / Financial Support to Third Parties
English
(1.39 MB - PDF)
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Breakout session 1: Network for resilience to improve the resilience of the EU industrial ecosystems by developing value chains interlinkages in the EU Single Market.
English
(1.07 MB - PDF)
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Breakout session 2: Innovate for strategic autonomy to build capacity in the most critical supplies and technologies of their ecosystems.
English
(984.09 KB - PDF)
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Breakout session 3: Adopt processes and technologies to reinforce transformation into a greener and more digital economy
English
(605.92 KB - PDF)
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Breakout session 4: Train to foster up- and re-skilling of the workforce whilst attracting talents.
English
(1.25 MB - PDF)
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Breakout session 5: Go international to boost access to global supply and value chains.
English
(790.6 KB - PDF)
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Please find below an additional document you need to include in your application:

Documents

Annex 5 to Part B - Eligibility checklist
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(28.12 KB - DOCX)
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