European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP)
The European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) is a consortium funded by the European Commission that aims to provide cluster organisations with opportunities to promote collaborations, expand businesses and take advantage of the various tools/facilities on the website. The ECCP provides networking opportunities and information support for clusters and their members aiming to improve their performance and increase their competitiveness through trans-national and international cooperation. It aims at intensifying cluster collaboration across regional and sectoral boundaries and facilitating SMEs’ access to clusters and internationalisation activities. All the partners are associated with the ECCP by a consortium agreement and the consortium is, at the same time, linked with the European Commission by a contract. The contract has been settled after the selection of the technical offer by the Commission.
The online platform provides a wide range of tools for cluster organisations, cluster partnerships, initiatives and networks, cluster associations and resource efficiency support actors. The different services offered are focused on a range of events and opportunities both online and offline for entities and SMEs to connect with peers from the EU and beyond.