Alps 4 EU
Start date: Aug 31, 2011,
End date: Feb 28, 2014
Alps4EU aims to overcome clusters initiatives fragmentation and favour the emergence of meta-clusters, applying a macro-regional vision and driving Alpine area clusters to be more competitive in the European scenario for the benefit of all Alpine Space’s economy.The project will address both policy making and cluster management activities, with a trans-regional approach and it will impact on phase 2 and 3 of the policy cycle in order to:1) build the framework for trans-regional clusters policies; 2) develop inter-clusters cooperation, moving towards meta-clusters;3) represent alpine space clusters within EU initiatives;Specifically, Alps4EU will map Alpine Area clusters strategic priorities, develop guidelines and proposals for joint programming activities, elaborate a Joint Action Plan including common funding opportunities for clusters, foster transnational technology transfer activities, promote inter-cluster activities for innovation, promote Alpine Space clusters at EU level. Achievements: Up to now the following activities started as pre-conditions for activities follow up: Concerning the project Management, the partnership set up the project structure (consortium steering board and executive committees) and signed the partnership agreement and subsidy contract; Furthemore a web management tool has been set up to guarantee a constant dialogue and information sharing among partners.The partnership is also working on the implementation of a coordinate image and communication tools. We expect the website and the project brochure to be finalised by the end of the year.
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