In February/March 2013 the Working Group “Clusters of Excellence” of Priority Area 8 “Competitiveness” of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR) conducted an online survey among cluster policy makers in the Danube Region in order to gather understanding of the situation of clusters and cluster policies in the countries covered by the EUSDR.
Central topics in this survey were the financial situation of clusters, the most important economic sectors with cluster activity across the region, as well as the experience in international cluster cooperation, which is one of the main aims of the Working Group, and furthermore cluster policy makers’ expectations in the EUSDR as a vehicle to boost international cluster cooperation.
The outcomes of the survey were discussed in the framework of the Working Group Clusters of Excellence on 12 September 2013. The results of this discussion have been integrated in final report on the survey.
The full report of the survey’s results can be downloaded here: