European Cluster Conference 2022

Mon Sept 26, 2022 – Tues Sept 27 2022

Prague, Czech Republic

The 8th edition of the European Cluster Conference will take place on 26 - 27 September 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic. The conference will bring together cluster managers, policymakers and experts from all over the European Union to discuss the latest trends in cluster policies. The event aims to stimulate a high-level policy discussion on the challenges that need to be addressed to reinforce the role and added value of clusters in the implementation of the updated EU Industrial Strategy as well as in other core European initiatives impacting industry.

Prague will host the European Cluster Conference 2022 as part of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. This major EU conference for industry stakeholders will focus on topics stemming from the updated EU Industrial Strategy and its implementation on the ground. It will also cover issues to be addressed by the Czech Presidency such as energy security and strategic resilience of EU industry. The Czech Presidency is working on accelerating the processes of decarbonisation, digitalisation and automation of European industry, enabling the expansion of competitive production in the EU. Targeted support for technological competitiveness based on own production capacities is essential for strengthening strategic resilience, which is well in line with the currently developing cluster policies.

The 8th edition of the European Cluster Conference is a unique opportunity to discuss current and future priorities for cluster policies and developments to make the green and digital transitions happen whilst strengthening the EU's economic resilience. It will foster networking and it is an opportunity to build connections between Europe's value chains, clusters and ecosystems in view of future interregional and cross-sectoral cooperation.

The conference is organised by the European Commission with the support of the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP) and in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic under the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The conference will take place on 26 – 27 September 2022, at O2 Universum, Českomoravská 2345/17, Prague 9.