European Cluster Observatory
The European Cluster Observatory is an online platform that provides a single access point to information and analysis of clusters and cluster policy in Europe.
Launched in 2007, the Observatory offers a range of services providing data and analysis on clusters and competitiveness, a cluster library, and a classroom for cluster education.
The European Cluster Observatory also produces analysis and reports on regional competitiveness conditions, transnational cluster networks, clusters in emerging industries, and studies on better practices in cluster organisations.
The Observatory is aimed at three main target groups:
- policy makers and government officials at the European, national, regional and local levels;
- cluster management staff;
- academics and researchers.
The European Cluster Observatory offers a user-driven toolbox to facilitate analysis and support fact-based policy and learning.