EACP Objectives and activities at a glance


The EACP network operates in an informal, decentralized and flexible way that is based on an organizational set of continuous working groups, temporary project consortia and bi- or multilateral ad-hoc partnerships. The main objective resides in improving the global competitiveness in Europe through intense inter-cluster collaboration. This goal is pursued within three major field of action:

Knowledge exchange

  • Cluster Excellence
  • Funding Schemes
  • Rople of Clusters

Push Innovation

  • Skill & qualification
  • EU projects
  • Connect member clusters

STRENGTHEN EU-POSITION

  • Internationalisation
  • Supply chain infrastructure
  • Global competitiveness

All EACP activities follow these guidelines to improve competitiveness in a European context.

Knowledge exchange

To enable inter-cluster knowledge exchange, presentations and discussion on best practice are conducted at regular EACP meetings. Participation in the European Strategic Cluster Partnership (ESCP) allows for the exchange of experience and knowledge regarding economic, political and social developments that affect aerospace and other industry sectors. Thus, the regional clusters are not only prepared for possible future developments, but also work to further cluster excellence. In order to optimize the member cluster’ use of funding schemes, regional, national and EU calls are constantly monitored and evaluated. In close connection to this, information regarding compulsory regional smart specialization strategies is refined and spread to the clusters.

Push Innovation

The second main objective is pursued by developing skills and qualification among the existing and future Aerospace workforce. Examples include the Skills Hub project as well as the establishment of other EU-projects which specifically target technological innovation, such as the CARE and BeAware or CANNAPE. These and other projects are supplemented by EACP match-making events, as part of which EACP unites actors from industry and R&D to develop new ideas needed to improve technology, products and processes. Amongst other things, EACP actively supports opportunities to initiate B2B cooperation, such as AEROMART, the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), EU missions for growth and the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

Strengthen EU-position

The third main objective constitutes a number of activities related to the continued internationalisation of the member clusters, their regions and resident companies. A crucial factor in this regard is the
development of a competitive aerospace supply chain in the EU. Specifi c problems faced by suppliers are to be monitored and integrated into the EU technology roadmap. In order to improve the EU’s global competitiveness in the aerospace sector, a strategic assessment of future technological fields as well as collaborations with strategic actors are planned. In this manner, EACP also supports the eff orts of other institutions such as ASD, ACARE, CleanSky, EASN, Sesare and EEN.

EACP also strives to improve international collaboration with partners from outside of Europe. Numerous partners from other parts of the world such as Canada, the United States of America, Brazil, Russia, Japan and China are involved in the international eff orts of the network. EACP supports company missions to and from these regions, partly within the European Cluster Collaboration Platform and the Mission for Growth Initiative as one of the European Strategic Cluster Partnerships.

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