The EACP networking hub is a project that was implemented within the framework programme of the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. From October 2011 until December 2013, the project provided European aerospace clusters with a permanent platform for information exchange, policy studies and mutual cooperation.
When new ideas are transformed into innovative products, a highly qualified workforce is needed to produce and maintain these intelligent products. In the aviation sector in particular, basic and vocational training must, too, respond to these challenges. In addition, there are European safety requirements defi ned by EASA that must be met by all actors.
The BEAWARE consortium connects leading aerospace clusters and support organisations in Western Europe (France, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy) with rapidly evolving aerospace clusters and strongholds in Eastern Europe (Poland, Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Baltic States).
CANNAPE is a European “Coordinating & Support Action” project that was implemented as part of the European Framework Programme 7 from June 2011 to May 2013.
CARE is a three-year European CSA project that fosters greener aviation and related research and development activities. Placing particular focus on SMEs and labs, this is achieved through cooperation between regional aerospace clusters and the adoption of a harmonised agenda approach.
RUE AERO (Reaching Up to Excellence in Aerospace Cluster Management) stems from one of the Expressions of Interest for a European Strategic Cluster Partnership in 2012 and seeks to bring about the means to give continuity to the ECCP call.
ABROAD, Activities & Business from Real Opportunities for Aerospace Developments, is a project that addresses the European Union (EU) COSME programme and originated from the EACP’s working group Internationalisation. It is an ambitious project aiming at the first implementation, testing and further development of the EACP’s joint internationalisation strategy.
EACP-EuroSME in brief aims at: stimulating cooperation between clusters for the definition of a common strategy on the priority areas of smart specialization in the aerospace sector; developing a pipeline of inter-regional industrial investment projects for a total amount of approximately 20 million euros, ready for public or private funding; exploiting the potential of the smart specialization to promote new efficient supply chains with a relevant focus on the circular economy.
Since 2017, the Global Aerospace Cluster Summits bring together global managers to discuss current aerospace topics, international relations, and cooperation amoung clusters.