Unite and innovate! European clusters for recovery
Clusters are a market-driven phenomenon and companies are its main driving force. Greater consistency of EU initiatives and stronger cross-border links between clusters have been repeatedly mentioned as necessary conditions to achieve the necessary critical mass to compete internationally. The report was presented during a debate organised by BUSINESSEUROPE on 7 October 2009 during the Open Days, the European week of regions and cities. The debate emphasised that an ambitious European cluster strategy will support the recovery and provide stimulus for growth and innovation in the years ahead.