The European Commission and the Île-de-France Region are glad to announce the joint organisation of a Cluster Policy Learning and Capacity Building event called ‘’Clusters driving the Green and Digital transitions’’, that will take place on 22 and 23 November 2021.

Co-organised by the Ile-de-France Regional Council, this event will focus on the role of clusters, regions, and cities in supporting the Green and Digital transition’. The European Cluster Collaboration Platform will also take this opportunity to present the state of play of the Policy Toolkit to operationalise the European Cluster Expert Group recommendations to leverage clusters for a greener, digital and more resilient EU economy that were included in their Report adopted in December 2020. This will be also the occasion to exchange on how to better use clusters as a strategic tool of industrial policy and for integrating SMEs into EU and global value chains.

The Ile-de-France Region hosts a dynamic ecosystem on the circular and digital economy and is a leading Smart Region. In this sense, concrete examples by the local cluster ecosystem will be presented also through site visits in the Paris region.

This event will be exceptionally held in hybrid format, with in person participants at the premises of the Île de France Region in Saint Ouen and remote participants following the livestreamed event on a virtual platform.

In order to contribute to efforts to slow the spread of the virus, all physical attendees will be asked to wear a mask, present an ID document and the EU Digital Covid Certificate with a vaccination proof, a remission certificate or a negative test not older than 72 hours to access the event.

Participation on spot is upon invitation only and will be subject to a selection from the organisers. Therefore, makre sure to register below before the 12 November 2021.

If you would like to attend the event virtually, please make sure to register below before the 18 November 2021.