European Foundation
for Cluster Excellence

We are an independent foundation and training academy based in Barcelona. Our mission is to teach, evaluate, raise and sustain the competitiveness of regional economic clusters worldwide. Our aim is to promote the use of clusters and value chains as an effective tool for the economic development of regions. For every place, in every industry.


November 05-08, 2019
Linz, Upper Austria
Cluster Academy 2019

October 08-10, 2019
Antwerp, Belgium
TCI 22nd Global Conference

June 17-21, 2019
Barcelona, Spain
Competitiveness Summer School 2019 Edition

An overview of our trainings 2018-19

Two new training programmes have been set for 2018-19 in Cluster Excellence Management. They are designed as essential tools for economic development practitioners and cluster managers. Objective: to build on one's foundation and knowledge in developing economic clusters and learn to manage cluster initiatives.

Recent involvements

What they say about us

We’ve been doing researches and studies on competitiveness and innovation for years; all of them are now sitting on a shelf in some office. The training programme of the Foundation, specially the field project, gave us the tools we needed. Together with our local expertise, that makes a powerful setting to concretely support local companies.
— Ekin TASKIN, Director of Aegean Exporters Association, Turkey