CIP Call 2013/2014 - 2nd Training Week

The latest training programme on Cluster Management goes on with an intense second training week

Barcelona hosted the second week of the Train-the-Trainers Programme 2014. The new intake of international participants completed the additional academic modules designed to promote Cluster Excellence Management.

Pursuant to their first training week of May, 42 participants from across Europe have completed a new and intense week, part of of a nine-month training programme in Cluster Excellence Management. 

During the week the participants from 10 different countries furthered their knowledge through new academic modules in Cluster Excellence Management following the Foundation’s methodology. They also reflected on cases studies describing successful Cluster Initiatives, such as the "Montreal circus cluster", the "Avocado industry in Chile" or the "Textile case in Catalonia". 

The programme which combines 6 weeks of intense in-class training with a hands-on, practical experience, in managing a regional cluster initiative, was developed under the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) with co-funding from the European Commission.

This six-week programme will continue with a new training week scheduled next September and taking place in in Barcelona. Meanwhile, the alumni will keep-on training through advanced teamwork placed under the supervision of tutors from the Foundation.

Interestingly enough, most participants from the previous CIP Call 2011 programme successfully embarked as Cluster Excellence Management trainers in their respective regions. Emulating from their predecessors, participants of the current course are expected to take the same successful route.