Call for Expression of Interest - March 2014

Training in Field-Project Tutoring for the Foundation's Register of Tutors

In order to expand its Register of Trained Tutors, the Foundation is launching a new call for Expression of Interest.

The 6-month long Cluster Excellence Train-the-Trainers programme, which the Foundation delivers as its flagship training, consists not only in training sessions taught by certified instructors, but also in a practical part where participants must carry-on a field-project based on a real cluster from their own region. Tutors of the Foundation exert the role of giving tutorial support and personalized coaching to the teams, using the ECEI methodology. The successful candidates will be trained for that purpose.

Prospective participants interested in becoming a Foundation's Tutor must first successfully complete the tutoring training. They would then be qualified to be included in the Foundation’s Register of Tutors. The Foundation may select, as needed, one or several tutors for the delivery of the Train-the-Trainers programme.

The 3-day tutoring training will take place in Barcelona, April 28-30 2014

Candidates who are interested in the tutor training and having their name included in the Register are invited to submit an application in accordance with the guidelines set out below. 

The minimum criteria for selection as a Foundation Tutor

The candidates should fulfill the following requirements:

  1. MBA or PhD equivalent.
  2. A minimum of 2 years of experience in clusters, strategy or senior management.
  3. Having participated in a Train-the-Trainers programme of the Foundation or experience in participating at least in 2 field projects of Competitiveness Reinforcement Initiatives (as explained in Annex 1 of the document).
  4. Excellent verbal and written fluency in English as the training will be delivered in English – Ideally a graduate degree from an English speaking university or level C2 in Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) is required.


Suitably qualified candidates are invited to send their covering letter and a current CV (no more than 2 pages as only the first two pages will be read) together with any supporting documents in MS Word or PDF format, electronically to the following address:

The subject field of the email must be marked “ROT – Register of Foundation Tutors”. In their covering letter candidates must clearly highlight how they meet the requirements set out in section 4 of the application process document.

Deadline for Application

Complete application packs must arrive in the Foundation’s inbox by Wednesday 16 April 2014, 17:00 (CET).

You may find complete information on the application process clicking on the link.