The Croatian Days of Clusters Conference (CRO DofC) has been held in Dubrovnik, from 10th to 11th of April, 2017, four years after the last national cluster conference which was organized traditionally in Opatia. The CRO DofC 2017 was organized by business cluster Croatian Wood Clusters, under the leadership of Mr. Marjan Kavran, in partnership with the Cluster House and other partner institutions. The conference gathered over 100 participants from Montenegro, Greece, Serbia, BiH, Slovenia, Macedonia, Croatia, Italy, Belgium, France and more than 60 speakers, cluster experts and practitioners. It was promoted in the Cluster House Balkan and Black Sea ClusNet, the ECCP and the Global TCI Network. It was followed by Croatian media.
The main session: “Are Clusters effective tools for strengthening competitiveness in the SEE”
In the framework of the conference the SEE Cluster Community will prepare a white paper with recommendations for improvement of cluster development environment in the region which will be submitted to relevant EC and reginal institutions.
Montenegrin – Serbian – Croatian cluster development advocacy mission
The next cluster event in partnership with the Croatian European Parliament will be organized in Brussels end of the year. The Serbian Cluster Day in partnership with the Danish Embassy in Belgrade will be held at the Cluster House in Nis, on May 11, 2017. During the CRO DofC there were two initiatives for continuation of the similar regional cluster events in Žabljak in Montenegro and Mostar in BiH.
The conference report in Croatian Language is attached to this article.
Thank you letter for contribution in the conference promotion to Cluster House
For the first three the best cluster projects and cluster managers in the SEE were voted the Vojvodina ICT Cluster Serbia, the Agro Mechanical Cluster Osijek Croatia and Slovenian Construction Clusters. The special thank you letter was awarded to Croatian Agency for innovation and competitiveness and the Croatian Chamber of Economy.