WP 0 – Preparation Activities: This workpackage will be devoted to the preparation of the proposal. Generation of project concept, vision and operative plan through the involvement of relevant transnational partnership in order to create a project proposal will be relevant for the entire territory of SEE programme area.


WP 1 – Transnational project and financial management: This workpackage will ensure an effective implementation of the project activities and the development of an efficient monitoring and coordination system. LP will be responsible for proper project transnational management, day-to-day activities execution and will ensure an efficient and correct operability of the funding flow management of the project partners. LP will be also responsible for the setting up of the Steering Committee.


WP 2 – Communication activities: This workpackage will develop a communication strategy which will act on 2 levels: internal communication: activities that will enable constant information flow within the partnership and external communication: actions that will disseminate project strategy, outputs and results towards the relevant target groups thus will promote and raise awareness on mutual policy learning and improve cluster policy making.


WP 3 – Cluster Policy Learning Platform: This workpackage will have the goal of technically and operationally setting up of the collaborative ICT platform foreseen as a policy learning system across all project countries to transform SEE into a broad-reaching laboratory for regional policy innovation and to develop a competence centre in SEE for Cluster stakeholders to spearhead and test the advantages of the smart specialization model as a guideline for R&D and competitiveness policies. SEE Cluster Policy learning platform will aim at improving SEE cluster policies through cooperative learning, policy transfer and information interchange between SEE policy makers exploring the added value of transnational cooperation based on an open and interactive web-based support for mutual learning and through a shared knowledge base and common tools. Main tasks: Platform Concept generation through WGs; Platform design, setting up and rules; Platform management and development; Training package as S3 common knowledge base.


WP 4 – Learning Process for Reflective Policy Making: This workpackage will be the basis for the process of reflective policy making as precondition to develop smarter policies in support of existing/developing clusters in SEE and enhancing the capacity of the policy to confront, prevent and anticipate change. The actions foreseen will be: learning inputs from past actions analysis, contribution for learning process by visions of the future, policy learning from current regional policies framework, learning by understanding and working with parallel contexts. Matrix approach analysis will find out firstly barriers and how to remove them for learning process but overall will improve effective regional cluster policy making through cross-cluster six main items as cluster eco-system dimensions. Sound and effective transmission of results to relevant stakeholders will be achieved through platform.


WP 5 – SEE Cluster Policy Learning Mechanism: This workpackage will aim at facilitating transnational knowledge exchange and regional capacity building in support of cluster development in the SEE area, promoting the development of evidence based regional cluster policies and initiatives, tested by pilot initiatives and implementing appropriate learning mechanisms to support regional administrations in specific areas of cluster policy. WP5 will be structured in three correlated and sequential activities: development of policy learning mechanisms, testing by pilot initiatives of policy learning mechanisms and Evaluation of selected policy learning mechanisms.


WP 6 – Future Development of Clusters in SEE Area: This workpackage will improve framework conditions to support existing and emerging new clusters adapting them to the EU challenges through result-oriented transnational cooperation for the design of new strategies for cluster development, adapting and addressing existing and future policies to the level of international challenges with an open system approach, capitalising on synergies and spillovers in and between partnership and relevant stakeholders. Main tasks: Setting up of SEE Cluster Initiative, SEE Foresight exercise and Joint Strategy and Sustainability plan.