Adriatic Danubian Clustering

Adriatic Danubian Clustering A.D.C
Thanks to the topic on clusters put for by the EU for cohesion and innovation strategy, the Adriatic?Danubian Clustering (ADC) project is particularly suitable to give momentum to public support for entrepreneurial cooperation in the strategic productive sectors of South Eastern Europe.Even if a number of quite similar productive specialisation are existing among companies in the Adriatic?Danubian area, there is a low knowledge of existing potential for cross-border cooperation because of lacking visibility of SMEs.Therefore ADC objective is to strengthen the territorial marketing of the Adriatic Danubian compound in the global economy by making more of its productive skills through the establishment of sectoral cluster networks, suitable to enhance the effective integration of the more competitive transnational value chains and to reduce regional disparities, also by fostering the attractiveness of the area for FDI.This way ADC substantially contributes to the purpose of balancing attractiveness and accessibility of driving, but still fragmented, areas of SEE growth.In order to achieve this result ADC is implementing the followings:identification of strategic transnational value chains as backbones of growth & attractiveness;capitalisation of productive complementarities of existing and emerging clusters;better horizontal ties among companies of the Adriatic Danubian compound;new dynamic partnership among territorial actors dealing with clusters development;improved business environment through innovative ICT (Digital Business Ecosystem);capacity building of territorial marketing for the attractiveness of Adriatic – Danubian compound.ADC partners, leaded by Region of Veneto, are willing to prompt policy innovation, vertical inter-companies relationship, higher visibility & accessibility of Local Productive Systems and further regional growth, being international experience an added value for cluster partners.

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Project budget:

  • Overall project budget: 2.060.000,00 €
  • ERDF contribution: 1.581.000,00 €
  • IPA contribution: 170.000,00 €
  • ENPI contribution: 0,00 €

Project start date / end date:
2009-04 / 2011-09

Call: 1
Priority: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas
Area of intervention: Promote a balanced pattern of attractive and accessible growth areas


  • Lead partner
    Veneto – Region of Veneto
    Italy 30172 MESTRE-VENEZIA Via Pepe, 2,
  • ERDF partner
    Italy 34131 Trieste SCALA DEI CAPPUCCINI 1,
  • ERDF partner
    ERR – Emilia Romagna Region
    Italy 40127 Bologna viale Aldo Moro, 44,
  • ERDF partner
    MR – Molise Region – General Direction II
    Italy 86100 Campobasso via Colle delle Api, snc,
  • ERDF partner
    BEF – Bulgaria Economic Foru
    Bulgaria 1463 Sofia 86, Vitosha Blvd.,
  • ERDF partner
    MRA – Maribor Development Agency
    Slovenia 2000 Maribor Pobreska cesta 20,
  • ERDF partner
    ITDH – ITD Hungary Non-profit Public Benefit Private Limited Company
    Hungary 1061 Budapest Andrássy út 12.,
  • ERDF partner
    CPEP – Centre for Promotion of Entrepreneurship Piran
    Slovenia 6320 Portorož Liminjanska 96,
  • ERDF partner
    IPE – Institute for Economic Forecasting
    Romania 050711 Bucharest Casa Academiei, Calea 13 Septembrie No. 13, Sector 5,
  • IPA partner
    SDAM – Directorate for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises of Montenegro
    Montenegro 81000 Podgorica Novaka Miloseva 42,
  • IPA partner
    Nis – City of Nis
    Serbia 18000 Nis 7 juli 2a,
  • IPA partner
    RARS – Republic Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises
    Bosnia and Herzegovina 78000 Banja Luka Vuka Karadzica 4,
  • 10% partner
    DUNEA – Regional Development Agency of Dubrovnik-Neretva county
    Croatia 20000 Dubrovnik Branitelja Dubrovnika 41, p.p. 358,