07 July 2014

The 5th Balkan & Black Sea Conference “DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2014” will be held from 30th to 31st of October 2014 in Tekirdağ, Marmara Sea, Turkey. The mission of this year conference is creation of the Balkan & Black Sea cluster synergy through the public-private dialogue building and regional cluster best practice.


The conference will contribute to:

  •     Exchange of knowledge and experiences in cluster development in developed countries and countries in transition,
  •     Cross clusters networking,
  •     Efficient approach to development funds.


The host of this year conference is the Trakya Development Agency from Tekirdağ. The founder and conference co-organizer is the Cluster House from Nis, Serbia. Organizers of the conference "DAYS OF CLUSTERS 2014", "Trakya Development Agency" from Tekirdağ and "Cluster House" from Nis met in Tekirdağ on April 24th and 25th. Meeting of the conference organizers was conducted in a friendly and working atmosphere that has resulted in agreements in relation to the preparation and implementation of this year's conference.


Trakya Development Agency, the host of this year's conference, was established in 2010 under the auspices of the Ministry of Development of the Republic of Turkey, to be responsible for regional development, planning (regional development plan) coordination among parties and boosting local potentials. Agency employs 35 experts from different fields in order to implement the program of financial and technical support for SMEs and earmarked projects that contribute to the rapid development of the region.


In addition to the official talks regarding the preparation of this year's conference, the conference host organized for guests from the “Cluster House” meetings with key partners in the region, important for the organization of conferences and inter-regional networking.


For further information, please consult the conference website.