Clustering Project Call

To support the implementation of macro-regional and sea-basin strategies, the MC is encouraging clustering activities between ongoing projects.

Clustering activities can take place between projects from different programmes dealing with the same theme or projects that are addressing the same territorial challenges. The cooperation has to take place between projects funded by different cooperation programmes and the objective is to ensure better implementation of the cooperating projects, more efficient use of the funding, better results and wider dissemination of the results. 

The clustering activities shall contribute to the implementation of EU’s Macro Regional and Sea Basin strategies, the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region and the Action Plan for a Maritime Strategy for the Atlantic, or to the EU Arctic Communication, An integrated European Union policy for the Arctic.

The first clustering call was open between 7th July and 15th October 2017. A new call is expected to open during the spring of 2018.

Decisions on preparatory projects are made by the Joint Secretariat. The approval process takes approximately 1 month from submission.

If you are interested in applying, we recommend that you get in touch with the Regional Contact Point in your region. Alternatively, you can contact Christopher Parker at the Joint Secretariat, christopher.parker{at}

For up-to-date information about approved clustering projects, please check the right-hand column.