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Nicholas Széchényi Next steps

  1. 1. NEXT STEPS
  2. 2. The European Cluster Managers’ Club <ul><li>Main objectives : </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the interest of professional cluster managers </li></ul><ul><li>Enable them to share their concerns with their peers </li></ul><ul><li>Raise the recognition of cluster management as an attractive profession </li></ul><ul><li>Promote continuous training of cluster managers </li></ul><ul><li> Excellence of cluster management is a priority </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Targeted services : </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate the access to training schemes and other existing services for cluster managers </li></ul><ul><li>Organise working groups </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the exchange of good practices </li></ul><ul><li>Promote the Quality Cluster Management Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Provide networking opportunities (events, journeys, …) </li></ul><ul><li>Membership : </li></ul><ul><li>Any individual working in a cluster organisation in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Fee for 2010 & 2011: 100€ </li></ul>
  4. 4. Club bodies
  5. 5. Members, Fellows and GA <ul><li>Members are individual Cluster Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Fellowship is acquired by passing a label assessment or by giving evidence of substantial achievement in cluster management </li></ul><ul><li>General Assembly is composed of all individual Cluster Managers members and fellows, each with one vote </li></ul><ul><li>General Assembly tasks include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Election and discharge for the members of the Board of Directors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval of the Board of Director's work plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval of budgets including the yearly membership fees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approval of the accounts </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Club bodies
  7. 7. Board of Directors <ul><li>Elected by the General Assembly among fellows only </li></ul><ul><li>- At least 4 members including 1 Chairman </li></ul><ul><li>- At least 1 person from each of the following four European Regions: North, South, East, West </li></ul><ul><li>- First board is composed of Cluster Managers appointed by the Founding Committee. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tasks of the BoD include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establishes the policy for strategic directions and bylaws changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accepts memberships and fellowships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Represents the Club with 3 rd party organisations </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Club bodies
  9. 9. Founding Committee <ul><ul><li>11 Founding Partners :  Baltic Innovation Agency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Clusterland Upper Austria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Croatian Employers' Association </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Danish Cluster Academy center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Ecoplus Lower Austria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> France Clusters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Hungarian Employers' Confederation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> IESE Business School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> MFG Baden-Württemberg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> VDI/VDE Innovation+Technik </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>chaired by Europa InterCluster, and co-funded by DG Entreprise & Industry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Founding Committee tasks include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appoint the first BoD </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Approve new Associate Partner status </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory role towards the BoD for strategic choices and bylaws changes </li></ul></ul>
  10. 11. Club bodies
  11. 12. A ssociate Partners <ul><ul><li>Founding partners for the moment. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Operators : on which the Club can rely to provide services or to promote the ones provided by the Club. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Club supporter : organisation or company that shares the same objectives as the Club </li></ul></ul>
  12. 13. Club bodies
  13. 14. Secretariat <ul><ul><li>Secretariat run by Europa InterCluster during “Incubation period” until September 2012. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Secretariat tasks include: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Execute the policy established by the Chairman, BoD and the General Assembly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordinate, implement actions in all administrative, marketing and financial matters of the Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Act as communication and information centre of the Club </li></ul></ul>
  14. 15. Club bodies
  15. 16. Club agenda <ul><li>pre-registration is open </li></ul><ul><li>Rules of Procedure are finalised </li></ul><ul><li>website fully operational </li></ul><ul><li>first BoD meeting </li></ul><ul><li>General Assembly </li></ul>2010 Sept. 29 th Nov. 30 th 2011 Jan. 1 st Spring Fall
  16. 17. Contact: Elsa Venisse +32 2 808 15 80 [email_address]