Fostering collaboration across entrepreneurial ecosystems

Publication date: 5 November 2020 | Report language: EN

Launched in late 2018, the EU project ‘Fostering collaboration through mapping, analysing and interlinking of European Entrepreneurial Regions’ has the objective of strengthening the impact of existing actions aimed at further developing start-ups and scale-ups in the context of the European Entrepreneurial Regions initiative.

The EER Label is granted to regions with an outstanding and innovative entrepreneurial policy strategy, irrespective of their size, wealth or competences. 10 of the 30 EER labelled regions have been involved in this collaborative project: Catalonia, Central Macedonia, Flanders, Île-de-France, Lombardy, Lower Austria, Marche, North Brabant, Western Greece, North and Western Region of Ireland.

This Guidebook supports and provides guidance to regions to foster their entrepreneurial ecosystems through interregional collaboration and to implement related strategic actions in interregional partnerships. Step-by-step guidance is provided on how to identify and map entrepreneurial ecosystems and existing linkages across regions, and how to design interregional Action Plans along strategic themes for the regions and implement related peer-learning exercises.