Issue 408 | 23 March 2015

Cluster policy, capital markets union, net futures, eSkills, world water day and more.

Jerzy Buzek, chair of parliament's industry, research and energy committee, introduces our cover story on EU cluster policy by underlining that "reindustrialising the EU's economy is central to overcoming the crisis". He also highlights the importance of "fostering cooperation between academia and industry", a key feature of parliament's seventh framework programme for research. Committee of the regions president Markku Markkula also shares some insights, saying that in order for Europe to overcome its current challenges, it needs "innovative solutions, world class networks and real action based on local and regional level public-private-people partnerships".