Proud owner of the Gold Label of the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI)

In order to qualify for the "Cluster Management Excellence Label GOLD" cluster management organisations need to meet certain "levels of excellence" in terms of structure of the cluster, governance, financing, strategy and services and recognition.

In the course of a two-day thorough assessment conducted by two neutral cluster analysis experts 31 indicators are assessed. The assessment scheme was developed by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) (, which - being initiated by the European Commission - gathered 13 organisations from nine European countries, all well experienced in the field of cluster management and cluster policy.

We are proud to inform you that Flanders’ FOOD has been awarded with the Gold Label of the ECEI and herewith is the first Belgian organization to achieve this award.


Gold Label FF.