Omnipack Cluster was assessed on April 9th, 2018 according to the Silver Label approach developed and performed by the “European Secretariat for Cluster Analysis”. The ESCA was established to continue the successful work of ECEI and to offer practical advice to cluster management organizations. Today, ESCA is a network of cluster experts from more than 30 countries.

ESCA offers services in two areas:

  • ESCA promotes cluster management excellence through benchmarking and quality labelling of clusters and cluster management organizations. ESCA has been mandated by the European Cluster Excellence Initiative (ECEI) to organise the assessment process.
  • ESCA supports cluster policy makers and programme owners with advice on cluster programme development.

The quality labelling system consists of three levels – Bronze, Silver and Gold. The audit concerns the structure and governance of the cluster, financing, cluster strategy, cluster services, communication between cluster members,intereactions with relevant players, achievments and recognition, R+D activities, success stories.

The cluster organisation receives the Silver Label of Cluster Management Excellence valid until April 30th, 2020. At present the Omnipack Cluster is the only one cluster which possesses a valid Silver Label Certification in Hungary.