Archives for 2009

Expert Article of the RegGov Network

An expert article relating on the hot topics of the RegGov project has been published in Germany in July 2009 and is now translated. The local media landscape in the city of Duisburg proves to be quite difficult when it comes to public relations and dissemination on the topic of urban development and European projects [...]

By URBACT, on December 18th, 2009 at 16:47

“Earth, Wind, Water, Fire” Proceedings of OWHC Regional Conference in Regensburg now published

The international conference “Earth, Wind, Water, Fire – Environmental Challenges to Urban World Heritage” that took place in the German World Heritage town Regensburg from 16th-18th September 2008 was a great success. Experts form more than fifteen European countries came to the medieval city in Southern Germany to attend the Northwest-European Regional Conference of the [...]

By URBACT, on December 16th, 2009 at 11:55

Catherine Ashton, first High Representative for Foreign Affairs – a step forward for women in politics?

Catherine Ashton, previously EU Commissioner for Trade joined an illustrious group of women who have been Foreign Ministers in the world when she became EU’s new foreign affairs chief in November. She will rank only behind Hilary Clinton and Angela Merkel as one of the most powerful women in politics, representing half a billion EU [...]

By URBACT, on December 1st, 2009 at 18:12

Stockholm, first European Green Capital : a model for other cities ?

The 2009 URBACT Annual Conference was held in Stockholm. Let us take the opportunity to look at this City which is often seen as a green model for other European cities. In 2010 the capital of Sweden will be the first European city to celebrate its status as European Green Capital. The new European Green Capital Award [...]

By URBACT, on November 30th, 2009 at 18:38

1st RegGov Newsletter

The RegGov project has published its first newsletter. The newsletter of the RegGov network informs on the current stand of the project – the latest news, results and next steps of the project. Therefore it is more comprehensive than the subsequent ones. This first edition presents particularly the history of the network and gives an [...]

By URBACT, on November 30th, 2009 at 15:41

WEED Newsletter!

The WEED project has just published it second newsletter. WEED is a thematic network of nine cities which aims to capitalize knowledge and practice around the participation of women on the labour market and entrepreneurship development. It is based on the premise that local government can play an important role in transforming positively their social [...]

By URBACT, on November 19th, 2009 at 19:34

HerO Midterm-Conference took place in Valletta, Malta on 9th-10th November 2009

The Fast Track Network HerO - Heritage as Opportunity held its Midterm-Conference in Valletta, Malta on 9th-10th November 2009. It was the fourth meeting of all HerO project partners during Phase II of the network activities. Building up on the results of the former project seminars in Poitiers, Graz and Liverpool, the conference aimed to foster the exchange among the project partners in [...]

By URBACT, on November 19th, 2009 at 19:26

20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

These days Berlin is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Wall with joy, music and culture. As the wall dividing our city was a symbol for the devision of Europe, the opening of  the wall on 9 November 1989 symbolised the peacefull revolutions that swept through central and eastern Europe and ultimetaly [...]

By URBACT, on November 6th, 2009 at 15:06

Thematic workshop in Romania: Creative Clusters “Diversifying Local Economic Base and Opportunities to Young People”

The thematic workshop Creative Clusters: diversifying local economic base and opportunities to young people will take place in Mizil, Romania (October 29-30, 2009), in the ambit of the URBACT Network “Creative Clusters in Low Density Urban Areas” that reunites 10 cities from all over Europe, in which Óbidos is the Lead Partner. This event will [...]

By URBACT, on October 28th, 2009 at 17:20

A new kind of European cooperation: macro-regional strategies?

On 17 and 18 September, European Commissioner Paweł Samecki attended a ministerial conference in Stockholm, Sweden on the European Union’s strategy for the Baltic Sea Region. This strategy, which is a first at European level, is set to be adopted officially by the Member States at the end of October. The 27 ministers discussed the [...]

By URBACT, on October 14th, 2009 at 15:26