Posts Tagged ‘Small and Medium Sized Cities’

How can we boost economic development?

There is certainly no straightforward and simple answer to this question. Anyone who had an answer like this would have found the philosopher’s stone (a legendary alchemy substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold). Nevertheless, partner cities from URBACT OP-ACT project met in Altena a few months ago and discussed issues of […]

By URBACT, on February 22nd, 2013 at 16:30

Eight Cities in a Kitchen!

How can one gather eight cities in a kitchen and what would they cook? This sounds as a bizarre question, but it is the starting point for the final product of the URBACT ESIMeC project, which focused on boosting sustainable economic growth in small and medium size cities. ESIMeC gathers eight European cities: Albacete and […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on October 30th, 2012 at 13:12

Replacing regional competition by regional cooperation

The provincial government of Styria in Austria has implemented a programme called RegioNext which regulates new forms for municipal cooperation. The regions (in Styria) are divided into ‘great regions’ and ‘small regions’. The intention of the programme is: ● to promote cooperation between neighbouring municipalities ● to increase the efficiency of public administration ● to […]

By URBACT, on February 11th, 2011 at 12:52