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Boosting cREative induSTries in urbAn Regeneration for a stronger Danube region


Acronym: RESTART_4Danube
Framework: INTERREG Danube Transnational Programme
Duration of the project: 01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022

Aim of the project:

The number of urban regeneration (UR) initiatives promoted by European cities is rising. Cities face challenges to develop a culture that generates public/private synergies to promote SMEs and stimulate creative urban communities.
The project aims to establish a transnational creative UR network, support innovative public policies, moreover it will address the insufficient capability of SMEs to adapt to innovation by supporting creative and cultural industries. 5 local action plans will be implemented for these purposes across the Danube Region.

Project partners:

  • Lead Partner: University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest (UPB) - Romania
  • Steinbeis 2i GmbH (S2i) - Germany
  • School of Advanced Social Studies (SASS) - Slovenia
  • IPA - Research and development company, engineering and manufacturing for automation equipments and systems (IPA Craiova) - Romania
  • University of Maribor (UM) - Slovenia
  • Croatian Chamber of Economy (CCE) - Croatia
  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry – Vratsa (CCI-Vratsa) - Bulgaria
  • Carinthian Universtiy of Applied Sciences (CUAS) - Austria
  • Local Council of Craiova Municipality (LCM Craiova) - Romania
  • Municipality of Vratsa - Bulgaria
  • Pannon Business Network Association (PBN) - Hungary
  • Municipality of Maribor (MOM) - SLOVENIA
  • City of Rijeka (Rijeka) – Croatia
  • Self-Government Office of Vas County (VMÖH) – Hungary
  • Development Association NERDA (NERDA) – Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM) – Moldova
  • Informational Center for Innovation and Development “NOVUM” (NOVUM) - Ukraine

Activity of PBN:

PBN, as a contributing partner, cooperates within the project partnership in all work packages with a special focus on the objectives of the project. PBN will play an active role in the “Policy & Stakeholder Dialogue” activity, with the aim of raising awareness of local stakeholders and involving them in the preparation of the local action plans (LAP). PBN will elaborate and implement the Local Action Plan 4 “LAP4” – Refurbishing heritage & historical buildings – together with VMÖH (Vas Megyei Önkormányzati Hivatal). PBN is responsible for supervising the organization of the 5 political workshops across the Danube Region. With the special activities, PBN will help to transform the use of heritage buildings into the community’s creative hotspots and to boost the local creative and knowledge industries.

Budget in Euro:
Project overall budget: 1.586.000,- EUR
ERDF funding: 1.348.100,- EUR
Project homepage: under construction
Program homepage: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/
Project manager: Virág Szuák (virag.szuak@pbn.hu)

"Project co.funded by European Union Funds (ERDF, IPA,ENI)"