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CENTRAL EUROPE Output Library

The CENTRAL EUROPE Programme helps to improve living and working conditions in your region. Take a look at the CENTRAL EUROPE Output Library to find out what our projects do.

The Output Library collects (case) studies, surveys, analyses, inventories, guidelines and other interesting products from all our projects. Each output is connected with specific keywords.

Searching for a keyword or clicking on one of them in the tag cloud below will show you a list of relevant documents. 

You can also search thematically according to colour: innovation, transport, environment, energy, demographic change, cultural heritage, cross-cutting topics.


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Threats and opportunities associated with practical aspects of revitalization projects in different countries as well as the descriptions of particular EU revitalization projects and the analysis of tools already used in practice.

Project:COBRAMAN - Manager Coordinating Brownfield Redevelopment Activities
Countries:Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Date:July 2009
Tag(s):Brownfield (revitalisation), Degraded areas, Regional development, Urban area

Definition of the most effective and efficient tools for sustainable tourism development in areas with unexplored potential and tools of governance public- private, capable of contributing towards the tourism development of the site and having positive spin-offs on the area and capable of maintaining and increasing attractiveness both for users and for local residents.

Project:LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF VILLAGES - Local Initiative STrENgthening: how to build up a new TOurism in THE Valleys and among the mOst vItal CEntres OF rural VILLAGES
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Regional development, Sustainable tourism, Rural areas, Tourism

The report provides an overview on regions in Germany, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary and Slovenia including general information of the region (population, economy), mining history, regional potentials, existing projects and development strategies, as well as a statement on actors and their interplay.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
Date:December 2009
Tag(s):Brownfield (revitalisation), Degraded areas, Regional development, Social change, Mining

The major district town of Aue is planning to improve the range of industrial and commercial sites and acquire plots in the area of the freight railway yards for economic development purposes. The sustainable conversion of the urban mining site (formerly pit 20) on the railway site therefore required the drawing-up of a subsequent use concept that would comprise an investigation of different options, taking account of development and the associated costs.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Germany
Date:August 2010
Tag(s):Alternative solution , Brownfield (revitalisation), Degraded areas, Mining, Rail, Regional development, Urban area

A market analysis that examines the CrossCulTour-region's focus on cultural tourism, their main markets for overnight tourism, a possible monitoring scheme and the consequences.

Project:CROSSCULTOUR - Cross Marketing Strategies for Culture and Tourism for more Attractiveness and Competitiveness for Cities and Regions
Countries:Austria, Germany, Italy, Slovenia
Date:May 2009
Tag(s):Cultural heritage, Cultural infrastructure, Culture, Regional development, Sustainable tourism, Tourism

This document indicates one possible way to identify the areas´ resources that meet the criteria to become eligible as tourist destinations. The steps shown are the results of the work carried out directly on site in the specific areas that have their own history and vocations. Studies include the areas of Rimini Province (Italy), Kujawsko-Pomorskie Voivodship (Poland), Velenje, Savinjsko-Saleska region (Slovenia), Hodonin and Straznice region, Slovacko region (Czech Republic).

Project:CUSTODES - Cultural Sites and Tourism: Development of European Strategies
Countries:Czech Republic, Italy, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Cultural heritage, Cultural infrastructure, Culture, Regional development, Sustainable tourism, Tourism

This working paper focuses on existing policies, practices
and problems in the field of urban open space planning in the 8 project partner
countries.

Project:UrbSpace - Urban spaces – enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Date:December 2010
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Regional development, Social change, Urban area

The study gives an overview on recent projetcs dealing with urban planning and interpretation and implementation of legislation, regulations and accountability in practice.

Project:UrbSpace - Urban spaces – enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment
Countries:Austria, Belgium, Germany, Slovakia
Date:December 2009
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Regional development, Urban area

This working paper deals with the strategies for public spaces analysis and design with respect to the issue “Security and social cohesion aspect”. Sociology and criminology have approached the topic within social sciences, trying to understand remote and proxy causes of these feelings, and to find out – especially criminology – solutions to make safer places.

Project:UrbSpace - Urban spaces – enhancing the attractiveness and quality of the urban environment
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Date:November 2010
Tag(s):Regional development, Urban area

The report gives an overview on cultural potentials of mining sites in Central Europe, highlightening some best practice examples.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
Date:June 2010
Tag(s):Cultural heritage, Cultural infrastructure, Culture, Degraded areas, Mining, Regional development

The report gives an overview on cultural potentials of mining sites in Central Europe, highlightening some best practice examples.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Austria, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
Date:June 2010
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Mining, Natural heritage, Regional development, Renewable energy, Tourism, Brownfield (revitalisation)

The topics of the 4th SoNorA University Think Tank conference are:
- Infrastructure and regional development
- Infrastructure, transport and trade
- Infrastructure and society

The papers are dealing with knowledge potentials of improved societal and knowledge linkages, system dynamics in transportation as well as the strengthening of Mediterranean ports. Furthermore the relative importance of transport infrastructure investments and its spatial impacts and effects are described and discussed.

Project:SoNorA - SOuth-NORth Axis
Countries:Germany, Hungary, Slovenia
Date:February 2010
Tag(s):Accessibility, Port, Rail, Regional development, TEN-T

Pre investment study of thematic path GVERK pointes out the important key factors of cultural tourism and thematic paths for the Zasavje region.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Slovenia
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Mining, Regional development, Tourism, Urban area

The analysis of the development of wheel railway in former mining town for the reviving of its cultural heritage related to mining and utilizing it in tourism.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Hungary
Tag(s):Cultural heritage, Degraded areas, Mining, Regional development, Tourism, Urban area

Master plan includes careful investigation of reutalization options to improve allocation of means, e.g. for recultivation.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Slovenia
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Mining, Regional development, Urban area

The report includes all 6 SWOT Analyses of the participating regions in
ReSOURCE and an additional report from the associated Polish research partner on the region of Wałbrzych.

Project:ReSOURCE - Utilisation of post-mining potentials for sustainable re-development in Central European mining cities and regions
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Degraded areas, Metropolitan area, Mining, Regional development

A consice report on the regional development in the Centrope region, focusing on economic and employment data. This report displays the situation in 2010 and shall be updated each year.

Project:CENTROPE CAPACITY - Sustainable urban and regional cooperation for a polycentric territorial development in a competitive CENTROPE region
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia
Date:April 2011
Tag(s):Entrepreneur(ship), Labour market, Regional development

Each case study suggets how to actively counteract the trends of demographic change

Project:YURA - Developing transnational transversal youth strategies in regions with migration
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland
Date:April 2011
Tag(s):Demographic change, Regional development, Young people

Youth strategies for regions with migrants

Project:YURA - Developing transnational transversal youth strategies in regions with migration
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland
Date:April 2013
Tag(s):Demographic change, Regional development, Young people

Benchmarking in Yura project developing yout strategies

Project:YURA - Developing transnational transversal youth strategies in regions with migration
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland
Tag(s):Demographic change, Regional development, Young people

The document describes set measures developed by the QUALIST partnership useful for small towns in the Europe

Project:QUALIST - Improving quality of life in small towns
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany
Date:July 2013
Tag(s):Demographic change, Regional development, Urban area, Demography

A sustainable revitalization connects the protection of economical and architectural-cultural heritage with the requirement of a changing society and economy.

Project:QUALIST - Improving quality of life in small towns
Countries:Germany
Date:February 2012
Tag(s):Demographic change, Demography, Regional development, Cultural heritage

The EURUFU study evaluates the existing typologies for rural areas and develops own difinitioan and delination of rural areas in central Europe.

Project:EURUFU - European Rural Futures - New opportunities to secure the provision of public sevices in rural cities and municipalities
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Date:June 2012
Tag(s):Rural areas, Regional development

The report presents the current mobility and transport situation in eight project regions (Gorenjska, Slovenia; Lungau and Upper Styria West in Austria; Kyffhäuserkreis, Germany; Province of Asti, Italy; Ústí Region, Czech Republic; Brzeg Dolny, Poland; Microregion of Mór, Hungary).

The report collects information on regional mobility and transport
offers from a strength‐weakness‐threats‐opportunities‐point of view with special attention to the impact of demographic change.

Project:EURUFU - European Rural Futures - New opportunities to secure the provision of public sevices in rural cities and municipalities
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Transport, Rural areas, Regional development

The report informs about the state-of-the-art regional situation of local economy and job opportunities in the eight project regions (Gorenjska, Slovenia; Lungau and Upper Styria West in Austria; Kyffhäuserkreis, Germany; Province of Asti, Italy; Ústí Region, Czech Republic; Brzeg Dolny, Poland; Microregion of Mór, Hungary).

In order to gather the relevant information regarding the regional economic activity, education, infrastructure and transport offers from a strength-weakness-threats opportunities-point of view with special attention to the impact of unemployment, a questionnaire was developed by the partners for their designated project regions.

Project:EURUFU - European Rural Futures - New opportunities to secure the provision of public sevices in rural cities and municipalities
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Demographic change, Regional development, Rural areas

This report provides a transnational state of the art picture of city and regional markets in central Europe based on the study of legislation and policies carried out in the first phase of the project as well as the mapping, governance analysis and SWOTs.

Project:CENTRAL MARKETS - Revitalising and promoting traditional markets in central Europe
Countries:Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Date:November 2013
Tag(s):Regional development, Metropolitan area

The document collects suggestions and practices on the most relevant impacts of ageing and population shrinking economy, society and environment as well as describes the relevant policy framework.

Project:ADAPT2DC - New innovative solutions to adapt governance and management of public infrastructure and services to demographic change in shrinking regions and cities of CE
Countries:Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia
Tag(s):Ageing, Demographic change, Human capital, Regional development

The study challenges cost analysis of local public service across countries of central Europe. It investigates the relations of economic features and demographic change characteristics.

Project:ADAPT2DC - New innovative solutions to adapt governance and management of public infrastructure and services to demographic change in shrinking regions and cities of CE
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Demographic change, Social infrastructure, Regional development

This catalogue lists examples of projects dealing with adaptation of public,
social and technical infrastructure services to demographic change. All projects are in addition addressing the issue of cost saving.

Project:ADAPT2DC - New innovative solutions to adapt governance and management of public infrastructure and services to demographic change in shrinking regions and cities of CE
Countries:Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tag(s):Ageing, Demographic change, Rural areas, Regional development, Demography, Elderly

The document aims to evaluate the gathered international examples concerning the possibilities of adapting technical and social infrastructures and services to demographic change in the ADAPT2DC "Best Practice Catalogue"and give the overall recommendations for the transferability of these good examples across Europe.

Project:ADAPT2DC - New innovative solutions to adapt governance and management of public infrastructure and services to demographic change in shrinking regions and cities of CE
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Ageing, Demographic change, Demography, Elderly, Social infrastructure, Rural areas, Regional development

CERREC implementation handbook aims to provide feasible guidelines and
recommendations for the whole process chain from collection to retail for the different product categories to the whole process of building up re-use networks and network coordination for interested institutions, organisations and authorities.

Project:CERREC - Central Europe Repair & Re-use Centres and Networks
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Energy efficiency, Regional development, Re-use

CERREC transnation strategy provides a clear vision of the functionalities of accredited re-use centers as well as suggestions on how to implement them.

Project:CERREC - Central Europe Repair & Re-use Centres and Networks
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Energy efficiency, Regional development, Re-use

The strategy elaborated by the CENTRAL MARKETS project addresses policy makers, market operators, potential investors and consumers, in order to promote a new concept of city market capable of fostering a more balanced economic development of cities and their hinterlands for a competitive and sustainable growth of the Central Europe area.

Project:CENTRAL MARKETS - Revitalising and promoting traditional markets in central Europe
Countries:Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Cultural heritage, Regional development, Market revitalisation

ReNewTown Handbook of Models contains numerous practical examples of identified models' implementation from the countries involved and valuable lessons learned. The models in focus of the ReNewTown consider local communities, cultural and social events as well as improvement of public spaces and support for small businesses.

Project:ReNewTown - New post-socialist city: Competitive and Attractive
Countries:Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Culture, Local community, Regional development, Urban area

ReNewTown Best Practice Report summarises and evaluates the main knowledge and experience collected relevant for revitalisation of post-socialistic urban areas.

Project:ReNewTown - New post-socialist city: Competitive and Attractive
Countries:Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia
Tag(s):Urban area, Regional development, Local community, Culture

Results and findings of CITY REGIONS project which aimed at increasing competitiveness through peri-urban and macro-regional cooperation.

Project:CITY REGIONS - Increasing the competitiveness of city regions through integrated urban-rural development
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland
Tag(s):Urban area, Regional development, Urban sprawl

This report takes as starting point the identification of issues within the central Europe region which would benefit from, or require, cooperation at the transnational (macro-regional) scale, and detects possible sub-spaces within central Europe where cooperation could be deepened around common agendas.

Project:CITY REGIONS - Increasing the competitiveness of city regions through integrated urban-rural development
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy
Tag(s):Polycentric development, Urban sprawl, Regional development

The possibilities of using EU structural funds for the development of urban – rural partnership in the 2014 – 2020 funding period.

Project:REURIS - Revitalization of Urban River Spaces
Countries:Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy
Tag(s):Polycentric development, Regional development, Urban sprawl