Southeast Europe is one of the European regions challenged most by an accelerated urbanisation, urban-rural disparities and related problems. A range of SEE projects - mostly under AoI 4.1 - are addressing these challenges with diverse methods and approaches. Capitalization and synergybuilding within this pole will allow to share this manifoldness of experiences and to develop policy recommendations in view of economic and social regeneration of deprived urban areas. Projects under this pole are invited, furthermore, to focus on more narrow sub-topics which, according to their experience, have the most specific relevance for southeast-European urban areas.

The urban development pole main objective is to link common project in the identification of new strategies and actions putting sustainable urban development in the agenda of decision makers at international and at regional level. The dissemination of projects results within local stakeholders and the definition of inputs for the future programming periods will be the targets of the pole members. Best practices on the issue and how to involve the political level will be also the pillars of the actors operating inside the pole.


BUILD SEE project: Ms Giulia Righetti - FAM - Alma Mater Foundation


- Each project leader will organise a mainstreaming event in its own nation with the involvement of other pole's projects including captivating communication methods (i.e. Open Space Technology, active workshops or others). The event can be connected with already existing events involving the same target groups.

- International event in Brussels connected with one of the several initiatives periodically performed by EU institutions (i.e. Green Week), with the aim to expand the audience and impact of the event.

- SEE Thematic Seminar 'INCLUSIVE SEE: Capitalising experiences for inclusive growth and job creation in the Southeast Europe area 2014+' with the participation of the pole projects - Split (Croatia), 17/09/2013. The seminar, apart from having been an opportunity for the Thematic Poles to fine-tune their synergies/capitalisation process, was a unique moment for project partners to influence the future of Territorial Cooperation in the area. It aimed at achieving some concrete conclusions from the different workshops which could be a valid input for the preparation of the new transnational cooperation programmes in the area, Danube and South East Gateway, mainly considering the future topics to be covered (thematic objectives). The presentations made during the seminar can be found here and the outcomes achieved here.


- Definition and implementation of a common strategy and communication tools for capitalisation: Setting-up of a mainstreaming strategy exploiting the already existent tools fit for this purpose (eventually, definition of new tools) and a Pole action plan

- Identify best practices from closed and running projects; disseminate the best practices at international and regional level; and transfer of know-how with third countries of the best practices developed in funded projects

- To identify a common tool for the local stakeholders involvement

- Improvement of sustainable urban development know-how by the pole members

- Identification of urban development as a priority measure in the agenda of the future programming period, not only considered as a local priority but as topic to be tackled at international level

- Sharing of ideas for future projects and development of new projects within territorial cooperation programmes 2014-2020 and in other EU financed programmes

- Proposition of a desirable legal framework for the long term impact of Thematic Pole's experiences: Production of a final document exposing the proposals emerging by the experiences done by projects involved and by the Thematic Pole itself




Related files:
pdf Thematic Pole 12 Factsheet.pdf