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From Army To Entrepreneurship
Project aims at developing economic growth and diversification,through specific measures to support the conversion of military brownfields into Business Support Centres(BSC) or Incubators(BI)in regions,where the promotion of entrepreneurial spirit and the creation of innovative firms represent pivotal assets for the local economy and where the rehabilitation of military brownfields is a priority of the regional/local agenda of the administrations.To reach the project goal all the activities will involve both the strategic (public administrations, RDAs and other regional/national Institutions) and the operational level (Informest,CDCAS,ZCFEP,Drama Chamber of Commerce) of the partnership.Integrated vertical, orizontal and transnational cooperation,active involvement of target groups and stakeholders and cross-sectoral activities envisaged are the approach to ensure the best result from the rehabilitation of military brownfields into BI/BSCs and to give sustainability to the action. Activities expected have follow up national investments and can be summarised as follows:definition and application of models on property disposal and restructuring of ex military assets;mapping and assessments of military brownfields;analysis of economic and entrepreneurial context;setting up of strategies to foster entrepreneurship;pilot actions,feasibility studies,operational plans and investment projects on rehabilitation and transformation of military brownfields into BSC/BI;incisive dissemination action.Main project outputs and results are represented by:transfer of methodologies;adoption of programming/recommendations on military brownfields restructuring;urban planning for the creation of BSC/BI with high technological&management standards;BI/BSCs business plans(strategy/feasibility);position paper on brownfield property transfer process from central to local level;adoptions of a common strategy to promote entrepreneurship;PPPs for rehabilitation investments;durable partnership
Call: 1
Priority: Development of transnational synergies for sustainable growth areas
Area of intervention: Tackle crucial problems affecting metropolitan areas and regional systems of settlements
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Project budget:
  • Overall project budget: 2.200.000,00 €
  • ERDF contribution: 1.725.500,00 €
  • IPA contribution: 144.500,00 €
  • ENPI contribution: 0,00 €
Project start date / end date:
2009-04 / 2011-09