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Depopulācija – reģionālo centru izaicinājums DeCoDe (Challenges of Regional Centres: Depopulation Control, Development – best practices)

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Challenges of Regional Centres: Depopulation Control, Development – best practices

PROGRAMME: European Union programme “Europe for Citizens”, 2nd strand  “Democratic engagement and civic participation„ action 2.2 Networks of Towns

AIM:  The project is aimed at creating a network of the largest cities after capitals, regional centers, which are significantly affected by depopulation in order to promote the exchange of good practices and to develop action plan of depopulation control for stronger local economic structures and raising citizens’ awareness about mobility in the European cities. It is essential to popularize the participating cities, to make them vivid with the exchange of information, tourism materials, presentations, traditions and cultural heritage. It is also important to make proud the citizens of involved cities, make them appreciate the place they live in. The project foresees the promotion and development of involved cities in aim to make them vivid, attractive and suitable for modern citizens' needs.

PROJECT PARTNERS:

LP DAUGAVPILS CITY COUNCIL

(DAUGAVPILS PILSĒTAS DOME), Daugavpils, Latvia

PP2 KAUNAS CITY MUNICIPALITY

(KAUNO MIESTO SAVIVALDYBES ADMINISTRACIJA), Kaunas, Lithuania

PP3 LODZKIE REGION

(WOJEWODZTWO LODZKIE),

Lodz, Poland

PP4 CITY ADMINISTRATION OF MAGDEBURG (LANDESHAUPTSTADT MAGDEBURG),

Magdeburg, Germany

PP5 CEIPES (CENTRO INTERNAZIONALE PER LA PROMOZIONE DELL’EDUCAZIONE E LO S),

Palermo, Italy

PP6 MUNICIPALITY OF VEJLE

Vejle, Denmark

PP7 ACTA CENTER

(ASOCIATIA CENTRUL EUROPEAN PENTRU INTEGRARE SOCIOPROFESIONALA),

Oradea, Romania

PP8 ADIMAN (ASOCIACION PARA DESARROLLO INTEGRAL DE LA MANCHELA CONQUENSE),

Casasimarro, Spain

The main problem: depopulation

KEYWORDS: depopulation, environmental degradation, protection of cultural identities, traditions and historical heritage, regional centres, strategy of depopulation control.

Implementation timeline: 01/03/2018 – 01/02/2020

INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:

event 1 – kick-off meeting in Daugavpils, Latvia – May, 2018

event 2 – thematic transnational meeting in Kaunas, Lithuania – September, 2018

event 3 – thematic transnational meeting/seminar in Palermo, Italy – February, 2019

event 4 - transnational meeting/work-shop in Lodz, Poland – May, 2019

event 5 – dissemination conference in Daugavpils, Latvia – November, 2019

 

ACTIVITIES AND RESULTS:

  • Creating and strengthening the relationship between European cities;
  • Promoting the European citizenship;
  • Sharing good practices in aim to obtain them in other cities;
  • Enhancing and expanding knowledge about depopulation process in European largest cities, regional centres and local municipalities;
  • Popularization of the participating cities;
  • Developing depopulation control action plan;
  • Organization of international meetings and conference on prevention measures of depopulation.

Press releases:

 

The third meeting “Youth Depopulation – what can be done?” of the project “Challenges of Regional Centres: Depopulation Control, Development – best practices” (DeCoDe) took place in Palermo, Italy _