Activities – SWG Activities
"Knowledge Roadmap" - Cross-border co-operation for knowledge based development: Towards a Roadmap
General description of the project
Cities are increasingly playing a crucial role in creating the knowledge economy and reaching the targets of the "Lisbon strategy" to develop the European Union into the most competitive economy of the world until 2010. The sub-project partnership of Spanish, Dutch and German cities is in particular looking at the potentials and opportunities of border regions in this respect and aims to foster the knowledge-based development of their border cities.
The project builds upon an international study (carried out within URBACT) and seeks to analyse and discuss the creation of cross-border partnerships in order to strengthen the knowledge economy in the partner regions. Based on the results, the project intends to develop a practical "Roadmap" for politicians and other stakeholders which can help to improve existing linkages and explore new opportunities for cooperation. Furthermore, the partner cities will exchange know-how and transfer experience on knowledge related development approaches.