e-CREATE brings together 13 partners from nine EU Member States and Norway. Together, we have identified shortcomings in public policies which promote tourism along cultural and historical routes and decided to bundle our resources to increase the competitiveness of enterprises in rural areas. We aim at jointly identifying and transferring good practices in order to improve regional and local policies. A particular focus is put on the uptake of new technologies among entrepreneurs in rural areas and along tourism routes. The project also aims at increasing public servants’ understanding of the potential of ICT and web tools. Being co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by the INTERREG IVC programme, the project runs from January 2012 to December 2014.
e-CREATE Final ConferenceThe e-CREATE Final Conference took place on September 1th and 12th at the Gesellschaftshaus in Magdeburg.
AR&PA Biennial of Heritage Restoration and Management
From the 13th to the 16th of November 2014, TRANSROMANICA and e-CREATE were presented at the AR&PA International Heritage Fair in Valladolid (Spain). Junta de Castilla y León hosted two exhibitions booths and two presentations in order to show our international cooperation.
The presence at AR&PA was summarized in an event report.
Future Planning Event in Brussels
On November 12th and 13th e-CREATE partners and representatives from all over Europe met at the Representation of Saxony-Anhalt in Brussels to discuss the possibilities of new cooperation projects in the 2014-2020 EU funding period. The event was opened by State Secretary Marco Tullner from the Ministry of Science and Economic Affairs Saxony-Anhalt. Followed by a brief introduction of the new INTERREG B and INTERREG Europe programme priorities. The main part of the event, however, was reserved for networking and the exchange of project ideas. One group also discussed an e-CREATE follow-up.
About INTERREG IVC
The Interregional Cooperation Programme INTERREG IVC, financed by the European Union’s Regional Development Fund, helps Regions of Europe work together to share experience and good practice in the areas of innovation, the knowledge economy, the environment and risk prevention. EUR 302 million is available for project funding but, more than that, a wealth of knowledge and potential solutions are also on hand for regional policy-makers.