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Project Description

Cities in the Danube region face challenges to develop a culture that generates public-private synergies, to promote SMEs and to stimulate creative urban communities. Therefore, the RESTART_4Danube project aims at providing a professional and feasible response to the challenges associated with developing a strong culture in the creative industries sector during COVID-19, generating public / private synergies that increase the competitiveness of SMEs for the creative regeneration of cities.

Expected results:

a common strategy on creative urban regeneration for the Danube region,

a new set of tools for Creative Urban Regeneration,

the 5 Local Action Plans,

a package of Cooperation Agreements between enterprises and research & development institutions,

a package of Readiness Level Audits,

a training toolkit with modules on Creativity and Urban

Governance and on Urban Innovation Management.


Partnership structure and role of ODIMM

The partnership consists of 25 organizations from 12 partner countries and is coordinated by the University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Romania. The project uses a "quadruple helix" approach through the collaboration of 11 public authorities, 7 companies and business support organizations, 4 higher education and research institutions and 3 civil society actors. The countries participating in the RESTART_4Danube project, in addition to Moldova, are: Romania, Germany, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Austria, Hungary, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ukraine, Serbia and Estonia.

Having an important role within the consortium, ODIMM will contribute to the successful implementation of all work packages within the project and will facilitate the participation of the Business Incubator from Cahul (IACH) as an associated partner of the project and direct beneficiary of good practices offered by the project.


Consortium Members:

Coordinating Partner:

1. University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, ROMANIA

Project Partners:

2. Steinbeis 2i GmbH, GERMANY

3. School of Advanced Social Studies, SLOVENIA

4. IPA - Research and development company, engineering and manufacturing for automation equipment and systems, ROMANIA

5. University of Maribor, SLOVENIA

6. Croatian Chamber of Economy, CROATIA

7. Chamber of Commerce and Industry - Vratsa, BULGARIA

8. Carinthian Universtiy of Applied Sciences, AUSTRIA

9. Local Council of Craiova Municipality, ROMANIA

10. Municipality of Vratsa, BULGARIA

11. Pannon Business Network Association, HUNGARY

12. Municipality of Maribor, SLOVENIA

13. City of Rijeka ERDF PP12 - Rijeka, CROATIA

14. Self-Government Office of Vas County, HUNGARY

15. Development Association NERDA, BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

16. Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development, MOLDOVA

17. Informational Center for Innovation and Development “NOVUM”, UKRAINE

Associated Partners:

18. City of Nova Gorica SI, SLOVENIA

19. Uzhhorod City Council UA, UKRAINE

20. Nova Iskra Creative Hub RS, SERBIA

21. Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Crafts of the Republic of Croatia HR, CROATIA

22. Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol EE, ESTONIA

23. Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration of Romania RO, ROMANIA 24. Administration of the regional government of Carinthia AT, AUSTRIA

25. Business Incubator Cahul, MOLDOVA

We invite you to access the official page and follow us on social media for additional information and news about the project:

Project Web page: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/restart-4danube

Facebook: fb.me/Restart4Danube

LinkedIn business page: linkedin.com/company/restart4danube

Twitter: twitter.com/Restart4Danube

Instagram: instagram.com/restart4danube/


Contact person:

Raisa TOFAN,

Project Manager RESTART4_Danube

Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises Sector Development (ODIMM)

Blvd. Stefan cel Mare si Sfant, 134,

Republic of Moldova, Chisinau, MD – 2012

E-mail: raisa.tofan@odimm.md

Tel.: +373 22 22 53 77, Fax: +373 22 29 57 97

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Financing Program: Programul Transnațional Dunărea 2014-2020

Project title: Boosting cREative induSTries in urbAn Regeneration for a stronger Danube region

Duration: 01.07.2020 - 31.12.2022

Project Web page: http://www.interreg-danube.eu/approved-projects/restart-4danube

This project is co-financed with European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI).

Budget in Euro:

Overall: 1.814.895

ERDF Contribution: 1.348.100

IPA Contribution: 57.710,75

ENI Contribution: 136.850

Project Goal: To improve framework conditions & policy instruments by supporting the regional & local Specialization Strategy S3 for a new model of Urban Regeneration involving Culture & Creative Industries (CCIs).


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