LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF VILLAGES
CENTRAL EUROPE PROGRAMME SUMMARY PARTNERS ACTIVITIES

Central Europe Programme

CENTRAL EUROPE is a European Union programme that encourages cooperation between countries in Central Europe in order to improve innovation, accessibility and the environment and to enhance the competitiveness and attractiveness of their cities and regions.

CENTRAL EUROPE invests € 231 million funding transnational cooperation projects involving public and private organisations in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. The programme is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and runs from 2007 to 2013.

CENTRAL EUROPE provides funding for cooperation projects in four areas:
Priority 1: Facilitating innovation across Central Europe Priority 2: Improving accessibility to and within Central Europe Priority 3: Responsible use of the environment Priority 4: Enhancing competitiveness and attractiveness of cities and regions

In particular, the project “LISTEN TO THE VOICES OF THE VILLAGES” is promoted by Priority 4. Projects included within this priority will aim to improve the quality of life in cities and regions and promote sustainable urban development. They will support polycentric development to avoid disparity in urban areas due to social and spatial segregation and will address demographic and social change, as well as the protection, preservation and exploitation of cultural resources.

Please visit the CENTRAL EUROPE website for further information. (www.central2013.eu)