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The Programme of Action for the Regional Provision of Public Services is designed to assist 21 pilot regions in rural areas - districts, municipal associations or regional associations - in 2012/2013 in sustaining the provision of basic public services, despite an ageing and declining population, by autonomously developing a regional strategy based on a tried-and-tested procedure. For those regions that show a high degree of dedication in shaping their strategy and use the results to develop innovations that are ripe for implementation, further funds have been budgeted for 2014 for follow-up projects to implement the regional strategies.
Programme of Action for the Regional Provision of Public Services
The National Urban Development Policy provides an opportunity for all stakeholders from government, the public authorities, the planning professions, industry and the scientific community to have their say on topics such as cities, living together in cities, urban qualities and good governance.
National Urban Development Policy
Werkstatt-Stadt presents proficient examples from urban development practice in Germany. The website currently hosts more than 200 innovative projects.
This research initiative aims to strengthen the competitiveness of the German building sector in the European internal market and to remove existing deficits particularly in the sector of technical, building cultural and organisational innovations.
Innovation program "Future Building"
The portal provides information and material about the Energy Saving Act and the Energy Saving Ordinance. It is above all aimed at energy consultants, engineers, architects and craftsmen, who are professionally concerned with the matter - but also at affected citizens that are interested in profound information.
Info-Portal Energy Saving
INTERREG promotes cooperation between the cities, regions and member states of the EU and forms part of Objective 3 "European Territorial Cooperation". The information on this website primarily refers to Strand B, i.e. transnational cooperation.
The European Urban Knowledge Network started in 2005. Its aim is to improve exchange of information and experience. Since October 2005 the EUKN has an own information platform in the Internet. The eukn.org website is the Network's central information and communication instrument.
European Urban Knowledge Network (EUKN)