Peer Review Session: Municipality of Suceava


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Presentation delivered by Ovidiu Doroftei (Vice-Mayor, Municipality of Suceava) for URBACT Training for Elected Representatives on Integrated and Sustainable Urban Development.
Seminar 3 (2-4 December 2013, Brussels, Belgium): Sustainability and change. How can cities tackle the challenges of climate change and assess their progress? And how to intervene in complex energy transitions while improving a city's quality of life?

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Peer Review Session: Municipality of Suceava

  1. 1. PEER REVIEW SESSION Municipality of Suceava Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  2. 2. Geographical Location JUDETUL SUCEAVA Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  3. 3. Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  4. 4. City informative sheet City Population: 92,121 according to the census 2011 City Surface: 52 km2 County’s economy, shares by turnover: 1% primary sector – agriculture and farming 40% secondary sector – main industries: wood processing, furniture, food production and textile footwear manufacturing 59% tertiary sector – tourism related services, banking, health services, retail commerce    2077 registered trading companies (2012) Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  5. 5. City information sheet Transport infrastructure: Main roads:  E85 – DN2 Giurgiu-Bucharest-Suceava-Siret  E58-DN29-DN17 Halmeu-Baia Mare-Bistrita-Suceava-Botosani-IasiSculeni     Railways: 3 train stations: Suceava Nord Itcani, Suceava Burdujeni and Suceava Vest Scheia CFR international line 500 Bucharest-Vicsani-Moscow Air transport: International Airport Salcea Suceava, ensuring connection with Bucharest, currently subject to modernization with EU structural funds: project value 39,5 mil € 5 heliports: Putna, Sucevita, Moldovita, Voronet, Floreni Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  6. 6. City information sheet Education and culture  Education institutions o 12 secondary schools and 16 high-schools / colleges o “Stefan cel Mare” University – annually 9,500 students in Faculties: mechanic and electric engineering, food industry engineering, literature, history, geography, forestry, economic sciences, public administration, sport  Library of Bukovina “I. G. Sbierea” – inaugurated on 12.12.1923  Complex of Bukovina Museum – set up in 1895 and composed of: History Museum Ethnographic Museum “Princely Inn” Natural Sciences Museum Royal Court Bukovina Village Museum Royal Fortress Planetarium Memorial Cultural Trust Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  7. 7. Investment and modernisation projects REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2007-2013 1. Rehabilitation of streets, bridge, crossing, modernisation of parks and creation of public transport stations in the Municipality of Suceava Project value €9,500,000 / Timeframe May 2010 - January 2014 2. Rehabilitation of the city center by building underground car parks, pedestrian street and roads rehabilitation Project value €7,990,000 / Timeframe June 2010 – March 2013 3. Bukovina Traditions Supporting Center Project value €1,708,000 Timeframe June 2010 – December 2012 4. Modernisation of the public lightning along the main road of the Municipality of Suceava Project value €2,616,000 / Timeframe June 2010 – April 2012 5. Increase the safety and criminality prevention in the Municipality of Suceava, procuring specific equipments and arranging a supervision dispatch center Project value €582,400 / Timeframe May 2010 – May 2011 6. Rehabilitation of streets, bridges and crossing Project value €8,108,000 / Timeframe October 2013 – July 2015 Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  8. 8. Investment and modernisation projects URBACT II PROGRAMME 2007-2013 1. EVUE Electric vehicles in urban Europe Project value €51,445 / Timeframe November 2009 – January 2013 2. Sustainable Urban Markets Project value €66,562 / Timeframe May 2012 – April 2015 6TH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 3. CIVITAS SMILE “towards Sustainable MobIlity for peopLe in urban arEas“ Project value €194,880 / Timeframe February 2006 – April 2009 JOINT OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME 2007-2013 ROMANIA – UKRAINE – REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA 4. ”Medieval Jewelries: Khotyn, Soroca, Suceava - Mejekss” Project value €118,000 / Timeframe May 2012 – May 2014 Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  9. 9. Investment and modernisation projects SWISS – ROMANIAN COOPERATION PROGRAMME 2011-2019 1. Project Preparation Facility Fund – 2 contracts valued 168,589 CHF / Timeframe March 2012 – November 2013  Sustainable Energy Action Plan devised  3 Project Outlines approved  3 Technical Designs and 3 Project Final Proposals completed end of November 2013 and submitted December 2013, as follows: 2. ELECTROMOBILITY – Electric vehicles for a “Green” Municipality Project value 3,112,490 CHF / Timeline 24 months 3. SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL MARKET – Bazaar Suceava Project value 4,618,080 CHF / Timeline 24 months 4. MODERN AND EFFICIENT PUBLIC LIGHTNING MANAGEMENT IN SUCEAVA Project value 6,393,178 CHF / Timeline 18 months Brussels 2nd – 4th of December 2013
  10. 10. Investment and modernisation projects ISPA 2005 RO 16 P PE 004 Rehabilitation and Upgrading of the Water Supply and Wastewater systems in Suceava city Project value €52,591,770 / Timeframe November 2005 – December 2010  3 component projects: 1. Rehabilitation and upgrading of the water supply system in the city of Suceava 2. Suceava Rehabilitation and Upgrading of the Water Supply and Wastewater systems 3. Rehabilitation and Upgrading of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in the City of Suceava SOP ENVIRONMENT 2007-2013 Extension and Rehabilitation of the Water and Wastewater in Suceava County Project value €119,989,198 / Timeframe July 2011 – December 2015
  11. 11. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS PROJECT Partners: Barcelona, Torino, London, Toulouse, Dublin, Wroclaw, Attica Region, Pecs and Suceava Timeframe:  May 2012 – October 2012 Development phase  February 2013 – April 2015 Implementation phase (within February 2015 – May 2015 beginning of the putting into practice and financial resources identification) General Objective: To demonstrate the feasibility of the sustainable local food and traditional handcrafts market, in order to improve “Product Made in Bukovina” brand’s businesses Specific Objectives:  To draw out a Local Action Plan to support the development of the local food and the traditional handcrafts market located on the public space, focusing on “Product Made in Bukovina” brand  To raise public awareness about the opportunity represented by local food market in sustainable job creation and local economy’s sustainable development  To promote preservation of local handcrafts, cultural traditions and the Bukovina Region identity
  12. 12. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS Vision of the Suceava market in the future “In 2025 the Municipality of Suceava markets will become an authentic and friendly space, supplied with diversified local products, with modern and clean facilities, representing a socialisation place for locals and tourists”
  13. 13. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS External Challenges (1)           Lack of fiscal policies in place to incentivise local agriculture and local food production Poor competitiveness of the local producers vs. the external competitors Environment protection policies – revaluation of clean energy resources, quality of living, improvement of living conditions Lack of initiative for associations, partnerships and collaboration to create food flows, from “pitchfork to fork” Lack of distribution and supply chains Ageing population and a new profile for the young client Population in decrease due to migration toward more developed regions Migration from villages toward city and creation of deprived neighbourhoods Rising unemployment rate mainly among youth and low-qualified Poor citizens’ economic status and low incomes
  14. 14. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS External Challenges (2)        Siege of the supermarket chains on the local retail / whole sales market Need to promote healthier lifestyles, culinary habits and adequate education Need to promote competition for a higher quality food products and supervise quality control for improving the public health Opportunity to address the social factor – change attitude towards local food markets, create brand preference, involve the local community in socialisation activities and leisure time around the market concept Need to improve market services and facilitate training and sales classes for traders Need to introduce new technologies and equipments in the trading process, energy efficiency, environment protection and internet applications for broad promotion Need to support introduction of concepts like: traditional and bio-products
  15. 15. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS Internal Challenges   Environmental:  Unsuitable aspect of the public space and insufficient promotion of the renewable resources, counteract pollution, improved health, wastes management Infrastructure for clients and sellers:  Improper infrastructure, poor standard of inner facilities and equipments for food stocking and displaying  Poor current local markets physical state, lack of investments in the local market infrastructure and budgetary restrictions Connection to local economy:   Too many intermediaries in the sales and often fiscal evasion triggering disloyal competition Socialisation market for the local community:   Need to improve accessibility and market segmentation, to find alternative mobility means  Attraction and promotion: Need to offer tasting experiences within the market and in the vicinity Need to improve the adjoining area and to revive the local economy based on this
  16. 16. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS URBACT Local Support Group Suceava – main representative stakeholders Leader - City Hall of Suceava, Market Administration Direction - Investments, Maintenance, Administrative Office - responsible for the local urban markets management (3 food markets owned by the Municipality and 1 industrial market) 20 Institutions and organisations:  Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Suceava  Tourism agencies  Public bodies  NGOs  High Education schools  Local media  "Product Made in Bukovina" Association – a regional NGO association consisting of 40 members, with activity in food processing and handcrafts manufacturers
  17. 17. SUSTAINABLE URBAN MARKETS Project Activities related to URBACT Local Support Group involvement:  Joint meetings and consultations with the group Strategic and SWOT Analysis Local Action Plan research and consultation Local Action Plan elaboration Inquiries to find financial resources for measures’ implementation Transfer of best practice and experiences from forerunners and to followers  Local Action Plan Delivery Improve internal organisation and tasks assigned to relevant public servants Stimulate joint effort of the private and public sector (public-private investment) Support logistically and financially promotion activities Prioritize investments addressed to local markets
  18. 18. OVIDIU DOROFTEI, Vice mayor Municipality of Suceava