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  1. 1. Newsletter 5Fall 2011 Inter-municipal coopera•on for strategic steering of DATE! Commerci zone Zenonbon development in theMW2011 SME-oriented loca• erg, orf rol Commercial zon Zenonberg, Dorf Tirol MW20 Commercial zone Zenonberg, Dorf Tirol © MW2011 mmercial one nonber Dor Tiro Alps 2011 SAV E THE 012 a rch 2 ce 8-9 M al Conferen n NIS Fi COMU Foto: Heinz Widmann Fi•h Transna•onal 1 Project-Mee•ng in As•, Italy CONTENTS Project Mee•ng Alpsee-Grünten region: con•nuing the processO n the 27th and 28th of July, Final Conference 2 the Local Development Agen- Alpine Space Mid-Term Conference cy Langhe Monferrato Roero Knowledge Management 3(LAMORO) hosted in As• (Italy) the 5th Excursus: Inter-municipal coopera•on in BangladeshTransna•onal Project Mee•ng. At theChamber of Commerce, Industry, Hand-cra$ and Agriculture, project partners ect implementa•on; the second halfwere invited to listen to the progresses, was dedicated to evalua•ng singlefirst results and next steps of LAMORO’s aspects of inter- municipal commer-pilot project, as well as to exchange ex- cial loca•on development. The groupperiences about their own pilot ac•ons. inte nsively discussed the structureThe As• University of Economy pre- of the Guidelines on Inter-Municipalsented the analysis done in the indus- Commercial Loca•on Developmenttrial areas of Nizza Monferrato, Canelli, (CLD), trying to redefine and distrib- Workshop session ©SL2011and Calamandrana (municipali•es in ute the wri"en contribu•ons among nal Publica•on to be published in theAs• Province). A$erwards, experts from partners. first half of 2012.Moncalieri municipality (Turin Province) On the second day, partners dis-provided a presenta•on on their ter- cussed project ac•vi•es concerningritorial experience and their strategy in the project evalua•on and adapta-developing a polycentric se"lement in •on method, the main ac•ons andVadò industrial area through the cre- deliverables, and financial issuesa•on of a consor•um of enterprises. with regard to the remaining months Project partners at presenta•on session of the project. Next ac•ons will be ©SL2011 dedicated above all to finalize the COMUNIS publica•ons with a view to The project team then focused on the the final conference that will be held implementa•on of the dissemina•on in Bolzano/Bozen, and to begin the and knowledge management system, project evalua•on, ensuring the capi- assessing the work accomplished so taliza•on and the transferability of far and the planned strategies to en- results through the intensifica•on ofConference Hall at the As• Chamber of sure project sustainability. The first the use of the COMUNIS knowledgeCommerce ©SL2011 work day ended with the presenta- management pla#orm (see ar•cleBoth days offered the occasion to sum •on of project promo•on material, a “Knowledge Management” by Fran-up project outputs and ac•vi•es and to discussion about the final conference çois Parvex).carefully plan the next steps un•l the and an exchange of view about theproject’s final conference in March 2012. contents and technical aspects of two Silvia LodatoThe first half of day one was dedicated publica•ons: the Project Synthesis Società Consor•le Langheto presen•ng the status of pilot proj- Booklet and the Popular Scien•fic Fi- Monferrato Roero (LAMORO)Alpine Space Programme - European Territorial Coopera•on 2007-2013 1
  2. 2. The Alpsee-Grünten region set to con•nue the CLD COMUNIS project despite Immenstadt’s abandonment Final ConferenceThe town council of Immenstadt a targeted distribu•on of tasks at 8-9 March 2012voted against the town’s further regional level, thus saving on •me,commitment to a joint project of costs and waste of territorial resources. How can the inter-municipalcommercial loca•on development coopera•on for Commercial The four mayors of the German towns(CLD) within the COMUNIS project. Loca•on Development (CLD) of Blaichach, Burgberg, Re•enberg andNevertheless, the other municipali•es be fostered? How can munici- Sonthofen acknowledge Immenstadt’sintend to con•nue this CLD project pali•es analyze their strengths, right to make its own decisions,in the Alpsee-Grünten region. weaknesses, opportuni•es however, they intend to con•nue theFollowing a joint informa•on mee•ng project. The mayors s•ll believe that and threats with regard to in-addressed to the local town councils ter-municipal CLD? How canand dedicated to illustrate the proposed municipali•es maximize theirestablishment of an inter-municipal strong points and minimizeassocia•on, the town councils agreed to their weak spots and realizedra• a regula•on as the next step forward a more sustainable land usetowards a joint commercial loca•on for commercial development?development project in the Alpsee- Which type of inter-municipalGrünten region. The town of Immenstadt, Workshop in Alpsee-Grünten © KS2011 CLD approach is appropriate tohowever, voted against the proposal achieve these goals?with 14 votes in favour and eight against. the joint development of commercial The COMUNIS project partners areas is the right answer to the current have elaborated a methodolo- challenges. In the future, inter-municipal gy for analyzing inter-municipal commercial loca•on development loca•ons and organiza•onal shall be based on quality, rather than structures, as well as intra-ter- quan•ty; only shared and agreed ac•on ritorial framework condi•ons can sustainably maintain jobs in the area. for joint commercial loca•on Stakeholders in this process also share development. They have been the opinion that these much desired developing guidelines for de- forms of CLD coopera•on need to be vising and applying inter-mu-Mayors in Alpsee-Grünten region © KS2011 extended to the whole Southern part of nicipal CLD strategies, adapted Oberallgäu. For this reason, preliminary to the challenges, condi•ons,Immenstadt’s town council jus•fied its and poten•als of mountain re-decision with the need to exploit the talks with the mayors of these municipali•es are already under way un•l gions.poten•al of the areas involved through the beginning of autumn. By the end of The achieved results of theknowledge transfer, and expressed the year, the crucial decision on drawing project will be presented andmistrust at the idea of a joint regula•on. up a regula•on will have been taken. disseminated at its Final Con-That is only partly understandable, as ference, held on March 8-9,the joint management of a commercial Sandra Feuerstein 2012, at the European Acad-development area already involves City of Sonthofen emy of Bolzano (Italy). COMUNIS at the Alpine Space Programme Mid-Term ConferenceOn June 16-17, the Alpine Space Pro- ond day was dedicated to three work- WS 3: Governance towards a macrogramme (ASP) mid-term conference shops (WS) open to all par•cipants: regional strategy: How to start a part-took place at the World Trade Center in WS 1: Themes and priori•es for the nership approach bringing together allGrenoble, France. The COMUNIS proj- next genera•on of projects: Iden•fy types of actors, states and regions, andect was represented at this forum by European and alpine challenges and priori•ze specific issues from the field?the French partner Chamber of Com- turn them into parameters for ac•ons. The COMUNIS project is featured in themerce and Industry of Lyon – Déléga- The dis•nc•on is made between deliv- soon to be published Alpine Space Pro-•on de Tarare. More than 250 partners erables and results/outcomes. gramme event brochure. For furtherexchanged experiences about the 25 informa•on see the programme web- WS 2: Management for suppor•verunning projects. site: h•p:// delivery condi•ons: Key points wereDay one focused on assessment/out- raised such as the harmoniza•on andcomes and perspec•ves of the pro- simplifica•on of procedures within the Florine Goncetgramme and issues related to European Alpine Space Programme and greater Chamber of Commercepolicies in the Alpine region. The sec- synergy between projects. and Industry of LyonAlpine Space Programme - European Territorial Coopera•on 2007-2013 2
  3. 3. Knowledge managementCOMUNIS implements a sustainable developed, implemen•ng several in- Web 2.0 sites are o#en visited and willsystem to manage knowledge devel- struments, as shown in the enclosed therefore help a$ract a number of visi-oped within the project. in a first step, diagram. This system includes instru- tors to both the project and the Alpinean inventory of available instruments ments implemented within the Alpine Space Programme websites.was drawn up. These have been clas- Space programme, the knowledge The system will lead COMUNIS to setsified according to their specific con- management pla"orm of the Swiss up a dynamic process con•nuing welltribu•on to the spreading of knowl- regional policy regiosuisse, as well as beyond the project dura•on. Eachedge. A system has been subsequently three worldwide Web 2.0 sites. These partner, therefore, needs to develop its own network of rela•ons with ex- perts in the relevant countries. This network, bringing together represen- ta•ves from the public sector, asso- Comunis Comunis Running projects cia•ons, consultancy firms, as well as Project sheet on on Wikipedia training and research ins•tutes shall regiosuisse Alpine Space not only support the dissemina•on of on Linkedin the project results, but also provide further value to them. For this rea- son, special a$en•on shall be paid to regiosuisse documents the network ac•vity coordinated by base knowledge managers and concerning Comunis inter-municipal coopera•on and Com- on Slideshare mercial Loca•on Development. François Parvex Regiosuisse on Linkedin Comunis on Linkedin Swiss Associa•on for Services to COMUNIS Sustainable Knowledge Management © FP 2011 Regions and Communes Inter-municipal coopera!on towards economic development in BangladeshInter-municipal coopera•on is an ar- an intervening or direct policy towards However, a local territory can prog-rangement for coping with different is- economic development issues except ress be$er when its government bod-sues that concern more than one mu- for a very basic provision of support. ies and other local public and privatenicipality. Many developed countries As a result, they try to keep in contact organiza•ons work well together. Inlike Germany, Austria or Italy engage with other public or private organiza- Bangladesh, they also maintain coop-in this approach having realized its •ons which are involved in economic era•on at different levels in variousbenefits. This is not the case in every related ac•vi•es. sectors. But it would be more effec•vepart of the world. For example in Ban- For instance, small- and micro-entre- if they con•nued this process throughgladesh, a developing country in South preneurship is a frequently used busi- a defined policy or regula•on includ-Asia. Here, local urban government ness form, the sectors of poultry, ing rules for accountability. In addi-bodies (Pourashavas) and local rural fishery, handicra#s, etc. A#er having •on, more autonomous power, ac•vedevelopment bodies (union Parishad) fulfilled required training, local entre- involvement of local stakeholders,are entrusted with a large number of preneurs receive a certain amount of opera•ve collabora•on with differ-func•ons and responsibili•es. Munici- condi•onal grants provided by diverse ent ins•tu•ons at the inter-municipalpali•es are involved in different inter- government or non-government orga- level would help to take ini•a•ve to-municipal ac•vi•es aimed at commu- niza•ons. O#en, municipal responsible wards coopera•ve economic devel-nity welfare, such as maintenance of oversee such types of projects and opment ac•ons taking into accountroads, waste disposal, awareness rais- collaborate with the afore-men•oned regional resources and poten• for be$er primary health care, etc. organiza•ons as part of municipal de- Farha ZakariaHowever, municipali•es do not have velopment ac•vi•es. Eurac-Research (Intern) COMUNIS aims at developing coopera•ve strategies for inter-municipal Commercial Loca!on Development (CLD). By fostering intra-territorial coopera!on, COMUNIS wants to overcome individualis•c a$empts of problem solu•on on the level of single municipali•es. COMUNIS will provide broadly adaptable guidelines to apply such strategies and offer prac•cal instru- ments for assessing local and regional demand for the steering of CLD. The project will result in a transna•onal knowledge management and establish sustainable structures for managing CLD in the COMUNIS pilot areas. The COMUNIS project is part of the European Territorial Co- opera•on and co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in the scope of the Alpine Space Programme. It runs from July 2009 to June 2012.Alpine Space Programme - European Territorial Coopera•on 2007-2013 3