Comunis: project presentation

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Comunis: project presentation

  1. 1. the partnership in a nutshell Marie-Françoise Perruchoud-Massy, Roland Schegg, Nicolas Délétroz, In the Alps, the most common strategy of commercial develop- Nathalie Stumm ment on municipal level is to react to the individual demand in University of Applied Sciences Western Switzer- the short term. A coordinated and concerted strategy using the land Valais, Institute Economics and Tourism regional and local potentials is missing. www.hevs.ch Claire Delsuc, Marc Malotaux, COMUNIS aims at developing a well-defined integrative and Maud Convers, Florine Goncet cooperative strategy for Commercial Location Development Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon www.lyon.cci.fr (CLD). By enhancing inter-municipal and intra-territorial coop- eration, COMUNIS wants to overcome individualistic attempts Thomas Streifeneder, Miriam L. Weiß, Christian Hoffmann, Kathrin Renner of problem solutions on the level of single municipalities. European Academy Bolzano/Bozen, Institute for Regional Development and Location Management COMUNIS will provide broadly adaptable guidelines to apply www.eurac.edu this strategy and offer practical instruments for the assess- Valentina Scioneri, Chiara Gesino ment of the local and regional demand for and the steering Local Development Agency Langhe Monferrato of commercial development. COMUNIS will particularly focus Roero - European project department on diversification and efficiency of economic activities, envi- www.lamoro.it ronmental and social concerns as well as human and cultural Paolo Angelini, Corrado Clini capital. The project will result in a transnational knowledge Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea management and establish sustainable structures for manag- www.minambiente.it ing CLD in the COMUNIS pilot regions. Franz Ruef, Peter Steurer Regional development Vorarlberg Project Duration: July 2009 until June 2012 www.leader-vlbg.at Konstanze Schönthaler, Stefan v. Andrian-Werburg contact Bosch & Partner GmbH, with support of bosch & partner Andreas Raab, Regional planner Nathalie Stumm, Nicolas Délétroz www.boschpartner.de University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland Valais Inter-municipal Cooperation Fritz Weidlich City of Sonthofen Institute Economics and Tourism for Strategic Steering of SME- TechnoArk 3 www.sonthofen.de CH-3960 Sierre oriented Location Development François Parvex, Philippe Chauvie Swiss Association for Services to Regions and Tel.: +41 27 60 69 00 3 Email: nicolas.deletroz@hevs.ch in the Alpine Space Communes www.serec.ch www.comunis.eu Claire Delsuc Dominique Luyet Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Lyon Canton of Valais Economic Development Office Place de la Bourse www.vs.ch F-69289 Lyon Tel: +33 4 72 40 56 92 Helena Cvenkel, Barbara Sephar Email: delsuc@lyon.cci.fr BSC, Business Support Centre Ltd., Kranj www.bsc-kranj.si
  2. 2. the challenge our approach the pilot regionsIn many Alpine regions, adjacent municipalities strongly com- The basic methodological approach of COMUNIS consists in COMUNIS will start the process of inter-municipal or intra-pete with each other for commercial development. Municipali- a well structured decomposition of the complex issue of Com- territorial cooperation and Commercial Location Developmentties are chasing promising approaches to economic develop- mercial Location Development (CLD). The components of (CLD) in the pilot regions. In at least three of these, a detailedment in order to enhance their competitiveness, to overcome the CLD strategy will be examined, inspired by studying best stage of cooperation shall be achieved, as for instance anthe consequences of demographic shift, and to slow down or practice examples in all Alpine countries. Then they will be agreed cost and revenue sharing mechanism or a commoneven stop the out-migration of young and graduated people. adapted to the variant conditions and potentials of the different charter of development. Some of the pilot regions will achieveRegional views on economics and labour market are rare, just Alpine regions and tested in selected pilot regions. In all CO- a high standard of location branding and will be well-knownas strategic approaches to keep the existing enterprises in the MUNIS partner countries the components of CLD will be dis- for their CLD initiatives on a national or even Alpine-wide levelregion by providing them attractive development options. cussed synchronically, in order to develop a common under- and be considered as best practice examples. standing of key factors of CLD and best practices. Examination ● Analysis of regional situation ● Overview on existing strategies and instruments DE ● Examination of general legal and administrative conditions ● Studies on best practice examples for inter-municipal cooperation and regional commercial development FR Leiblachtal Alpsee-Grünten AT Development CH LI ● Development of a concerted strategy on CLD, consisting of Großes Walsertal Gorenjska a set of organisational and structural components Passeiertal ● Cost benefit analyses and environmental assessments SI Tarare Martigny-Sion-Sierre ● Guidelines for CLD Asti-Alessandria Implementation ● Specifying concrete objectives of implementation with localHigh landuse intensity in the Etsch Valley, close to Merano / Italy and regional stakeholders and decision makers ITTerraItaly™ 2006 © Compagnia Generale Ripreseaeree • Autonome ● Implementing the strategy on CLD in the pilot regionsProvinz Bozen • Amt für überörtliche Raumordnung ● Developing a common knowledge management, dissemi- nation of experiencesAdditionally, diverging interests such as agriculture, transport,nature conservation and flood protection, compete for the useof the scarce land resources. Often, valuable natural resour- COMUNIS will raise the awareness of Alpine municipalities forces are squandered instead of being used in a sustainable Evaluation and the necessity of inter-municipal or intra-territorial cooperationway. Furthermore, the public image of many Alpine regions to- Adaptation for Commercial Location Development. ● Systematic analysis of the experiences of the pilot regionsday is still mainly focused on tourism. The quality and potential ● Further definition and adaptation of steering instrumentsof their human resources and small and medium-sized enter- ● Creating the conditions for implementing the knowledgeprises so far are not adequately perceived in the public. A co- managementordinated and concerted strategy using the regional and localpotentials for commercial development is missing.

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