Introduction to the Fruit Basket, project Output Library

The Baltic Sea Region (BSR) Programme 2007-2013 financed in total 90 transnational cooperation projects covering a wide scope of themes. In order to share the work done with you, the Programme has created this online basket of projects – a Fruit Basket if you will (formally called the Output Library).

The Fruit Basket may be used for diverse purposes. For example, when you have a specific challenge in your area with regard to transport, you may want to find out what has been done previously in that area and you will most likely find useful documents that would increase your knowledge in the specific topic. Take your pick!

You searched for "Rural and peripheral development". 7 outputs found.

Title:
Baltic Green Belt territorial concept & action plan
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
In the development concept for the Baltic Green Belt, the main activities of the project are summarised with respect to the main fields of activity (tourism, eutrophication, conservation, climate change and ICZM). This compilation shall serve as a source of inspiration for similar sustainability initiatives. In the last two chapters, the concept 1) concludes lessons learned and gives suggestions on how to transfer the project results to other regions, and 2) provides an action plan to further develop the Green Belt in the Baltic Sea Region.
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Title:
Guide “Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interac-tion”
Date:
Nov 2011
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Description:
The guide "Planning together for Better Quality of Life- Guide for Integrated Management of Urban Rural Interaction" is promoting a more integrated approach to regional planning. It functions as an inspiration to anyone interested in striving for a more open, inclusive and interactive planning culture. It can be used in different ways; either as a guide to establishing city-regional co-operation and applying the quality of life approach to regional planning from scratch or it can be used to help improve existing practices by rendering co-operation structures more effective. This guide introduces a model of how to facilitate the integration of the decision making and planning processes across administrative borders and sectors. How to get started with the common planning processes; how to involve necessary actors and finally how to implement the plan successfully. The guide is based on the experiences and work done in the partner city-regions throughout the project. Paper versions in eight languages can be ordered from the lead partner.
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Title:
Managing Quality of Life in the Context of Urban-Rural Interaction – Approaches from the Baltic Sea Region
Date:
Jan 2012
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Description:
The report applies the concepts of quality of life and urban-rural interaction to regional development processes in the Baltic Sea Region. As thematic focus quality of life was operationalized through three key elements: residential preferences, mobility & accessibility and the provision of services. The report shows how these key elements were reflected and addressed within the geographic scope of seven city-regions. While tracing the project activities from challenges to pilot actions, the report provides an insight into the stakeholder involvement approaches including its evaluation. It synthetises, analyses and evaluates the success of all the Pilot Actions and the success of entire project. Finally the report puts forward potentials and challenges that occur when applying two complex concepts to regional development. The document is aimed at all stakeholders interested in of strategic or practical regional planning and regional development. The print version of this report can be ordered from Nordregio.
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Title:
Policy recommendations supporting ecovillages as a sustainable development drivers of rural areas in BSR
Date:
Dec 2013
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Description:
6 issues (Energy, land use, planning & building regulation, Public funding & support, Alternative business & organizational models, Education, training & exchange, R&D focus on eco-living, alternative food production) as well as a number of potential reforms to tackle these areas have been identified in the recommendations. They are addressed to national MEPs, decision-makers at the EU institutions and other organizations on EU level in order to improve the development of ecovillages. Website: http://balticecovillages.eu/policy-recommendations-ecovillages-sustainable-rural-development.
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Title:
Ecovillage Sustainability Self-evaluation Test
Date:
Jan 2012
Description:
ICT tool - Ecovillage sustainability self-evaluation test - serves as a tool for leaders of established or initiated ecovillages to: a) form a vision of the ecovillage; b) diagnose the real ecovillage situation; c) assess the gap between vision and reality; d) identify what aspects of the ecovillage governance should be improved. There are short and long versions of the test which measure ecovillage’s real and desirable situation on six main dimensions by using a 5 point scale. Available in 6 languages: http://balticecovillages.eu/ecovillage-sustainability-self-evaluation-test
Title:
A collection of new narratives and rural highlights
Date:
Sep 2012
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Description:
The first output created was the "Guidelines for storytelling and new narratives" which resulted in a variety of new narratives and marketing concepts. Some partners produced videos, books, leaflets, corporate logos,signs and events where the new narratives and profiles were communicated to a wider public. Through websites, TV programs, newspapers and the leaflet "Roadmap to rural highlights" the new approach to marketing and ambient branding of the various places have been communicated. Roadmap to rural highlights can be downloaded from our webpage.
Project:
PEA
Title:
Baltic Energy Compendium (chapter 1 to 2)
Date:
Apr 2015
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Description:
The Baltic Energy Compendium is directed to all possible adressees dealing with energy saving, energy production and supply at local or subregional level. The Compedium consists of 64 documents in 8 chapters: Introduction, PEA approach of energy planning, Regional application cases, Pilot investments,Feasibility Studies,Tool application, Strategic qualification and Transferability of Quality Criteria. For practical reasons it is provided as two zip files here (chapter 1-2 and chapter 3-7). The Compendium is also available in a special download section on the project Webseite: http://www.peaproject.eu/