PLANNING ADVICE EUROPEAN REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FUND 2014+

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The search for funding goes on

The Berlin project "Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil" (Future Initiative for Urban Districts - ZIS) is part of the EU structural fund period 2007-2013 and consists of six elements: Social City, Urban Renewal, Urban Reconstruction East and West, Education in Districts and Urban Centres. The project seeks to bring about sustainable stabilisation and development of disadvantaged areas. For the forthcoming funding period from 2014 onwards Berlin plans to continue the ZIS programme in the 2014-2020 EU structural funding period. However the initiative’s framework conditions will change substantially in the next period. Funding is likely to be reduced by up to 40% and the programme will place greater priority on economic aspects.

Six workshops are working on a political strategy for the ZIS programme. They concentrate on the content and spatial scope of the sub-programmes, possible financing models, funding strategies in other European cities and indicators for evaluating the programmes.