Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar (DE) Province of Drenthe
Province of Drenthe (NL) Flemish Brabant (Vlaams Brabant)
Province of Flemish Brabant Härryda Municipality
Härryda municipality City of Beek
Beek, Netherlands Iasi County Council
Iasi County Council, Romania Ajuntament de Gavà
Ajuntament de Gavà, Spain Budapest District XVIII
Budapest, Hungary City Council of Vienna
Wien, Österreich Val d´Oise
Val-d'Oise, France Uusimaa Reginal Council
Uusimaa., Finland Transport Malta
Malta Stockholm (County Council & Sigtuna)
Stockholm , Sweden State of Berlin and State of Brandenburg
Berlin-Brandenburg , Germany Société wallonne des aéroports (SOWAER)
Belgium Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain
Frankfurt , Germany Mazovia Region
Warszawa, Polska Prague Airport Region
Únětice , Czech Republic Øvre Romerike Utvikling
Upper Romerike , Norway London Borough of Hounslow
Hounslow, London , UK IAU Ile-de-France
Île-de-France , France Gothenburg Region
Gothenburg , Sweden Gobierno de Canarias
Canary Island , Spain Généralitat de Catalunya
Catalunya , Spain Fingal County Council
Fingal, Ireland City of Vantaa
Vantaa , Finlanda City of Rotterdam
Rotterdam , Holland City of El Prat de Llobregat
El Prat de Llobregat , Spain City of Oulu
Oulu, Finland Bavarian Ministry of economic affairs
Munchen , Germany Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Madrid, Spain Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
Barcelona Akershus County Council
Name: Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar
Region: Metropolitan Region Rhein-Neckar (DE)
The Rhein-Neckar Metropolitan Region, accredited in Germany as European Metropolitan Region on April 28, 2005, is situated at the interface of the three German federal states Baden-Wuerttemberg, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate. The Metropolitan Region with its main centres Mannheim, Heidelberg and Ludwigshafen and their wider urban and rural areas can look back at a long tradition of regional cooperation.
In 1969, the three federal states signed the Rhein-Neckar treaty and thus recognised the need for an institutionalisation of an intraregional cooperation, a basis for further cooperation tasks and responsibilities was created. After six decades of experience in handling regional challenges, the accreditation as European Metropolitan Region in April 2005 and the amendment of a “Rhine-Neckar treaty” in July 2005 has set a milestone for the regional development in the Rhein-Neckar region.
In 2010, the population consisted of 2.362.046 citizens.
Name: Province of Drenthe
Region: Province of Drenthe (NL)
Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the northeast of the country. It is bordered by Overijssel to the south, Friesland to the west, Groningen to the north, and Germany (districts of Emsland and Bentheim) to the east.
In 2014, it had a population of 488,957 and a total area of 2,683 km2.
Drenthe is a sparsely populated rural area, unlike many other parts of the Netherlands. Except for some industry in Assen and Emmen, the land in Drenthe is mainly used for agriculture.
Groningen Airport Eelde is a minor international airport located in Eelde in the province of Drenthe. Hoogeveen Airport is a general aviation airport located in Hoogeveen.
Name: Flemish Brabant (Vlaams Brabant)
Region: Province of Flemish Brabant
Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. It borders on (clockwise from the North) the Belgian provinces of Antwerp, Limburg, Liège, Walloon Brabant; Hainaut and East Flanders. Flemish Brabant also surrounds the Brussels Capital Region.
On 1 January 2014, the province had 1,106,314 inhabitants.
Flemish Brabant consists of 65 municipalities. The capital of Flemish Brabant is Leuven (98,074 inhabitants). Other cities with more than 25,000 inhabitants are Halle, Vilvoorde, Tienen and Aarschot.
Zaventem is the home of Brussels Airport, together with neighbouring town of Diegem.
Name: Härryda Municipality
Region: Härryda municipality
The municipality of Härryda is situated along Route 40 between Göteborg and Borås. Stretching almost 15 kilometres from north to south and 30 kilometres from west to east, it has an area totalling 290 square kilometres. Forests cover about half the area and lakes about one twelfth.
The municipality of Härryda belongs to the province of Västergötland in the county of Västra Götaland.
Göteborg-Landvetter Airport is the largest working place with about 4 000 employees in about 100 different enterprises.
In 2014 the population was 36 200.
Name: City of Beek
Region: Beek, Netherlands
Beek (Limburgish: Baek) is a town and municipality in the southeastern Netherlands, in the province of Limburg. As of 2012, Beek has a population of about 16,400, of which about 8,800 live in the town of Beek.
Beek contains an airport: Maastricht Aachen Airport in the south.
The municipality of Beek makes part of the region of South Limburg and lies between the city of Geleen in the north and Maastricht in the south, and lies furthermore southeast of interchange Kerensheide and the chemical industries of Chemelot. It has a slightly hilly landscape with altitudes differing between 70 and 120 metres (230 and 390 ft) above sea level, and has two small forests: Kelmonderbos between Beek and Kelmond, and Spaubekerbos near Spaubeek. The Keutelbeek flows through and has its source in the municipality of Beek.
Name: Iasi County Council
Region: Iasi County Council, Romania
Located in the N–E of Romania, at the present eastern EU border, Iasi Airport is one of the most ancient accredited airports in Romania. It was established in 1932, having legal personality from 1992. Its Vision is to become the essential air hub to link the East of European Union and the rest of the world. Its overall objective is to develop a modern airport, fully functional, appropriate and consistent with standards set by the airlines and by the globally development of technology.
Name: Ajuntament de Gavà
Region: Ajuntament de Gavà, Spain
Gavà is a municipality in Barcelona Province (Catalonia, Spain), bordering the coast of the Mediterranean sea between Viladecans and Castelldefels.
Gavà has a beach and two population centres: Gavà: the city proper and Gavà Mar (Gavà Sea): an urbanisation by the beachside
Name: Budapest District XVIII
Region: Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, the capital city of Hungary, consists of 23 districts. The 18th district is the fourth largest in terms of territory and the sixth biggest in terms of population. It is located South-East of the city centre on the outer edge of the current city’s administrative boundary. Its full name, Budapest 18th district Pestszentlőrinc – Pestszentimre, preserved the names of those settlements which were incorporated into Budapest in 1950 and formulated a new district of the city. In spite of becoming part of Budapest, the different architectural characters of two the settlements were preserved.
Name: City Council of Vienna
Region: Wien, Österreich
The City of Vienna is both the national capital of Austria and one of Austria’s federal provinces (Bundesländer). With a total size of 414 square kilometres and a population of about 1.84 million, it is by far the largest municipality in the country, and serves as the seat of many international organisations. The City of Vienna has a special position within Austria because it is: the federal capital, i.e. the seat of the Republic of Austria’s highest authorities, the federal province of the Republic of Austria, and the municipality with the legal status of a chartered city.
Name: Val d´Oise
Region: Val-d'Oise, France
Val-d’Oise is a French department, created in 1968 after the split of the Seine-et-Oise department and located in the Île-de-France region. It gets its name from the Oise River, a major tributary of the Seine, which crosses the region after having started in Belgium and flowed through north-eastern France.Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport, France’s main international airport is partially located in Roissy-en-France, a commune of Val d’Oise. The presence of Charles de Gaulle Airport and its associated TGV station, provides access by rail to all parts of France. The department has nine business zones designated for high-tech industries.
Name: Uusimaa Reginal Council
Region: Uusimaa., Finland
The Capital Region of Finland consists of the cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen and forms the core part of Uusimaa.
The region ranks among the highest in Europe in terms of creativity, knowledge economy, sectoral productivity performance and economic performance, according to the European Competitiveness Index (ECI) 2004 & 2006. In terms of European competitiveness, starting from school level, Helsinki-Uusimaa ranks as one of the super regions in Europe, leading the way in development based on knowledge creation and utilisation.
Name: Transport Malta
The Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) is the national agency responsible for land use planning and environmental regulation in Malta.
Established under the mandate of the Environment Protection Act (2001) and the Development Planning Act (1992) of the Laws of Malta, MEPA is also responsible for the implementation of around 200 Directives, Decisions and Regulations under the EU Environmental Acquis.
Name: Stockholm (County Council & Sigtuna)
Region: Stockholm , Sweden
The County Council is responsible for all publicly-financed healthcare and public transport in Stockholm County. The County Council is also responsible for other overall issues within the county, such as regional planning and cultural subsidies.
Stockholm – Sweden’s leading region
Greater Stockholm is Sweden’s leading region and financial centre. Today, the region attracts people from other countries, visitors and investors. It ranks highly in terms of quality of life – public health is good and the level of education is high.
Name: State of Berlin and State of Brandenburg
Region: Berlin-Brandenburg , Germany
The capital region of Berlin-Brandenburg is on many groundbreaking areas already become a reality in science and advanced technology, in the film and media industry as well as in the health sector, both countries are linked with high benefits. You have a wide international appeal and are perceived as a region. In economic development, but also in many other areas of the administration of Berlin and Brandenburg are working well together long. Together we are a fast growing knowledge and economic region with a high quality of life for all people. This is not least the result of joint efforts in recent years
Name: Société wallonne des aéroports (SOWAER)
The Société Wallonne des Aéroports was incorporated on 1 July 2001 at the initiative of the Walloon Region, the sole shareholder of the company.
It carries out the following activities:
1. Managing financial contributions on behalf of the Walloon Region ;
2. Infrastructures – In terms of the operational sites, services benefit management companies ;
3. Development of economic zones around airports;
4. Management of environmental programs on behalf of the Walloon Region;
5 . Funding for security missions.
Name: Regional Authority FrankfurtRheinMain
Region: Frankfurt , Germany
The Frankfurt Rhine Main is one of the economically most important European metropolitan areas and is on a par with the metropolitan areas of London, Paris or Milan. It offers an attractive workplace and is an international hub for goods, services, financial and information flows.
For this purpose, it has a high quality of life: urban spaces, cultural and recreational areas are found concentrated here. Finally, the region has a rich variety of their municipalities and their different types of landscapes on the way to a sustainable region. The regional association FrankfurtRheinMain based on the Hessian State Parliament adopted Law on the metropolitan region of Frankfurt / Rhine-Main, on the 1st April is entered into force in 2011. We are an authored organ that controls the regional development and coordinated.
Name: Mazovia Region
Region: Warszawa, Polska
The Mazowieckie Provincial Assembly consists of the councilors elected in direct elections in a number of 51st Policies and procedures for conducting elections to the council defined in the Act of 16 July 1998 electoral law for municipal councils, district councils and regional assemblies.
Name: Prague Airport Region
Region: Únětice , Czech Republic
Our association was founded in 1997. Above all else PAR joins together different municipalities – surrounding towns and villages and Prague districts — on the basis of a common interest related to the operation of Airport Prague. The airport greatly impacts the citizens in its proximity, and this will continue to grow with the increase in air trafﬁc in the future. Our objective is to minimize the negative inﬂuences and optimize the advantages. The cooperation with Central Bohemian Region, Prague, as a whole, and the town council of Prague 6 plays an important role in our activities. We are also a responsible and well-informed partner of the Airport, Ministry of Transport and Environment, and other competent authorities. Our membership in the Airport Region Conference (ARC) is vital for attaining useful information and methods for mediation. With regard to the present situation and the urban development of our towns, villages, the Prague Airport and other airport infrastructure around Prague, we have prepared the following principal tasks to reach this objective.
- To strengthen our role as a partner with the airport in the negotiation process about the inherent trends of development.
- To ensure a subsidiary program providing ﬁnancial compensation for the negative impact of airport operation. To improve the legislative framework of this system, especially regarding to future changes in organisational structure and ownership of the airport and other subjects operating there.
- To expand our cooperation with the Central Bohemian Region and Prague, the capital city, particularly in the ﬁelds of spatial development, creation of the long term conception of the airport infrastructure development, and cooperation in the frame of the ARC. The goal is to join our region with some of the ARC projects.
- Together with our partners, while also gaining knowledge from the other airport regions, we plan to set up an inquiry system for our citizens. This would present straightforward and up-to-date information about actual and future operations of the airport, activities of the Association and municipalities.
- Our cooperation with the ARC and the Vienna Mediation Centre will help ensure a proper balance between confrontation and mediation among the airport, our Association PAR and other important regional stakeholders.
Name: Øvre Romerike Utvikling
Region: Upper Romerike , Norway
Upper Romerike Development (ØRU) is the joint agency of the 6 municipalities in Upper Romerike: Eidsvoll, Gjerdrum, Hurdal, Nannestad, Nes and Ullensaker municipality. Establishment of ØRU was adopted by Flå boards in 1997 and formally established in March 1998.
Before the establishment of ØRU municipalities were members Romeriksåsen Council. Local mayors and county mayor Akershus constitute the board of ØRU. Local Councillor and County Executive attending board meetings to speak and make proposals. positions of chair and deputy chair rotates between municipalities with one-year term. Cooperation is based on consensus among the municipalities. ØRU’s goal is:
Name: London Borough of Hounslow
Region: Hounslow, London , UK
Hounslow was one of the first wave of councils to take up the challenge to modernise local government in early 1999. A pilot model – of leader and executive, scrutiny panels and local area committees – was developed in consultation with local people. Their views on issues such as local decision making and the role of the executive were taken into account.
The London Borough of Hounslow is a London borough in west London,England, forming part of Outer London. The borough stretches from near Central London in the east to the border with Surrey in the west, covering Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth and Feltham in addition to Hounslowitself; it borders the boroughs of Richmond upon Thames, Hammersmith and Fulham, Ealing and Hillingdon, plus the Surrey borough of Spelthorne. Landmarks include Osterley Park, Gunnersbury Park, Syon House, theLondon Museum of Water & Steam and Chiswick House. The local authority is Hounslow London Borough Council.
Name: IAU Ile-de-France
Region: Île-de-France , France
Enjoying a leading economic position in Europe with more than 500,000 firms, 29 Fortune Global 500 company headquarters, and 150,000 researchers, Paris Region, also called in France “Region Île-de-France” ranks among the most competitive regions for research and development, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
This exceptional R&D potential goes hand in hand with a remarkable higher education system, praised for its quality and opening. Seventeen universities among the most prestigious in the world, like the Sorbonne, along with more than 300 engineering, health, management, architecture, and art schools in Ile de France offer a internationally renowned education, providing each and everyone with the best adapted training curriculum. With one student out of four being trained in Paris Region, university life also benefits from a rich and effusive offer in terms of culture and entertainment.
Paris Region also stands on the highest step of the podium of the most visited destinations worldwide. Each year, 42 million tourists stay in the region to enjoy its exceptional concentration of cultural and architectural treasures, with four of them being listed as UNESCO World Heritage: the Banks of the Seine, the castle of Fontainebleau, the castle of Versailles, and the medieval city of Provins…
Paris Region relies on high-quality infrastructures, whether it be care facilities, educational institutions, or cultural equipments. Already among the vastest in the world, the public transport network shall be completed by 2030 with 205km of new subway lines – that is the size of the current network of the RATP – and 72 new stations.
Name: Gothenburg Region
Region: Gothenburg , Sweden
The Göteborg Region Association of Local Authorities (GR) is a co-operative organisation uniting thirteen municipalities in western Sweden.
The member municipalities are Ale, Alingsås, Göteborg, Härryda, Kungsbacka, Kungälv, Lerum, Lilla Edet, Mölndal, Partille, Stenungsund, Tjörn, and Öckerö. Combined, the population of these municipalities is about 982 000.
The task of the association is to promote co-operation over municipal borders and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and experience within the region.
GR focuses on such issues as: regional planning, environment, traffic, job market, welfare and social services, competence development, education, and research. GR works closely with Business Region Göteborg , which is the common resource for trade and commerce issues in the Göteborg region.
The GR delegation has 97 members and its board of directors has 22 representatives and 11 deputies. The chairman and three vice chairmen make up the presidium of the board of directors. The board appoints management groups for different areas of activity within GR.
GR is financed partly through annual membership fees from the member municipalities and partly through income from conference and training arrangements, investigations, and other joint-usership savings for the member municipalities.
Name: Gobierno de Canarias
Region: Canary Island , Spain
The Canary Islands are an archipelago and autonomous community of Spain located just off the southern coast of Morocco, 100 kilometres (62 miles) west of its southern border. The Canaries are among the outermost regions (OMR) of the European Union proper. It is also one of the eight regions with special consideration of Historical Nationality recognized as such by the Spanish Government.
Name: Généralitat de Catalunya
Region: Catalunya , Spain
With a surface area of 32,107 square kilometres, Catalonia has a very diverse and divided orography, with extensive mountain ranges mirroring the coastline, inland depressions, mountain peaks reaching 3,000 metres high in the Pyrenees, and just 240 metres to the south is a delta that collects the sediments from one of the most abundant rivers of the Iberian peninsula: the Ebre.
Catalonia has 7,508,106 inhabitants, according to the population census of 2015, after some years of constant growth particularly as a result of foreign immigration. Since the beginning of this century, the population has increased by a million people, situating Catalonia with a growth of 3.4 per thousand, above the average Spanish and European rate. The growth corresponds nearly exactly to the number of foreigners currently living in Catalonia: close to a million.
Name: Fingal County Council
Region: Fingal, Ireland
Fingal is a county inIreland. It is located in the province of Leinster and, within that, is part of the Dublin Region. Its name is derived from the medieval territory of Scandinavian foreigners that settled in the area. Fingal County Council is the local authority for the county. In 2011 the population of the county was 273,991, making it the second-most populous county in the state.
Name: City of Vantaa
Region: Vantaa , Finlanda
Vantaa is the fourth biggest city in Finland with more than 214,000 inhabitants. Less than 20% of Vantaa residents are under 16 years old, while 14.8% are aged 64 or over. Every tenth Vantaa resident is a foreign national, and—besides Finnish and Swedish—more than a hundred other languages are spoken in the city. There are 106,420 jobs in Vantaa, and the city’s self-sufficiency in employment is 105%. Most jobs are in wholesale and retail, transportation, storage, and industry.
Name: City of Rotterdam
Region: Rotterdam , Holland
Rotterdam is, after Amsterdam, the second biggest city of Holland. With 618,109 inhabitants and over 170 nationalities it’s a vibrant mix of young energetic people that are known to work hard.
Back in 1270, a dam was built in that modest river, forming the heart of a small fishing village. Trade and shipping flourished, leading to the rapid growth of ‘Rotterdam’. Between 1866 and 1872, the excavation of the Nieuwe Waterweg canal linked Rotterdam to the sea, making it possible for the city to blossom into a truly world-class metropolis. During the Second World War, on 14 May 1940, fate struck the flourishing city. A German bombardment destroyed almost the entire city centre of Rotterdam. The ruins smouldered for days. Rather than sitting down and giving up, the people of Rotterdam set to work. Only four days after the bombardment, they embarked upon the reconstruction of their city, opting to establish a completely new city plan.
Name: City of El Prat de Llobregat
Region: El Prat de Llobregat , Spain
The municipality of El Prat de Llobregat extends entirely from the delta, between the right bank of the Llobregat river and lake Remolar, along a waterfront 8 km long.
The population of Prat is 63 568 inhabitants, according to data from the population census at 1 January 2016.
Name: City of Oulu
Region: Oulu, Finland
Oulu.com provides basic information on the City of Oulu and its services as well as other public administration services. The website’s main objective is to offer customer-oriented basic information on services in English.
In addition to the resident services, links to four theme pages relating to the City of Oulu are highlighted on the main page. The four themes are Visit Oulu, Study in Oulu, Business Oulu and Oulu Inspires.
The website was accomplished in a close cooperation between the Homelike Oulu project and the Communications Department of the City of Oulu.
Name: Bavarian Ministry of economic affairs
Region: Munchen , Germany
Name: Ayuntamiento de Madrid
Region: Madrid, Spain
The major cities of the 21st century are true development hubs for the global population. Their capacity to attract both investment and talent, and as such to boost consumer spending and improve standards of living, depends to a large extent on their visibility at a global scale. The economic growth and development of any city goes hand in hand with the promotion of its competitiveness in the global landscape.
Based on an analysis of the actions carried out over recent years and of the current complex social and economic climate, the Madrid City Council has outlined the Strategic International Positioning Plan for Madrid for the 2012-2015 period. The Plan aims to help consolidate Madrid’s position as one of the world’s leading cities, providing the boost our city needs in terms of economy and employment.
Name: Ayuntamiento de Barcelona
The complexity of current urban processes necessary new tools to work. Environmental quality, social cohesion, sustainable mobility and energy efficiency are not reasons beyond our cities, but they are a necessary condition to ensure their social and economic development ultimately their competitiveness in a global .
The agency was set up in late BR 93 as a tool of precision and technical leader in the field of town planning, environmental and infrastructure to support its members and other public metropolitan areas.
After 18 years leading projects based on innovation, quality and efficiency in the use of resources, BR remains one of the essential tools to make Barcelona a city of neighborhoods human speed, eco-efficient and interconnected, within a high-speed metropolitan area, and hyper energy self-sufficient, a true smart city.
Name: Akershus County Council
Region: Akershus, Norway
Public administration in Norway has a 3-tier structure with the following elements: central government, county government and municipal government. The welfare of the individual is closely bound up with the activities of the county and municipal governments. Norway is divided into 19 counties (fylker) andmore than400 municipalities (kommuner).